Posts Categorized: Music

Making the ShopTalk Show theme tune

I'm a regular listener to the ShopTalk Show podcast, a really great show about web design and development hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. A couple of years ago, not long after the show started, I offered Chris and Dave a very rough piece of music as a theme tune, and they've been using…

Wow! Caching is the cure for what ails yer!

I run a site which has been performing very badly recently - lots of crashes, memory exceptions and the like. It's hosted by the wonderful Dreamhost and I contacted them to see what the problem was. Basically the site was using too much memory. Ho hum. So I took a quick look around and found…

New BeatsBase mix widget

I'm currently working on a widget for BeatsBase.com, the social networking and mix hosting site I developed for my friend and client Robbie a couple of years ago. The widget will allow you to have a Radio BeatsBase player on your website, just like this: That one shows the latest mixes added to the site,…

Metro View from inside: Michael Franti on why music deserves to be shared

CD sales are down. Downloading is up. The future is coming. Don't be afraid. Despite the fact the record industry dinosaur is sucking on its last barrel of oil, the goddess of music is more alive than ever before. I remember a time when an average fan had perhaps 50 CDs in their collection and…

Useful neo-marketing websites

I've had a few conversations recently about neo-marketing, an emerging way to communicate between businesses and people (or people and people, businesses and businesses, anyone really). I even twisted it to apply to emerging churches. After one of these conversations I put together a list of useful neo-marketing online resources. Well, strictly they are really…