Y’know how quite often you begin reading about one specific thing on the Internet and you end up meandering all over the place? Next thing you know, you’ve hyperlinked & explored across the Web — reading blogs, watching videos, & listening to streaming audio stuff — and couple of hours have suddenly vanished? Well, that’s exactly where this post originated…
A relatively new site called Jamendo that offers more than 5000 free music albums in high-quality DRM-free MP3 format. You can save individual tracks or use your BitTorrent client to download entire albums in a jiff. This is an excellent way to discover emerging new artists & music! All music on Jamendo is licensed through Creative Commons, making it legal to copy & share, and even modify. Some of the musicians even allow for the use of their music in commercial products or to be redistibuted as part of other projects.
And that’s how I came across Deus and try^d. French electonica musician Deus’ captivating track called "Nothing Is Impossible" had been used in The Machine is Us/ing Us, an excellent video by Michael Wesch & the Digital Ethnography students at Kansas State University.
Internet-based electronica group try^d’s "Waltz Into the Moonlight" is featured as the soundtrack to a cool new video that I discovered last weekend, thanks to Michele Martin’s The Bamboo Project Blog. Prof. Wesch has produced another thought-inspiring video, "A Vision of Students," that summarizes some of the most important characteristics of students today — how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they’ll experience in their lifetime.