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Right now Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave over Iphone 11 and new Ipad designs…

I didn’t watch the latest Apple Event of the new Apple products but I’ve seen pictures of them and heard about them here and there. I would have to agree with most people that the new design of Iphone 11 is just horrible. I’m not a big fan of the two camera lenses and the camera light next to it trying to make it look like a triangle or whatever. The thing looks like it came from a sci-fi movie or something.

I would think that Steve Jobs would not have approved with Tim Cook’s work with Apple lately. The Iphone 11 makes me wish that Steve Jobs was still alive ’cause if he was, he would have done anything he could to make that awful design not happen. If Steve was here still, that design wouldn’t have happened at all and if he saw it himself, I can see Steve freakin’ out about it knowing how he was in the past. Steve’s temper tantrum was no secret and if you showed him something he didn’t like, he would have no problem expressing his anger about it. That’s how he always was back when he was alive. He was like that ’cause it was his way of creating the best products.

Steve’s goal with Apple products was that he wanted to help people with “personal computing”…. Tim Cook just wants to do things differently. All Tim Cook has been doing with Apple products lately is that he’s been making them in different sizes, different designs and different colors. Tim Cook just wants to make them look “cool” and try to make them catch people’s eyes but Steve never did things that way. Steve was all about the “personal computing” experience if you get what I mean. I’m with everyone that I don’t think he would have liked the Iphone11 design.

I also don’t think Steve would have approved of the Apple Card and the Apple+ streaming service either. Steve was always about “personal computing” and not about entertainment.

I used to never be a fan of Apple products in the past but I’ve had a change of heart when I got the Ipad and then I got an Ipod. I don’t have an Iphone yet but I would like to get one at some point. If I ever did get an Iphone from Apple, it would be an older version… I don’t think I’ll get the newer ones.

I’m not a fan of Tim Cook of the way he’s doing things lately. I’m also due for a new Ipad and I plan on buying a new Ipad next year but I won’t get one with a ten inch screen. I’m gonna go for the Ipad Mini, I think. Steve wouldn’t have approved of an Ipad with a 10 inch screen either, he’d be screaming his head off about that too. Apple getting worse under Tim Cook. Not a fan of that guy at all. Man, why did Steve had to pass on too early?

Kev

Record stores… remember those???

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I’ve always been a huge music addict. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always bought albums. Music was always a big part of my life and I just love supporting bands & artists. Always did and still do.

When there used to be record stores all over the place, I would go to them all the time and would browse around for hours. I never bought many cassettes and vinyls when  they were around but when the compact disc started coming out, I was all over them. I would come home with like 5 – 7 CD’s a week. That’s how I got a huge CD collection. In the past, my CD collection was a lot bigger than this but I probably sold a bunch of ’em, gave ’em away or people borrowed some and never gave them back. I still have many of my CD’s that I’ve bought over the years, though.

Thanks to Itunes, I now buy music digitally. That’s where I buy my albums now. There are still record stores around today but not as much as you have seen in the past. F.Y.E. still exists and you can still buy records at Barnes & Noble. I still buy albums on physical CD once in a blue moon. I buy a lot of albums from Itunes now since the record store era is pretty much dead.

I love listening to music. It’s always been a big part of my life and still is. I’m a proud music addict. I do miss the record store, though. Thanks to Steve Jobs who killed the record store era.

Kev

Music I’ve been listening to on Apple Music…

I’ll have to admit that I find Apple Music streaming service quite addicting. I’ve been listening to it for quite a lot over the past week.

Lately I’ve been listening to all of Blur’s albums. You know that rock band from UK who does songs like “Song 2”, “Girls & Boys”, etc. I’ve listened to most of their albums including their new album, “The Magic Whip” which is really good! I love Blur. I dig their sound and they write good tunes.

I’ve also listened to Janet Jackson’s first two albums that she made in the 80’s and those are good albums too. Yeah, I dig Janet’s music, always had.

Last night, other than listening to Lana Del Rey’s two albums, I’ve also listened to two Deep Purple albums: “Machine Head” and “Perfect Strangers”. Both of those Deep Purple albums are classics.

