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Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Sixty One

According to wikipedia:

thesixtyone (t61) is a streaming media website that uses collaborative filtering to organize, promote, and sell music uploaded by artists, many of whom are independent musicians. The site was founded by James Miao and Samuel Hsiung and received early investment from Paul Graham. It was released in alpha form January 2008 and received additional funding from Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.

Their wiki has some more info on how they play their music. It’s a nice place for nice Indie music. It appears to be a broader playing field than the current muxtape, to find new music and to get to know the artists. You just have to keep looking. (Via Shikha)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Super Mario Bros.

This game gave pixel art new levels of fun. This, accompanied with its nostalgia-sweeping music, had me smiling for 7 minutes today.

(via Prateek)

Friday, 2 July 2010

The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters.

If you like love The Pipeline hosted by Dan Benjamin, The Big Web Show co-hosted by Jeffery Zeldman might just fulfil the itch to get more. This, coming from someone who’s mostly a consumer of the web. So anyone working or interested in the intricacies of the web is surely going to appreciate it largely. And if you can catch a live show before the editing, it can only add to the fun.

Leaving Home - The Life and Music of Indian Ocean

It’s difficult to do this documentary justice in a couple of lines.

I can only strongly recommend this to all music lovers, and especially for Indian music enthusiasts. But it’s not restricted to only them. It’s a first of its kind, made on Indian soil, and more reason to patronise such works of art and music. It offers a real perspective on the difficulties of a budding band in India, since the 1990s. The members share their philosophy and ethics in forming their band and in the music they choose to play, building upon their innate passion for music and for making a difference through it for the community. Exceptionally moving. It’ll never be the same again.

[If you like to patronise such independent movies/documentaries, Dingora could only be of help. It surely is my kind of movie community, and enjoyed the straightforward and simple experience it offered. But mild warning, it requires using Microsofts Silverlight player to view movies.]

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