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Music, Green Leprachauns at the Belmont Austin

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It’s been a great tech week here at Southby in Austin Texas. And like the seasons, we’re going to see a sea change in the crowds, as the our tech folks make room for the lovely madness that is Music week at South by!

We’ll be broadcasting ALL week as well, and you already know where to watch that.

And if you’re in the Austin area, well we better see you there at the Belmont Austin! Come meet the Ustream team and pick up lots of Ustream swag, including t-shirts and guitar picks. On the corner of 6th and Lavaca, map below:

305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Let us know you’re coming in the comments below, with your Ustream channel or ID!

Artists set list for the rest of the week:

The Belmont Music Week overview.

All Events and Music are Free, Open to the Public, NO WRISTBAND REQUIRED

Tuesday March 17th – uStream/The Belmont

“Green With Envy” (St. Patty’s Day Party)
Details: Find the Leprechaun at The Belmont for a FREE Green Beer
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT
Amazing Drink Specials

2pm-2:30- Pat Green
2:45-3:15- Bucky and The Blues Buckets
3:30-4:15-Roster McCabe
4:30-515-Heatbox
530-6:15- Daughters of The Sun
630-7 15- Evening Rig
7:30-815- Kevin Devine and the God Damn Band
8:15-10- Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy
10:15-11:15- Peter Himmelman – Furious World Live from The Belmont
11:30-12:15am- John Cruz
12:30am – 2am (Special Guest)

Wednesday March 18th – uStream/The Belmont

11am -7pm- “Cardiac Music Group Party”
Details: Free Beer
Free Live Music
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT

The Straw man Complex (Phoenix)
The Silent Armada (San Diego)
Rosemary’s Garden (L.A.)
Underwater Get down (Phoenix)
Matt R (Phoenix)
Tugboat (Phoenix)
Aristeia (Portland)
This Twilight City (Michigan)
Egress (Texas)
Sorry Ok Yes (Italy)
Kalab (Las Vegas)

Covalent Records Presents

8:00-8:30- Dark, Dark, Dark
8:45-9:30— The Evening Rig
9:45-10:30—Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy
10:45-11:30- O’brother
11:45-12:30—The Jakes
12:45-2am- Jonathon Tyler and The Northern Lights

Thursday March 19th – uStream/The Belmont

“Covalent Records Presents”:
Details: Free Live Music
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT
$3 Beers, Wells, $5 House wine 3 -7pm, $5 Apps Menu

2:45-3:30- Speakeasy
3:45-4:30- The White Iron Band
4:45-5:30pm- Moving Matter
5:45-6:30pm- Little Red Radio
6:45-7:30pm- Sea Bird
7:45-8:30pm- Chris Pierce
8:45-9:30pm- Mae Day
9:30-10pm- Set up for Mandy Lauderdale
10:00-11pm- Mandy Lauderdale
11:15-12am- Amazing Baby
12:30am-2am- (Special Guests)


Friday March 20th – uStream/The Belmont

12pm-6pm- Vanguard and Russell Carter Mgmt
Details: No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT

Sarah Borges
Death on Two Wheels
The Bridges
5:00pm – The Indigo Girls
9pm-10pm- Into the Presence
10:15-11pm- Elisabeth and The Catapult
11:15pm-12am- Rachel Goodrich
12:15am-1am- Abalone Dots
1am-2am- (Special Guest)

Saturday March 21st – uStream/The Belmont

12pm-4pm- Favorite Gentlemen Party

12:00-12:30 Harrison Hudson (acoustic)
12:45-1:15 Winston Audio
1:30- 2:00 Leslie
2:15- 2:45 Kevin Devine
3:15- 3:45 Gringo Star
4:00- 4:30 Manchester Orchestra
4:45pm- 5:30pm- Into the Presence

6pm-2am- Roxwel Party

7:30 pm- Fake Problems
8:30pm- The Von Bondies
10:00pm- Death Confederate
11:00pm- Right Away, Great Capitan!
12:00am- Glasvegas
1:00am- The Knux

History: Inauguration LIVE on Ustream

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Over the last two years, Ustream has had the privilege to work closely with President Elect Obama’s campaign.  We stream speeches, we streamed townhalls, and we even had the honor to stream his victory speech.

