Monday Music Map

Well, I promised music updates on Mondays…not sure how long this is going to hold out. I’m a bit too ADD to really stick to that kind of a commitment. But somehow I’ll try.

If you haven’t seen this site, and are looking for new music, check it out. It’s called the Music Map. Put in a band you like and it gives you a map of similar artists that other people listen to. I’m finding several new bands to listen to. Alternately, check out http://www.gnoosic.com/. That’s the main site. It lets you put in 3 of your favorite bands and then gives a series of recommendations based on feedback from other users to find new bands for you.

I decided to try breaking the AI used by inputting the same band 3 times, and found out something interesting: unfortunately, selections made are based off only one of the bands you list. Then I got even more bored and decided to find three bands that are entirely unrelated and plug them in. Gandalf (apparently a death metal band – found them on Wikipedia and have never listened to them. Probably never will), Leona Lewis, and The Moldy Peaches. Turns out I didn’t recognize a single band…which wasn’t very useful, especially since I couldn’t tell which of the three they were similar to.

Interestingly enough, turns out that this website also allows you to look for books and movies.

You’ll probably be hearing even less from me now.

I’m not kidding. I may just hole up in the library and find all the new authors is recommends.

See, I was that one kid in middle school who read way too much. To illustrate the point, apparently, my little sister ran into the middle school librarian the other day, and ten years later she still remembers me by name. I don’t think I ever once did anything more than check out books.

So…see you never.

Ciao!

One thought on “Monday Music Map”

  1. You came by that reading habit honestly. Your father, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins (and probably assorted other relatives) all have it. Whenever my daughters told me about a friend whose punishment was having to read a book, I told them they were out of luck; it would never happen. Let me know if you find anything I should add to my reading list. 🙂 (Oh, and I maintain a 50+ book 'shopping list' on Amazon.com.)

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