Some great music blogs use Tumblr as their platform, and we aggregate those in The Hype Machine. But plenty of people have awesome insights on music, even if they post about everything else on their tumblelog, too. So now, you can submit your music posts to the Hype Tumblr. We’re also following some cool people and reblogging their stuff, so you can see all the videos/articles/photos/links that make up our music experience right now. And just like on our main site, you can stream all the music on this page. Follow us, visit us, submit your posts, and check out some Tumblrs you might not be following yet. Welcome to our newest experiment!
And they have a streampad so you can scrobble to last.fm! LOVE THIS.
“To put yourself forward as someone good enough to do interesting things is, by definition, to expose yourself to all kinds of negative judgments, and as far as I can tell, the fact that other people get to decide what they think of your behavior leaves only two strategies for not suffering from those judgments: not doing anything, or not caring about the reaction.”—A Rant About Women « Clay Shirky (via texturism)
We all need models. Bach needed a model; Picasso needed a model. Make a point of reading writers who are doing the kind of writing you want to do. (Many of them write for The New Yorker.) Study their articles clinically. Try to figure out how they put their words and sentences together.
Does anyone know if Amazon queues up the “Tell the publisher I’d like to read this on the Kindle” requests and keeps track of the titles? I’ve requested so many Kindle editions of books and I just requested another, however I haven’t kept track. Anyone have any idea?