Monday, 29 December 2008

Monday Blues cure

Here's The Dubliner's version of Molly Malone, saw Bryn Terfel's version of this at the proms last summer, one of the highlights I thought.

Google search, 3rd hit down.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

I'm gobsmacked

Just don't know what to say:

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Monday, 22 December 2008

Monday Blues Cure (for anybody still working)

...or hey, just enjoy it anyway if you're not!

Found this on youtube, looking for Jeff Beck music and videos, of his current band who did a serious of concerts at Ronnie Scotts not long back. Highlights were shown on BBC4 (digital), but only available on iplayer for 7 days. Enjoy:

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Beethoven 9th detemines length of music on CD

See here.....or perhaps not?

(h/t: Kris West)

Impossible information needs for Images

Here is a video about requests for information needs which are impossible to fulfil, received by the Hulton Archive (now part of Getty Images):

(h/t The Online Photographer, via David Thompson).

Indexing music

Nice review of one of my PhD students (Charlie Inskip) article in update.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Monday Blues

Now be careful how you sit on this particular chair:

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Genre classification visualisation

Here's a video of MARSYAS Genre Meter in action:

Interesting the way it switches between music and speech and emphasizes different images on the roiling drums, and different drums.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Monday Blues Cure

Mickey Katz died just recently (he was part of Spike Jones and his City Slickers - I think...), and whilst looking for his work on YouTube, I found this:

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Sneezing Panda

If you type in the query 'sneezing panda' to youtube, the following is the first video on the results list:

Bless you! Thanks again to David Thompson for the lead on this. [Also: haven't you noticed that youtube have started to put up a search box above the video recently?]

Monday, 1 December 2008