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Livestation: A Software Recomendation

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Livestation is an absolutely magnificent piece of software. It’s a low-resource using Streaming TV/Radio application, that provides a fair amount of news services.

It’s absolutely free on the basic level, with fairly low quality video, but perfectly adequate sound. It has an extensive list of partner station, including such important stations like Al Jazeera, BBC World serve and CSPAN.


There isn’t any interrupting ads, except those present in the channel itself, Livestation itself doesn’t use an enormous amount resources.

It’s small, free and easy to use, it’s interface is fairly simple to figure out and easy to install.


You can freely add and remove channels freely, although the program comes with most of the partner channels as a standard.

You can even, if you want, buy a premium upgrade, to for example Al Jazeera, for 2.99 US$ a month, fairly cheap for high quality streaming TV.

Livestation is definitely something to watch out for in the future, and hopefully the economic crash wouldn’t make this great idea crash and burn.

I’ll warmly recommend Livestation, if nothing else, to watch the absolutely stunning Al Jazeera English.

So go ahead, download Livestation, and who knows, some of the user-added channels might actually work.

And now for something slightly different.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

We defeated the Jedi Knights just ain’t the same as the rest of the riff-raff.

First, I know one of the guys in the band, some blond fellow from work.

Second, this isn’t some overwhelmingly retarded hip-hopper, RnB maniac or rap “artist”. It’s just mellow pop. Almost refreshing to get the most generic kind of music for once.

They have THREE pieces of musical product available on their myspace, and I hardly would be a bastard, if I didn’t treat it the same way I treat everything and everyone else.

Like retarded chipmunks.

They’ve actually gone and made an “intro” composition. Which is technically competent I suppose, properly recorded too.

And I really wish I didn’t have to shelf out imaginary points for proper recording software and equipment. It’s a bit repetitive, but it’s otherwise remarkably competent. Good, but not amazing. The drummer must be falling asleep during it though, poor bastard.

And the first actual song “Thief of my Heart” has absolutely nothing to do with the style present in the intro. That’s a good thing.

Here comes the first problem, whoever the hell’s singing. Good Lady man, you don’t sound like that, that stupid overlay makes it sound like a old school radio. It’s like listening to an AM station, from Mongolia, in a snowstorm.

The song is otherwise good, the part where the lyrics go all “Sound like a loudspeaker” is absolutely perfect. And whoever the singer is, stop fucking singing like that, it fucking sucks.

It’s fairly generic, bordering on the “emo” sound, which, let me reassure you, is under no circumstances a good thing, it’s a fucking awful thing.

I have no doubt it could be successful, for five minutes, among retards.

Love the organ sound at the end.

“The Swallowing Norm”.

Hey, the singer sounds like a human now, instead of a Red Hot Chilli Peppers rip-off, progress! I like it.

In order to better review this one, as it proves progress, I’ve decided to listen at a slightly better sound.

The music is good. The singer, if he maintains the style I hear here, become good, thus more than simply decent.

At least you can actually sing, and you even do sing. A large improvement to most of the idiots I have the misfortune of listening too. Listening to this higher quality does help a fair bit, well done.

Ultimately, I’d call this song: A song, actual music, above average.

Also, apparently the “intro” is called “Intrapersonal”, which isn’t a word. Points of for being Pretentious.

I’d go so far to describe “We defeated the Jedi Knights” as decent. Although they will get into problems with George “Franchisecide” Lucas.

Well done Azur, well done indeed.

Just stop trying to sound like everyone else, and who knows, you might be remembered as more than just another generic band.

And you’re not fucking rock.