Forgotify — Discover a previously unheard Spotify track
4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Let’s change that.
Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry
Steve Albini’s barnstorming keynote address at Melbourne’s Face the Music conference.
Modern pop songs retold as Shakespearian sonnets.
Doing is knowing: “Sweet Jane” and the Web — Wordyard
When Rock’n’roll and Web 2.0 collide, the result is not pretty.
Responsive Day Out 2 by adactio on SoundCloud
Here’s the Creative Commons licensed music that was playing during the breaks at Responsive Day Out 2.
Mediating Music by Rudiger Meyer
A thoughtful in-depth piece that pulls together my hobby horses of independent publishing, responsive design, and digital preservation, all seen through the lens of music:
Music, Publishing, Art and Memory in the Age of the Internet
An Ingeniously Designed Speaker That Creates Crowdsourced Playlists | Wired Design | Wired.com
Hey, look! The Clearleft interns are in Wired. That’s nice.
The hits keep going… | MetaFilter
This gives me a warm fuzzy glow. The Mefites are using Radio Free Earth to find out which stars are receiving the number one hits from their birthdays.
Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
Wikipedia edits converted into Eno-esque sound.
In The Name of Willie Clancy « Arbutus Yarns
A really nice short film about the Willie Clancy Summer School. It makes me want to get back to Miltown Malbay this July.
Antiphonal Geometry · Harmony and proportion in responsive web design
This is the full text of Owen’s talk at the Responsive Day Out. It makes for a terrific read!
adactio’s 2012 Jam Odyssey
This is simply wonderful! Get all of your This Is My Jam songs condensed down into one mix.
Here are all my song choices from 2012 compressed into three minutes. I love it!
10 Years of Scrobbling Timeline – Last.fm
A really nice interactive timeline of data from ten years of scrobbling music to Last.fm.
Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!)
A nifty little mashup from Music Hack Day London 2012.
Soundslice: Tabs have never sounded so good
A lovely new service from Adrian that allows you to sync up guitar tabs with videos. It’s a very impressive in-browser app.
Data Visualization Reinterpreted by VISUALIZED on Vimeo
Peter Saville talks about the enduring appeal of his cover for Unknown Pleasures.
I like to think of all the variations and mashups as not just tributes to Joy Division, but tributes to Jocelyn Bell Burnell too.
dConstruct 2012 intersession soundtrack - Tantek
If you liked the music that was playing in the breaks during dConstruct, here’s the playlist of CC-Attribution tracks as chosen by Tantek.
A List Apart: Articles: Everything in its Right Pace
A great article by Hannah, focusing on the Long Web—it isn’t about the quantity of data you’re publishing; it’s the quality. This builds nicely on the article I linked to recently about digital scarcity.
The new album from The Orchid—Beyond The Vast, Endless Sea—is rather excellent.
The Keymaster: Patrick Olwell’s story - YouTube
The trailer for a documentary on flutemaker Patrick Olwell. The film should be done later this year.
Sound of Summer
This is sooo nifty: Chloe’s obsessive Summer music visualisation is a lesson in responsive design and progressive enhancement. It’s also pretty fascinating.
I can tell you how I got from Deep Purple to Howling Wolf in just 25 moves. | Chloe Weil
The way that Chloe has catalogued her music over time is fascinating. It’s like the Long Now opposite of This Is My Jam.
Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - Muppets rock out in Brighton ! - YouTube
A trifecta of nice things:
- LCD Soundsystem.
British Sea Power
Oh, this is good! British Sea Power are doing a monthly residency at The Haunt in Brighton. I’ve got my ticket for the first show.
The charming (and often hilarious) results of Hannah and Matt’s Music Hack Day activity.
The New Patterns of Culture: Slow, Fast & Spiky
A thoughtful piece from Matt on the changes in cultural transmission that we should be embracing instead of bemoaning.
Salter Cane — Anomie - YouTube
We played at the bottom of the art-deco staircase in Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion. Sounds pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Beautiful People - home
A documentary about the weekly session in Dempsey’s pub in Manhattan.
Lava Lamp Installation on Vimeo
Brighton hacker Jason Hotchkiss demos his music-generating lava lamps in this promo video for the Brighton Maker Faire taking place the day after dConstruct.