Earlier this morning, I just listened to Carcass’s latest record, “Surgical Steel” that they released in 2013. I like metal and always wanted to check out Carcass. Their music is enjoyable and listenable.

That’s all for now. So far so good, Apple Music is awesome and I think it’s gonna be a game changer for the music industry. Streaming services could kill the Compact Disc for good and pretty soon record labels will be forced to release albums over the internet. How will artists get paid for their music when the Compact Disc era finally ends? Well artists can get paid from the Itunes store and they can get paid with their share from the Apple Music subscriptions. They’ll get paid by Pandora and Spotify too. So no worries folks, major label bands still can get rich with their music even if Compact Discs disappear completely.

Apple changed music history with Itunes, they’ll do the same again with Apple Music. I think Apple did a good job with it.

Kev

Why I love Apple and I’m a big fan now…

In the past, I used to be against Apple and their products and didn’t want anything to do with Apple until now. Now I love Apple, thanks Steve! A lot of people are still hating on Apple but I don’t know why. At first I was gonna avoid all Apple products but when the Ipad first came out, that’s when I decided to have a change of heart with Apple.

So far, I’ve got the IPad 2 and the IPod Touch. I don’t have an IPhone yet but would like to get one sometime in the near future.

I have no issues with Apple. I just find it interesting on how you can do all these activities with these gadgets. Listen/record music, read books, watch movies/TV shows, make videos, talk to people, etc.

I used to hate Apple but now I’ve admittedly became an addict. Nothing wrong with Apple at all, in my opinion. Like it or not, they are changing the world and making a difference in people’s lives.

Yes, I do like ITunes as well. I bought a lot of music from ITunes and don’t feel any guilt.

People who avoid Apple products just don’t understand them, in my opinion.

Of course, Apple products will no longer be the same now that Steve Jobs is no longer with us but it’s still a great company.

Apple is all cool with me.

Kev

More on HBO Now…

Well, I’ve been watching “The Sopranos” a lot on that HBO NOW streaming service for the Ipad and it’s real nice! I’ve already watched Season 1 of “The Sopranos” and I’m just at the very end of Season 2 already. Yeah, admittedly I’ve been doing a lot of binge watching on this show ’cause I was hoping to watch it all before the 1 month free subscription expired . I would watch like 4 episodes a night but admittedly it’s gonna take me a while longer to watch the whole show so it’s looking like that if I want to watch the rest of it, I’ll have to pay the subscription soon and I will. I think I’ll keep this service for a little while longer ’cause the only reason I wanted this service to begin with is to watch “The Sopranos”. A show I always wanted to see.

Yeah, I’m really loving this show. Tony Soprano is a bad ass and I love Steven Van Zandt’s character. I never realized that Steven Van Zant (who is well known as the guitar player for Bruce Springsteen) is such a good actor! Van Zandt is a talented actor… I’m blown away by his talent! “The Sopranos” is an addicting as hell show. It’s not just a mob drama… I view it as a comedy as well ’cause there’s a lot of hilarious scenes in it. James Gandolfini was a genius of an actor though. I’ve always respected the hell out of that man even before he passed. I was bummed when I heard about his passing.

Anyway, I should get back to watching, “Game of Thrones – Season 4” a season I haven’t seen yet… that way I can start watching Season 5 on there too. I love “game of thrones” and that’s another reason I wanna subscribe to HBO Now and will. Admittedly $14.99 a month is kind of pricey but I don’t think I’m gonna keep HBO NOW forever. I’m only gonna get it to watch certain shows and I also wanna watch that upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” which is gonna be on there next month so I’m definitely gonna pay for it for another month.

“The Sopranos” is a masterpiece of a TV show. It’s definitely one of the best shows on TV of all time. Why did I start watching it so late?

What I love is how HBO NOW lets you pay for the subscription from Itunes so that means you get to use those Itunes cards. I don’t do credit cards hardly at all so when I need to get stuff from Apple, I use those gift cards you see in the store. I guess that’s why Apple sells them gift cards in the store so people can buy things for their devices who don’t have a credit card.

I’ll admit that I bought a lot of stuff from Apple… albums from Itunes, books, apps, etc. The Ipad is an addicting tool.

