Saturday, September 30, 2006

3pm Injection [27]

This week on 3pm Injection we'd like to get to know your music tastes. Tell us your current number one track you like in your music collection or any song you've heard recently and would like to share with other 3pm users. For me, I've been into a little dub, a little Gnarls Barkley, a couple Lady Sovereign tracks, and some Mos Def. My top played track has to be Mixmaster Mike - Skanner 13.

Mixmaster Mike

3pm: "You were going to look for it anyway"
Goose - Whoop Somebody's Ass [Techno Mix]
Justin Timberlake feat. - Damn Girl
Lady Sovereign - Random
Method Man And Redman - Y.O.U.
Yoko Kanno - Piano Black

Previous Injections
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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Stayin' Alive At 3pm

We're serving up some new 3pm update goodness real soon folks. I would have liked to have gotten the new mp3 links up on the site sooner, but I got hit with what seems to be a stomach virus. In the mean time, here's a taste of what's to come [and I promise it won't make you as sick as I've been].
The RZA - Fatal
Overseer - Never
The RZA - The Way Of The Samurai
Overseer - Supermoves
Unknown - You Thirsty

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Could We See Zune Sell For $99?

There's some interesting speculation going on about Microsoft possibly subsidizing the Zune in order to gain market share and reach a critical mass needed to dig in to Apple's dominant iPod sales. It's a great idea, but the likelihood of Microsoft pulling something this "intelligent" seems quite slim to me. That said, it may be the only logical way for the Zune to become the "iPod killer" it's been hyped up to be.
Links: [1] [2] [3]

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bad News Beyonce, Good News 3pm

Beyonce album sales fall after 'black' comments - Pop star Beyonce Knowles has sparked controversy by saying she only makes records for black people. Since the Deja Vu singer made the astonishing statement sales of her new album, B'Day, have fallen by 70 per cent in the US. Here is a link to the article that caused her to be booed at the MOBO awards in London. [1] [2]

Good news 3pm fans, some of the links highlighted as "bad" are working again. We are still working to get some more replacements for the rest as well as looking for more great music for your enjoyment. So if you see an mp3 link that you'd like to hear/get that's highlighted as bad, don't pass over it too quickly as it may actually work now. Thanks for all your patience and support.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

3pm Injection [26]

Well, if you haven't noticed, 3pm had a lot of links go "dark" this week with the recent stampede of digg users. We did an emergency update to help everyone separate the good mp3 links from the bad ones, and we are working hard to get some new music for you. Remember to show your support by buying something from the 3pm Store, and tell your friends and family about us. Also, if you know of any artist, song, or other mp3 you'd like to share with us or want to see on 3pm, let us know. What sounds good to you sounds good to us, and we mean that. Don't be afraid to try some of the mp3 links that are still standing on 3pm, as a lot of them are really good. Enjoy the music and stay posted for more great things to come to your ears in the very near future.

3pm: "Spreading music to the masses"
Coxa - Amorita Drive
Dead Prez - Propaganda
Fergie - London Bridge [Buckey Remix]
Gnarls Barkley - The Last Time
Green Lantern feat. Dead Prez - Impeach The President
Lady Sovereign - 9 To 5
Lil' Wayne feat. Robin Thickie - Shooter
Yu-Tang Clan - Torture

Previous Injections
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Thursday, September 21, 2006

What's Hot Today?

Music News From Digg

Ashanti has given evidence at a New York City court to defend herself against the former manager attempting to sue her for $2m claiming he launched her career. [digg] [story]

Earl Simmons (aka DMX) speaks candidly about being raped by a Washington, D.C. woman. His rape subsequently resulted in him fathering a child with the same female. "She raped me," the rapper told S2S (Sister2Sister Magazine) editor Jamie Foster Brown, in their upcoming October issue. [digg] [story]

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Gotta Digg Deeper Than That

3pm got hit pretty hard yesterday and today, by the digg community no less. No worries though, the Google Page Creator hosting held up like a champ and stood like a true soldier the whole time. There may be a few more bad links due to the barrage of digg users, but we're working on getting this mess cleaned up as quickly as possible so that you can continue to enjoy the music you like to hear. And to all the diggers out there, thanks for checking us out.

