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The new revision of ccMixter launched today and it’s looking pretty swank. You can see my new page here.

Besides the nice new design, I like the addition of the podcast buttons and RSS feeds. I’m now subscribed to the Brad Sucks remix feed, which is way easier for me than sorting through my disgusting mailbox.

One day when I have some time to goof around with it, I’ll whip up a WordPress plugin to import that list of remixes onto my site here.

Posted on - August 30, 2005 [at] 12:56 pm by Brad
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I’ve been trying out Pandora. It’s a Flash-based music player (first 10 hours are free), you enter an artist or a song that you like and it tries to find similar music for you. The data is based off the Music Genome Project which is described this way:

Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or “genes” into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song – everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It’s not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records – it’s about what each individual song sounds like.

Pandora’s interesting and while the songs do tend to resemble each other in a superficial sort of way, after an hour of listening I can’t say I’ve found anything I like. It seems “major key tonality, mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation and extensive vamping” doesn’t really get to the heart of my musical taste.

Posted on - August 30, 2005 [at] 11:09 am by Brad
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And now the source for my song Fixing My Brain (78mb). Only two more to go.

Posted on - August 29, 2005 [at] 8:39 pm by Brad
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GuitarWiki – the guitar wiki is coming along nicely.

Posted on - August 29, 2005 [at] 12:38 pm by Brad
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Asian pop culture wiki – a huge amount of information on the Asian pop music scene.

Posted on - August 29, 2005 [at] 12:36 pm by Brad
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As an update to my previous post (Florida hammered by Katrina and the waves), here are some more Katrina headlines I’ve spotted:

I’m not even sure why this fascinates me so much. It has this unique natural disaster/one hit wonder/tragedy/walking on sunshine combination that’s apparently very attractive to me.

Update: Back on the 24th the Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a story called Tropical storm bears down on Florida that opened with:

South Floridians won’t be walking on sunshine when Katrina and her waves crash ashore later this week.

Which is pretty much the motherload.

Posted on - August 28, 2005 [at] 11:49 pm by Brad
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After getting told many times that Myspace is a great place to promote your music, and in interviews about “the biz” telling people I had heard that Myspace was a great place to promote your music, I’m finally putting my music on Myspace.

Here’s my dumb page. There are four streamable songs and I have three friends. They are: Tom, everyone’s default Myspace friend, Scott Andrew, who is a 100% legit pal, and Robert Schneider from The Apples in Stereo who’s promoting his side project Marbles. Check it out!

If you’re a Myspace user, I invite you to befriend me.

Posted on - August 28, 2005 [at] 5:25 pm by Brad
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Tunafish – Bram Bos (the creator of the legendary Hammerhead rhythm software) has released a stripped down VSTi sequencer/rhythm machine.

Posted on - August 26, 2005 [at] 12:39 pm by Brad
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When they named this latest hurricane Katrina it was inevitable. The news has shown remarkable restraint, but The Australian went there: Florida hammered by Katrina and the waves.

This is London went there as well in their Showbiz section: Katrina and the waves sink MTV.

I saw Katrina and the Waves open for Corey Hart many years ago. They played “Walking on Sunshine”. There were no casualties.

Posted on - August 26, 2005 [at] 12:06 pm by Brad
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The Chumbawamba Factor – interesting Pitchfork article on BigChampagne, a company paid by major labels to track what’s hot on P2P as well as how the net is killing one hit wonders.

Posted on - August 26, 2005 [at] 9:27 am by Brad
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