Music will continue until morale improves

· administrivia, long story short, Migration, Musicology, Nanopublishing, Podcasting

Thanks to the enthusiastic example and coaching of my friend from work, Chach, whom I first met when she shared her paints with me and others at a Yes by Yes Yes (later Yes & Yes Yes) un-conference retreat in Palm Springs, I have migrated my clunky old spreadsheet into a nifty Airtable and it has made keeping track of recordings and postings way easier, which will enable me to fill in some gaps, such as:

  • music videos I posted to Youtube but not Facebook, or vice versa
  • performances solid enough that I want to post the audio portion to my Soundcloud
  • and perhaps most relevant here, catching up my catalog here on my own personal blogge

Mildly related also is that I am now writing my own songs, and the li’l database is happy to keep track of that distinction for me, too.

my music database
my music database

Passing Thoughts from 2010-01-12

· Nanopublishing

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A new painting every day

· Nanopublishing

A year and a half ago I posted an entry at Telegraph called Daily Practices, in which I linked to a blog called A Painting a Day and wrote:

One of my favorite applications of the weblogging medium is a daily practice. My first bloglike thing was a daily journal called Breathing Room that I used as a way of making sure I did at least some writing every say.

The other day, Gautam Rao, who blogs his daily paintings at Playful Painter, dropped me a note to tell me that painting blogs have caught on as a real phenomenon. His blogroll links to a number of other painters he admires.
It’s a great idea. The blog promotes the latest work and the painters seem to be able to sell their paintings fairly readily directly through the blog. I guess this is the equivalent of other indie forms of media creation where the artist has direct control over the marketing and distribution of his or her own work.
I’m glad to see the idea spreading.