Last.fm & Pandora

Just added my Last.fm and Pandora profiles to my links list over in the sidebar.

Last.fm has made a lot of great improvements to their site, and I have been on a good streak of finding full tracks of the songs I want to listen to. I do wish however that the player was a separate part of your browsing experience, meaning I could play a song, then navigate away from the current page (much like Beatport). I do realize there are stand-alone applications that would allow for this, I would just much prefer a strictly browser experience.

Pandora’s website on the other hand could use a major overhaul. I find it extremely difficult to navigate and clunky. I also wish they would an option to accompany the thumbs-up and thumbs-down, because I hate thumbing-down a song I actually like, but not in the context of the station I am trying to build.

Either way though, I am thankful for both sites as they have allowed me to stumble across so many great new artists/bands, and would happily live with these annoyances (and am) rather than not having either available at all.

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Christian Martin – Dirtybird Showcase Mix

In my previous post containing videos from Friday nights’ Dirtybird party, the sounds heard in the first 4 or 5 are coming from Christian Martin. He did a great job at setting the mood for the evening. It appears there is a “showcase mix” of his hosted on Dirtybird’s website, for those that are interested.

Dirtybird 4th Anniversary @ Mezzanine

Here are some videos I took on Friday at the Dirtybird 4th Anniversary party. Of course there is not much to see, but the audio sounds great. The little Sanyo CG6 continues to impress! It almost does too good of a job, especially at picking up conversations around me, as evidenced in the first couple videos.

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