Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflections of '00- '09

While I have seen many a blog post about the top songs of the decade and year. That sort of thing doesn't interest me - too controversial! Yeah, go ahead and call me boring but I think the music industry fell apart brutally during this last decade. Srsly. We went from buying CDs at Tower Records to Downloading Torrents for free online. ( I know you have! Don't lie to me kid! Atleast one time) Now Tower Records has shut its doors and Target or Itunes may get some of that cash.
I remember spending my last dollars on CDs, trading them in and figuring out how I would eat later. Music first, other needs aside. I do support my friends when they have an album in the stores, I will most definitely buy a copy. But that is besides the point. Maybe technology and the way the music industry handled it wasn't the best progressive thing to have happen but it did. And frankly I will say it wasn't a major music decade for me. Sure there were some diamonds in the rough, but stand out tracks from artists that were consistent throughout the years? I am drawing a blank. It might be from all this cold/fever medicine but I doubt it. Granted the first couple years of 2000 had some great tracks from Rawkus Records that carried from the 90s on the hip hop tip but after that hip hop went downhill and was pretty much buried for a long minute. Still now things are too few and in between. I was ashamed at one point to even admit I was a hip hop fan. Hopefully it will resurrect.
After I said peace to hip hop I got involved more heavily with the Dance/club House scene. Which at that time was mostly underground true house music lovers. It was fun while it lasted.
We are in a society were everything is just disposable from our one use packaging to our music. "Omg the hot track of the summer is - BOOTYBANG & there's a dance on youtube!" Then that song is garbage and you're a loser to STILL listen to that song after it's been out TOO long. WTF is that shit?! Oh yeah, pop music. I kid! I kid! ;) I do enjoy some pop music from past decades to this day but for some reason I doubt most of what was played this last 10 will be recognized in 20 years or later on down the line. Maybe I am getting old and am out of touch with what's really good. I am just disappointed at how many people think that Beyounce is one of the greatest singers of all time. She has talent but slap yourself and do some research.
Through social networking I have had a chance to get to know a vast amount of people I would not have known otherwise in the music and technology fields. I am happy to have befriended such cool people some of whom have become good friends.
My main reason for starting my whole podcast was to play music that I enjoyed listening to and other people might too. Not to play the most underground, unknown, obsure artist out there. Just play good music! Without any influence of anyone! If it is not something I don't wanna hear over and over again, it is not going on. I am still learning how to do all of this stuff it may seem like I know what I am doing by now but no. There is always room for advancement. So I would like to thank you the listeners for supporting my show whether it be from subscribing, streaming, replying to a tweet -- It is all appreciated and I am grateful! I do this for you and I hope you have a Happy New Year's! And here is to wishing for a fantastic decade of quality tunes! *kisses*

leaving you with some St. Germain - Sure Thing.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1indienation App Giveaway Contest!

Times are tough, and you don't have money to spend on a music app but you have dope video skills? Win the app free ;)

What you need to do:
Submit a 1indienation fan video to 1indienation at gmail dot com.
send the link to the video or ask me about services to send the whole file ie: dropbox, yousendit, mediafire.

In the video please be creative, add covers of your favorite episodes, text, lyrics etc.
Upload your video on any video platform you favor; Youtube, Vimeo,
Make sure you tag the video with 1indienation app, music, podcast and the website.
The video can be anywhere from 12 seconds - 2 mins long.
By making this video you agree to let the 1indienation podcast use the video freely as promotion on the web. I might put it on a future cast if it is super kewlz! :)
I love hearing your feedback, so this is a chance for me to connect with you! I want to know why you enjoy the podcast and why I should continue making them ;)
I do this all for you, so show me a lil love!

I will pick the best three I receive for the free app. I might even do a voting system with other people involved to pick which ones are best. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Contest deadline is December 31, 2009.

