By Clive Young.
Every day, we use Twitter to bring you links to our latest headlines, but we also use it to spread the word about different things, whether they’re interesting articles in the mainstream media or important announcements from organizations like AES. Reading back our Tweets from October, we found a spate of new singles released in obscure formats (wax cylinders, anyone?), promoted the heck out of our interview with country music superstar Kenny Chesney, and found lots of amusing audio-related stuff out there on the web. Here’s a run down of most of it, minus our daily news headlines. To get the latest in Pro Audio, make sure to follow us at @ProSoundNews!
Jimmy Iovine attacks music file formats at NYTimes - but reader comments are even better. http://nyti.ms/ctYkng #ProAudio -Clive
Super-loud TV commercials one step closer to extinction http://bit.ly/a3bnDg -Clive
RT @Discographies Foo Fighters: 1-6 "My old position was eliminated and I am seeking employment. I have a strong knowledge of current trends in my industry."
RT @SennheiserUSA Enter to win #HD800 Sennheiser headphone; in 140 characters or less, tweet your #Sennheiser story; our biased judges will select a winner
Gb4less sifts through Gigabyte Storage and Memory Deals - lifehackerhttp://bit.ly/b5Qmgr -Clive
Box Set packaging gone wild: The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Boxhttp://bit.ly/bG3nBu -Clive
Just posted a cool interview with the author of the new book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Filmshttp://bit.ly/94kzNL #ProAudio #LOTR
Oct. 6, 1927: The Jazz Singer Gives Movie Audiences the ‘Talkies’ - Wiredhttp://bit.ly/9KAs15 #ProAudio -Clive
Justin Timberlake prefers vinyl to MP3s - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9MvJMJ Whereupon millions of teen girls ask Dad 'What's a turntable?'
Update on Des Moines dB Soap Opera (venue GM arrested for not letting cops take ambient reading) http://bit.ly/cxOkvv #ProAudio -Clive
Billy Idol Lands Book Deal with Simon & Schuster - GalleyCathttp://bit.ly/98yxaP So--co-writer or will he be typing by himself?
44 Fanciful Uses for Dud Discs http://bit.ly/df1pMf Finally, a use for that OMC album in the glove compartment...
Al Pacino to Play Phil Spector in David Mamet-written/directed HBO Movie - NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/b7ITqn -Clive
At NY Beacon Theatre w/ Dave Natale (Stones FOH), Radio City audio team playing @thomasdolby thru new Clair-installed PA; sounds good -Clive
New vinyl 45s are cool but Tom Waits has one-upped everyone, releasing a 78 with its own player! http://bit.ly/cKLHE2 -Clive
More new releases in obscure formats: Black Swan on reel-to-reel and cassette http://bit.ly/crLjht -Clive
Ultimate old format single: Band releases wax cylinder; comes with 'build a player' instructions http://bbc.in/adBS8S #ProAudio -Clive
Ex-videogame audio engineer on The Sims pours life savings into game music concert - Wiredhttp://bit.ly/bxFyEY #ProAudio -Clive
RT @BeatlesTweets Oct. 15: Today in 1960, John, Paul, George and Ringo played together for the first time recording Gershwin's "Summertime"
A Subway, 4 iPhones and a Little Serendipity - NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/crhoIw Busking in the iPhone Age (good song) -Clive
RT @SennheiserUSA 129th AES in San Francisco, 11/4-11/7. Where recording innovations happen. Be there!!
Now here's some rock history up for grabs: Legendary NYC Hotel Chelsea for sale - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9TIyps -Clive
Seen part two of our Pro Sound News interview with Kenny Chesney? http://bit.ly/aPzEnw #ProAudio #Recording
The final part of our Kenny Chesney interview, talking favorite studio and live mics, and more! http://bit.ly/advsag #ProAudio -Clive
Cool piece on inside the Library of Congress' private audiobook service - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/a8zcw3 #ProAudio -Clive
iPhone 4 unpowered amplifier - http://bit.ly/dy91Mi About as analog as it gets. -Clive
Mindflex Hack Turns Brain Waves Into Music - Wiredhttp://bit.ly/cj4rfe -Clive
You can rest easy now--J.D. Fortune back to fronting INXS - http://bit.ly/bdEI67 -Clive
The unusual--but thoroughly appropriate--headstone of Tony Wilson, Factory Records founder (New Order, etc) http://bit.ly/bkeOYQ -Clive
The last mystery of the blues: were Robert Johnson's recordings sped up? - Boing Boinghttp://bit.ly/bcFmcT #ProAudio -Clive
A Walkman Obit: Remembering the portable player - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9zctVl
Myspace Revamp Focuses on Entertainment - NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/acLOFR Just in time or too little, too late? -Clive
Device turns your chest cavity into a sub when you watch movies while traveling - NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/brjWUM -Clive