LAST.FM ~ back in black




LAST.FM ~ back in black

Originally uploaded by draggin.

These are some notes I have been adding to a last.fm screen shot on flickr. I have wanted to post this for awhile, but with the multitude of blogs I have going on these days, its not always clear where I should post to. If this flickr/notes approach turns out to be a useful way to demo the tool, I may consider doing it for other sites as well, but it was fun for me just the same. Especially since this is one of my favorite music sites of all time!

I’ll be including this in a session some friends and I are doing at artcamp tomorrow. Brian really describes these things much better than I.

we will work towards creating a mixtape by and for the participants of ArtCamp, playing around with friction points between digital music media and an analog technology on the verge of obsolescence. Not sure I get it, but I know it’s gonna be fun.

As is the case with these things, we are just sorta coming up with stuff on the fly, but I’m sure between the three of us we’ll have plenty to say and do. For my part I plan to quickly review last.fm along with some other options for making “mixtapes” and sharing them online these days, possibly including:
webjay,mixtape collective,and a newly discovered local startup, project opus

I’m also thinking of doing a short history of music technologies, and a review of different mixtape “types”, drawn from my research data so far. Of course the main goal will be to come up with an actual mix for the artcampers as a take away, (including one lucky person that will leave with a tape!). I guess we’ll need to pick some kind of theme for the mix, as well as collaborate on a cover, all of which should be an interesting process. This tape cassette template may come in handy, maybe there will be time to ponder the “how-to’s” of decent mixtape making., we’ll jsut have to see what people are interested in.

It seem my thesis could not be coming at better timed to capture some of the trends occuring in the digital music realm these days. fun!