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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!



We would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you take some time out from the celebration to reflect on all your countless blessings. Think about the big stuff, and the little things. Be thankful. And you will find happiness comes with gratitude.

LikeTelevision has lots of fun stuff to watch with a Thanksgiving theme. Check out a few holiday classics with Granny and Jed. Turkey Day is really funny. For more must see LikeTelevision, watch this wonderful Tex Avery cartoon, Jerky Turkey. If you want more, just search for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Skydiving 2.0 & Terry Garland



You might remember from last year, when I jumped out of a plane and went skydiving for the first time. Well, the place where I jumped gives you the chance to get 50% off your next jump if you get another dive ticket the day you jump. BUT - you have to use it within a year. Well, I had about 10 days left until my jump ticket was null and void, so of course - I had to jump again. Here you go - Skydiving, version 2.0. In case you were wondering - I got another 50% off deal, so I have a little less than a year to jump again. ver. 3.0.

Tomorrow, Terry Garland will be swinging by the studio on Sunday morning to do a quick video shoot before heading down the road again. You might remember Terry from last year, or oh my - from 10 years ago too. We'll post the new stuff as soon as we can.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free The Air Waves - We Won!



In August we discussed an opportunity for the "people" - it looked like a ton of bandwidth was going to be freed up with the change to digital tv broadcasts. And a group led by google asked if the government would allow this bandwidth to be used by the public. Kind of like open source bandwidth.
(see the original story).

Anyway - the issue was voted on November 4th, 2008 - and guess what people, we won! WOW! I can't believe this happened, because this bandwidth has the potential to offer amazing services to the masses. One day, I could imagine a world with free, super high bandwidth wi-fi, everywhere. Just stick your uplink into a USB on your laptop. Ding. Check out google founder Larry Page's comments on the google blog.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Music & Ten Years After



Over the next few weeks, we will be entertaining some interesting musical guests at the studio. The Pink Spiders are coming to Charlotte on Wed. November 12 to play at the Alley Cat on College St. Just another stop in a long tour all over the place. We're looking forward to meeting the Pink Spiders for the first time. Check out their new video Gimme Chemicals, from their latest CD, Sweat it Out on Geffen Records.

And after that, on Nov. 23, slide guitar, blues wizard Terry Garland is dropping in. Tens years ago - tomorrow, November 9, 1998, Terry Garland played some wicked slide guitar for us live in the studio. This was the first time I met him, though I had heard some of his music on CD. What a thrill! And now, 10 years later, again COOL! Is life fun or what?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Moby Dick & Wuthering Heights



There are a lot of decent film adaptations of literary works at LikeTelevision, such as To Kill A Mockingbird, A Farewell to Arms, The Most Dangerous Game, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Cyrano de Bergerac - to name but i few. I hope to add a search phrase widget to work with the database to assist in pulling out this information. More on this in another post.

And here's a few more movie adaptation of great books - first, Herman Melville's Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab.



Another terrific gem is Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights starring Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, and David Niven.