Music News From Digg:
MP3 Breast Implants - Computer chips that store music could soon be built into a woman ’s breast implants. The flexible plastic electronics would sit inside the breast. One breast could hold an MP3 player and the other the person’s whole music collection! [digg] [story]

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Opening Pandora's Box

Life Hacker has a list of 15 ways to get more out of Pandora that's pretty handy, there's even more tips in the comments that are worth checking out as well. I especially like the last part about riping and saving mp3 files from Pandora. But being an Ubuntu user now for a few months, I found an easier way to get and rename the mp3s it spits out that I like.

I found that the files show up in the /tmp folder as plugtmp-1, plugtmp-2, etc. or sometimes in the sub folder plugtmp. In order to keep Pandora from covering it's tracks on your hard drive, you can rename the files to what ever you like [as long as it's not one of the default names] and it will be there for you to listen to or move anywhere you want. I'm pretty sure this works in other Linuxdistros as well. Just make sure you refill your Karma meter by buying the CD or song from the artist you like every now and then.

Classic Cartoon MP3s
A ton of theme songs and pictures from cartoons. It also contains a link to classic TV Themes from the 50s through to the early 90s. [digg] [story]
Here are some of my favorites:
The Smurfs Theme
Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids Theme
G.I. Joe Theme
The Gumby Show Theme
He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe

Monday, September 18, 2006

Going Down The YouTubes

Weird Al - White And Nerdy

Okay this isn't really music related, but it's funny [in its mp3 goodness] none the less.
Chuck Noris Facts [Chuck Brown]

Music News From Digg:
The first big deal about digital music was that you could use the internet to get music. The second big deal about digital music could be that you won't need a computer to use an online store. [digg] [story]

Warner Music Group Corp. and YouTube Inc. teaming up to resell there music videos. First it was going to be bit torrent now this. Partnerships are good and so is competition. [digg] [story]

Microsoft Zune Commercial

Crazy flaming birds!? Is that all you could come up with Microsoft? I don't know about anyone else, but I don't want to burst into flames when someone shares their music with me. Quite disturbing.

In even more disturbing Zune news, apparently "Zune's Viral DRM Violates Creative Commons License" and the Microsoft Zune and PlaysForSure is NOT Compatable. "Pretty Zune" this is all there will be left to say about it. Just another good idea run over by idiocy, ignorance, and possibly even greed. We'll see if Creative can show Microsoft how it should be done with Zen Vision W.

More Zune Videos:
[1] [2]

Saturday, September 16, 2006

3pm Injection [25]

This week we launched 3pm Overdose, the official blog of 3pm. For those of you who are new here, 3pm is a free mp3 music download site that's like no other. It's set up to easily find, download, and even listen to great music from around the web within a single page. With an intuitive and dynamic navigation interface, you'll be playing or downloading great music in a snap.

As for the blog, it's here to bring 3pm users to another dimension of what the site has to offer. We'll continually bring the latest and greatest music news and content that we hope will compliment and enhance the 3pm experience.

What started out as a NET9 exclusive, will now be a regular feature. The 3pm Injections that many have come to enjoy will be making a smooth transition to the 3pm blog to make sure new, as well as returning, visitors know where to expect to see them in the future. The 3pm experience doesn't stop here though. Go mobile with 3pm LITE and be sure to check out the merchandise at the 3pm Store. Remember, "Get your Injection here, Overdose at 3pm".

Welcome, and enjoy.

3pm: "It's not just a time, it's a state of mind"
Blackalicious - Paragraph President
Junior Boys - Like A Child
Kriss Kross - I Missed The Bus
Missy Elliott - Really Hot
Mystikal - The Man Right 'Chea

Music Add-On: [from Still Listen To Gansta Music]
Lil Wayne feat. Rick Ross - Clear Da Scene
D-Boyz feat. Juvenile - Gonna Get (Prod. by Mannie Fresh)
Nox feat. T.I. - To Da Club (Prod. by Scott Storch)
Paris Hilton and Banksy - Thats Hot (Short version)
Beyonce - Ring The Alarm (Jazze Pha Remix)

Previous Injections
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Coming Soon To 3pm...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Random Music From The Blog Side

Microsoft Launches the Zune Today!

