If you kow anything about how today’s “artists” sell albums, you’ll not be surprised when I say, “it’s not all about the music”. And indeed its not. Let me give you a little example. The itunes music store has over 2000 music videos for sale. That is any serious camara time. Whatever happened to the Replacements? But, if you’re down with the glitz and the glamour and the diamonds resting in the bottom of a Dom P drenched champagne flute, then I’m talking your style.

And what style is that exactly? Ipod music videos, of course. That thing in your pocket is not just a single function unit, you know. Well, that is of course, if you’ve got a 5th generation ipod. If you do there’s a multitude of ways that you can realize the likely of it. You can watch absolutely everything from TV shows to movies and ipods music videos.

There’s also a plenitude of ways that you can obtain the videos, or whatever you want to watch. Take videos that you’ve taken off of your camara and have put on to your computer. Do you have any most prized movies on there (I know that most of my friends do)? You can put them right into your itunes, and then into the library icon. Once its on your computer your good to go to fill up your ipod. And then, as stated earlier, there is an amazing list of ipod music videos that are available for purchase on the itunes website.

The point is that as good as the photos look on your ipod, the ipod music videos are going to look just as clear and nice. So, use them. You have videos already sitting around on your computer, so load them up and get them mobile.

In the ongoing AOL sweepstakes, it appears MSN may be the winner over Google. So, what will it mean for all three companies?

AOL On the Block?

As you may know, the AOL unit at Time Warner has been thrashing around for the last yr while trying to find a way to remain relevant. The problem for AOL, of course, is the continually decreasing use of dial-up modems as a method for accessing the Internet. Depending on the study you look act, dial-up modem access now accounts for approximately 40 percent of all Internet users. This number is consistently dropping as DSL and cable Internet access systems become more popular. The resulting struggles at AOL are having an interesting impact on the search engine wars.

Google and MSN are trying to position themselves to dominate online search. The situation boils down as follows: Google is the king, MSN wants to be it. This situation takes on particularly interesting impact when one considers that Google now supplies ads and search results to AOL. In doing so, Google derives roughly 10 percent of its revenues from the AOL relationship.

In the summer of 2005, rumors started that AOL was for sale. MSN and Google were obvious buyers. The only problem was both companies realized AOL was a good short term play, but a terrible long term one given the death of dial-up modem systems. So who would buy AOL and how much would they be willing to pay? Would Google let MSN swipe 10 percent of its business? If so, how high could Google drive up the price of AOL for MSN?

Google Makes Major Mistake

If rumors are to be believed, MSN and Time Warner have reached a deal on the AOL platform. So, how much will MSN pay Time Warner for AOL?

Nothing. Not one penny.

By the end of December 2005, MSN and Time Warner are expected to announce a partnership wherein the two companies will intertwine their Internet units and pursue joint advertising efforts. In turn, Google will be kicked off all AOL listings, to be replaced by MSN or any AOL-MSN mix of search results and advertisements.

The executives at Google are making a major mistake, a critical blunder. Google will lose 10 percent of its business to MSN without MSN being required to expend any resources for the business. The Google Adwords program, the primary revenue source for Google, will no longer be on AOL. Surely Google could have come up with something more enticing to AOL or at least forced MSN to pay any serious cash for the acquisition. Instead, it failed on both accounts.

Google is a good search engine, but this is just one in a number of business mistakes made by the Internet giant. How could it lose 10 percent of its business without making MSN purchase it? If MSN pulls this off, one will wonder who is at the controls at Google and what they could possibly be thinking.

When I first got my guitar on my eleventh birthday, all i wanted to do was play the songs by my favourite rock bands. I brought books that taught you the tabs and chords to play for all their songs. This was a great learning curve for me, and I never had a guitar lesson. Through learning songs by my favourite bands I had ‘installed’ the ingredients of a good song in my brain. I had the instrument, I had the knowledge. It was time to start writing some songs of my own.

Do you need an instrument to write a song? Well, I think it helps. You can predict how the song will sound with the music, a lot better than maybe, humming it in your head. One of the reasons I brought a guitar was so that I could play the songs I was humming in my head. As well as guitar, a piano is a great instrument to use when writing a song. You can map out melodies better with the keys, as well as playing the chordal patterns.

