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TrendspoilerBlendover Episode One Hundred and Three:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Ryan Miller joins in on bitching about Game Of Thrones spoilers across the web. Affluenza Kid is back in the news, & Google Glass is available for one day only. Later, we return to Nirvana news, and try to work out WTF is going on with Tim Lambesis and As I Lay Dying.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Game Of Thrones Spoiler Trolls – April 2014
  • The Affluenza Meme: The Case of Ethan Couch
  • Google Glass
  • A New Day
  • Nirvana
  • As I Lay Dying

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Recommend a Book @ Facebook

RockMyMonkey.com

Ryan Miller Online

 


 

Game Of Thrones Spoiler Trolls – April 2014

Google’s Game of Thrones spoilers are what’s trending

I Didn’t Watch Game Of Thrones & Today I’m Paying The Price

What is it with people and Game of Thrones spoilers today?

 


 

The Affluenza Meme: The Case of Ethan Couch

Affluenza teen’s family won’t pay full rehab fee

Affluenza teen’s parents to pay only 5% of treatment costs at state hospital: judge

Crash survivor family to seek civil trial for Ethan Couch family

Editorial: In tale of two teens, we’ll go with Lucas McConnell over Ethan Couch

Parents of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen to pay part of state treatment

Taxpayers to foot the bill for affluenza teen’s treatment

 


 

Google Glass

Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Google Glass available to anyone for one day only

Google Glass Available to Anyone in U.S. — for One Day Only

Will You Buy Google Glass Tomorrow?

 


 

A New Day

A New Day @ Bandcamp

A New Day – Official Site

A New Day @ Facebook

A New Day @ Instagram

A New Day @ ReverbNation

A New Day @ SoundCloud

A New Day @ Twitter

A New Day @ YouTube

 


 

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana

Inside Nirvana’s Secret Post-Rock Hall Show

Listening to In Utero on the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s Death

Nirvana & Friends Fill It Up at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar

Nirvana & guests played Saint Vitus after Barclays Center! (video, pics, setlist)

Nirvana inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nirvana – Official Site

Nirvana @ Twitter

Nirvana @ YouTube

 


 

As I Lay Dying

AS I LAY DYING ‘Is Sleeping Rather Than Dead’

AS I LAY DYING Members Are Working On New Music Without Tim Lambesis

AS I LAY DYING Members Imply Earlier Statement Was Written Solely By TIM LAMBESIS

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Smells Like Hÿperbole Spirit

Smells Like Hÿperbole SpiritBlendover Episode One Hundred and Two:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Mark Carras guests, & we review the ongoing Queensrÿche name dispute, while in the tech world, Staples ramps up the 3D Printing wagon. We look at recent proposals to execute politicans for corruption, and later review the ongoing coverage on Kurt Cobain & Nirvana, questioning exactly where it’s headed.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Queensrÿche
  • Staples 3D Printing
  • Proposal to Execute Political Leaders for Corruption
  • Mom’s Rocket
  • Kurt Cobain and Nirvana
  • Dimmu Borgir

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Recommend a Book @ Facebook

RockMyMonkey.com

The Trip Tribe

The Continuing Adventures of Dr Dzoe

 


 

Queensrÿche

GEOFF TATE, Former Bandmates Involved In Settlement Talks Over Rights To QUEENSRŸCHE Name

Wikipedia: 2012 Queensrÿche split

 


 

Staples 3D Printing

Staples Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses

 


 

Proposal to Execute Political Leaders for Corruption

The Article: Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers

A historic precedent (out of many): King Louis XVI executed

Or a modern hypocrisy: Uncle of North Korean leader executed

 


 

Mom’s Rocket

Mom’s Rocket – Raining Sorrow

Mom’s Rocket @ cdBaby

Mom’s Rocket @ Amazon

Mom’s Rocket @ iTunes

Mom’s Rocket – Official Site

Mom’s Rocket @ Facebook

Mom’s Rocket @ MySpace

Mom’s Rocket @ ReverbNation

 


 

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana

Inside Kurt Cobain’s $450 Million Empire

Listening to In Utero on the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s Death

New Kurt Cobain death scene photos released by Seattle P.D. give previously unseen view of Nirvana singer tragedy

Nirvana inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

SOAKED IN BLEACH – Official Trailer | Kurt Cobain | 2014 [HD]

Nirvana @ Amazon

Nirvana – Official Site

Nirvana @ Facebook

Nirvana @ Twitter

Nirvana @ Wikipedia

Nirvana @ YouTube

 


 

Dimmu Borgir

DIMMU BORGIR’s SILENOZ To Launch NORTHERN NIGHT CLOTHING COMPANY During INFERNO Festival

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Raining Sorrow” by Mom’s Rocket from the album Red
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana [fair use snippet only] from the album Nevermind
  • Curmudgeon” by Nirvana from the box set With The Lights Out

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Blendonomicon

BlendonomiconBlendover Episode One Hundred and One:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Joe Dzikiewicz, formerly of Mixx.com & currently with The Trip Tribe, guests as we discuss the Mozilla CEO resigning due to political views, & look into the a new Affluenza case. Harvard has books bound in human skin, & we turn to the story of a Florida GOP candidate being “outed” as a LARPer.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Brendan Eich and Mozilla
  • Affluenza II: du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Harvard Books bound in Human Flesh!
  • Florida GOP Candidate “outed” as LARPer

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Peter Egan – Official Site

The Trip Tribe

The Continuing Adventures of Dr Dzoe

 


 

Brendan Eich and Mozilla

Role Reversal

 


 

Affluenza II: du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV

Du Pont Heir Given Probation For Raping Daughter in Hush-Hush Case; Judge Said He Wouldn’t Fare Well In Prison

Revealed: Multimillionaire du Pont family heir was spared jail for raping his three-year-old daughter because judge decided he would ‘not fare well’ behind bars

 


 

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello @ Amazon

Gogol Bordello – Official Site

Gogol Bordello @ Facebook

Gogol Bordello @ Last.fm

Gogol Bordello @ MySpace

Gogol Bordello @ Soundcloud

Gogol Bordello @ Twitter

Gogol Bordello @ Wikipedia

 


 

Harvard Books bound in Human Flesh!

