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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  • wildegirl

    Back to DJ Shadow’s forthcoming album, it is then. Will this ever become a tedious topic??? I didn’t even know whay hyphy was, (oh the shame!) so I thought I’d better check some out. I tried Federation’s Hyphy, and Go Dumb, from the err, Album. Not for me, ta. Once was probably too much, but at least the tic is gradually lessening. And Coldplay? I’m the proud owner of none of their albums. Hmm, not looking good so far then.

  • wildegirl

    Back to DJ Shadow’s forthcoming album, it is then. Will this ever become a tedious topic??? I didn’t even know whay hyphy was, (oh the shame!) so I thought I’d better check some out. I tried Federation’s Hyphy, and Go Dumb, from the err, Album. Not for me, ta. Once was probably too much, but at least the tic is gradually lessening. And Coldplay? I’m the proud owner of none of their albums. Hmm, not looking good so far then.

  • superwickedELLgirl

    That Albarn/DangerMouse sounds worth keeping an ear out for. Keep us updated.

  • superwickedELLgirl

    That Albarn/DangerMouse sounds worth keeping an ear out for. Keep us updated.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Hey, nice pick this Google Reader :) it looks really cool. Too bad I don’t have enough time for it now.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Hey, nice pick this Google Reader :) it looks really cool. Too bad I don’t have enough time for it now.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    That’s ok, it will always be there waiting for you. :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    That’s ok, it will always be there waiting for you. :-)

  • Sam

    Automator? Sweet… The first Handsome Boy Modelling School album is one of my fave ever hip-hop albums…

  • Sam

    Automator? Sweet… The first Handsome Boy Modelling School album is one of my fave ever hip-hop albums…

  • http://www.464564.com/ nick d.

    little barrie are brilliant

  • http://www.464564.com nick d.

    little barrie are brilliant

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    They probably are, I’ve just not heard of them. Should be an incentive to find out more, I guess!

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    They probably are, I’ve just not heard of them. Should be an incentive to find out more, I guess!