Other Side Drive November 12, 2012

Shannon Williams Segment Producer November 12, 2012 Money Share Superfly Music Emporium opened it’s doors to San Marcos in it’s new location located right next to campus. Owner Zach Jennings and business partner Richard Skanse took a leap in expanding their business this year -the two own and operate a music merchandising store along with a magazine that is distributed for free. Jennings comments on the prospects of opening a business in the music merchandising industry. “I’m sure if you looked into the top ten businesses not to open in 2012, number one would be a music store, and number … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 12, 2012

Other Side Drive November 8, 2012

Other Side Drive November 8, 2012 Revolutions Music seems almost cursed with a slew of music festivals that offer every variety of music in even the most remote cities. The concept is popular because spectators feel like they can get the most “bang-for-their-buck.” While it may seem like I am down-playing the music festival; I really think they are one of the best parts about music today. It is good to know that the live-performance is still highly regarded. With the many thousands of music festivals taking place in the U-S every year none are more refreshing than Austin, Texas’ … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 8, 2012

other Side Drive November 7, 2012

Colton Segment Producer November 7, 2012 Tech Talk Nearly 25% of computers sold last year were tablets. The amount of tablet sales have rose nearly 50% last year. That’s more bad news for traditional computer makers. Desktops and Laptop sales have declined over the past several years. The tablet market we know began in 2010 and started with the original iPad. Only three years later that same market has taken 25% of the total computer market. Another factor which has caused the decline of the PC is the smartphone which has already surpassed PC sales. It seems that many people … Continue reading other Side Drive November 7, 2012

Other Side Drive November 6, 2012

By Alex Frank KTSW Music November 6, 2012 Music Review Cobra Juicy is the fifth full-length album from the Pittsburgh based experimental electronic group Black Moth Super Rainbow. This outing showcases frontman Tobacco’s vocals more so than other releases which makes it inherently more accessible than their first release “Falling Through a Field.” The first single “Windshield Smasher,” sets the tone for the album and introduces the listener to this more refined and focused version of Black Moth Super Rainbow. The track, “Psychic Love Damage” slows the pacing of the album and introduces the parallelism of love and elation with … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 6, 2012

Other Side Drive November 5, 2012

Other Side Drive November 5, 2012   Money Share In April, music fans watched as historical Sundance Records shut it’s doors and closed the local gateway to vinyls, CD’s and music related gifts. Music enthusiasts need not worry, as Lonestar Music emporium jumped on the location as soon as their lease on their New Braunfels location was up, moving their enthusiasm for music directly adjacent to the Texas State campus. Store owner Zach Jennings has partnered with Lonestar Music Magazine producer, Richard Skanse, for a unique business model. Together, the two own and operate a Music Magazine that is circulated … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 5, 2012

Other Side Drive November 2, 2012

Other Side Drive November 2, 2012   On The Other Hand Gustavo Arellano believes that journalism comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable which is the journalism the publication he works for, OC Weekly, practices. “In other words, we celebrate the good and we go after the bad with a hammer, and a hammer, a baseball bat, and a nuke, or whatever. There’s a lot of bad in Orange County. There’s a lot of good in Orange County and as long as there’s good and evil, I’m going to have motivation.” Arellano was invited to speak during Texas State University … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 2, 2012

Other Side Drive November 1, 2012

Chris Henry and Kelsey Nichols KTSW Other Side Drive November 1, 2012 Campus Arts Confessions of a Design Thief is an art exhibition in JC Mitte building in galleries one and two. The exhibition features works by South African artist Garth Walker. This week we spoke with Maia Wright, who is the assistant professor of communication design in the School of Art and Design. Wright has been emailing Garth Walker over the past year planning the art exhibition, which was originally featured in New York. “This was a show that was put together in New York City by a graphic … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 1, 2012

Other Side Drive October 31, 2012

Other Side Drive October 31, 2012   Weird News Is it cheating if you want to eat your girlfriend and her friends too? 28-year-old NYPD officer, Gilberto Valle, is being accused of wanting to literally eat his girlfriend and was in conspiracy to kidnap and eat 100 other girls…kind of like the classic Silence of the Lambs turned reality.. Why take them out to eat when he could just make them dinner. Before his plan could go through, his call, in which he placed to a co-conspirator was intercepted by law enforcement authorities. Valle in the call said, “I was … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 31, 2012

Other Side Drive October 30, 2012

Other Side Drive October 30, 2012 Pop Rocks Tom Cruise isn’t someone you want to mess with. The Mission: Impossible star is suing Life & Style and In Touch Weekly magazines for defamation over stories the magazines published claiming that Cruise abandoned his and Katie Holmes six-year-old daughter Suri. In a lawsuit filed last Wednesday Cruise cites two cover stories, one published by Life & Style on July 30th and another published by In Touch Weekly on October 1st, featuring headlines suggesting that he abandoned his daughter. Representatives for the magazines were not able to be reached for comment. Cruise … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 30, 2012