History will be made Jan 20th, and you will all be able to watch this LIVE on Ustream.   As always, our interactive chat will be there to make this experience more of a social experience.

If you are not going to fight the traffic in DC and the pat downs from the secret service, then watch the inauguration of fellow Ustreamer, President Barack Obama, with me.

Here is the link to the Official Inauguration Live Stream Page:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/barack-obama-inauguration-day-live

2008 Viral Video of the Year And Puppy Cam SONG!

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Most of the world now has seen our beloved Shiba Inu Puppy Cam (maybe the world is a exaggeration, but 10 million people have tuned it).

They been on TV and radio, in magazines and blogs.  The pups were on CNN atleast 20 times. John our other Founder and I even got to be on the Today show live (yes, I was nervous).

Did you hear this? They are also one of the Top 10 Most Viral Videos of 2008, perhaps even the most viral LIVE video of all time.

All of this because a SF family decided to put a puppy nanny cam on their 6 adorable little puppies. Who would have thought!

And now, they even have a song! Enjoy and Happy Holidays..

UPDATE:  NBC Nightly News Piece from today!

The New Media Election- And It Was Powerful

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Tonight I sat back and watched with amazement one of our nation’s most sacred principles unfold live on Ustream.  Over a million people followed the election on Ustream today- from small election parties, to passionate professional broadcasts.

Whether you agree or not, are red or blue, Democrat or Republican, history was made today and many experienced this through our humble service.  Over the last 2 years, John, Gyula and I have had the opportunity to meet many people and see many things because of Ustream, but tonight, for me, was the most powerful.

Thank you to all who support our service.  We have many major announcements coming over the next few months and we will continue to push the limits of this powerful medium.

If you missed President Elect Obama’s speech today, please watch the VOD below.

God Bless America!

9/19/2008 Ask a Ninja goes LIVE at 3pm PDT

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Los Angeles:  The Ninja of AskANinja.com and The Ninja Handbook will attack swashbucklers and scurvy dogs worldwide on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Sept. 19.  For a solid hour, he will answer questions live on his uStream.tv channel at 3pm PDT/ 6 pm EST.

“Ninjas just pity pirates,” said the Ninja.  “They are just poorly educated, physically disabled people with substance abuse problems.  They should not be celebrated, they should be put into a twelve step program or killed.”

According to The Ninja Handbook, just released by Three Rivers Press/Crown, everyone who reads it will surely be killed.

“Ninjas don’t just kill pirates,” said the Ninja.  “We kill everything, really, really well.”

The Ninja will be chatting live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ask-a-ninja-live or http://fans.askaninja.com 3pm PDT/6pm EDT on Friday 9/19.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers.  More information is available at their web site, talklikeapirate.com.


The Ninja is the creation of Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, and has been the subject of over 100 million video downloads at www.AskANinja.com. The Ninja Handbook is available wherever books are sold, and is being released as a free audiobook in podcasts at AskANinjabook.com.

A Short RNC Anecdote

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Yesterday, at 4:00 pm sharp, all non security personnel were forced out of the building. As we walked passed the cold faced Secret Service standing at the door I could hear the heavy pant of the K-9 Bomb Detection Dogs. Turned around for just a second, my eyes idly followed a large German Shepherd as he paced around the room and disappeared past a dozen men in black. What specifically those men in black did next I have no idea, my line of vision had been obstructed when the door shut behind me, however one thing was for sure…The rock gods of the republican party were arriving in two days and things for both the RNC and Ustream were about to get crazy.

With our first stream of the convention, join viewers from around the world and watch McCain address how the RNC will change because of Hurricane Gustav. [live stream]

Check back tomorrow for live coverage all day and all week. Five cameras, one convention, millions of viewers.

See you there.

SXSW: Ustream.TV Bryan’s Recap

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There are undoubtedly countless “only in SXSW” moments for a non-twitterer like yours truely to really record and archive in web-published format.