The 1indienation podcast app is available now to purchase in the itunes store!
Please rate and leave a comment! kisses xx

Monday, November 23, 2009

LeWeb Tech conference Paris, France 2009 the theme for this years conf is Real Time Web. Startup competition, Plenary stage, networking zones, the demo zone, the workshop. Follow @leweb on Twitter

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rachael, Sarah Prevette, Adwal, Pancity

Vic Party #140conf LA at the Renaissance Hotel. We have a Dance off. I think Sarah's Canadian Sprinkler wins!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Official Blogger for Le Web '09

LeWeb'09-Paris dec 9th and 10th

Happy to announce that I am an Official Blogger for LeWeb [Tech Conference] in Paris, France this December 8-12 2009 My flight is booked on AirFrance.
The theme for this years program is "Real-Time Web." Some speakers I look forward to hearing from are: Melissa Mayer (Google), Chad Hurley (Youtube), Gary Vaynerchuk (WineLibraryTv), and Chris Pirillo. The startup competition will provide a platform for
new start-ups to present their business and technology to some of the most influential players in the technology market.
If you don't have a chance to attend the conference, please follow @leweb and @rachael on Twitter as I will be tweeting live from the event. Hope to see you in Paris!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1indienation iPhone Wallpaper

download it and put it on your phone if you do, send it to me! I will post it online :) thank you! Love ya x

Monday, July 27, 2009

Victor Simonelli - Bateria Latin Impressions

awesome dj and he's friendly ftw! Great energy! Def don't sleep on seeing him live.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friend Feed MeetUp

Rachael finally made it-1, originally uploaded by m kasahara.

I went to the friendfeed meetup on sunday. Battled traffic, and ate lots of fried chicken when I got there. I had a great time. Played football with Anika's kids aka @faboomama. Gave her daughter my HK spade I found in SF. Watched some people get their car stuck in the sand. And that made my night, cos I have been in the same situation before. :))

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

D-Lish Hair from Billy at Delicious Hair in Long Beach, CA

James Yuill - "No Pins Allowed"

James Yuill "No Pins Allowed" from his full-length album "Turning Down Water For Air"

Mismatch my socks

These are @primatage's mismatched socks. So kewute! tee hee hee. Okay I will stop. But seriously. There has to be a sock monster because I just did laundry and most of my socks are unpaired now! Single socks are lonely.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rad Girls

the girls, originally uploaded by RachaelDepp.

@scandalous @pago @debblues and @1indienation at the Bday Bash in Santa Monica, CA in the Warszawa Bar. It had a lovely outdoor patio ftw.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Undaground South April 2009 Mix

A Deep House mix from Dj Andrew Susu From London.

Something for the weekend to relax and unwind with mixes and remixes from London 909, Miguel Migs, Alec Wizz, Louis Benedetti, Osunlade, Louie Vega Feat. Blaze, Abical Soul, The West District Allstars, Enzyme Black, Copyright Feat. Imaani, Muzzaik, Liquid People Pres. Danism, Marlon D Vs Mena Keys and Hardsoul Feat. Fierce Ruling Diva.


Artist - Track (Mix) - Label

London 909 - Shambe Drums (Miguel Migs Defected Dub) - R4R UK
Alec Wizz - Drummin (Louis Benedetti Main Mix) - 4th Floor UK
Osunlade - April (Extended Mix) (Undaground South Edit) - Strictly Rhythm UK
Little Louie Vega Feat. Blaze - Brand New Day (Dance Ritual Mix) - MaW US
Abicah Soul Feat. Cei Bei - Love Is Just A Call Away (Main Vocal Mix) (Undaground South Club Edit) - Jellybean US
The West District Allstars Feat. Natasha Watts - Reach Up (Enzyme Black Peaktime Piano Mix) - Enzyme Black UK
Copyright Feat. Imaani - Deeper (Original Extended Mix) - Defected UK
Muzzaik - Jungle 99 (Original Mix) - ProgCity Deep DE
Liquid People Pres. Danism Feat. Heidi Vogel - Love Is On Its Way (Original Mix) - Slip'N'Slide UK
Marlon D Vs Mena Keys Feat. Max'C - Hold On (Vocal Mix) - MN2S UK
Hardsoul Feat. Fierce Ruling Diva - Self Religion (Believe In Me) (Hardsoul Reconstruction) - Defected UK
Copyright - Wizeman (Original Mix) - Defected UK



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

140 Conference in New York

I have been invited to attend the 140 Conference in New York Produced by Jeff Pulver. I am one of the 140 characters chosen from around the globe. I am really excited about this because using twitter has changed my life in a direction I never thought my life would go. It is a very positive thing. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces that I have made contacts with either through twitter or at a previous conference.

