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Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
MUSIC: Totally Free SongI was in the mood for a little humour today :) Here you go...
- Mark Silverman, Totally Free Song (pop/humour)
Saturday, September 23, 2006
MUSIC: The Community Music Project
The Community Music Project is an interesting set of cc-licensed disks of folkish altish music out out over several years. I first found them on the Internet Archive and while not all of it was really my thing, a few of the songs stood out for me. Start out with these three, then go exploring. You won't be sorry!
- Community Music Project, This is What I Know
- Community Music Project, Tammakhtaar
- Community Music Project, Muscadine
Friday, September 22, 2006
MUSIC: More from 15 Megs15 Megs of Fame is a great source for cc-licensed music. Sadly, you do need to log in to listen. But once you are in (for free), you can listen at will. I already blogged some of my 15 Megs finds. Here are a few more:
Monday, September 18, 2006
ARTIST: Grayson WrayGrayson Wray is another Magnatune find. The music is a little hard to describe---sort of pop-ish celtic-ish stuff like Great Big Sea or Spirit of the West. Fun stuff. Enjoy! Two tunes to get you started...
Saturday, September 16, 2006
AUDIO BOOK: Longer Poems from LibrivoxI have already blogged about Librivox, a wonderful volunteer-run project that records public domain audio books under a Creative Commons license. Who needs drm-infused Audible.com when so much great stuff is available for free? Time to share more of Librivox's riches. Today: some wonderful poetry: this is longer stuff than the usual quickie verse, and can be quite hypnotic to listen to. Here are some of the best from the growing Librivox catalogue.
- The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
- 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Thursday, September 14, 2006
E-BOOK: Adventure by H. Rider HaggardH(enry) Rider Haggard was one of the more prolific pulp writers of the Victorian era. He wrote in the genre of 'adventure' in the Indiana Jones type of vein. I first came across his work in a university course on popular fiction of that period. Here are his best known works.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
MUSIC: Two from MagnatuneHere are two fun songs from netlabel Magnatune. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
MUSIC: Five from JamendoJamendo is a netlabel which distributes its albums via p2p networks. I have not fallen completely on the Jamendo love train yet---I find p2p a bit slow and clunky in this context, and much of their music is not in English, which isn't always my thing. But I heartily support the concept and sentiment behind what they are doing. Most of the music I have from them is stuff I have found through other sources like CC365. So, herewith, my five best Jamendo tracks:
- Bacco Baccanels, Fearless Little John (world)
- Hype, My Innocence (pop)
- Mel's, Hey Girl (pop)
- Over All Brothers, My Style (pop)
- Sickboys and Lowmen, I've Got it All (pop/rock)
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
ROUND-UP: Posts from AugustHappy September! I hope those of you involved in back-to-school, either as parents or as educators, have a smooth transition. I hope the rest of you enjoy a lovely fall! Here is a round-up of all posts in this blog from August. To start off with, a recap of previous months: