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Are You Awesome?

The new song “I’m Awesome” by Spose is a pretty big hit. Even though I’m not normally a fan of this type of music, I have to say I keep singing the lyrics. Something about part of the first verse just gets to me.

I’m awsome!
a quarter of my life gone by and
I met all my friends online
I’m awsome!
I will run away from a brawl
I’m awsome!
there’s no voice mail nobody called
I’m awsome!
I can’t afford to buy eight ball
and I talk to myself
on my facebook wall

Do you talk to yourself on your Facebook wall? If so… you’re awesome!

What is the Name of That Song?


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How often have you heard a new song and liked it, only to not find out the name of it at the end? It can drive you crazy trying to Google pieces of the lyrics, attempting to figure out who sings it, and what it’s called. You can’t buy the song for yourself if you don’t know the name of it. That’s where Midomi comes in. With Midomi, you can use your own voice to hum or sing lyrics to any song, and the service will find it for you. Once you’ve found it, you can watch the video for that particular piece of music, or even record a version of your own to share with the world.

Create a profile on Midomi, and sing your favorite songs. Upload them and create a playlist of searchable songs for others to enjoy. The next time anyone searches for that song, your performance might be the top result! You can listen to and rate others’ musical performances, see their pictures, send them messages, buy original music, and more.

There are more than two million legal tracks on Midomi. You can listen to samples of original recordings, buy the full studio versions directly from Midomi, and play them on your computer.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas – Geek Style

I admit it – I love Christmas music. I like the old, traditional stuff. I like some of the funny stuff. I even like some of the new-fangled stuff! Earlier this evening, I was listening to some Christmas tunes while working in my office, and the Twelve Days of Christmas song came on. As I hummed along with this cute little song, I remembered that there’s a “redneck” version, as well. That got me thinking… where’s the Geek version?! Surely there are more than enough gadgets lying around to help inspire us, right? We demand equal representation! If Jeff Foxworthy can sing about redneck gifts, why can’t we sing about Geeky ones?

Here’s my challenge to you – come up with a whole new version of the standard Twelve Days of Christmas. The catch is, of course, that it has to be Geek style! Only Geeky gifts, gadgets and gizmos are allowed for each of the days. Make sure the song makes sense, and rhymes at least somewhat. If you want me to sing it on stream some day, you need to make sure it sounds at least kind of coherent. If I receive one that is truly awesome, you never know where you might see or hear your creation!

Get to writing, and email me your lyrics!

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How to Sing Songs You Don’t Know: Still Alive (Portal)

Here I am trying to sing along to a song I was hearing for the first time. I did a very poor job, and thankfully the experience was recorded for posterity.

This was a triumph
I’m making a note here: huge success
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction
Aperture Science
We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead
But there’s no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive

I’m not even angry
I’m being so sincere right now
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
And tore me to pieces
And threw every piece into a fire
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Go ahead and leave me
I think I’d prefer to stay inside
Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you
Maybe Black Mesa
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Anyway this cake is great
It’s so delicious and moist
Look at me still talking when there’s science to do
When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you
I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done
On the people who are still alive

And believe me I am still alive
I’m doing science and I’m still alive
I feel fantastic and I’m still alive
And while you’re dying I’ll be still alive
And when you’re dead I will be still alive
Still alive
Still alive

How Do You Discover New Music?

I love listening to a wide variety of music. When I’m working, I will often have music playing, which can be heard over my stream. People send me emails all the time with recommendations of different music, songs and artists I should check out. I always take the time to do so, since you never know what I might find that I enjoy and would have never heard of otherwise. I tend to discover my music this way. I had to ask my friends how they discover their new tunes.