Kev

“HBO Now” to officially put Netflix to an end??? I’m already feeling it…

The reason that there are no HBO shows streamable for Netflix is because HBO and Netflix have never been on good terms. Both companies have been feuding for a long while now. I think the only reason that HBO is releasing “HBO Now” is to compete with Netflix obviously. The subscription prices for “HBO Now” cost $14.99 a month which is a lot cheaper than Netflix. “Netflix” costs $18 per month. “HBO Now” will be Apple TV exclusive for now but the service will be made available for all devices soon.

Will I get HBO Now whenever it’s made available for the Ipad and the video game consoles? Not sure yet. The only reason I would get it for is “Game of Thrones” ’cause it’s my favorite show. I would also get it for “The Sopranos” ’cause you know they’re gonna stream all their old HBO shows on there like “Dream On”, “Sex and the City” and all that stuff.

I have a feeling that Netflix will quickly be a thing of the past and everyone will switch to “HBO Now”. “HBO Now” is already getting a lot of buzz.

Kev

I’m so glad Christian Bale is playing Steve Jobs instead of Leo Dicaprio…. thank god!!!

One thing that I’m thankful for is that Leo Dicaprio did a good move pulling out of the Aaron Sorkin scripted, “Jobs” movie. Today, Aaron Sorkin himself just confirmed that Christian Bale is playing Steve Jobs.

There’s a lot of people complaining that why is Hollywood doing another Steve Jobs movie when they just did one with Ashton Kutcher? Yes. I know there is another one and I did see the Kutcher version. The Kutcher movie was pretty good but I didn’t think Kutcher played Steve Jobs very well. The movie was well written and was surprisingly pretty faithful to Steve’s story but Ashton wasn’t a good fit to playing Steve Jobs.

Christian Bale is a perfect fit and I think he’s gonna kill it. Of course, he’s gonna kill it. He’s fucking Christian Bale. He kills every role he plays in. My three favorite movies that Christian Bale has ever played in were: “The Fighter”, “3:10 To Yuma”, “American Psycho” and “American Hustle”. I’m sure there’s more great movies he played in but those I listed are my favorite.

He was an okay Batman but not the greatest, though.

As far as the Jobs movies go, I’ve heard that the Kutcher and Bale movies are gonna be completely different. Kutcher’s version was a straight up biopic, Bale’s version is not gonna be. I’ve heard that Aaron Sorkin only wrote three really long scenes for the film, that’s it. The Bale film is not gonna be what you think it is.

I’m looking forward to Sorkin’s “Jobs” movie. I’m just so glad Leo Dicaprio is no longer involved. I can’t stand Leo. Now that Bale’s in, I’m definitely gonna see this!

Kev

People who complain and whine about the U2 album…

Even if Apple just recently gave people the option to delete the new U2 album off of their Iphones, Ipads or Ipods or whatever… people are still complaining and bitching. After all this has been going on, I am starting to figure out why people are hating.

Here’s the deal…

People like free things. Don’t lie about it. Everybody loves free things. The reason everybody is hating on Apple and U2 is not because they gave out a free album. It’s not because of Apple or Itunes. People are only complaining and bitching because it all depends on the artist who is giving away the free album.

We all know that U2 has been one of the most hated bands for a long time now. In the past, U2 used to be one of the most respected bands in the world but after the album, “Achtung Baby”… that’s when U2 got a lot of hate when they decided to change their genre of music and go electronic for their albums, “Zooropa” and “POP”. Then Bono got himself into this Africa activism for starving children and all that stuff which is part of why they teamed up with Apple.

America loves free music but like I said it all depends on the artist who’s giving away free music on Itunes.

How much do you wanna bet that if artists like Taylor Swift, Adelle or John Mayer gave out a free album on Itunes… everybody wouldn’t mind it. People would have been all for it.

It’s all about the artist, not Apple.

How much do you wanna bet that those people who complained and whined about the new U2 album being forced on their gadgets didn’t even listen to the album? They just felt like hating. Haters are gonna hate.