Like, for example, having Mark Cuban walk up and spontaneously grab my camera to take a picture of ME — like the Dallas Maverick himself was but a kind stranger I subsequently thanked him as. Or getting a picture with the Geico caveman, in full regalia. Or meeting the various founders and execs of web 2.0 sites I use on a regular basis. Just another day in the life of SXSW Interactive.

But one of the most meaningful moments occurred on the first day of the SXSW Music portion, for the Pimp C tribute at Fuze. A tribute for recently deceased half of UGK, the show featured the other half, legendary underground rapper Bun B. If you aren’t hip to UGK, I forgive you, and I’ll pause as you quickly go Wikipedia them.

Time’s up.

So now you know that UGK is Texas underground legends who have hit number one on the Billboard and guested with Jay-Z on Big Pimpin. Yes, there are two other rappers on Big Pimpin. And you know that Bun B hadn’t had much time to mourn Pimp C’s untimely passing.

And right in the middle of the tribute show, right in the midst of a typically molasseses-thick Pimp C beat….

Bun B ever so subtlety broke out in tears. At least I think he did. Check out the evidence here:

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And kept on keeping on, hitting every single versed word of his fallen comrade in music.

You better believe their was hardly a dry eye in the building. OR the Ustream chatoom, for that matter.

And that’s not even the last of it. Thanks to the folks at AllHipHop.com, Bun B gave a shout out to all the viewers watching live from home!

2:21:45

Other personal highlights from SXSW Music:
+ BushWick Bill’s surprise appearance at the Bun B show (streamed)
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+ Discovering Sabrosa Purr @ the Rock Opera Party (streamed)
+ Discovering the party bumping alchemy of DJ Klever at the Imeem showcase.
+ Discovering Chalie Boy, an ATX musician I would have never heard of outside SXSW. (streamed)
+ Dancing a fool to Flosstradamous… twice in one week
+ Dancing a fool to A-Trak…. twice in one week
+ Observing the Clipse close and in person, as to learn how to get my G on.
+ + Meeting Anthony Volodkin of one Hype Machine, one of my favorite music sites.
+ Watching our day-time music showcase, the Web 2.0 Hoedown, reach up to 670 concurrent viewers and over 100,000 unique viewers total… with barely 30 people at the venue itself. (streamed)

SXSW: Web 2 Point Hoedown!

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Well, not EVERYONE from the web 2.0 crowd have left.

Ustream.TV is excited to announce the live broadcast of the marriage of SXSW music and interactive, in the form Web 2 Hoedown at SXSW. Tomorrow, Friday, March 14, from 10 AM – 4 PM PDT, Friendster and our friends, Meebo and RockYou, present an all day music event featuring a fat lineup of indie artists, including The Virgins.

When:
Friday, March 14, 2008
Noon-6 pm CDT
10 am – 4 pm PDT
1 pm – 7 pm EDT

Performance Schedule:

(All Times Central Daylight Time)

12:00 The Indelicates (www.indelicates.com)

12:30 Frightened Rabbit (www.frightenedrabbit.com)

1:15 Right on Dynamite (www.rightondynamite.com)

2:00 Republic Tigers (www.therepublictigers.com)

2:40 AA Bondy (www.aabondy.com)

3:15 The Virgins (www.thevirgins.net)

3:50 Wild Sweet Orange (www.canvasbackmusic.com)

4:30 O’ Death (www.odeath.net)

5:15 Zykos (www.bighassle.com/publicity/a_zykos.html)

Participating Sponsors:

Meebo
Friendster
Mixercast
RockYou
Sodahead
WooMe

SXSW: Pics with the Geico Caveman

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Amidst all the networking and the pitching and the running around that SXSW requires and all the craziness that ensues, you get these cerebral moments of zaniness that can only be explained in a series of a thousand words. So here we go…

The Geico Caveman, in full regalia with…

Matt:
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Mazy:
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Me (Bryan):

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Brad:

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Brad 2:

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Brad 3:

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Yeah, Brad and the Caveman go waaaaaaay back. Millenniums. One uses sunscreen, one doesn’t. Can you tell which?