A new trailer for Spike Jonze’s hugely promising Where The Wild Things Are coming to cinemas in October.
I first wrote about the brilliant Spotify here in March and in recent weeks, the legal streaming music library has pressed itself into the public consciousness here at home with many people choosing to try out the free service via a proxy loophole.
It’s a brilliant service and one which justifiably could live up to the oft-touted “iTunes killer” tag if the company can keep its revenues flowing and keep Apple onside for the upcoming Spotify iPhone app. If there was one criticism of Spotify from a user-friendly perspective, it would be that it lacks a “browse” function. So for those times when you’re not sure what to search for the following sites are here to help.
By uploading your exisiting iTunes music library file, Spotifitunes can give you a web-based links to the artists you already listen to on Spotify. More of a Last.FM user? Another site (http://short.ie/lastspot) will analyse the top 50 artists in your Last.FM charts and recommend you albums to listen to based on this and Last.FM’s recommendation system.
Movie viral campaigns
Total Film looks at the best and worst online movie buzz. The Best? The Blair Witch Project. The Worst? Read on..
Film Family Portraits
Eerie-looking penciled drawings of famous film familys from the Torrances (The Shining) to the Lundegaards (Fargo).
Internet citizens you’ve gone too far. Please see exhibit A – a gallery of people wearing hats of meat..
Five year old plays Folsom Prison Blues
The new contender for cutest video of 2009. Five year old Wesley plays guitar and sings the Johnny Cash classic at a coffee shop in Seattle.
Alice in Wonderland trailer
The trailer for Tim Burton’s upcoming Walt Disney remake has been released and it looks to have struck a fine balance between the Burton and Disney universes. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway star.
A tumblr blog which posts weird and wonderful finds from the world of amateur web animations.
Tee Shirt Blog
Looking for some inspirational new tees? The French-based Tee Shirt Blog does what it says in the title – showcasing the most unique t-shirts around.
Need to find out whether that cooked chicken is out of date or whether Wednesday’s leftovers are safe to eat? Still Tasty will tell you the shelf-life of any food and offer you tips on how to make it last.
New Yo La Tengo
The effervescent New Jersey trio have revealed the first track from their upcoming album Popular Songs and it’s an orchestral-assisted doozy.
Major Lazer Essential Mix
DJs Diplo and Switch bring their newest project to Radio One for two-hour back to back radio mix which reveals the dancehall and electro roots of their summer-soundtracking album Guns Don’t Kill People Lazers Do.
Spod’s Exercise tape
Aussie musician Spod isn’t waiting for Nike to ask him to pen a jogging mixtape. Fantasyze is a musical podcast tailor made to Spod’s unique workout plan. He tells you when to walk, run and gives you odd encouragement along the way.
Love Action Weekly Mixes
When not playing with Dublin’s chic almost all-girl band Taluluh Does The Hula, Jessie Love Action puts her energy into a blog updated with a new DJ mix every Friday.
If you’re an independent band trying to bring yourselves to a wider audience, hoping to organise your band’s affairs better or attempting to collaborate with other musicians, there’s a host of great websites and services out there for your needs.
Behind every good band is a good manager but many bands have to book their own gigs, make their own t-shirts and balance their own books. Bandize.com has just launched to help musicians do that and then some. It offers facilities to manage tours, merchandising, finances, tour accommodation, contact lists, recording time, import show data from Myspace and loads more. Bandize is aimed at bands who need to organise themselves better and at roughly €10 a month, it’s a bargain. A 30 free day-trial is available also for those unsure. (more…)
Keyboard Cat T-shirt
This year’s crazy internet meme gets its own ridiculous t-shirt. LOLCATS!
Carry a baby picture?
Useful tip – Researchers have found a lost wallet with a baby picture in it has a return rate of 88%.
Ten sites to help you navigate music online
CNN pick their top ten music streaming sites, subscriptions services and social music websites.