March 26, 2008

QTiM III – john mayer edition

Posted in mpthrees at 2:11 pm by squishy

If there can be such a thing as a self-respecting John Mayer fan, I am one.

I guess it isn’t terribly accurate to say this is by John Mayer; it’s actually the John Mayer Trio, which includes Steve Jordan (bass) and Pino Palladino (drums). The live album as a whole feels like his most recent studio release, Continuum, but with lengthy instrumental solos that could pass as improvisational. The bulk of the CD is comprised of previous material and a few covers (including Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles), but this clip is excerpted from new, original stuff… or so I think.

John Mayer Trio -Try!

Same disclaimer applies.

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March 11, 2008

QTiM II – lobsters! the musical

Posted in mpthrees at 11:44 am by squishy

Note: I’m forging ahead with this music streaming business; based on the number of plays, it seemed to do okay, and I haven’t been accosted by the RIAA goons (yet).

In the loosest definition of the term ‘music,’ I guess this applies. I mean, if a Gilbert and Sullivan-like operetta on the longevity of crustaceans isn’t music, what is?

http://www.mediamax.com/sporky/Hosted/01%20Love%2C%20Loss%20and%20an%20Imposter%20in%20the.mp3″

The podcast is NPR’s Krulwich on Science. It’s also free, so I’m streaming the whole thing. Learn more about my hero, Robert Krulwich (one half of the brilliance behind WNYC’s Radio Lab), here.

Eat, eat, eat! Molt, expand, repeat!
Eat, eat, eat! Molt, expand, repeat!

Disclaimer and notes here.

March 5, 2008

because i wish to share my questionable taste in music

Posted in mpthrees tagged at 12:24 am by squishy

I’m trying something new here.

As a disclaimer, if you own rights to any of the music on this site and object to them being streamed, contact me so I can immediately remove them.

First up is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘As long as I can see the light.’ Sometimes I CAN’T STAND John Fogerty’s voice, and sometimes it’s pleasantly grating.

We’ll see how this goes.

QTiM disclaimer and notes

Posted in mpthrees at 12:01 am by squishy

I want to share clips of great songs I currently have on repeat, but don’t want to violate any copyright laws. It’s admittedly a very, very fine line. Hopefully, by only streaming a short clip (i.e. between 30 and 60 seconds) at a shitty bitrate (64 kbps), my ass is sufficiently covered.

As a disclaimer, if you own rights to any of the music on this site and object to them being streamed, contact me so I can immediately remove them.

On a technical note, I used Audacity, an open source sound editing program, to rejigger the bitrate/length. I’ve used it for years, and it’s super easy to use. Highly recommend.