Sharon Osbourne just recently called out Apple and U2 for this on twitter, she’s hating on them too. I personally think that the only reason Sharon is hating ’cause she’s mad that Apple didn’t ask Ozzy to be a part of it. If Apple asked Ozzy or Black Sabbath to give out a free album, I’m almost 100% positive Sharon WOULD be on board for it.

I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last time Apple is gonna do this. They’ll do this again with a different artist but who knows who???

The reason Apple did this ’cause Steve Jobs was good friends with Bono before he died and I’m sure this is what Steve would have wanted. I think they did it in Steve’s honor. I can see Apple giving away free albums by Bob Dylan next ’cause Steve was a huge fan of his.

Like I said above, everybody likes free music… don’t lie about it… some people just hated U2 being the first one to do it.

No matter what people think of this idea… I think it’s a good marketing strategy. It’s a good way to get artists out there. Apple will probably do this more. This will be an ongoing trend.

I mean, if people hate Apple so much then why did they get an Iphone or an Ipod??? There are other gadgets out there and other brands. That’s why people have agreed to use Androids and there are other Mp3 players too.

I used to hate Apple and at first, I never wanted anything to do with Apple products until now. Now I’m in love with Apple products and think there is nothing wrong with them.

There’s no reason for people to complain. They just complain ’cause that’s all they’re gonna do. Once again, haters are gonna hate. I think they’re just jealous that U2 got shoved in everyone’s faces like that.

Instead of complaining and whining… just listen to the album. I think it’s a great album and the boys are back musically!!! I’ve listened to it a couple of times already.

Kev

U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” is actually a pretty great album, surprisingly!!!

There’s a lot of U2 hate going on but I don’t understand it. I stopped liking the band for a long while myself but I don’t “hate” them. I still respect U2 for their legacy and I still love their earlier music. Honestly, I think I stopped liking U2 after their, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” album which was their best new album in the 2000’s years, in my opinion.

I listened to their new album, “Songs of Innocence” they just released for Itunes for FREE two times already. I’m very impressed with the album. It seems they got their old school sound back a little bit. I can hear a lot of 70’s and 80’s style that U2 used to have back in the day. There’s a lot of Ramones and the Clash influences on the album which is what the album is about. It’s a homage to those two legendary bands, I believe.

This is Bono’s best singing and the Edge’s guitar playing, WOW!!!! The whole band is pretty tight all the way through. I think the songwriting is very impressive on this album.

My two favorite tracks on the album are “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight” and “Raised By Wolves”. “Cedarwood Road” is a very good song too. The song “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight” kind reminds me of their classic song, “Bullet the Blue Sky” a little bit.

I was pretty impressed with the new U2 album so I’ll probably keep it. Sometime I’ll have to figure out how to get the album on my Ipod Touch. I’m sure there’s a way, i’ll figure it out.

I know a lot of people are upset that they have to get forced to have the album on your Apple gadgets but give the album a chance. Give it a listen and you might actually enjoy it yourself. I know a lot of people are pissed at Bono at this idea but I think it’s pretty cool! It’s a good marketing idea for your band and creative! Because of this, I’m sure U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” will be a no. 1 album on the Billboard Charts.

If you have an Iphone or an Ipad or whatever, you should give the album a listen. I think U2 just won my respect back.

Kev

Was the new U2 album really FREE??? Technically, it wasn’t…

It may seem like that Bono have joined the free music movement but in reality, he hasn’t. Technically, the album wasn’t free at all. Apple paid the band U2 for this. I bet Apple paid U2 a lot of money for this, I mean a lot of money… possibly millions. Why did Bono agree to try to give this album away for free? 

Simply because he feels the charts today are broken and I agree. He’s another one who feels that today’s music industry isn’t the same anymore. 

http://time.com/3313164/bono-u2-apple-itunes/

After U2 giving away their album for a free download on Itunes, I have a feeling that more bands & artists will follow. This could be an ongoing trend in Itunes. 

I’ve just downloaded the new U2 album. I couldn’t download it on my Ipod Touch ’cause I didn’t have IOS7 on there yet but my Ipad does have IOS7 so I downloaded it for the Ipad instead. 

I’ll give the new album a listen this week and will give it a review. 

Kev