The Java Posse
Serving the Java Community since 2005
Tor Norbye (Google), Carl Quinn (Netflix), Dick Wall (Escalate), Chet Haase (Google)

Newscast for August 25th 2006

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  • - - for hosting and bandwidth
  • Brice Ruth and - - for our archives site -
  • - - for feed redirect
  • Kirsty Doherty for Java Posse artwork
  • Nick Trefz, the voice of TopCoder, for the voiceovers
  • Brian Ehmann - the Java Posse intern
  • Theme Music:
    • Opening - "Java" the parody song Copyright 1997 Broken Records and Marjorie Music Publ. (BMI), written and performed by Loose Bruce Kerr of the Dr. Demento Show and Sun Microsystems attorney. Based on the WWI popular song, "Ja-da." Ukelele style on the recording taught to Bruce by his dad. Re-produced with kind permission from "Loose" Bruce Kerr -
    • Closing - "Africa (About Face)" by Butterflies and Zebras - Norm Howard and Steve Northover (Steve was interviewed about SWT recently)
      Comment from Steve Northover - If you check (the slowest site in the world), some of the fractals and many of the mp3's I gave you are now available there.  For "Africa (About Face)", my acoustic is tuned in this great EEEEBE tuning.  Norm is playing his electric through his 100W Marshall stack clean.  It's a straight forward song (something we don't do too much).  I'm using a delay pedal and not much else.  Bet you can't even hear it much.  That's the interesting thing about guitar effects.  When used tastefully, they become organic rather than "in your face".  It's an art to sneak them in rather than just click them on and everyone goes, "Oh listen, he just clicked in the flanger".

Direct download: JavaPosse079.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19am PDT

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