Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Last.fm Radio: Jazz

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

If you are a jazz fan, here is a very cool online radio app: Last.fm Radio Widgets. You can choose your own music styles using “tags” and stream great music all day long, so, if you go the the site and set up your own genre/artist tags, you can listen to any mix of music you want.

Here is an example of their Jazz Channel. Click to start:

Last.fm Radio: Progressive Rock

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’ve discovered a very cool online radio app: Last.fm Radio Widgets. You can choose your own music styles using “tags” and stream great music all day long. Widgets exist to place in blogs, Facebook/MySpace pages, etc. You can also navigate to the page of your choice (using genre tags, artists, etc.) and simply listen to the station as a tiny pop-up window. Very well done and great music choices.

Here is an example of their Progressive Rock widget. Click to start:

MacJams Joins the Music Blogsphere

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Great music exists in the MacJams database. I am always looking for additional ways to bring great MJ music in front of listeners and to keep old music alive. So when I was reading in Mac Life about Songbird and Peel, apps that automatically rip mp3s from music blogs and RSS them right to your computer,it got me thinking. I decided to start a MacJams Music Blog.

MacJams Music Blog is one more way to highlight the music and members that make this place such an interesting, entertaining, educational, inspiring experience. Plus, the highlighted tracks listed at the bottom of each blog are playable on my iPhone, which is a great plus.

In upcoming blogs I will highlight some of the music, projects and people of Macjams. I’ll share my favorite tracks and interview some of the talent that makes this place tick. (Members: each track spotlighted at the bottom of the blog, tracks that are accessible by apps like Songbird, should be download enabled.) I hope the accumulative effect of the blog will be an ever deepening appreciation of our community. MacJams is community of songwriters and musicians willing to share their craft and creations for free. The result is mutual inspiration, community warmth and great entertainment. I’d like this blog to be a spotlight on this mutual inspiration – a place to deposit musical gems and, in so doing, help illustrate why Macjams is such a special place.

Feel free to send me a NOTE if you have an idea for a Music Blog that you’d like me to spotlight. Also, please share your Music Blog experiences, what programs you use for ripping mp3s automatically from these sites, and any other tips that might help this new feature disseminate MacJams music across the web.

-MINING THE DATABASE- Remember these old tracks? Here are a few that will be featured in future Mining The Database episodes:[display_podcast]

Recommended applications:
http://www.songbirdnest.com/ – Songbird
http://www.getpeel.com/ – Peel