Welcome To Monday…
…it’s been expecting you. First of all, allow me to get nerdy for a minute or two. Now, RSS news feeds, in the past I’ve found them to be plain frustrating, but that’s mainly due to the RSS feed readers that I’ve tried. I hate the layout and concept of retrieving the feeds and reading them. It just feels like one way email. So I’d sort of given up on the idea, until… Google came to the rescue. You can always rely on those bods at Google Labs. They’ve devised the Google Reader, and I think it is great! To be honest it’s just horses for courses, but I already love Google Reader – it’s so simple. But, I also wanted to mention (in conjunction with Google Reader) that if you subscribe to any of the Hype Machine music feeds, you can play the tracks within Google Reader. So I subscribed to the Popular Tracks feed and now when I get a new track pop up in Google Reader, I can listen to it there and then without having to even browse to a different page. See…
It also means you can subscribe to the feed for all the tracks I upload on this blog… http://hype.non-standard.net/playlist/blog/1093/rss/1/feed.xml – you lucky buggers! If anything I’ve said about RSS feeds, Google Reader, or Hype Machine, doesn’t make sense to you, or you have some questions, fire away and I’ll try my best to help.
That nerdy info was about as much direction as today’s blog entry gets I’m afraid, so I’ll ramble. Been checking my blog stats, sooo many people continually searching for tracks from and reviews of The Outsider by DJ Shadow. Do you like hyphy Bay Area hip-hop and also Coldplay? If so, you’ll love The Outsider. If you don’t like those two things, but you say you do love The Outsider… then you’re lying – get over yourselves and listen to something decent. Apparently the Australian tour that DJ Shadow and Mos Def have been doing together has been really good – few incidents of bewilderment when the hyphy tracks have been dropped, but naturally loads of appreciation when the classics have been played. Will the teasing anticipation of the live Organ Donor drop ever get boring? Probably not.
Elsewhere, Dan The Automator is gonna be producing the new album for the band Little Barrie, I don’t know who they are, but I know Dan The Automator is a shit-hot producer. Makes me laugh though how other news sites have to introduce Dan as the producer for Gorillaz – guess they need some frame of reference for the ignorants that know only what NME throws at them. Whilst we’re on the subject of Gorillaz though, Damon Albarn has formed a new band. Together with Danger Mouse he is making an album called The Good The Bad And The Queen. They have a debut single out in October.
Not much else happening on this slow Monday. Should be getting a write-up from Splendour In The Grass sometime this week. That was the two day musical festival last weekend in Byron Bay, Australia. If you’ve been to a musical festival recently and fancy doing a write-up for this blog, just give me a shout. Naturally you’ll get full accreditation, just give me around 1000 words (no more than 1500), and some photos if you’ve got some (no problem if you don’t), and I’ll get it sorted.
Anyway, I’ll end this entry with a song…
Razorlight – America
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