Jason Friedrich

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Fort Nowhere finally released their version of Bob Dylan's iconic song “The Times They are A-Changing” that was used in the season three trailer of “The Crown”. I immediately fell in love with the song and now I can finally listen to it all-day on repeat 😁.

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Chernobyl is one of the best shows I have seen in the past couple of years. After I watched it, I asked myself how much of it was „real“ and how much of it was „fiction“. Surprisingly, it was very real, with a lot attention to detail. In Germany, it is available on Sky.

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It has been a while that a piece of stand-up has caught me so off-guard and took me on a real journey. It was funny, so it left me entertained, but it also left me thoughtful and pensive, and at the end deeply moved. Definitely watch it till the end as it has a build-up and a twist.

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When I heard Damian Lewis speak the lines of Antony at Caesar’s funeral, I immediately fell in love with Shakespeare again.

The Guardian’s video series “Shakespeare Solos” is magnificent. All of them performed by extraordinary actors, with voices so remarkable that I can only sit here and listen, hanging on every syllable dropping from their lips as if nothing in the world matters anymore — and never will again.

I love all of the performances, but Damian Lewis’ and Adrian Lester’s voices will ring in my ears for quite some time.

Shakespeare Solos – 1st Set Shakespeare Solos – 2nd Set Shakespeare Solos – 3rd Set

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OK, it might not be the first “real eBook”, but for me it is the first one I would buy in addition to the books I already have. JK Rowling and Barnes & Noble announced that they will release an “Enhanced Edition” of the Harry Potter series, exclusively on Apple iBooks.

Though I do not like the exclusive release inside of a “fenced garden”, their idea of Digital Content goes into the right direction. In my opinion, JK Rowling is the first author to create “advanced” digital content that uses the possibilities and features the iPad (or any other advanced tablet computer) has to offer.

All we need now to arrive in the future of digital publishing, is a DRM-free industry wide standard that supports animation, audio, video and comments.

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Ich habe meine iTunes Gutscheine genutzt um mir ein neue Musik zu beschaffen. Nach einigen Stunden Probehören und etlichen Klickorgien ist bei mir folgendes auf der Festplatte aufgeschlagen.

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A co-worker of mine made me aware of this awesome band, called ‘Red Fang‘. I got immediately hooked and went to ‘Bandcamp‘.

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Das sich die Fernseh- & Medienlandschaft in den naechsten Jahren und Jahrzehnten aendern wird, ist mir bereits seit einigen Jahren klar. Seit Aufkommen des Internets und der Digitalisierung von Inhalten Anfang der 2000er Jahre ist mir klar, dass der Verbreitungsweg in der Zukunft nur noch zweitrangig sein wird.

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While looking out for independent games, I found “Dear Esther” a couple of weeks ago. I watched some reviews of the game and was fascinated and thrilled by its soundtrack. It is composed and performed by Jessica Curry, a highly awarded and independent composer from England.

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I cannot understand the hype Spotify caused. I think it is a great tool — like last.fm — to find new music genres and artists, but why the hell should I download a tool and pay for it? Last.fm is offering me more, and is free, with optional subscriber support.

I found a nice excerpt of an interview that sums up what I think about music subscription services:

Nobody wants to subscribe to music. They’ve bought it for 50 years. They bought 45s, they bought LPs, they bought 8-tracks, they bought cassettes, they bought CDs. Why now do they want to start renting their music? People like to buy it and they like to do what they damn well please with it when they buy it. The rental model is a money-driven thing. Some finance person looked at AOL getting paid every month and said, ‘I’d sure like to get some of that recurring subscription revenue. Wouldn’t that be nice?’ It’s certainly not a user-driven thing. Nobody ever went out and asked users, ‘Would you like to keep paying us every month for music that you thought you already bought?’–Steve Jobs (April 2003)

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