The Jimmies

Last week I had the pleasure to meet Ashley, the charming lead singer of The Jimmies, a NYC based rock-band for little ones. She handed me one of their latest DVD’s and now our little Ella is completely addicted. Check out the amazing videos below. (Bedhead is hilarious.) Support The Jimmies by buying their CD or DVD.

(Every time Ella watches Spanimals Ella cracks up and says: “Mommy, she has grapes on her head”)

The Weepies

The Weepies currently playing on our beloved GenevaSound XL at swissmiss studio:

(thank you for introducing me to The Weepies, Billy!)

VW Bus Speaker

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Made me smile: Classic Volkswagen bus-style speaker with a port and cable for playing your iPod. Functional wheels; flashing head and taillights and horn sound option; volume control; radio pre-sets; digital clock at the rear window

Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.0

“Sound Sculptures & Installations” is a series of beautifully minimal sound installations by swiss Zimoun and Pe Lang. Fascinating, no?

(via todayandtomorrow, thank you Burks)

Sony Soundville Campaign

New Sony Soundville campaign by “Cadbury Gorilla” creator Juan Cabral. In March 2009 a small town in Iceland was filled with speakers and music from the likes of Death In Vegas, Bob Dylan and the Guillemots. The Seydisfjordur village was turned into an extraordinary sound-system for a week. The objective of the brand is inviting people to believe in experience superior sound and promote the latest audio technologies from Sony, offering an experience never before experienced.

(via bblinks)

Experibass

Diego Stocco built an instrument by combining a violin, viola, cello and double bass…played with drum stick, spoons, fork and other stuff.

Owen | Good Friends, Bad Habits

(via lizfranco)

Michael Jackson Medley

(via tim)

Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work

Merlin Mann talks about the process of doing creative work, and particularly how to abandon the quest for perfection, get off your butt and get started.

The Sound of Young America

(via @michaelsurtees)

Forest City Lovers

(thank you zack)

ICFF 09 | Geneva

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The Geneva Booth was packed when I got there. It looked (and sounded) fantastic. I admit, I was surprised how much I liked the Geneva Sound Home Theatre, I had never seen it in person. They also introduced the brandnew Walnut Series. A beauty!

The Simpsons theme song – a cappella

(thank you max)

YES!

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47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. Who could not be genuinely happy for Susan Boyle?

Here are the Lyrics:

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he’ll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather…

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Fan site for Susan Boyle: Susan-Boyle.com

(thank you max)

James Earl Jones recites the alphabet

Here, James Earl Jones recites the alphabet. This one is like the one on “Sesame Street: old school” DVD where he counts from one to ten. The pronounciation of every letter is crystal clear.

(via H&FJ)

playlist.io | add audio, listen from the ‘cloud’

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Drop.io just launched a new applet called ‘playlist.io‘ – it is a dead simple way to post your music to the cloud in 3 clicks, and then stream it basically anywhere you want to play it (home, work, etc) — there is a demo video explaining how to use it.

Using the newly release API base iPhone application ‘droppler‘ you can even stream your playlist right to your iphone… there is a bit more at the drop.io blog if you are interested.

(thank you sam)

MusicBrainz: a user-maintained community music metadatabase

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Do you have untitled songs in your iTunes Library and you don’t know who the artist is? Musicbrainz can automatically identify and label your music files — all you have to do is download and run a MusicBrainz enabled tagger. So, it’s Shazam for your computer?! Whee!

(via twittering joshspear)

Huffduffer

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Huffduffer: think FFFFOUND, but with audio. (And no, I do not have any ffffound invites, I am sorry!)

(via seriftype)

Music From Sand

Diego Stocco turned sandbags from his backyard into musical genius. The entire track is created entirely out of tuned sand tones. He emphasized the inner notes of the sand grains and mapped them on a sampler as a series of instruments.


Diego Stocco – Music From Sand from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

(via holidaymatinee)

Roller Boogie is For The People

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One of my favorite things in the morning, besides my cup of coffee and sitting down to read all the various fabulous blogs is listening to the Roller Boogie Audio Successory of the Day. I signed up and now receive a perfectly funky, glidealicious link to an mp3 in my mailbox every day. An mp3 that makes me say, “I can DO it,” “Got-DAMN, that’s fohnky!” and “Why don’t today’s songs have horns any more?” And before I know it, I won’t even care about my 1500 unread e-mails. Because I feel like I am at the hottest roller boogie party this side of Roll Bounce. bounce/oz is an audioblog dedicated to shaking what our collective mama gave us. The mastermind behind this all is a funky lady called Gretchen who happens to be a coworker of my fabulous friend BBlinks. Sign up with your email address, you won’t regret it! Have a rollerriffic day!

Keith Jarrett – I Loves You Porgy

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I’ve been listening to Keith Jarrett all morning and thought I’d share the love for his musical talent. I was lucky enough to see Keith do his magic in Geneva a good 10 years ago. The The Köln Concert is my favorite. Listen to it here.

lala.com

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Sean just rocked my world when telling me about lala.com. Lala allows you to trade CDs that you no longer want with the one your heart desires. Once you are trade enabled simply list the CDs you own in your Have List and the CDs you’d like to receive in your Want List. When lala finds another member who is interested in one of your CDs, you will see a “Ship It” button next to the requested CD in your Have List. By clicking this button you will begin the process of agreeing to ship your CD to another Lala member. When Lala finds another member who is willing to send you a CD you want, you will be notified as soon as it’s on its way to you. How ingenious is this?

Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze me

Had me look, big time! Oh, and I think I might have to buy Kraak & Smaak’s cd now…

(thank you massimo)

Steven Heller on campaign swag

Steven Heller goes all audio on us in delightfully describing various campaign merch on NPR. Listen to the interview here; some previous pieces here.

(via core77)

Björk’s 3D Wanderlust Video

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Björk’s Wanderlust video is now viewable in 3D through Wired. Here is the direct link to 3D movie file.

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