Friday 30 March 2007
Check out www.pitchforkmedia.com where you will find brand new videos and downloads abound on this picture-rich Flash-enabled website, so if you do not have Flash running on your computer you need to get it.
The busy homepage is in the style of a magazine, with columns of news, reviews, features and free tracks to stream from the latest releases. The search bar in the top left lets you seek out specific bands, with links beneath it to specific areas of the site. But while it is a virtual site of media content, navigation on this site can be a little annoying. The pages are typically quite long, with each feature or write-up presented in full so there is lots of scrolling down when browsing. However, the reviews are witty and incisive and peppered with MP3 tracks, with the occasional music video thrown in for good measure.
Wednesday 28 March 2007
Monday 26 March 2007
Wednesday 21 March 2007
Its all about local bands of the 1960s. Where are they now. There are a few websites around dedicated to the old nostalgic days about local bands all over the UK.
The one that impressed me is based in the North East and I found it very informative. I managed to catch up with the Webmaster, Alan Prodhue and requested some information.
You can download the website from http://audio.billclarkontheradio.co.uk and listen to what it has to offer.
The website can be found at www.vintagesixtieslive.co.uk and be warned, its very addictive, you could be there for some time.
Tuesday 20 March 2007
Saturday 17 March 2007
Thursday 15 March 2007
Tuesday 13 March 2007
NetSmartzKids is the home of Nettie and Webster, two colourful characters who live inside your PC and are on hand with help and advice for the younger generation of surfers. This bright and colourful site is perhaps a little too over the top visually for me, but friends children love it and it talks to them in a style and language they engage with.
With a broad selection of games, activities and movies, all designed to lead children towards safe and sensible surfing, your little ones will find plenty to amuse them here. Use the tabs across the top to jump to the various sections, then just dive straight in and enjoy the action.
Thursday 8 March 2007
On Thursday I was trying to find out what a song was called by humming it to myself and then I discovered www.songtapper.com . Use your computer keyboard to tap the rhythm of the song. SongTapper.com will help you find the name of the song. Its fun, its easy, and thousands of daily visitors find it very helpful.
All you have to do is tap the song rhythm and SongTapper does the rest. After tapping is complete you will see a list of matching songs. If we can't identify your song, you can teach our system by entering the song name.
Wednesday 7 March 2007
The control panel sits on the left of the screen - use the tabs labelled mood and dance to choose how you want to define your music selection.
Mood is the most interesting for me, allowing you to click to place the locator anywhere from calm to energetic and dark to positive. If you like some genres more than others then use the tick select boxes in the list below, and finally hone in on the era the pleases your ears using the date slider above.
The low-fi player is free for unregistered users - the quality is not perfect but is OK, especially if you are looking for inspiration about what artists to buy to expand your collection.