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February 12 2014

21:39

Talent: Derek Webb talks about creative talent and artistry, business and technology – BTTDL022

Derek Webb talks about musicianship, talent and artistry, the music business and technology. http://beyondthetodolist.com/derekwebb/

October 09 2013

05:25

Brandy Clark Sings Her Own ‘Stories’

Brandy Clark is the songwriter behind some of country’s biggest recent hits. She’s got her own album now. It’s dark, funny, heartfelt, and she shares it with us.

Guest

Brandy Clark, country singer-songwriter. Her debut solo album is “12 Stories.” (@TheBrandyClark)

From Tom’s Reading List

Vulture: Rosen: Brandy Clark’s ”12 Stories” Is My Favorite Album of 2013 – “Musically speaking, Clark is a classicist: Her songs are models of fine Music Row handicraft, built from time-tested materials. She’s a brisk, vivid, witty storyteller; her tunes unfold in old-fashioned weepers and chugging honkytonk, with fiddles, pedal steel, and vocal harmonies driving home the punch lines and pathos. Clark is an excellent singer, with a voice that slides easily between songbird prettinesss and hard-drawlin’ twang.”

XOJane: Drinking, Divorce And Gettin’ High: Brandy Clark Wrote The Best Country Album Of the Year, But Is It Too Hot For Nashville? –”A songwriter for 10 years whose tracks have been recorded by the likes of Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire, the songs on Clark’s debut album are largely the songs that no one else was willing to record, due to their subject matter which includes drugs, violence, infidelity and divorce. ‘Take a Little Pill,’ her song about prescription drug abuse and addiction, is one she says ‘everybody loved, but nobody would record.’”

NPR: Country Music’s Year Of the Woman — “Last May, the astute critic Jewly Hight noticed that while men like Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney still dominated commercial country, a new cohort of female artists had begun to take possession of country’s most hallowed sounds and subject matter. ‘We’re hearing women working with traditional country sounds while they sing about staking claim to personal freedom and demanding equal footing in relationships,’ Hight wrote.”

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January 23 2012

13:31

Why Mobile Apps Must Die

Mobile apps are on a clear trajectory for failure. It's just not possible to have an app for every device in my house, every product I own and every store I enter. Much like Yahoos original hierarchy gave way to Google's search, applications have to give away to a "just in time" approach to applications. This talk will explain how applications must give way to a more universal approach to application distribution, one based on the mobile web and cloud services. The problem of course, is that the mobile web has both hands tied behind its back. Any mobile app today is locked away behind a browser ghetto: in effect, a sub OS inside a larger mobile OS. This isn't just an arbitrary technology debate, a just-in-time approach to application functionality can unleash entirely new sets of application, ones which are impossible with native apps. This talk will layout how this problem can be fixed, and what changes need to take place, outside of just HTML5, for it to happen. Presented by Scott Jenson at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.
13:29

Developing a Progressive Mobile Strategy

A common refrain from both management and clients alike today is, "We need an app..." Unfortunately, over the long-term, mobile solutions for you or your clients' organizations will need to be more diversified than a single app. From optimizing current web content to developing unique experiences mobile will touch, and possibly transform, your entire enterprise. Not only will your interactions with your customers be affected by the rapid adoption of smartphones but also your workforce and business processes. Combining lessons learned at a large, land-grant university as well as the latest statistics on mobile we'll review why you need a cross-audience, cross-content, and cross-platform mobile strategy, what one is all about, and how it'll help you prioritize your mobile solutions. Presented by Dave Olsen at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.
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