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Ever since we discovered Opentape my musical friends have been asking for help getting it installed in their sites and I have finally bumped one up to the server for myself, since it is getting installed all over our domains.

It all started when Kirk asked me to toss a web site together for him because he was close to finishing up a recording project and releasing a CD of praise and worship songs he wrote in 1985, along with some singles in assorted genres that he and his brothers had written. He wanted to be able to offer folks a chance to hear his music in a stream without the option of downloading it so they could hear the whole song instead of the traditional 30 to 45 second preview clip.

Gary and Sonny Larson asked What I could do to help them get Sonny's songs out there where people could hear their songs and download mp3s.

Opentape worked well in both applications because it allows for toggling downloadability on and off.

We set up a site for Gary based around an Opentape playlist that was toggled for allowing the songs to be downloaded, while Kirk's was toggled off.

While most people use Opentape around the idea of a mixtape, it has a lot of neat uses for serving up audio besides making mixtapes. Musicians are using it as a marketing and distribution tool to share their sounds, and podcasters their pods.

My playlist is mostly audiobooks and re-broadcasts. I can listen to audiobooks from any computer as I work on different machines, or from the cybercafe, or anywhere with access, and don't have to carry them around on a USB stick in order to have them handy.


Sam is using his playlist for his poetry. Here's the embed code for his playlist:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie"
value="http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/code/xspf.php"
/>
<embed
src="http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/code/xspf.php"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"
allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>

Anyone can copy the code and embed Sam's playlist on their web page, giving him a promotional tool in a link back that provides content to the person embedding Sam's poems on their site.

Here's Kirk's embed code from his home site:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>

And here is the one just for his first CD:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>



Here's the embed code for the GorgeLink.Org audiocast:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>


And here's the code for Eliza's playlist for her album I Could Be Anybody:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://gorgelink.org/eliza/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/eliza/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://gorgelink.org/eliza/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/eliza/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>


I'll be adding more embed codes here as soon as I get them and re-post them at the Ekone Creative blog. Links to our lists can be found at the playlists post at GorgeLink. So have fun exploring the sonics and come back here for the codes for the ones you like best when you want to share them.

Posted on 17 Aug 2010, 4:32 - Category: News
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Extra Terrestrial Trucking

Extra Terrestrial Trucking was a premiere provider of flat bed hauling services up and down the west coast for over 15 years. It was owned by Carl New of Goldendale, Washington, who based the name on a subtle pun that was hardly ever recognized, much less, appreciated.

Carl retired last year, so the site has essentially closed down for the purpose the domain was established, which was to promote ETTruck, and provide contact info to customers.

Carl shared his domain with friends who wanted a web page and was active in promoting community services.

Now the domain is shifting its purpose to more fun things than advertising reliable hauling services.
Local musicians are running playlists hosted here, and a few other things are still serving their original purposes, and every thing moves at a more leisurely pace.

Posted on 13 Aug 2010, 23:21 - Category: ettruck
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About This Blog

This is the personal blog of Ric Frye, the webmaster for ettruck.com.

Puppy Linux includes PPLOG as a personal blog as of version 4.31, and this is the online version of the PPLOG I have when I am booted to the Nearly Office Puppy version on my old PIII.

I never payed much attention to PPLOG as an app, but once I started using it I was amazed at how much it does for something that comes in a zip file under 250k. It's a really nice blogging tool, and I can compose there and copy the entries from it that I want to put online here.

Posted on 13 Aug 2010, 23:06 - Category: About
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News

New News!

Blu Streets Records is the new label Kirk has created to release his new CD project that actually began around 1985 when he wrote the songs.

More projects are in the works as he is working on the last two songs of his upcoming new release Kirk In Spirit.

Posted on 15 Aug 2010, 9:39 - Category: News
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