Should you write the lyrics first, or the music? This is often something I contradict myself with, and it all depends on the songwriter. When bands write songs together they mostly split the music and the lyrics between them. My concern is that sometimes, when you have written the music and lyrics separately, you can tell. The words sound very broken and sometimes rushed, because the singer is trying to fit the lyrics and syllables into the music.

I find the best songs I write come from jamming on a guitar or playing on a piano and singing along. Singing anything that sounds good to it. Even gibberish. Once I have the structure of the song, I then start putting meaningful lyrics in place of the gibberish. Sometimes I even keep some of the gibberish. Take the band Sigur Ros. If you have never heard of them, I suggest you legally download some of their music now. They believe the vocals are an instrument, and they treat it that way. The singer sings utter gibberish, but it sounds good. It sounds totally improvised and natural.

Another good way to get ideas for a song is to start jamming with others. Think of a little riff. It could be something at random. Get the other band members to join in with something that fits in.

Lyrics wise, I think you should do what I said. Use gibberish at first to work out the melody and syllables, then when you have finished the structure of the song, write around the gibberish!

There’s a lot of software available that aids in writing songs like Garage Band for the Mac, and Cubase for Windows.

Some people prefer to meditate silently without any music but there are others whoever prefer to meditate with music. Different people like different music to meditate by. Some often have music playing in the background while they meditate while others like the form of meditation that involves making music to meditate by.

Meditation is a simple and easy art and even children can easily practice it. With music to meditate by meditation might be made even more interesting for children. You get a choice of meditation music that is especially meant for children.

Whatever form of meditation you choose, it is important to remember that music to meditate by should be simple, calm, soothing and peaceful. It should induce feelings of inner peace and help you to focus. Loud music to meditate by is destructive and unproductive. It is distracting and creates feelings of chaos. The most desired musical instruments associated with meditation include the sitar, flute, Tibetan singing bow and the tambora.

While some people use music to meditate by, there are many musicians whoever use meditation to calm themselves and to stay focused before any major performance. If you are using music as a means of meditation, you should try and stop doing many things else and just focus on the music in order to get the full benefits of the music. It also helps you to enjoy the music more.

If you are looking for music to meditate by, there are plenty on online websites that offer different kinds of meditation music that you can buy. Some websites allow you to listen to a sample of the music so you can decide if that is what you are looking for. There are even a few websites that offer free mp3 downloads of music to meditate by. Just do an internet search on meditation music and you are sure to find something that is just right for you.

From different years the Venetian seaside resort Bibione puts the warmth of September’s sun near the wine’s taste which comes from its biological farming.

Thought this end season’s month is far, the Venetian golden beach already developed the next calendar of “September Fest 2008”, big wines’ and grapes’ festival.

Residents and tourists that know Bibione from some years consider “September Fest” the most important summer season’s event.

Wednesday the 3th and Thursday the 4th of September all people with the entry ticket will taste the best DOC wines (wines whose origin and production is government controlled) of the Venetian area Lison Pramaggiore.

Lison Pramaggiore is a wine area near the historic town Portogruaro and few kilometres far from the famous Venice and from the beaches of Bibione, Caorle and Jesolo.

The vineyards’ and wines’ quality of this zone allowed the birth of “Lison Pramaggiore DOC Wine Road” in 1986.

From its vineyards the festival’s organizers stock up every year on 100 hectolitres of red and white DOC wine to give out free to all guests.

Wine will be served with typical tasty dishes from Bibione and Venetian area: Montasio cheese, squids, sardine, polenta and desserts.

Besides being a festival for all wine lovers, “September Fest” offers also concerts and animation teams for adults and children.

The wine’s rediscovering is attracting more and more public: oenological wine fairs and festivals are increasing as well as the demand of Italian wines.

This passion created a new tourism’s typology: wine tourism.

Holiday in renowned wine’s area and tours on delightful wine roads, where tourists can relax in natural landscapes and taste typical food products.

It’s not difficult to understand the importance of “September Fest” for the tour operator of Bibione: wine is playing a significant part in tourist area.

This is the reason why some tour operators in the Venetian seaside resort associate their business with the wine festival, trying to attract guests also in the end season.