I’ve had this dilemma until recently. I don’t use radio anymore, and I haven’t had cable in years so no MTV or VH1. I’ve recently discovered Pandora, quite happy with it. – Kevin Etter

On the radio ? – Charlie Anzman

Hype Machine is good although its hard to keep track of everything on there its updated constantly. – Sean Davis

I use Pandora constantly. – Morgan

last.fm, browsing iTunes & eMusic. Metafilter and various blogs also introduced me to a few bands – Mike Cohen

Definitely Last.FM ! – Éric Senterre

Pandora is definitely the way I find new music. I haven’t tried Last.FM in a while, I may need to rediscover it. – JT Perry

last.fm – nicerobot

Pandora and here. – Yolanda

I recommend Binaerpilot. – Vezquex

I have some friends whose raison d’être is finding new music, and they toss it to me. – Kirk Kittell

I don’t listen to radio at all. I don’t watch videos. Primary source of music is Last.fm and I find new/different stuff via FriendFeed. If I can’t find anything I like…I create it. – Rahsheen Porter

Cool friends – Noah Carter

Any and every way I can. I especially like getting recommendations from people I trust. Then, if I really dig the music, I will always have that connection to reflect on. – Josh Haley

last.fm, eMusic, and Jamendo. – Steven Perez

Madison, Wisconsin enjoys the benefits of a fine community station and a killer student station (i.e., WORT, WSUM). Always way ahead of the curve. Plus the internets are a bonus. – Dave Martin

Last.fm, Pandora, a few choice blogs and–every now and then–the radio. – Aram Zucker-Scharff via twhirl

Pandora, BBC 1 (it’s new to Americans) and a few di.fm programs. – Andrew Leyden

I don’t listen to radio or watch TV since I moved to the UK, so my primary sources now are Last.fm, eMusic, FriendFeed and Rolling Stone. I’d say I’m purchasing about as much music as I used to though – mostly CDs when Amazon or HMV has a sale. DRM sucks. – Jon Price

Pandora, Last.fm, podcasts, & sometimes radio. Friends too 🙂 – zoblue

primarily – last.fm and amazon.com recommendations. secondarily – friend recommendations. I have the benefit of having friends with impeccable taste in music. – Jason Toney

last.fm, hypem.com and podcasts oh and of course friends. – Got80s via twhirl

Corie Allison – Bren

Friends, last.fm, radio, newspapers, movies, tv shows, magazines, concerts, nightclubs, festivals, and FF. – Pete Delucchi

Oh, music blogs and podcasts, too. flux, gramophone, soul sides, rock insider, and the fader are go to blogs. KCRW top tune, kexp song of the day, and indiefeed are my go to music podcasts. But, damn, now y’all know all my secrets. How will I maintain my rockist/soulist cred? – Jason Toney

All I use is last.fm, because somehow it amanages to find new related artists each week despite my massive music collection – Bartek Gniado

I tend to rummage with radio, and internet cause I don’t get music suggestions. – Shawn

Last.fm – Roger Benningfield

I’m a bit of a new-music freak and take a lot of time out to find new music. I don’t ell se last.fm but I am hooked up on the site. While Pandora was available in the UK that was by far the best way I found new music. Since then I browse my iLike Activity page weekly, as well as check my iTunes weekly mail of new tunes from my favourite bands. I also check BBC Radio 1’s and xfm’s playlists and isten to the hottest tracks from sixtyone.com. Lastly I check the music page on MySpace nd anything the London Timeout lists in its weekly magazine. For my type of music I listen to Zane Loe on Radio 1 A LOT! Huw Stephens and the In New Music We Trust programmes are very good too. I’m a member of Blip.fm and several others but they don’t seem to give me good results. – Kol Tregaskes

Oh and once I do find a new band I hck them out on Amazon and AllMusic and seek out the similar artists/Albums they list. ALso, Radio 1 has lots of podcasts to listen to. – Kol Tregaskes

If the last.fm feeds on FF all hd lay buttons then I would check them out more too. – Kol Tregaskes

I don’t, really. Most of my new music is soundtracks. I just don’t listen to music. – Brent Newhall

a href=”http://www.freeformrock.com” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.freeformrock.com (traditional FM freeform, including contemporary Americana, from one of the legendary freeform DJ’s) and Pandora for stuff that’s new to my hearing, but I somehow missed over the years ( http://pandora.com/share/stati… ). – Malcolm Gault-Williams

Through friends and Amazon.com. Occasionally through the BBC’s 1Xtra and the NY Times Arts section. My friends are musical omnivores and voracious consumers. They’ve introduced me to most of the new music I’ve purchased in the last year. – tiffany

i am in the black/electro scene – new music i find via last.fm, listening to my friends’ music and – like last weekend – by visiting festivals 🙂 – Carsten

How do you find new music to listen to? Do you just turn on a radio and listen? Do you take recommendations from others? Or do you just happen across new stuff occasionally online?