*Lots of bloggers bloggily blogging on Paul McCartney’s latest, Memory Almost Full, going up DRM-free on eMusic. I’ve heard the album is bad (sorry) and I have a grudge against eMusic, so maybe you can taste the bile???? Well, maybe not bile; boredom.
*(Tangential) Me.dium = another dive into social web browsing. While music sharing comes naturally to me (and, it seems, to others), YouTube’s new Active Sharing feature, emerging social browsing services and soc nets that crunch your e-mail and IM for usable data (like Visible Path) make me nervous. Probably because I am an old man.
*RocketSurgeon goes voluminous with a great round-up on music discovery visualization. I’ve previously played with TuneGlue, Liveplasma, Music IP, MyStrands, and MusicLens (LOVE all the anomalous midcaps!).
*(Tangential!) In July KEXP will be co-hosting an event in which 25 musicians will be dragged into a room, quasi-randomly separated into five bands and sent off to write/practice, then ultimately (that night) perform five tunes. It’s an exciting way of pushing the mashup / remix ethos (call it a premix!) to the very front of music making. [via]
*Mocritics, mo problems: LG and Billboard are sending kids to concerts this summer, and asking them to upload photos, and provide reviews, all on the go, on their phones, sans PC.