Eric Lewis at TED 2009 From an improptu performance in the lobby at the Westin. Ever wonder what The Killers would sound like if someone put musical skill and innovation behind their catchy hooks? This is why Eric Lewis (aka ELEW) rules. He stands a chance at making jazz relevant again to a whole new generation.
The Bit.ly Magic, via RWW
kortina: Show us a service that can report in real time how many people are visiting millions of pages around the web and what those pages are about, that exposes that data in an API, and we’ll show you a platform we’re very excited to see work. via http://bit.ly/YalWs kortina’s bit: Bit.ly’s kind of like an EKG for the entire web, monitoring pulse and vital activity in real time. Gotta...
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Micachu (162) The Drones (133) The Antlers (66) The Decemberists (34) Fleet Foxes (33) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Drones - Havilah
Notes from the "Help! My iPod Thinks I'm Emo!"...
fascinated: WHAT IF THERE IS NO DISCOVERY ALGORITHM? Current music recommendation systems have tons of serious issues: they don’t properly incorporate long tail content, fail in offering anything close to serendipity, and get even more confused by divisive content (see the ratings for Napoleon Dynamite on Amazon for an example). Smart people with good funding have been working to solve all of...
POS covers Pearl Jam (via whatevernevermind) (bastard, I saw it first :P)
Micachu - Just In Case Definitely my favorite new...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-3-22) →
The Drones (114) Animal Collective (87) Port O’Brien (32) Fol Chen (17) Miniature Tigers (15) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
fred-wilson: Skeletons - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-3-15) →
The Drones (70) Miracle Fortress (60) Yeah Yeah Yeahs (45) Fever Ray (42) Animal Collective (38) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
craigertiger: I Go I Go I Go by Wave Machines ...
Don’t trust anyone over 35.– Gail Zappa’s advice to young music artists, March 12, 2009. I asked her if, at 36, I could make the cut. I didn’t get a yes, but I didn’t get a no. (via fistfulayen)
The power of guac
bobmoz: Say what you will about @tywhite. He likes golf. The Kingston Trio. Some sketchy emo bands. But damn, the dude makes UNBELIEVABLE guacamole. Thanks bobmoz :)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-3-8) →
Fever Ray (90) Metric (80) Miracle Fortress (59) The Drones (56) The Dodos (49) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I won a date with myself!
Unsurprisingly, the responses to the Win a Date contest did not come pouring in (thanks to Mike, Scott, and Kellie for humoring me :) ). I know it’s weird. I keep forgetting that many folks who are connected with me via Twitter/Tumblr don’t have a lot of context on weird stuff like this or the I <3 TYWHITE tshirts. I promise, I’m only mildly conceited, but a whole lot weird. ...
Port O’Brien - I Woke Up Today These guys...
No money means no content. That is the way the labels (major and independent)...– Justin Kniest, CEO of FabChannel.com [kickass archive of live show video] which is shutting down. This is a very interesting read. (via fascinated)
See You At SXSW →
(via fistfulayen) Killer lineup. Free PBR. Pretty sure it doesn’t get any better.
thetapeleader: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -...
Testing out Lucas Gonze’s latest creation, FreshHotRadio.com, and happened to stumble on some good music while I was at it :)
SXSW 09 Wednesday Playlist →
All the songs that don’t suck from Day 1 at SXSW. Enjoy! To download them all in one click, click HERE.
Metric - Fantasies (Album preview) Peep a couple new songs from Metric. I seriously am in love with this album. Almost any song in it could be a hit single, the two here included. Click the “Get it now” link to go to ilovemetric.com and download a free acoustic version of “Help I’m Alive.”
She Wants Revenge - Save Your Soul EP Previously only available on tour. Some good stuff buried in there.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-3-1) →
Fever Ray (266) The Dodos (236) The Drones (218) Miracle Fortress (186) Fleet Foxes (154) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Ali Harter - Grandpa My aunt died today. I...