• Byshyp.com
  • Blog, pix, and interactive Choose Your Own Adventure!
  • The Sneeze
  • Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.
  • Oddio Overplay
  • A great compendium of strange and wonderful music sites all over the Web... also offers a few free MP3s.
  • Fingertips
  • The intelligent guide to free & legal music on the Web.
  • Fa La La La La
  • Preserving memories of Christmas vinyl past. They post a new seasonal song every day from Dec. 1 until Xmas Day.
  • WMFU's Beware of the Blog
  • The blog of the freeform radio station of the nation. Amazing MP3s & videos to be had here.
  • E.C. Brown MP3 Links Archive
  • A comprehensive guide to sites which offer free & legal audio for download.
  • Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
  • Lotsa great old blues and big band MP3s here, plus a few surprises.
  • Spoilt Victorian Child
  • Interesting indie bands featured here.
  • Bubblegum Machine
  • If it features hand claps, cow bells, syrupy orchestration, walls of sound, wrecking crews, sha-la-las, toothy teen idols, candy-based metaphors for carnal acts or lyrics about hugging, squeezing and rocking all night long, it's in.
  • Talking History
  • A weekly broadcast/internet radio program that focuses on all aspects of history.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Arthur Ganson: "Wishbone"

This is strangely compelling... I think I saw this kinetic piece (or one very much like it) at the Chicago Public Library/Cultural Center a few years ago. It was fascinating to watch! I was thrilled to see this video, which a co-worker clued me into.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Revamping Underway...

Just doing a little experimentation lately, trying out a few new things. Attempting a new endeavor is challenging enough, but I've upped the ante by trying to do it all on the cheap. Free, that is. I'm messing around with a Joomla content management system that is not only open source (read: free), but also hosted for free. Of course, this creates some limitations that must be worked around, but it's interesting to see what can be done for no further investment (other than my valuable time). This Blogger site is free and my new Flickr photo site is free. The trade-off is a rather less-than-seamless integration of the sites and a limited capacity for customization, but whaddya want for nothin'? Rubber biscuit? Besides, I haven't really figured out exactly what I want to do with all of this, anyway. Somehow, blogging just seems to be the thing to do, and I'm nothing if not trendy.