Some owners of hotel, real-estate agencies and apartments in Bibione developed already offers for the next “September Fest” period.

Beside package tours and discounts, there’s a particular offer: the free entry ticket to the wine festival.

This is launched by the real-estate agency CasaMare in Bibione.

The agency owners will give the free entry ticket to all guests that will spend their holiday in a residence, hotel, villa or apartment in Bibione provided by CasaMare.

In this way tourists can enjoy the warmth and the peace of September with lower fares and at the same time taste good wine and food free.

This kind of offer open a new road in the tourist situation: the combination with different elements like accommodation and typical food.

CasaMare is moving in this way, offering new incentives to guests, that can enjoy their holiday in buildings like tourist villages with swimming pool or apartments in Bibione near the beach, tour to the next famous Venetian and Friulian cities and entry free to the “September Fest 2008”, wine and grapes festival.

MP3 is very popular as it may be easily downloaded across the internet and used with memory based audio players. It compresses the original sound file into very small file (one twelfth of the original file) but still preserves the original quality of sound when played. MP3 files have the extension “. mp3”

Several artists now use the MP3 technology as it could be easily distributed over the internet. As such, there are many songs available on the internet in MP3 format which are not authorized by the artist or music company. This has created a situation of music piracy whereby music of a third party is being put online and freely distributed without their concern. Therefore many mp3 songs over the internet are found to be illegal.

Several websites have started taking the advantage of free legal mp3 song download by adding pop ups, illegal spyware software. There are other legal sources from where you can safely download mp3 songs. While you check out for any good quality mp3 songs over the internet you should take care of a of the following facts:

1. You should always look out for the quality of mp3 song file. This means you should download music files that are above 128 kbps. In case you download files below this you shall get a interrupted and bad quality sound when you actually burn the track into your CD. MP3 files with 20 kbps gives you a blur quality and 320 kbps shall be equivalent to a quality of an original CD.

2. Before you make a download, you should check that you have a good internet speed and it might happen that you have to restart the computer in order to get optimum internet speed. You will get any song downloaded within 10 minutes if you have a speed of 3 Kb/s.

3. While you are downloading MP3 song you should check the storage space of your hard disk. Because it will really interrupt you when you would come to know that only 75% has been finished and rest was aborted due to insufficient storage space of your hard disk.

4. You should never make illegal copies of the mp3 song you have downloaded. Instead you can download a song as sample music, notice if you like it and go ahead to buy it.

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In 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation created the Livestrong cancer band. This was when these bracelets really became popular. The bracelets are used and worn to raise support and money for cancer research.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation was established in 1997 back when cyclist Lance Armstrong was able to overcome cancer. The foundations mission is to inspire as well as empower people affected with cancer together with their families and friends.

And so today, these cancer bands are created for almost mostly all type of cancer. These cancer bands are certainly a great way to support the research for cancer in hopes to find a cure.

Cancer Bands was created in order to inform people of these cancer bands as well as inform them about the many types of cancer. It is said that cancer is the second cause of death in the US – trailing behind heart disease.

Each year, more than a million Americans get any sort of treatment for cancer. Unfortunately, 330000 of them usually die. Cancer attacks people of all ages – from newborns to the elderly. Cancer Research was created to inform, help, and provide ways for people to learn about cancer and donate to cancer research. Cancer Research hopes that spreading the news and awareness of cancer through their website and through cancer bands will help safe lives.

The website provides information about all different types of cancer such as:

•breast cancer,

•prostate cancer,

•lung cancer,

•pancreatic cancer,

•colon cancer,

•skin cancer,

•ovarian cancer,

•cervical cancer,

•testicular cancer,

•liver cancer,

•bone cancer,

•thyroid cancer,

•stomach cancer,

•bladder cancer,

•brain cancer,

•throat cancer,

•kidney cancer,

•uterine cancer,

•and mouth cancer.

With mostly all category of cancer listed on the website, users are able to read information about each type. The website provides information such as incidence of each type of cancer, signs and symptoms, who is at the most risk, prevention, and treatment.

Enjoy true star treatment on your next vacation. Book a holiday at your choice of the exciting Universal Studios Hotels in Hollywood, California.

