You Don't Really Care for Music, Do Ya?

Album Cover: Crash

"You wear nothing, but you wear it so well."
Dave Matthews Band / Crash Into Me

Posted on March 09, 2008 12:38 PM in Music
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After spotting this over at kottke.org, I read Hallelujah in full, only to find that one of my favorite artists, Imogen Heap, had recorded a cover of "Hallelujah" that aired on The O.C. at one point. I had to find that, so I started looking.

What I ended up finding was a treasure trove of "Hallelujah" covers provided by My Old Kentucky Blog. If you're a fan of the song at all, you've got to check this out. It has two versions of the song from Leonard Cohen (the original recording and then a later live performance), and then around 40 (!) covers, live and recorded, of the song by many different artists including the likes of U2's Bono, Regina Spektor, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice and many others, all available to download.

The music really breathes some life into the graph at kottke.org.

But you don't really care for music, do ya?

Comments

Ian Clifton on March 09, 2008 at 2:06 PM:

Hmm, I'll have to check those out; I've been trying to get back into listening to music regularly. I used to play music 24/7 but then got out of the habit for a bit.

Have you seen The Sixty One? It's an interesting prospect, combining music with a bit of the Web2.0 ideas (sort of Digg-ish).

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Bernie Zimmermann on March 09, 2008 at 2:47 PM:

I'd seen a link to The Sixty One a couple weeks ago, I think, but I didn't really get it. I just took another look and I still don't think I get it. Somewhat unrelated, but not: I took a look at iLike yesterday and as soon as I saw that they aren't compatible with Winamp, I took off running.

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Ian Clifton on March 09, 2008 at 5:02 PM:

I hadn't seen iLike, but that doesn't look too good for someone who uses Amarok either.... The Sixty One is strange but so far I mostly like it. Essentially you get "points" for listening to music (anywhere from 1 to 20 per song, randomly distributed from what I can tell). You can use your points to "bump" a song (like Digging a post); songs cost more points to bump if they have fewer bumps. Apparently, if you bump a song and then other people do too, you get extra points.

It's weird, but I've mostly left it on in the background listening to "The Rack" (music which hasn't hit the front page yet), which is a nice diversion from my usual music.

You can also interact with other people (I'm "gordaen" on there too), but I haven't really tried that out.

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