TalkShoe and RMT

talkshoe1 Imagine my rage today when I went to set up today's episode of the Project: Shadow Informant and I saw that a Real Money Transaction Company was advertising on the page.

I have the same affection for RMT venders as I do for proprietors of malware, viruses, spam, and spyware. We spend a lot of time on the show decrying the game ruining laziness of people that use these services.

To make matters worse, they are advertising RMT for Star Wars Galaxies, a game that has been absolutely ruined by these people!

I shot TalkShoe an email about the situation, btu honestly I do not expect them to do anything. They use Google AdSense, and thus have little to know control over the content of their ads.

The problem for me is the debate over what to do now. My knee-jerk reaction is to drop TalkShoe, but I love the live audience interaction, and I do not know of any other site that does audio live netcasting ell that they do. (sigh) I am not happy about this at all.

Toni Becker Concert Review

I am sorry I didn't get this out sooner. The concert took place on the 22nd. Toni gave me 2 CDs to review and I hoped that I would have the time to review them with the concert, but my time is at a premium, so I worked on the book. I will get the album reviews up soon, but I don't feel that it is fair that I sit on the pics any longer. Her you go:

Toni Becker is a Dove Award Nominated singer/songwriter from Southeast Missouri.

Find more photos like this on Project: Shadow HQ

After a lot of the bands that I have seen at the Wine Rack/Java Stop, it is refreshing to see someone come in with nothing but a stool, a guitar, and a microphone. The intimate nature of the setting, mixed with the great acoustics in here should make for an interesting show to say the least.

The light touch of her fingers on the strings and her rich yet somehow innocent voice resounds in the room. There is a joy and a life in her music that I have rarely heard. Even in a room full of people, she manages to make you feel like she is singing just to you.

Her husband Brian joined her to sing. There is something magical about a husband and wife singing together. A part of there love floats on each word.

I lost my objectivity when she began singing Landslide. This is probably my favorite song of all time. While her voice has a warmth to it that Stevie Nicks' doesn't, it added to the song, rather than taking away from it.

She has sincerity about her that connected with me. Her voice had a familiar quality, like I had heard it somewhere before, but I am not sure where.

Her cover of These Dreams reminded me of the one on the "The Road Home" by Heart. A great concert, if you get a chance to see her, go check her out.


"Storybook" (Toni Becker)
"Thin Blue in Between" (Toni Becker)

Check her out

The Official Toni Becker Website

Toni Becker's Myspace

Protesting to be made illegal

Kiss your freedom goodbye!

A new provision tucked into the Patriot Act bill now before Congress would allow authorities to haul demonstrators at any “special event of national significance” away to jail on felony charges if they are caught breaching a security perimeter (Fox News).

If this bill is passed, our right to protest will be erased from history, and their will be no protecting to get it back.

Contact your representative and senator!