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Friday June 10, 2011 11a PT
Broadcasting from the Topspin office in Santa Monica, CA
Ian Rogers (C.E.O.) and Bob Moczydlowsky (V.P., Product and Marketing). , with special guest producer Kerry Brown (Smashing Pumpkins).
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Partnership and Facebook Integration with Root Music
Gives you the ability to put a Topspin store inside a Root Music Facebook Band Page. Rolled out this week. If you notice any bugs, please email Bob.
Page Gate Technical Specs
Parker wrote up a “how-to” and posted it in the forums.
Expression Engine Topspin Module
Has been submitted by Oniracom and is being reviewed by Topspin. Keep your eyes peeled on the Topspin blog for news as to its upcoming release.
Topspin is Hiring
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Software Engineer (RAILS and BDD-nerd)
User Experience Designer and Creative Director
Director of Marketing (SEO, SEM, DSP Expert Required)
Fan Support Specialist
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Back in 2005 Chicago-based musician, Devin Davis, released his debut album “Lonely People of the World, Unite!”. The story was that Devin recorded most of this album in his basement apartment. The well-crafted pop songs bring to mind Brendan Benson, The Raconteurs, Sloan, and even Elliott Smith. I even hear some Neil Young influence, at least in the guitar tones and the shaky tenor vocals. I discovered the album in the summer of 2005 and I played it a lot. The album kicks off with “Iron Woman” that will certainly have you singing along before the end of the first chorus, trust me.
I saw Devin open up for Smoosh at Schubas and was impressed with how well he pulled off these carefully crafted and orchestrated songs in a solo setting. In April 2006 I had the honor of mixing sound, and recording, another Devin Davis solo show at the private venue Hotel S n’ S in Chicago. It was part of a Jeff Tweedy charity benefit house concert weekend. Amidst a large crowd in a packed, dark basement of a condo in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, armed only with his acoustic guitar, Devin had the crowd singing along to these awesome songs. I still pull that recording out, every once in a while, and give it a spin.
Do yourself a favor and seek out this album. You can stream tracks on his web site and some of them are up on YouTube. If you like what you hear, please seek out this album and buy it. There is no current information on his web site, wiki page, or anywhere else that I can find as to what happened to his planned 2007 album or what he’s up to currently. If I find out, I’ll let you know.
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