Other Side Drive October 29, 2012

Shannon Williams Segment Producer October 29, 2012 Money Share Local Businessman David Newman has found his own avenue into the media and technology industry. His office has performed the task of transmitting the voice of music legend WIllie Nelson and broadcasted online fan chats with Ghostland Observatory onto the internet. His initial entry into online live streaming came through the grassroots efforts of “K-I-N-D” radio, an illegally operated radio station out of San Marcos. When we knew we had the capability, we started streaming the pirate radio. It was a huge community effort that streamed the pirate radio. When I … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 29, 2012

Other Side Drive October 26, 2012

Sarah Vasquez Segment Producer October 24, 2012 On The Other Hand At some of their past shows, The Midgetmen has given out free fried chicken and raffled off an iPod filled with their music. Last year, they booked a show called “Old Men with Fuzz Pedals.” Can you guess what kind of bands were booked for that show? But coming from bassist Marc Perlman, and the rest of his band, shows like this are pretty typical for them. “We’ve done other, you know, similar stupid things of just our annual anniversary parties. We’re always trying to look for some sort … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 26, 2012

Other Side Drive October 25, 2012

KTSW Other Side Drive October 25, 2012 Revolutions In honor of the upcoming elections I will take a peek into how music has affected campaigns through American History. Campaign songs are now chosen as meticulously as the words candidates use in speeches, the color of their ties, or the logos and phrases they use to promote themselves. Songs are chosen for lyrical content and overall sound. The point is to use the songs as a tool to help highlight the point or theme the candidate is trying to make. In older elections the songs were written specifically for the candidates; … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 25, 2012

Other Side Drive October 24, 2012

KTSW Other Side Drive  October 24, 2012 Weird News First there was a masked vigilante in Seattle, now we have samurai’s on a train. No, it wasn’t Tom Cruise, even though he’s supposedly the last samurai. In Phoenix, a fight broke out around 2am among three African American individuals. Two of them wanted to jump the larger African American male. They repeatedly kicked and punched him, until a white male in a baseball cap and head phones came to the rescue. He pulled out the unsheathed katana sword and pointed it directly at the attackers. With the rise of firearms, … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 24, 2012

Other Side Drive October 23, 2012

KTSW Other Side Drive October 23, 2012 Pop Rocks Topping celebrity news this week… Babies and weddings were big in Hollywood this past week. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are finally husband and wife. The longtime couple tied the knot in front of family and close friends at the Borgo Egnazia resort in the southern Italian city of Fasano. Some of the A-List guests include Biel’s 7th Heaven co-star Beverley Mitchell, Andy Samberg and Jimmy Fallon. The festivities kicked off a few days before the I-dos, with those who had already arrived in Italy. Private security was tight everywhere the … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 23, 2012

Other Side Drive October 22, 2012

By Shannon Williams Segment Producer October 22, 2012 Money Share As the upcoming election draws near, increases in the disparity of wealth have economists and voters alike questioning current policies. Where the economy favors workers with higher skill sets, those with lower skill sets face increasing challenges. Two weeks ago we learned that wealth and growth is highly concentrated in the top sectors of the population and according to a report released by Pew, people are having a harder time maintaining their standard of living. In addition to an increasing disparity between the upper and lower classes, the middle class … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 22, 2012

Other Side Drive October 19, 2012

By Sarah Vasquez Segment Producer October 19, 2012 On the Other Hand To divert his attention from the cup, his mom taught him other simple origami and has been doing it ever since. He says he was driving home from an origami demonstration where he taught at a local school how to create a penguin. He says that penguin design looked like a B-wing from Star Wars, so he started to fold it into a B-Wing. “And I was excited cause I never really planned on making any of my models at this point, but here I am creating a … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 19, 2012

Other Side Drive October 18, 2012

By Dany Recio Segment Producer October 18, 2012 Revolutions Austin City Limits officially celebrated 40 years broadcasting on October 14 th. It began as the brain child of Bill Arhos the program-director of K-L-R-U the PBS affiliate of Austin. He collaborated with producer Paul Bosner and director Bruce Scafe. P-B-S wanted more original programming from its affiliates. Arhos, inspired by Jan Reid’s book The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock; which covered the progressive country scene, helped create the idea for a t-v program that would highlight Austin’s diverse music scene. They filmed their pilot on October 12th, 1974; with the, … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 18, 2012

Other Side Drive October 17, 2012

KTSW Other Side Drive October 17, 2012 Weird News Dude where’s my car? That’s what this man from southern Germany may have been thinking. He probably didn’t say “Dude” but you get my drift. After a night of drinking in December 2010, the man forgot where he parked his car. Unlike Ashton Kutcher and Sean Williams Scott who encountered exotic dancers, Chinese drive thru’s, tattoos and giant super-hot aliens on their journey to find their car. This German man found no car and most likely discovered early that he had a hangover. I can understand how you could lose something; … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 17, 2012