Saturday, April 28, 2007

3pm Injection [57]

Yes, yes, I know. There's a lot of dead/broken/incorrect links on 3pm these days. Been extremely busy working on some other projects lately, and haven't had much time to find new music. Oh, how I wish there were 3 of me. Anyways, I did manage to find some stuff in the little time I could steal away from my busy schedule. Heck, I barely remembered to do this weeks 3pm Injection! I'm going to hopefully find some more time next week to gather some fresh mp3 links for the site. It's just been a really hectic week, and i need to rest a little this weekend ... everyone else, chill to the music of 3pm.

3pm: "Music was reborn at 3pm"
Aaliyah - One In A Million
DJ Shadow - Hardcore Instrumental Hip-Hop
KRS One - Me Man
Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly
Busta Rhymes - So Hardcore

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

3pm Injection [56]

While we're working on changing the dynamics of the site for optimized navigation, we hope you are all enjoying great selection of music here at 3pm. Don't forget try out 3pm LITE when you get a chance. It loads quicker, and you can add the "3pm Play" buttons with a single click. We've got some cool items at the 3pm Store to check out too. We really appreciate the donations we've gotten so far, it still amazes me how much you 3pm fans love us. Keep the comments, requests, and support coming.

Stay tuned for more great music at 3pm. Enjoy.

3pm: "Where music rains"
Chic - Good Times
CunninLynguists - Rain
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Jay-Z - Change Clothes
Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page - Come With Me

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream Two

Saturday, April 14, 2007

3pm Injection [55]

3pm is getting a bit long in the tooth these days, and it's looking to be about that time to break up the single site into multiple pages. It may not happen in the next update, but we're working on the concept of a multi-page 3pm as you read this. The reason we've decided to make the change is due to the growing number of people telling us that the site takes too long to load on slower connections. Of course we've had some concern about this issue early on, and for a while, the size of 3pm wasn't really large enough to distribute it over multiple pages. My how 3pm has grown since then!

So, look for the new version to launch soon, but for those that don't like change, we're keeping 3pm LITE just the way it is but with a little something special added as a bonus. ;)

3pm: "Free Music FTW!"
Aural Planet - French Connection
Common - So Cool
Cut Chemist - The Audience Is Listening
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Metal Gear Solid 3 - Main Theme

Nightmares On Wax - Bless My Soul

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

3pm Injection [54]

Wow, this past week has been a crazy one. Updated the site a bit, got some pretty nasty email, and lost my AdSense account (for good). So now, 3pm is going strictly donation supported and ad free. It's pretty sad when some mouse clicking monkey can still cause trouble for people these days. I still think Google AdSense is the best, and hope anyone using the service never has to go through what I went through.

Anyways, we added a ton of music this week, and as always, there's more where that came from. Enjoy.

3pm: "Hate the game, not the player"
Andre 3000 - Prototype
BB King - The Thrill Is Gone
DJ Shadow - Six Days
Edwin Starr - War
P.O.D - Whatever It Takes

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Thursday, April 05, 2007


Originally uploaded by f4r4i.
We're all fans of music. Any way we can get it, we'll take it. :)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

More Friends, More Enemies

3pm has made a few people out there quite angry these days. Apparently angry enough to get my Google AdSense account disabled. Shortly after I get the email notice from Google about my account, I get two emails from two (different?) people claiming responsibility for the act. I'd present the messages here, but there's about as much non-vulgar content in them as there are ads on my sites at the moment.

Never the less, the reasoning I got out of the pretty nasty emails is that the person(s) racked up a pretty hefty web host bill because of 3pm's direct linking to mp3 files on their company's site. However, it was the second email that raised a bit of suspicion about who I was dealing with. I got the feeling that this was more of a competitor that was frustrated that they were loosing revenue due to our apparent popularity.

Now, I don't have a problem with individuals requesting links removed from 3pm, and we've been quite responsive in taking down unwanted links to mp3 files in the past. But when it comes to being bullied by competing services, through malicious attacks on our modes earning a little change now and then, we draw the line. Needless to say, we're moving to a donation-based system for 3pm and 3pm Overdose from here on out, and we'll give Google all the information necessary to settle the AdSense situation.

So on a more humble note, I'd like to thank everyone for all the support you've given us as we've grown. We can't thank you all enough for the submitted links, suggestions, and comments we have received. Keep them coming. We hope you continue to enjoy the 3pm experience...

...There's more music on the way.

[Digg it]

Monday, April 02, 2007

Pay 30% More For Apple And EMI To Trust You

Now before everyone comes down on me about how "great" a deal this actually is, I have one simple question about this new "deal" Apple and EMI have to offer. Would you really give your trust to a company that's planning to sell you its trust?

Aside from being of higher quality sounding music, you'll get to listen to your music on more of your devices (which you should be able to do anyway), and that's cool. But something seems pretty fishy about the way Apple and EMI is going about this whole thing, but maybe I'm just paranoid.

The best part about this new is that you won't get completely screwed over immediately.
From the EMI Press release:
"Complete albums from EMI Music artists purchased on the iTunes Store will automatically be sold at the higher sound quality and DRM-free, with no change in the price."
"Consumers who have already purchased standard tracks or albums with DRM will be able to upgrade their digital music for $0.30/€0.30/£0.20 per track."
So you had better have bought that whole album, or you're getting the short end of the stick on this "deal" anyways. Over all, this new offering is definitely a step up in terms of the user's freedom to actually use what they pay for, and will most certainly shake things up on the DRM battlefront.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Google Buys 3pm For $36.5 Million!!!

Check out the press release!