December 14, 2006

Believing the Hype

This morning I've been processing billing at work while listening to Christmas music, utilizing my very uncomfortable and very old iPod earbuds (hmmm, maybe I need to invest in a new pair of proper headphones... *wink to erik*). One of my tracks had a painful audio hit on it, which caused me to jump out of my skin and lose a few kHz of my hearing spectrum, so I searched the web for an alternate copy of the mp3.

In doing so I stumbled upon a website that feels as cool as Napster did back in 1999. Hype Machine is a website that tracks the latest songs posted to a number of the most popular mp3 blogs, and links to the blog posts while offering links to purchase those tracks. "But what IS an mp3 blog?", you ask. It's typically a personal site dedicated to offering its visitors a few tracks per day, introducing an exciting new artist, or playing on a theme (Christmas music is popular this time of year).

In tracking the mp3 blog activity, Hype Machine is able to track what the more popular tracks are at any given time. So right now, Sufjan Stevens' holiday tracks are swarming around the mp3 blogosphere with quite a fervor. Oh, will that new alt/folk guy never quit with his catchy Christmas fare!?! Anyhow, only Santa knows if I've been naughty or nice about my mp3 download activity. Those of you who have an interest in such things may want to give the Hype Machine site a perusal. It's lots of fun.

But for those of you who refuse to leave the newfound comfort and warmth of my humble website, rest assured I will be updating my "Mp3 of the Day" section at a quickened pace this holiday season, providing you with some of my current favorites. You're welcome!


posted by julie at December 14, 2006 10:49 AM

things people have said

so you've got you ipod photo! (it's makes a long time i've went on you blog, at the time you had a accident with your BEAUTIFUL Mini Cooper)

P.S Sorry for my english, i'm québécer (or french canadian if you prefer)

so said: vincent at December 15, 2006 08:53 PM



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