26 October 2005
I've updated the Virtual Newspaper [link removed as obsolete]. As well as having breaking news from the BBC and IT news site The Register, it's got a new dictionary search and a daily sudoku puzzle.
Labels: site news
23 October 2005
I've lost count of how much time I've spent lovingly creating mix tapes over the years and it recently occurred to me that the idea could be extended online. What if I could create a compilation of great online music I've found, and enable it all to be accessed from one place using a simple Flash interface? With today's launch of Radio Sean.co.uk [link removed as obsolete], I've done just that.
Listeners benefit because they can listen to a consistent programme of hand-picked music, skip tracks they don't like, and discover new acts. There are links to all the band websites so listeners can get more music by acts they like. There's no DJ banter, so the listening experience is much like playing a CD.
Bands benefit from extra exposure and from being played in a radio-like context where the idea of listening to the programme has already been sold. They don't have to convince anyone to download anything to hear their music.
You'll need Macromedia Flash Player for it to work and broadband for best results.
As of now, there are ten tracks from eight acts with a few more pencilled in to be added. All the acts included have given their permission.
Why not pop over and have a listen [link removed as obsolete] and tell me what you think?
I've also posted Fifteen top music promotion tips today.
05 October 2005
Last year Friends of the Earth published an issue of its magazine that had waste reduction tips dotted throughout it. With their consent, I've compiled these into an article that now appears on this website: 49 ways to reduce waste by Friends of the Earth.
I've been a FOE member for several years. I hope that this article will help people to find new ways to reduce their environmental burden, and will also encourage them to join FOE.