Matt is wearing his musical heart on the sleeve of the web.
Unqualified and unabashedly personal remarks on those bits of sound that make it all worthwhile.
Attack! | 100 robots
Electronic rock songs about anger, loss, frustration, love, the surveillance state, the Iranian election, uranium enrichment, Twitter, gene therapy cures for AIDS, the financial crisis and World of Warcraft.
YouTube - Bachelor Kisses acoustic - The Go-Betweens
Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.
A truly beautiful piece of work: generative music based on Conway’s game of life. Go ahead: create something gorgeously unique.
LA Re-Sweet: @adactio -
Aw, this is quite sweet: a tweet of mine, put to music.
YouTube - Harvard Humanists Stephen Fry 2 22 2011 Chapter 10 Molly Lewis
If I had the right biological equipment, I think I too might offer to bear Stephen Fry’s children …in a song.
YouTube - “Smack My Bitch Up” performed by The Beatles
Live footage from Shea Stadium in an alternate universe.
Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?
Oh, dear. It seems that some people have not been notified.
YouTube - Playmobil Stop Motion - Joy Division - Transmission
Hooky never looked so good.
The New York subway schedule converted into sound by treating each line as a string.
YouTube - Die Hard - Music Video - NEW 4th Verse!
“And the terrorists were over-zealous, but it was sweet when they killed Ellis…”
1991 - The Year Punk Broke
The classic documentary is online in its entirety, including some footage from a gig I was at: Sonic Youth supported by Nirvana at Sir Henry’s in Cork. Ah, nostalgia!
The Super Awesome Music Blog Finder Thingy ™ - exfm labs
An excellent little service: give it your Last.fm username and it finds music blogs you’ll probably like. I’ve found a treasure trove of Huffduffer sources through this.
David Lowery is chronicling the history of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, song by song …with accompanying MP3s. It seems too wonderful to be true
Song To The Siren by Salter Cane on Huffduffer
A cover version of a cover version: Salter Cane do This Mortal Coil doing Tim Buckley. All in one take.
Dangerous Minds | Deconstructing ‘Gimme Shelter’: Listen to the isolated tracks of the Rolling Stones in the studio
A track-by-track deconstruction of Gimme Shelter. What a song!
Mashup Breakdown - Girl Talk
A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album.
in Bb 2.0 - a collaborative music/spoken word project
Generative music with YouTube.
80s ALBUM ART RECREATED IN CSS ALONE | Monkeon | Web Design Leeds
A neat little experiment in replicating classic 80s albums using CSS.
A wearable read-only music player that's a badge. Kind of awesome.
Linked Data at the Guardian | Open Platform | guardian.co.uk
A great write-up of the latest additions to the Guardian's Open Platform API including a lukewarm assessment of Semantic Web technologies like RDF.
An Event Apart News Archive
An Event Apart, The Musical!
New Mexico EP | The Orchid
Beautiful instrumental music: four tracks for a minimum donation of four dollars. Recommended.
glueslabs — Huffduffer: How to Listen Later, or What Did You Call Me?
A nice description of how to use Huffduffer to manage newly found music.
The Wilderness Downtown
A nifty interactive video for Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait." It claims to be built in HTML5 but actually uses XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 doctypes throughout. *sigh*
CASH Music: Calexico
Download Calexico live in Nuremburg, licensed under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.
A beautiful piece of musical mathematical poetry.
Save The Freebutt
One of Brighton's best music venues is under threat of closure. Sign the petition to save it.
The Creation Engine No. 2: HTML 5 multimedia
Jim experiments with canvas and audio.
Six Degrees of Black Sabbath #6dobs
An extremely addictive bit of fun with small world network theory as applied to music.
kung fu grippe “December boys got it bad”
A eulogy to Alex Chilton.
A treasure trove of music from Archive.org.
Open Letter From OK Go - OK Go
I believe it was the philosopher Conflicticus who said, "Only stupid bastards help EMI."
Media: A world of hits | The Economist
The challenges of the long tail.
The Landscape of Music
The geography of musicians.
Best. Domain name. Ever.
Brendan Dawes pointed me to this wonderfully playful creation. It's Flash-free, believe it or not.
