Hello World

Hi!  I’m happy to be here, slow to start.  If you have any suggestions or requests to help get me started, fire away.

K

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5 March

Happy Birthday, Ronnie!

I just discovered by accident that one of our Monkeys had a birthday last week. (I tracked a referrer link back to your family blog, Ron.) 😀 Which day was it? Friday, Saturday? I’ve got a birthday coming up near the end of the month, myself. 🙂 Anyone know when Hock’s birthday is? Any chance we’ll be three-for-three on September birthdays?

Anyway, Happy Birthday, Ronnie! 🙂 (Just be happy I’m not singing it!) 😆

Gymshoes

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19 September

Podcast Exposure

Ok

2 things,

  1. HOw do we feel about releasing music for podcasts? I talked to Tony from the homemade hit show this morninig. I have been featureed a few times on his podcast and he is looking forward to hearing from us.
  2. Are we ready to make a “Finished Songs ” Download page? I think we have 3 songs ready for our public. Waiting, Incondessant and Ninja girls. Mrs Green could go out as a male vocal but I am waiting for my cousin to get her act together.

Ronnie

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18 September

Licensing The Undead

Ronnie and I have been discussing how and what to release as Undead music. What we’re planning on going with is the Attribution-Noncommericial-NoDerivs CC 2.5 license. Here are the specific legal terms.

I think we need to spell-out (to some extent) what can’t be done with the music we put up here because I read the term “CC license” bandied around on the web as meaning “free, do anything with it” when in actuality there is only one CC license that “gives away the candy store”. 😉 The Attribution-Noncommericial-NoDerivs CC 2.5 license we’ll be using reserves all rights to the artists. What this license says is that people can download the music, enjoy it, even pass it around, but they cannot screw with it (remix, sample, record their own versions), they cannot use it or distribute it in any way that might be considered commercial, and they have to keep the artists name(s) and CC license info attached to the file.

Only us Undead Monkeys can mangle or sell our music. 🙂

I do think we need to work out in advance some idea about how we would handle things if one (or all) of us Undead Monkeys want to release any of the music commercially at some point in the unforseeable future (we may be Undead, but we aren’t omniscient 😉 ). I mean, this is the sort of stuff that traditionally causes fights, ruins friendships and breaks up bands. 😯 Undead Monkey is probably going to be a loose collective of people and not everyone is going to be active on every project—and not everyone will be equally active on each project. (I’m probably going to be musically the weakest member of the band and as such contribute less to songs than other people.) So, how do we want to address the “what if”s” of commercial release? Should we even give this any thought now…or just wait and see if the Undead Monkey produces anything worth considering for commercial release?

Gymshoes

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13 August