Two cool videos about music.
Doodle Music via Derek Sivers
Resonance Experiment via Guy Kawasaki
Claudia Scott and I wrote “In It For The Love” at The House of Songs in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, 2011. This recording is a demo, a first run through of the song, and is not a studio recording. I hope you enjoy it.
This two video series quickly and clearly shows you how to use Boom, which is a drum machine and virtual instrument.
Here’s a video of Kristian Harting and I performing our song “Butterfly And Bee” at The House of Songs. This is the first take.
This is such a great video. This live performance by Wilson Pickett (a.k.a. The Wicked Pickett) is chock full of people having a great time. I’m not sure when it was recorded. I hope you’ll get out on Funky Broadway tonight. Lord have mercy, indeed.
The last several days have been interesting. Google went instant.
My first impression is that Google Instant favors whatever is most popular or whomever has paid money Google to be first on the list. Maybe this will spur consumer spending. If so, thanks Google. The economy could use the help.
Google Instant creates a new degrees of separation opportunity for those that figure it out (hat tip to David Holmes). It also places several degrees of separation and distraction between whatever is au courant and you. If you buy into the concept that the attention span of computer users is shrinking or that folks become more easily distracted, let me know in the comments section.
Change came quickly to the Interwebs.
First there was YouTube Instant by Feross Aboukhadijeh. I think this may be the most disruptive of the sites because it works so seamlessly. (This site needs to offer a pause button on the main video window so that once you have committed to viewing a video that video can load appropriately on slower connections). Mr. Aboukhadijeh has received a job offer from YouTube’s CEO via Twitter for his efforts.
Next, Michael Hart created Google Maps Instant. I don’t bother to go to Google’s official site anymore if I just need a quick look up. I rate this as disruptive.
Today, a friend sent me iTunes Instant. iTunes Instant doesn’t play the music automatically. If it did, it could become a music discovery engine. I would like to see this concept fleshed out.
I would like an Instant Music Discovery web page that scrubs a variety of sites like CDBaby, Bandcamp, MySpace, ReverbNation, TopSpin, Last.fm, etc. I’d also like to be able to like or dislike something (like Pandora) to refine my search. If programming is your passion and you develop something cool, let me know.
As always, thank you for stopping by. You’ve got a world of choices and I appreciate you spending time with me.
I dig this promo movie for the album ‘Stil Leven’ (or ‘Still Life’) by Dutchman Goslink Harm Kuiper. In the video, he shows a wide variety of instruments that he has built. You get to hear some of the album and see part of a live performance.