The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither?
A fascinating account of the origins of a musical cliché.
Where I’m actually living in augmented reality, Jefferson Airplane and what does this mean for photos. « geobloggers
Rev. Dan Catt's augmented reality future is here; it just isn't evenly distributed yet.
Caroline Lucas MEP » Blog Archive » Green MEP Joins Forces With Music Legend To Protest ‘Corporate Bully’ Copyright Proposals In Euro-Parliament
My representative in the European Parliament is full of WIN!
Amazon.com MP3 Downloads: Free Indie Sampler Bonanza
Indie compilations for you to download for free.
Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations).
Your Next Favourite Band
One of the runners-up in the Last.fm hackday, this is a simple little service that tells you what band you should be listening to.
Matt's bit of fun from the Last.fm hackday. Hannah's had the best generated lyric juxtaposition, "love drunk home fuck good night."
Music Till I Die
Fellow Powncers: authenticate here before December 15th to partake of the musical love that has been shared.
Best of 2008 – Last.fm
End of the year charts based on real data: "Based entirely on your scrobbling, this is a real look at what you've been listening to (not just buying). The charts are ranked by total number of listeners."
reboot10 - Jeremy Keith talks about the Transmission of Tradition
Here's the video of my talk from this year's Reboot conference in Copenhagen. I had a lot of fun talking about (and playing) Irish music here.
Simon Wiffen - Acoustic Singer Songwriter from Leeds
Just for the record, this is a superb example of a bulletproof liquid layout: Simon Wiffen, solo acoustic singer-songwriter from Leeds.
Ethan Hein | Player1Ready
Judging from the research information collected on Delicious, Flickr and Last.fm, this book proposalâ€”tying together informatics, music and gamesâ€”could blossom into a great read.
Because you can never have too much cowbell.
In face of exorbitant fees, Pandora may have to pull the plug - MacUser
The muisc "industry" is clearly populated by asshats who actively enjoy displaying their incompetence and malice.
The first part of Joss Whedon's new web-based musical superhero comedy sing-along blog is up now. The other two episodes will be released over the next few days. Then they will all disappear.
RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS - Google Code
The new Radiohead video isn't really a video at all. It's data visualisation. Here you can interact with the data points while the song is playing. I love this.
Last.fm – the Blog · Last.fm for iPhone and iPod Touch
If, like me, you were going cold turkey on Mobile Scrobbler after updating your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch, you can stop sweating now. The official Last.fm app is really, really nice ...and it's free.
Next to Last.fm
Remember when I blogged about wanting to be able to scrobble the music that someone else in the same room as me is playing? Well, Brad Dougherty has built it.
soundamus - new and upcoming music releases from the artists you listen to
A handy little service that creates an RSS feed of upcoming music releases based on your Last.fm listening history.
The day the music died [dive into mark]
Excellent explanation of DRM by Mark Pilgrim, prompted by MSN Music's gunshot to the head.
Black Cab Sessions
This is the very definition of an intimate gig: a song in the back of a London cab.
Radiohead/ Remix/ Nude
Ever wanted to remix a Radiohead song? Me neither. But for those who do, they now can.
This looks like it could be a fun simple little service: upload MP3s to make an online mix tape ...that's it.
SCHED: SXSW 2008 Schedule for Friday March 7 in Austin, TX
Look what Taylor made: a handy schedule of everything going on at South By Southwest. Smart kid.
Last.fm – the Blog · Free the Music
"As of today, you can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website."
Music Recording Industry Will Be First Traditional Media Industry To Be Utterly Destroyed By Digital Technology - Publishing 2.0
The RIAA now says it is illegal for you to put that CD you bought onto your own computer. Asshats.
David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars
A brilliant summation by David Byrne of the possible business models available to musicians today.
Sleevage » Album Cover Blog. Music, Art, Design.
I could spend ages browsing through the archives of this site dedicated to analysing album sleeve artwork. In fact, I just did.
Trendwhore » Win & Regine Join Springsteen on Stage [VIDEO]
Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen together at last.
Last.fm – the Blog · Spot the difference
Compare and contrast Last.fm's chart with the "official" UK chart. It's as if Radiohead doesn't even exist in meatspace.