Reviews

Nick Howard – Something to Talk About Sampler EP

Nick Howard's Something To Talk About Sampler EP contains three of the ten songs in his 2008 Something To Talk About album. For an independent artist, Nick Howard has certainly gone far in the mainstream music industry. He has been featured by different television networks and companies - MTV, BBC, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lifetime, just to mention a few. He has already been featured in the Vogue magazine and has been in different television series shows like The Hills and Army Wives. His music has also reached the movies Knuckle Daggers and My Sassy Girl.

Filezilla – a free and easy to use FTP transfer application

FileZilla is a free, open source FTP client, with versions compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. FileZilla supports the use of FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (or FTP over SSL/TLS). This free yet powerful program is useful for regular FTP users who need a good, free option to transfer files. It's simple to setup and run, and it gets the job done. It has a very straightforward and user-friendly interface. It allows you to quickly drag and drop files from your computer to the server, or vice versa. It also allows you to set how many simultaneous uploads or downloads you want to run, making file transfer faster.

1632 by Eric Flint – an exciting e-book from the Baen Free Library

1632 is not quite sci-fi, not quite historical fiction, and one hundred percent page-turning excitement. It's speculative fiction that answers the question: What would happen if a West Virginian town from the year 2000 were suddenly transported to Europe in 1632? This set-up is the only sci-fi element to the plot; the rest of the adventures simply unfold from there as the citizens of Grantville cope with being dropped into the middle of a bloody European war. Can they survive the armies ravaging the German countryside? And can the armies of Europe survive their introduction to rifles, motorcycles, and rock 'n roll?

“Trip to Trip” – a free electro-punk album by Ben et Béné

Ben et Béné is an Electro-8bit-Punk duo from France. Ben started playing his own music in 2003 after singing and playing in other punk and indie rock groups, composing his music on a cheap computer, then Gameboy and Reason. Béné, who just qualified for art-school, shows her "Real Video," which is a blend of TV movies and domestic video, during their concerts. Ben et Béné recently released "Trip to Trip," a CD/DVD combo EP, via Da! Heard It Records. Now, all the songs and videos from that EP are available for download for free via the record label's website.

Listen to LoveJones aka Mike Schpitz & Phys Edison’s free laid back rap album “Sunday Drive”

Finding the perfect chemistry between producer and MC is a very rare if not magical occurrence. With the single driven, mixtape economy of hip hop, finding this connection for an entire album seems virtually impossible. One duo however, has not only managed to find that chemistry and share the same vision, they have also managed to create a conceptual piece of work that flows seamlessly from start to finish without skipping a beat.

Amelie’s “Be Low”- a free British pop-rock EP from Italy

Amelie is an Italian band going for a British pop-rock sound. Actually, if you listen to their music first without knowing where they came from, it won't even cross your mind that they're Italian. I believe they've got the genre right down pat. If you're a fan of gritty, soulful, slow rock the way the British do it, give Amelie a listen.

SuperTux – an addicting Super Mario style game with a Friendly Penguin

SuperTux is a very fun rip-off of the classic Super Mario 2d sidescroller adventure game. What sets it apart from Super Mario copycats, though, is a complete overhaul of Super Mario’s world. Super Mario is replaced by SuperTux, a cute black penguin that looks exactly like the plush penguin toys available in toy stores. The graphics are also completely different—gone are the flat-looking stages that have bland colors in it. In SuperTux, the stages are rendered in different shades of blue. Almost all stages are set in snowy grounds—a fitting environment for the SuperTux the penguin.

TweetDeck – Making Your Twitter Life Easier

Are you addicted to Twitter? Are you following so many people that you're having a hard time checking all updates at once? Do you want to see all your status updates, replies, and direct messages in one page? Then TweetDeck is the program for you. TweetDeck allows you to see everything at once, so you don't need to laod three separate pages just to check your replies and direct messages. It also automatically notifies you whenever new tweets are posted, so you don't have to keep refreshing the Twitter home page.

“Superheroes Of Space” from the Intercontinental Music Lab

The Intercontinental Music Lab (IML) is a world-wide music project whose aim is to promote musical collaboration. The core contributors, originally from Cambridge, England are now writing and recording music all over the planet - and new international collaborators are being enlisted every week. IML Collaborators submit backing-tracks to IML H.Q. where they are randomly redistributed to other collaborators who write lyrics and record vocals. The subject of IML's first album was "Superheroes of Science", second "Superheroes of Sea" and the latest ones' is "Superheroes of Space".