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Matchbook artwork.

Could be a fun illustration exercise.

What the future of art and music on the web could be. A conversation with the Free Music Archive

On the podcast, I met with  Hessel van Oorschot from the Netherlands who's company Tribe of Noise bought the creative commons music site Free Music Archive . As we were talking he told me about the companies he's been meeting with to discuss new and streamlined ways to help artists, musicians and creators make more of a salary on the internet as a whole and how it's being backed by some of the larger internet services. What the future of art and music on the web could be. We teamed up with an organization called Grant for the Web . Not sure if you've seen that but Grant for the Web is an organization that is backed by creative commons , Mozilla and Coil .  These are organizations that are trying to find new ways, just testing dozens of models. Like if there's something on the internet and you own the intellectual property what if we can not just share it with the world but see if there is a way to monetize this?  What if that can also be like a model where you p

Editing video.

In the past, I would have gone to see a band play on Friday night. Also here is the video I was talking about https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2021/01/rl-stine-wrote-this-pee-wee-herman-book.html

R.L. Stine wrote this Pee-Wee Herman book from the 80s? - Tom Ray's Day 210115

While going over the vintage retro items I sold online I didn't realize until after I recorded the video that this Big Top Pee-Wee storybook that I sold said the captions were by Jovial Bob Stine which is the other name used by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine . And I look at a book about Jem and the Holograms, a Curious George doll, and more. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

Animation software.

In the past, I've used Flash to do my cartoons but I really want to see what I can do with Blender to animate them.

Wrong drink.

It was really odd-tasting since I thought I was going to be drinking carbonated water. I've done it the other way too from time to time, grabbing a water when I thought it was a beer.

Dark train.

The heating system hasn't been hooked up yet anyway, so it wouldn't matter if the power was on yet. I've just gotten used to checking it in the past year.

Small town shows.

An actual train of thought I had.

Free Music Archive: A talk about the future of music and art on the internet - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210110

One of my favorite music sites is opening again, the Free Music Archive !  I talk with  Hessel van Oorschot from the Netherlands who's company Tribe of Noise bought the site after it was shut down a few years ago. We talk about his plans for the relaunch of this site. But we also talk about the future of art and music on the internet. How different organizations like Coil and Grant for the Web are trying to find ways to help creators, artists, and musicians build their work outside of an ad-based revenue model. This conversation isn't just for musicians it's a discussion about what the future of art on the web could be and what some of these organizations are trying right now. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Free Music Archive https://freemusicarchive.org Tribe of Noise http://tribeofnoise.com Coil https://coil.com/creator Grant for the Web https://www.grantfortheweb.org Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items

I bought it wrong.

I'm not sure I've ever been told I bought something wrong before.

Decided reselling these electronics doesn't work for me - Tom Ray's Day 210107

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC While going over the vintage retro items I sold online today I explain why I decided to stop looking for these types of electronics. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music, listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Electronic lounge music.

We just got done recording a bunch of singles we a getting ready to release so I wanted to take this time to try out something different.

The right stuff.

I didn't hear it or anything it just popped in my head out of nowhere.

Register troubles.

If it weren't for the way of the world right now I'd probably feel like I have to be somewhere in a situation like this usually.

Online friend.

There is a handful of people I'm connected to still from the time period when Twitter first started in the late 2000s.

Sean Chappell: Independent Artist and Game Creator - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210103

Sean Chappell returns to the show to tell me about how life has been going since the last time we talked and he had just quit his job to pursue his art career full-time . Sean is an airbrush artist from Canada and has learned a lot from his experience and even switches gears a bit after starting a Kickstarter campaign to create a table-top game he invented called Honey Bomb ! Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Sean Chappell's artwork website Red Fracture https://redfracture.com Honey Bomb by Ramstar Games http://ramstargames.com Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC

Regular.

I thought that was kinda neat.

Never learned karate.

Seems like too much work. Still, might be cool? Nah.

I pretty much paid for someone to take these things - Tom Ray's Day 210101

I show some of the vintage retro things I sold online and because of a shipping mishap one of the things I have ended up costing more to ship than it was even worth. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q