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Third Rail is a politically abrasive Nü media radio show, where we talk about all the important issues you care about, the stuff that the old media won't touch with a 10-foot pole. Brought to you by your hosts J. Scott and Chuck Browder. Careful, touch it and you might get shocked. Airs live at 8pm est every Wednesday.
Mission Statement to Our Audience
Third Rail's goals are to debate real issues in an intellectually honest manner, no matter the cost. We promise to confront and conquer contemporary ideological issues and still manage to keep a smile on our faces as well as yours. From out in left field to just right of Attila 'the Hun', we will cover all of the bases.
Upcoming Guests This Week
Cliff Sloan author of The Great Decision and former publisher at Slate Magazine, and Dan Zaccagnino co-founder of Indaba Music - March 11, 2009 8PM EST
Mr. Sloan joined Skadden’s intellectual property group after serving as general
counsel at Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive, The Washington Post Company’s
online subsidiary, from 2000-2008. Mr. Sloan also served as publisher of Slate
Magazine from 2005-2008. At Skadden, Mr. Sloan’s practice focuses on advising
clients on intellectual property, new media and litigation, including appellate
and First Amendment matters.
Kirkus, December 15, 2008
“Former Supreme Court clerk and Slate publisher Sloan and veteran political aide McKean bring to life one of the most important legal cases in American history…. Sloan and McKean supply Marbury’s historical context and unravel the complex fabric of personalities, politics and law that animated the case…. The authors’ enthusiasm and clear prose vivify the contention that, as Marshall said, ‘It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.’ A crisp, color examination of the case that established the formidable power of the federal judiciary.”
Indaba Music is a place for musicians to find one another, create and remix music, and showcase their work. Record with our online session console, find musicians around the world, and blog about your new creations.
Indaba Music is a social networking website for musicians interested in collaborating on music projects online. The site was founded by Dan Zaccagnino and Matthew Siegel, who also founded Veritas Records while undergraduates at Harvard. Indaba Music provides tools that allow musicians to connect and collaborate on music projects with users around the world. Registration and use of the site is free and available anywhere the internet is accessible. The site is similar to other music collaboration sites like Jamglue, Splice, WeMix, eJamming, Mix2r, NinJam and YourSpins.
According to the company, "Indaba is a Zulu word that invokes the spirit of collaboration and community. It refers to a gathering or a forum for sharing ideas, and it embodies concepts that are central to the mission of Indaba Music." The site is part of a trend in digital music to provide artists with creative services beyond promotion and distribution. According to ABC News, "Anyone can upload a track — whether it's a beat, or a melody or a full-fledged song — and can solicit other musicians to record new or different parts. Similarly, musicians looking to add or build on other people's songs can search for these open "sessions," which are tagged by genre and instrument. They can ask to be invited to play and can send audition tracks."
In August and September 2008 Indaba Music hosted the Mariah Carey remix contest for her song "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" in conjunction with Island Def Jam and Live Nation. It was one of the largest remix contests ever held with over 1,200 submissions.
Members of Indaba Music create profile pages, similar to profiles on Facebook or Myspace, where users can post examples of their music, leave comments, and reach out to new members through connections they have made. Members can also blog, post photos, and rate each other's music. Artists use Indaba profiles to represent themselves within the Indaba Music community.
Sessions are online recording projects involving groups of Indaba members. They can be public and open for auditions or they can be private and visible only to invited members. Artists can talk with collaborators, exchange audio files, create mixes, and create agreements regarding payment and/or legal rights.
Indaba also keeps a detailed record of events that occur in sessions which can be subscribed to via RSS feed.
The session console is an online digital mixer that Indaba members use to mix and edit audio in the web browser on any computer. The session console features a user interface that is similar to that of a Digital Audio Workstation. The session console can be used to mix down separate audio files made by other members into one mix to be saved as a single file.
Features of the Session Console include track-level panning, volume, volume automation, mute, solo, cropping, and looping. Users must use their own recording software to produce digital audio which they then upload to Indaba for collaboration and editing. It is similar to the online mixers of sites including Jamglue and Splice.
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