[!] Media

WordPress 3.0 is out!

WordPress 3.0 came out today, and it has a lot of new features and bugfixes. Check out the video about what’s new below.

You can grab version 3.0 here.

[!] Life

A Simple Explanation of the Credit Crisis.

Reading through my feeds this morning, I came across an excellent post from the My Money Blog, linking to an informative video explaining exactly what is happening to cause the credit crisis we’re now facing.

Some of you might already know this stuff, but the video breaks everything down so that it’s easy to understand. It’s worth a look.  Check it out below.

[Edit: Apparently, there’s a part 2, as well.  I’m sticking it below.]

[!] Art Music

Ki:Theory – Holiday Heart Video

A few months ago I went and saw Ki:Theory play at Toad’s Place in Richmond, and I was quite impressed.  In addition to being a great musician, he’s crafted some cool music videos, as well.  Check out the video for Holiday Heart below; if you like what you hear, check out his music over at Amazon.

[!] Art Music – Alex Mejias

I’ve been testing NoiseTrade for a few weeks now, and I’ve been rather impressed.  If you remember the FreeDerekWebb campaign, Derek gave away his Mockingbird album for free in exchange for sharing the e-mail addresses of three friends who might be interested in his music.

NoiseTrade builds off of this experiment; a growing number of partnering artists have put up their albums for preview and download, absolutely free.  Totally free.  No strings.  There’s an option to pay what you like, if you feel so inclined, or share music with your friends.  I’ve already discovered some great new music through the service, and I’m sure you will, too.

The site officially launches July 4th, but they had a soft opening a few days ago.  Since then, they’ve added a few more artists and a few more albums.  To my surprise and delight, it seems my friend Alex Mejias has put up his debut self-titled album for download on NoiseTrade.  Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, share it with a few friends and spread the word.  🙂

[!] Christian Faith Life

Happy Easter.

 “When Jesus took in that breath
And shattered all Death with his life ”

It’s Easter Sunday!  Christ is risen!  Hallelujah!

High noon in the valley of the shadow
When the shadows were shot through with light
When the mouth of the tomb
Shouted, “Glory, the Groom is alive”
So long, you wages of sin
Go on, don’t you come back again
I’ve been raised and redeemed
All praise to the king
The victor of the battle
High noon in the valley
In the valley of the shadow


Happy Easter.