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Some Wednesday Fun! Matthew Ebel Returns Today!


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Ustream.TV musical sensation Matthew Ebel returns LIVE today at 2pm EDT/11am PDT for a concert. Matthew has been a personal and Ustream favorite over the last year. Amazing pianist. Amazing singer. Amazing entertainer.

Every Wednesday this month you can check him out at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/matthew-ebel-on-tour

Show some love: Stop by, buy a CD, and learn more about Matthew by visiting www.matthewebel.com


SpaceVidCast Presents… the Universe

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One of the greatest thrills of a social media platform like Ustream.TV is watching how an idea you would have never thought of, simply work.

Technology Evangelist Benjamin Higginbotham utilizes the Ustream platform to present the vastness of the universe itself. Broadcasted on Ben’s Ustream channel as well as his project, SpaceVidCast.com, Ben utilizes a public NASA video feed to highlight exciting events, as well as commentate and moderate the always lively chatroom.

While the NASA feed is public for any type of repurposing, Ben makes it a complete interactive experience, utilizing several Ustream tools (Co-Host, chatroom, etc.). You can watch the NASA feed itself almost anywhere. But you go to SpaceVidCast to get that all important context to fill the vast empty spaces of meaningless dark matter.

Check for scheduled shows here: http://www.spacevidcast.com/calendar/

Ben’s passion for space travel shows in his work, and his mission statement more than reveals the grand scope of Ben’s dreams:

“ Even without any marketing on my side this project has already become larger than I am alone… I started this site to educate people on the value of space travel… Starting directly after STS-123 SpaceVidcast.com will begin a weekly live videocast exclusively on Ustream.tv. The sole purpose of this videocast is to get all of planet Earth excited about space flight and living amongst the stars. Help us spread the word. Help us advance the human race. I hope we’ll see you there.”

Read more about SpaceVidcast here.

Check out Ben in action in this launch video:


Birth 2.0 Redux

We at Ustream.TV love to see the platform being used to live broadcast those once-in-lifetime moments.

Chalk another special one up for the community: Last Wednesday, March 19th, the Ustream.TV community was privileged to usher in the birth of a healthy baby boy!

Thanks to the efforts of the social media maven Jesse Stay, the 6lbs 4oz miracle is already the most popular newborn on the block! But more importantly, with a little bit of Twitter and a little bit of Ustream, Jesse shared the magic of the moment with literally hundreds of relatives, family friends and well-wishers.

The parents are still settling on a name, so be sure to leave your suggestions on Jesse’s Ustream.TV page.

This is of course, Ustream’s second live on-air birth. Kids these days… such Ustream prodigies!

Check out the Jesse’s blog entry on the occasion here.


SXSW: Ustream.TV Bryan’s Recap

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!

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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 – A Short Note on its AWESOMENESS

(I came back a little early – flight landed last night)

Holy crap am I tired. In the past two weeks I’ve been on eight flights, changed time zones at least four times, and I’ve been to two conferences. Partying all night and then waking up early to do some networking really leaves a man tired. It was fun though – the Ustream Biz Dev team really got a lot of work done at SXSW this year. What with streaming interviews at our booth (#409 represent!) and networking at night we DOMINATED SXSW!

Oh, and meeting the caveman was a nice perk too.


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

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?


SXSW: THE VIPER ROOM in AUSTIN!

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Ustream.TV is proud to announce yet another amazing series of shows @ SXSW:

The legendary VIPER ROOM and BEBO take over Austin, bringing a 4 day extravaganza of bands, March 12 – 16, 7 PM – 1 PM PDT / 10 PM – 1 AM EDT. Check out the lineup below.

And yes, I realize the first show is already over. And yes, it was damn successful. Please excuse us: the Ustream.TV crew is working hard to confirm these things literally on the streets of SXSW. I’m literally writing this blog at the AllHipHop show right down the street on 6th!

Literally, as I’m writing this, legendary rapper Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys made a surprise appearance at the the AllHipHop/Bebo show.

Anyway, here’s that lineup, with the Wednesday lineup included for the sake of the recorded video you’re going to watch right now!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

12AM CDT Coyote Shivers

11PM CDT Ringers

10PM CDT Semi Precious Weapons

9PM CDT Roses on her Grave

Thursday, March 13, 2008

12AM CDT Big Bang

11PM CDT Hello Stranger

10PM CDT Leroy Powell

9PM CDT Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Friday, March 14, 2008
12AM CDT Helmet

11PM CDT Nico Vega

10PM CDT Voxhaul Broadcast

9PM CDT We Barbarians

Saturday, March 15, 2008

12AM CDT Run Run Run

11PM CDT Liam and Me

10PM CDT The Daylights

9PM CDT Your Vegas


SXSW: AllHipHop Concerts @ Fuze, Austin, 3/12 – 3/15

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The music festival portion of SXSW kicks off today. That means that Austin will see a mass exodus of Silicon Valley folks, replaced by a mass influx of Hollywood folks. Lucky for you, the mighty Ustream.TV crew will be staying put, bringing some of the best that SXSW has to offer.

