10/02/2006

Possibly the COOLEST thing on the web


If you have not stumbled upon this yet, let me introduce ­Pandora, possibly the coolest thing on the web. Pandora is, among other things, a radio developped by the Music Genome project.

I'll keep the explanation short and sweet:
On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever.


This lead to the creation of Pandora Radio. The concept has immense possibilities if it works... and it does.

Ever since we started the Music Genome Project, our friends would ask:

Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?

Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions. Everybody started joking that we were now their personal DJs.

We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.


You have to register(invent a zip code if not from US), but it's painless and they don't send crap.

So beautifully 2.0...I just love it. Enjoy!

10/01/2006

SUPERGROUP: Group therapy


On Much More Music these days, you can watch a music project that could have been cool unravel. Here's how the producers describe Supergroup :
Five seasoned Rock Stars descend on Las Vegas to form a band and save Rock and Roll. The catch? None of them know who their band mates are ahead of time. Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach and Anthrax's Scott Ian team up with drummer (Led Zeppelin heir) Jason Bonham and Biohazard's Evan Seinfeld to live together, form a band, write new music and perform a concert in just 12 days.

Legendary Rock Manager Doc McGhee is enlisted to keep these legendary Rock egos in check, and keep the mission on track. Together, in a city of sin, they struggle to navigate the drinking, fighting, lap dances and somehow find the time to write, rehearse, and put on a show worthy of their formidable rock legacies. Five Rock Stars. 12 Days. No Excuses. This is Supergroup.


Ok, so, if you rather watch Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll on tv rather than living it, this series is for you. Except that certain band members are a little past their prime, and that sometimes the whole thing turns into such sissy fights that it becomes uncomfortable to watch. Maybe Metallica had the right idea when they hired a shrink during the taping of «Some kind of Monster»... no, well Damnocracy (Supergroup) is not THAT sissyfied yet. Hehehe. Nevertheless, it's entertaining... luckily, in the most recent episode, they managed to give a show. Personally, if i'm still watching, it's because of the inevitable comparisons with Spinal Tap... oh I'm soooo mean.