Friday, August 06, 2004
Boring Vacation Slides:
A sliver of nostalgia for the AMG haytas out there.
Looks like a bumblebee.
Interesting old Wired article about AMG from 1994.
"There is more than a hint of mysticism in (Michael) Erlewine's plan to profit from giving away his musical data. He hopes that by giving access to the All-Music Guide to the widest possible audience, he will inspire a massive, volunteer "fix-it" effort to close the gaps in his files. Appealing to the know-it-all tendencies of computer users everywhere, he's saying: "Here it is, kids. Now make it better." Erlewine's online database will include explicit requests to users to suggest corrections via e-mail, and no mechanisms will be in place to prevent pirates from downloading the whole huge collection."
Sez Entertainment Weakly, Duran Duran is working on their first new studio album in 21 years.
Jesus Christ, has it been Twenty-One YEARS since Duran Duran put out new stuff?
They must mean the orginal members, 'cause the appropriately named Pop Trash came out in 2000...OK, I feel a little better.
Here is a clumsy but sorta interesting browsable music recommendation website called SoundFlavor.
The mildly interesting thing is the "Browse SoundFlavors" function which brings up what are essentially mix tapes like "I've got a fever, And the only cure is MORE COWBELL!" and then gives suggestions about other tunes you might like. Granted, those suggestions are often wildly off (under "Boot Liquor" which is a pretty good six-song twang rock mix, they also suggest George Strait, The Flaming Lips and Nada Surf), but the potential is interesting.
Google circa 1960:
GoogleMotherFucker circa 2004.
Do you use it!?!
Hey Paul, the four Trunk Monkey Ads are available on this page.
Four little squares, at the bottom.