Thursday, September 22, 2005

Apparatschik - Pandora and Google Suggest

I just moved to a new and bigger city, so I was kinda busy. Nevertheless, I found two amazing and useful websites that really seem to work:

Google Suggest - a beta version of an extended google search, which suggests possible queries together with estimated result number while you are typing. Amazing and extremely useful. - an electronic internet DJ that creates customized radio stations. You provide your favorite song or artist and the artificial intelligence (based on something called the music genome project) calculates streams of music which you like. Seems to work pretty well.

That's the future. Now you just have to teach it how to compose music and it'll create customized bands based on the 'genome' of your favorite music.

Friday, September 09, 2005

"Biggie, noooo... "

Check out this Motorola spot featuring a contemporary who-is-who in the musicbiz: Common, Questlove, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, etc.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

American Catastrophes

I don't really want to write about the Katrina catastrophe, but I found a disturbing video on the web: This sad interview.

Plus this disturbing animated gif (is it really real or is it from a movie?):

Something less sad: There is going to be a new Blackalicious LP, soon. It's gonna be called The Craft.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Cities Have Personalities

Cities have personalities, and just as I have a specific feeling about a person (as soon as I spent a certain amount of time with her/him) I develop a certain feeling about a city.