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

The Human Skin Book at HLS

 


 

Florida GOP Candidate “outed” as LARPer

Florida House Candidate Defends His ‘Hobby Activities’, Sends Out This Picture Of Himself In A Costume

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Wonderlust King” by Gogol Bordello from the album Super Taranta!

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Looking Back at Social Blend from 2007 to 2012

Looking Back at Social Blend from 2007 to 2012Five years. It’s a long time by most standards, but to be working at something that you love doing for five years, it’s a blessing. Social Blend was born out of the need for a podcast that was originally for the community from Mixx, but also created out of a firm idea as to how this ground-breaking thing called Social Media would revolutionize the way we see the internet, technology in general, and how content was shared.

In the first phase, my original co-hosts, Jay Fowler and Brian Hill, and I were addicts to the social media bug. We were early adopters, taking on board all kinds of social platforms, from the giants of the early days (being Digg and Reddit), the new toddlers on the block (Twitter and Facebook at the time), and those that never lasted as long as some hoped (Pownce and Plurk as examples).

As Social Blend became the go-to podcast for both the staff and users of Mixx.com, it also covered how social media was changing the landscape. We rode the wave of the new media format – occasionally in a controversial fashion, which resulted in insults (at best) and death threats (at worst).

But, I think more importantly, we correctly predicted and had a clear vision as to where social media would end up: in the psyche of the mainstream.

In the opening year of Social Blend, we began to notice that news was breaking much quicker on social media than it was on TV and other sources. This is commonplace, perhaps even mundane now, but in 2007 and 2008 it was an extremely new phenomenon and an incredible experience to be a part of.

As the new media formats evolved into mainstream, SB also evolved. With the death of Mixx.com at the beginning of 2011, we lost a core and key component of our audience and, for some time, were lost in this difficult void, searching for a new niche that suited the show in attitude and style.

Taking a lesson from the beginning of our West Memphis Three reportage in 2009, and also by luck of chance, we accidentally stumbled across our new sub-niche in the form of the England Riots in 2011. We noticed the tense and significant moment was getting zero coverage on American TV news, and zoned in on the event and the news for an episode.

The reaction was immediate. We received a great deal of positive impact from that episode – and noticed the return of the insults and death threats… which meant we had pricked the right nerves. In 2011 and 2012, Social Blend became a show that zoned in on news events not being covered in the United States, while also being a source for significant developments in social media, and what was getting the most attention on the web.

This advanced even further in 2012, when we began to stumble across odd stories getting no attention at all (some might call them curiosities) and deconstruct them and analyze them. In addition, we began to expose fads as frauds, as SB became the first podcast to unveil Kony 2012 as the scam that it was, compiling evidence and discussing the true motivations. This analysis also generated feedback – good and bad – which also like the previously mentioned hullabaloos (and the future discourse on universal health care on Reddit and in a different episode), resulted in more insults and death threats yet again.

This characteristic of following up on analysis of curiosities and intriguing news stories not getting mainstream coverage is an aspect I’d like to continue to evolve in the new BlendoveR podcast if at all possible. In fact, I already have some news items in mind and lined up…

Perhaps more importantly, Social Blend from year one became a source of irreverent and no-holds-barred attitude. From the serious expulsions of bile, piss, vinegar, and anger, to the off-the-walls explicit humor as well, the podcast held a “nothing is sacred” attitude that permeated through the entire history of the show, giving us a unique voice in the ether of the tubes.

For some, while SB was “just another podcast”, for me it was a labor of love, sleepless nights, migraines, learning curves, prolonged hours of research, experimentation, and (when it boils down to it) workaholism. The last five years have been a blessing, yes, but has also been an incredible amount of work.

Notwithstanding this, I always believed that the Blend should be free, that we would never cave in to advertising or sponsorships on the show. The exception we had was some Google Ad-Sense links on the web site, which was owned by Brian Hill to assist with hosting costs – though this never generated anything near “break even” status.

Although entrepreneurs and the social media consultant wannabe morons were trying to work out how to monetize, I was ensuring that we stayed free, and that we did it for free. This was significant to me. I didn’t covet profit or potential monies to replace the motivation of “doing the show because we love it”. If we didn’t love it, why do it? But we did, and it was important to me for the integrity of the show to stay within that respect. I think many of our listeners appreciated this.

As I close out this harangue of memories, I’d like to thank all of those who’ve served as co-hosts since 2007: Jay Fowler, Brian Hill, Tamar Weinberg, Josh Olson, Reem Abeidoh, Terr Ciavarra, as well as Corey Koehler who served as co-host on the Craniumelody music versions of Social Blend.

Thanks also to those of you who guested on the show. You know who you are.

But more significantly, thanks to YOU, our listeners, who have stuck with us through all this time. Social Blend has been a wild ride… but if you think that is over, just wait until you hear the new BlendoveR podcast.

See you on the other side, over at BlendoveR.com.

DILLIGAF!

– Greg Davies


Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from cGt2099.com), Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox), and Jay Fowler (SilentJay74 from JuicySnake.com) the Social Blend is a fun, and hard-hitting, podcast, with no respect for rules.


Music used in the Social Blend Intro Theme was performed and written by EMERALD CITY
Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]