The 140 Characters Conference, an event that will explore the effects of twitter on: Celebrity, The Media and Advertising. 140 Characters Conference will be taking place June 16-17 at New World Stages in New York City.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Exotica Lounge

Mix by Jaybird .. all vinyl all cocktail lounge grooves :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Twitterati Necklace

Twitterati Necklace, originally uploaded by CouchObjects.

received this necklace as a gift yesterday and i love it.
it is from super kawaii!

fuck your couch

fuck your couch, originally uploaded by RachaelDepp.

this pic would look better if i was wearing my twitterati necklace :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

touching a kindle

touching a kindle, originally uploaded by itsbeach.

Even though @beach from is in the hospital (with blurry vision) he still has time to catch up on his kindle readings ^_^ awesome!

Monday, February 16, 2009

What happens after an LA Geek Dinner?

What happens after an LA Geek Dinner? from Underseen on Vimeo.

thanks @underseen for the great and timely video editing ;)
i miss @bronwen! x

New Zealand Blackout

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. Join the black out protest against it!

Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law 'Section 92A' that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party.

Join thousands of New Zealanders already against this law by blacking out your Facebook photo, your websites, your Myspace pages, your Twitter account, in protest against this unjust new law that may come into effect on February 28.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Twestival Gumball Team

@magiprint @barnstormed @documentally @philcampbell are going to all these twestivals via Van (newcastle - leeds - sheffield - nottingham - oxford - reading - london) and I wanted to be apart of it by donating to their tipjoy

photo taken by magiprint

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Email - KSA Tip of the Year ;)

CrossFit Fullbody Circuit KSA TIP 13/100 ;)

Bad Ass Compound Basic Movement Strength Building Circuit Full Body Workout. Repeat this circuit 2 or more times and you'll be ROCKIN. Sets of 8 to 12, no rest in between exercises. 30 Seconds to Minute recovery in between each circuit. Water is a good idea to have around for those rest periods.

[this email inspired me, such positive motivations from jeremy]
Well, what can I say? 2008 was one hell of a year!!! Most of you felt the sting of the economic collapse. I know it had me bent over a barrel. But the important thing is is that we're all still here, and we all still have a chance to be healthier and happier in 2009. The greatness of a person isn't measured when times are going great. It's measured when the chips are stacked against you. What I've come to learn time and time again is that when life takes a turn for the worst, the aspects of life you MUST embrace if you wanna come out on top are the healthy habits and positive influences in your life. They'll be there as long as you keep them around.

I wanna take this chance to thank you all for taking the time to read all my tips. And for that I promise to make 2009 an even more awesomely motivational and information filled year to help keep you rockin in the right direction no matter whats goin on in this crazy world.

This year I learned how powerful thoughts are in dictating action and I hope that came through with the things I share with you all. This year I learned that when things aren't necessarily going very well that it's vital to focus on the amazing things I DO have in my life that I can be thankful for everyday. This year I LEARNED. And thats what life is all about. The more you learn, the more you adapt, and the more suited you'll be to weather whatever storm comes your way. So I urge you all to learn from the bad things that happened in 2008. I urge you to adapt so that 2009 can be your strongest year. And most importantly I urge you to rock each and every workout and day as if it were your last. So instead of wondering if you're ready for 2009 and stressing about the unknown, change that around and wonder if 2009 is gonna be ready for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you,
Jeremy Shelton
Personal Trainer
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out

Don't wanna see your tears, baby it will be ok. No way!
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Just Aint Gonna Work Out (2008)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Scheme magazine with J Laine

drummer/producer JLaine's interview from Scheme Magazine. JLaine is on two of my episodes.
Check out his myspace.. and Label website for more info. Do not sleep on this cat!

His music is available to purchase on itunes and amazon. please support dope artists.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Last Shadow Puppets "The Age Of The Understatement"

Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) & Miles Kane (The Rascals) are The Last Shadow Puppets.

Directed by director Romain Gavras, their debut video is as big as Mother Russia, following our intrepid heroes' adventures in Moscow and includes ice skating, an Orthodox priest, Soviet tanks and a chorus of Russian Soldiers.