In association with AllHipHop.com, Ustream.TV announces the live broadcast series of nightly jam-packed hip-hop shows, kicking things off tonight, March 12, with a LIVE performance by the legendary Bun B of UGK. Amongst a army of up-and-coming performers, the notable and/or legendary artists in the lineup include M-1 of Dead Prez on Thursday, Chingo Bling and Mr. Capone-E on Friday, and Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci on Saturday

We’re currently confirming connectivity at a bunch of venues soon! More updates and big names to come!

In the meantime, check out the full schedules of the AllHipHop events confirmed:

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Wednesday, March 12:

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m CDT – Bun B (Port Arthur, TX)

1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. CDT – MDDL FNGZ (Houston, TX)

12:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. CDT – Vicious (Lake Charles, LA)

12:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. CDT – Hezeleo & Big Bubb (Port Arthur, TX)

12:10 a.m. – 12:25 a.m. CDT- XVII (Pass Christian, MS)

11:50 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. CDT – Bido & Toe (Port Arthur, TX)

11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. CDT – Bankroll Jones (Houston, TX)

11:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. CDT – Chalie Boy (Hearne/Calvert, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – Gerald G (Austin, TX)

10:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m. CDT – Public Offenders (Austin, TX)

9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. CDT – Slykat (San Antonio, TX)

9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. CDT – Circle G’z (Houston, TX)

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT – DJ Rapid Ric (Austin, TX)

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Thursday, March 13:


1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – M-1 of Dead Prez (Brooklyn, NY)

12:40 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. CDT – Ryno and Slim Gutta (Austin, TX)

12:15 a.m. – 12:35 a.m. CDT – Drojo (Corpus Christi, TX)

11:45 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. CDT – South Bound (Austin, TX)

(International Hip Hop)

11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. CDT – Akala (London, UK)

10:20 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – Killa Kela (London, UK)

9:50 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. CDT – Lars Vaular (Bergen, Norway)

9:20 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. CDT – A-Laget (Bergen, Norway)

8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. CDT – Dok Holiday (Austin, TX)

8:15 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. CDT – PLA (Austin, TX)

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Friday, March 14:

1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – Chingo Bling (Houston, TX)

12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. CDT – Mr. Capone-E (Los Angeles, CA)

11:40 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. CDT – Lil J da Mex Connect (Houston, TX)

11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. CDT – Lucky (Houston, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – J. Kapone (Austin, TX)

10:10 p.m. – 10:25 p.m. CDT – Jezufavio (Houston, TX)

9:40 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT – Coast (Houston, TX)

9:10 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CDT – Stunta (Houston, TX)

8:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT – Da C.O.D. (Austin, TX)

8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT – Da Wetbacks (Houston, TX)

ABE THE ASSASSIN IN THE MIX!

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Saturday, March 15

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci (Dallas, TX)

12:50 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. CDT – Kottonmouf Jesse (Dallas, TX)

12:20 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. CDT – MC Fatal (Austin, TX)

11:50 p.m. – 12:10 a.m. CDT – Grit Boys (Houston, TX)

11:20 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. CDT – Mr. Mike of South Circle (Corpus Christi, TX)

10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. CDT – K-Rino & South Park Coalition (Houston, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. CDT – Klondike Kat (Houston, TX)

10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. CDT – Point Blank (Houston, TX)

10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. CDT -144 Elite (Houston, TX)

9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. CDT – Papa Chuk (Austin, TX)

9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. CDT – Basswood Lane (Austin, TX)

8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. CDT- Lumba (Dallas, TX)

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT – DJ Wrecka (Waco, TX)


Are You Ready? SXSW Has Landed.

 

img_8226.JPGIt’s here. The event of the year from my wonderful state of Texas. You’re in my country now people! We have soooo much planned for the next ten days. C

oncerts. Interviews. Parties. And crazy Texans.

We kick it off tomorrow with three full days of Viral LIVE by Veoh.com from our booth at the Interactive Festival of SXSW. Sunny, the host of Viral, will be interviewing Internet and Music’s creme of the crop.

Everyone from Ask A Ninja to Gary Vaynerchuk to Kevin Rose to Pete Cashmore.

Best of all, you can chat and ask them your questions yourself!

Viral LIVE Begins tomorrow at 12pm CST through 4pm CST. We’ll also be live Monday and Tuesday as well.img_8225.JPG

I’ll try to keep a updated list here of the speakers and what times so you all can plan to attend!

Sunday’s Interviews:

12:00-12:25 Lea Alcantara Lealea Design
12:30-12:55 Christopher Allen Smith Zanzibar19/Snowmen Hunters
1:00-1:25 Kent Nichols Ask a Ninja
1:30-1:55 Clare Richardson Girlstart
2:00-2:25 G. Kofi Annan
2:30-2:55 Pete Cashmore (Brad) Mashable
3:00-3:25 Lance Weiler
3:30-3:55 Roger Erik Tinch CineVegas
4:00-4:25 Lindsay Campbell Moblogic
4:30-4:55 Mario Sundar Linked In
5:00-5:25 Gary Vaynerchuck Wine Library TV

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