GR2 Top 15 Tracks – April 9th, 2007

Back again with the top 15 for the previous week.  This week again shows the diversity of listeners as we have another list that is completely different from the week before.  Enjoy and thanks for listening! 

  1. The grays ct – folsom & 23
  2. I DECLINE (Los Angeles) – Devil's Playground
  3. Dropkick Murphys – Barroom Hero
  4. The Unseen – Scream Out
  5. Stiff Little Fingers – Guitar & Drum
  6. Sewing With Nancie – Sorry in Advance
  7. Minor Threat – I Don't Wanna Hear It
  8. Dillinger Four – "I Was Born on a Pirate Ship!
  9. Strung Out – Bring Out Your Dead
  10. NOFX – Hot Dog In A Hallway
  11. Agent Orange – Bloodstains
  12. Rise Against – Dead Ringer
  13. Bouncing Souls – True Believers
  14. The Bouncing Souls – The Gold Song
  15. Consumed – Wake Up With A Smile

Splash Damage at i30 in the UK this weekend

Splash Damage’s owner and Lead Game Designer, Paul Wedgwood will be demoing Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and holding a Q & A session this coming weekend at i30. i30 is the UK’s biggest ever LAN event with 1500 players attending. The demo session will be in the Finals Arena at 8pm, Friday 6th Paril – get there early to claim your seat!

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Apple Unveils Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on the iTunes Store

I do not know how I feel about this. On one hand, I applaud EMI for allowing their entire catalog to go DRM free. On the other hand, it feels like a grab for more money. I will say it's cool they increased the quality for the extra money. I guess this is one of those times where you have to take the lesser of two evils. It's a step in the right direction none the less. 


Press Release


CUPERTINO, California—April 2, 2007—Apple® today announced that EMI Music’s entire digital catalog of music will be available for purchase DRM-free (without digital rights management) from the iTunes® Store ( worldwide in May. DRM-free tracks from EMI will be offered at higher quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, resulting in audio quality indistinguishable from the original recording, for just $1.29 per song. In addition, iTunes customers will be able to easily upgrade their entire library of all previously purchased EMI content to the higher quality DRM-free versions for just 30 cents a song. iTunes will continue to offer its entire catalog, currently over five million songs, in the same versions as today—128 kbps AAC encoding with DRM—at the same price of 99 cents per song, alongside DRM-free higher quality versions when available.

“We are going to give iTunes customers a choice—the current versions of our songs for the same 99 cent price, or new DRM-free versions of the same songs with even higher audio quality and the security of interoperability for just 30 cents more,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think our customers are going to love this, and we expect to offer more than half of the songs on iTunes in DRM-free versions by the end of this year.”

“EMI and iTunes are once again teaming up to move the digital music industry forward by giving music fans higher quality audio that is virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings, with no usage restrictions on the music they love from their favorite artists,” said Eric Nicoli, CEO of EMI Group.

With DRM-free music from the EMI catalog, iTunes customers will have the ability to download tracks from their favorite EMI artists without any usage restrictions that limit the types of devices or number of computers that purchased songs can be played on. DRM-free songs purchased from the iTunes Store will be encoded in AAC at 256 kbps, twice the current bit rate of 128 kbps, and will play on all iPods, Mac® or Windows computers, Apple TVs and soon iPhones, as well as many other digital music players.

iTunes will also offer customers a simple, one-click option to easily upgrade their entire library of all previously purchased EMI content to the higher quality DRM-free format for 30 cents a song. All EMI music videos will also be available in DRM-free format with no change in price.

The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalog with over five million songs, 350 television shows and over 400 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over two billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over 1.3 million movies, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store.

With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod® and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into completed albums at a reduced price, the iTunes Store is the best way for PC and Mac users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.


GR 2 Top 15 Tracks – April 2, 2007

 Here we are again on a Monday morning, and here is the top 15 on GR2 for the last 7 days.  The only holdover from last week is the Dropkick Murphies, otherwise this is a completely different list than any previous top 15.  Enjoy and thanks for listening!


  1. Lagwagon – Heartbreaking Music
  2. Anti-Heros – Fuck Hollywood
  3. Good Riddance – Yesterday's Headlines
  4. Reverend Horton Heat – Suicide Doors
  5. Bad Religion – Voice of God is Government
  6. Swingin' Utters – Beached Sailor
  7. Operation Ivy – Caution
  8. Rancid – Black Lung
  9. NOFX – Dig
  10. Buzzcocks – What Do I Get
  11. Selby Tigers – Dolph Indicator
  12. Left Alone – Every Night
  13. Dropkick Murphys – The Auld Triangle
  14. The Nobodys – Joe's Sister
  15. Social Distortion – Ball and Chain