Discovered at Beautiful Noise.
My latest favorite place for discovering new music is gogoyoko, which has a great selection of post rock sounds (lots of other stuff there too). I've also spent time at The 61, which recommends music, based on how you respond to music you hear.
Haven't downloaded music in a long time now.
Michael Waters returned to the Duncan Garage Showroom last week... another memorable concert. This time it was extra special, because it was an incredibly balmy evening in Duncan, the first of the year really, and there were just a handful of us in there gathered around the stage. Michael engaged us during the break. We talked about what part music takes in our lives. Michael made a comment that will stick with me for a long time: You are a success if you can do what you love to do. I like that, to make the standard for success personal, and to reject any other standard.
For an encore, Michael played some music from his upcoming CD. He gave me some tracks to share:
You'll find more to listen to at Ladybird Music.
I recently rediscovered OUIM net.label, loaded with psychedelic listening pleasures. The home page has 3 music streams and between the releases and DJ sets, almost 100 well curated psychedelia titles to download.
I'm reminded of an old favorite by Fairytale, released the week before Christmas, it sounds like a drunken Christmas party at first. Soon it wanders into my neighborhood in Vancouver, with a dialog about our seabus transit ferries and lo fi soundscapes that's accompanied by a joyful thumping sound and the ancient chanting of First Nations people that used to make the crossing in canoes.
I'm back on The Island, and finally made it to the Duncan Garage Showroom. The Man (Longevity John) himself, told me I should come hear Michael Bates, and so I did. Such a memorable show. And suddenly I'm listening to jazz again.
Vacation, travel and other distractions... and I'm not sure I'm even back yet, but I did make it to the Vancouver Folk Festival... wow... Ganga Giri knows how to put on a show... though I'm not sure everyone would call this folk music. Festival rules say no dancing in front of the stage -- but for Ganga Giri, that's impossible -- everybody was dancing.
Google Earth is getting an audio layer. Bernie Krause has been recording the planet for 40 years. He has released part of the collection under a Creative Commons license, for listening on Google Earth.
Tim O'Reilly has published a lot of books... I've been buying them since the 80's. Now he's written a case study of sales vs. free downloads for one of his titles. The free downloads are under a Creative Commons license.
Larry Lessig says in this interview, that there are now over 100 million objects licensed under a Creative Commons license. He participated in a panel discussion at the recent "copyright summit" in Belgium.