WiFi, 30GB of HDD, built-in FM, a 3-inch screen and the basic music, pictures and video playback. They also finally let slip the screen res -- an unsurprising QVGA -- and some better news on the codec front: the Zune supports h.264, MP3, AAC and WMA.
read more | digg story

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

iTunes 7 skips songs badly

I upgraded to ITunes 7 today and now ALL of the songs in my library are extremely distorted when I play them. There is crackeling, static, skipping, and they sound like garbage. When I play the same songs in a different media player they sound fine.

- So, not only do you have to worry about Apple's software being DRM'ed to death, now a bunch of your music will likely sound like crap playing in it. I also heard that customers have not been able to get support because a majority of Apple's employees got the iTunes 7 update the same time as everyone else. They haven't been trained, don't know how to fix the issues people are having, and are as clueless as their customers. Looks like Apple is pulling a "F.E.M.A." That's what happens when you keep secrets [even from your employees!?]. Good luck iPod users.

read more | digg story

iTunes 7 DRM CRACKED!!!

In just a span of a few days, the updated iTunes version 7 DRM has already been cracked.

- Wow! That was really fast. Less than a day, I think we have a record here folks.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

iTunes Music Store says 'It's Showtime'

Apple's iTunes Music Store has gone down and has been replaced with a black screen with the simple words: It's Showtime. The iTunes Store is being updated.

This is it folks, after much speculation on what Steve Jobs will bring Apple fans today, there's only a few hours left. Make sure your eyes [and ears] stay close to 3pm Overdose for more details. This post won't die until everything regarding the announcements today, so check back regularly for updates throughout the day.

read more | digg story

iTunes Video Store Confirmed
Apple launches "enhanced" 6G iPod
2G Nano announced!
iPod Shuffle now "world's smallest MP3 player"
iTunes 7 with iTunes Movie Store announced!
Apple to release iTV streaming box in 2007
Check out for more pics and details

Engadget hands on:
Apple iTV prototype
2G iPod nano rainbow
2G iPod shuffle
5.5G iPod

Google Video Ad
Apple's Ad For The New iPod Nano | digg story
Very nice glow effects.

And finally, some humor from The Joy of Tech.

Images courtesy of Engadget

Monday, September 11, 2006

Fergie Recounts Crystal Meth Addiction

NEW YORK (Sept. 11) - Fergie, the female voice of the Black Eyed Peas, says she had to dig deep into herself to kick her crystal meth addiction.

read more | digg story

Surf's Up

Check this out, some Kill Bill syle tunes for all you fans. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog as well.

Japanese Surf Versions of Classical Themes
[From: WFMU's Beware of the Blog]
Theme from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)
Theme from Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)
In a Persian Market (Ketelbey)
Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Sabre Dance (Khachaturian)
Theme from Unfinished Symphony (Schubert)
Hungarian Dance Number Five (Brahms)
Toreador Dance from Carmen (Bizet)
Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss)
One Fine Day from Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Here we go folks, a little bit of music from a great blog. There's more from the source. Check it out.

Ludacris feat. Pharrell - Money Maker [dillonsMP3 Source]
Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha [dillonsMP3 Source]
Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push [dillonsMP3 Source]

HTML2MIDI converter. Play websites as sound

Because we can now translate HTML into music, anyone who has created a webpage has written a song. Any such person is now a member of the World's Largest Band. If you have ever created a webpage, you are already a member of the band as a songwriter.

read more | digg story

Welcome To 3pm Overdose

If you've never heard of 3pm or have and don't know what it's about, you've come to the right place. 3pm is a free MP3 download site that makes it easy to find the hottest tunes today, as well as unique music you would never find on any CD anywhere in the world. Make sure you check it out sometime.

As for 3pm Overdose, it's the blog for 3pm of course. From time to time, we'll bring you the latest tunes from around the web as well as music news and music related pictures and videos. Another benefit to 3pm Overdose is to get the very same 3pm Injection every Saturday just like NET9 gets. We will be transitioning to only having 3pm Injections here over the next few weeks, so get ready to Overdose with 3pm and stay tuned.