Your Universal Studios vacation is not complete without staying at a fabulous Universal Studios Hotel. There are two highly recommended world-class hotels in walking distance of the park: The Universal City Hilton, and the Universal Sheraton Hotel.

The Universal Sheraton Hotel is also known as “Hotel of the Stars”. Located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, the hotel has been serving Universal Studios guests and visitors since 1969. Star-watchers love the Universal Sheraton as it literally sits on the back lot of the studio.

The Universal Sheraton Hotel has 436 guest rooms and suites, and has hosted many famous guests. You never know whom you might run into at the lobby or in the elevator. The hotel is in easy walking distance to Universal Studios, but complimentary tram rides are provided because the hotel staff believes that everyone should be treated like a star.

Guest rooms at the Universal Sheraton feature high-speed Internet access, air conditioning, cable television, alarm clock and a coffee maker. Hotel services include a valet service, business services, a business center, concierge service, room service and a car rental service. There are 21 meeting rooms, a lobby lounge and the Baja Beach Club Poolside Lounge.

The Hotel of the Stars is the most desirable choice, but guests also enjoy staying at the Universal City Hilton Hotel. Each guest room features a view of the Hollywood Hills, Universal Studios and the San Fernando Valley. The Universal City Hilton is located at 555 Universal Hollywood Drive. Fine dining is offered at a choice of on-site restaurants, and several lounges are available. The Universal City Hilton features a business center, health and fitness center and deluxe accommodations.

Both Universal Studios hotels are highly recommended by Universal Studios, not only because of their close proximity to the studios, but also because of the high level of personal service and quality amenities. Rooms at these hotels are extremely popular, and you are advised to book well in advance. If you’d like extra services or amenities, be sure to make your requests when you book your reservations.

Of course, there are other hotels available in driving distance of Universal Studios, but you should try to stay at one of these hotels if at all possible. The proximity to the park and level of quality service are worth every penny. Ask your concierge at either hotel and you may be able to get a special rate on Universal Studios tickets.

Universal Studios hotels offer true star treatment, and you just never know who might be sharing your elevator!

If you thought music theory was a waste of time and not necessary to further your musical goals, then read these following 5 reasons why this is not true.

1. Read sheet music: Being able to play from any piece of sheet music. Well it may be hard to play BUT you can read it!

2. Be able to transpose: Say you are playing a piece from the sheet music you can now read but you think it sounds too high or too low, or just not right. Well now you can move it into a new key and play at a better singing.

3. Be able to modulate: You will be able to, with a few quick moves of the fingers, move your music into a new key with a succession of notes so pleasing to the ear it will bring a smile to your listeners faces.

4. It will increase your skill in improvising: Enough said.

5. Knowing music theory will help you recreate the sounds you enjoy in your most adored songs. Those fabulous chord progressions. The parts that give a song that certain sound. Gospel, Contemporary etc.

To learn music theory you don’t have to become a scholar on the subject. Just at least learn the basics. Getting a good music theory book and spending a few minutes a day reading from it and doing any included exercises can jump start your music playing.

IPOD music is a great choice for getting the newest songs quickly and without the bothers of traveling to the music store. There are many locations right on the web that can provide you with the best of the best for much less. There are several locations that do offer a wide range of choice when it comes to IPOD music. Some offer more than others or they offer a better quality product. It will take a little looking to find the most affordable choice that is also the one that has what you would like to download.

Once you find the right location for your IPOD music, you can easily and quickly (it seems almost instantly) download them to your PC, your notebook, or you can check out iPod music downloads as well. There are specific services that are available to provide you with the ability to get great quality songs on your iPod. If you choose iPod music, you can find the right location to download from on the web to your iPod, take the music with you wherever you decide to go and, if you like them; you can even burn them to CD.

No matter if you choose iPod music or find a few great songs to download to your PC, there are many services that are providing this ability to you. If you are skilled, you can even find a few free iPod music downloads. Of course, to get the best products available, you may want to go with a paid service. It also pays for you to take your time in checking out a few of the services for their fees and their membership details. With so much competition out there, you are sure to find a great deal being offered to new members. Music downloads are fast becoming the best way to get the songs you want to see quickly.

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