Friday, 27 March 2009

Make Music With Your Face! Daito Is Back!

Yes, our friend Daito Manabe has been busy sticking electrodes anywhere and everywhere. Last time it was his face and now it's his friends face (no, that's not a social networking site). The video below shows an impressive display of synchronised twitching to form quite a cool and melodic tune.

It actually sounds like something linkin park might do. I've no idea what the point behind all of this is and it seems that you have to wear glasses for it to work but anyway, it's worth a watch.

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Friday, 20 March 2009

Sasame Street Sensations

Sasame Street is the bees knees in my view but little did I realise when I was a diddy toddler, that it was also a great place to discover new music. Elmo was basically Jools Holland. You might think "Hold on there! The only Sasame music was corny counting songs!" Well these clips below beg to differ. Here's the top five musical acts on the worlds best show.

1. Johnny Cash

2.James Blunt - this one is funny

3.Destiny's Child

4. Feist

5.Norah Jones

Now you may have noticed the lack of posts on audiofish. Well I'm not losing the will to live. I'm trying to get the site promoted and its working well. Audiofish is now a mog music network member and I'm trying to put together a great team of writers so watch out for updates in the near future.

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Saturday, 14 March 2009

Musical Bra!

Yes this is quite an odd one. It may not be every woman's dream to wake up one day with playable breasts but at the end of the day, this wonderbra could provide hours of fun. Each breast has eight different sounds that are made from homemade buttons under the fabric when pressed.

Don't expect it to be in the shops anytime soon but I have a feeling it won't be long till we see an ochestra of women playing with their breasts. It can't be comfortable but being a fish, I will never have to face this problem.

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Monday, 9 March 2009

That's Not A Guitar...Oh God It Is!

I'm a big fan of guitars and as sad as it may sound, I find them beautiful. So when I see the mutated guitars below I don't know whether to cringe or embrace them. I'm sure that even if you're not a guitar player you can appreciate the horror these guitars have.

1. This one is just wrong.

This one is just stupid and probably impossible to play.

And you thought the guitar and saxophone weren't in the same family.

This man has got it all back to front.
This guy has a serious foot fetish.
We finish with a bog standard guitar. Love the bog roll strap.

So I think you'd agree that owning these horrors would make you derranged.

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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Music Science! Clever? Stupid?

I've always been a fan of pointless research studies that people get paid to investigate. The latest is if listening to a certain style of music makes you clever or stupid. The research found that If you listen to Beethoven, you are likely to be clever where as if you're a Lil Wayne Fan, I'm afraid you're stupid.

The chart on the link below is quite useful if you want to pinpoint how clever you are. There's a good cross section of bands and artists so there should be won for you. Unfortunatly, I like both of the artists at the top and the bottom of the scale so I guess I'm clupid.

The famous chart - you may want to zoom in to see it clearly.

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Friday, 6 March 2009

Forget MyFace! Top 5 Music Websites

Now I'm a fan of MySpace. It's a great way of finding new music but there are a lot of other websites that are equally as good but are not as famous as they're not owned by web gurus google or Yahoo. Here are five of the best of the rest:

Slicethepie is simply a revolutionary idea. If you're a music fan, you can get paid to review unsigned bands and by review, I mean a couple of sentences. The more reviews you do and the more accurate you are in your rating, the more you get paid. I managed £5 in a hour which isn't bad seeing as it doesn't feel like work.

There's more, if your a band, then you can get your material published and reviewed. The highest rated bands get put into a showcase where fans vote for their favourite. The winner gets put up for financing and then Slicethepie users can invest in the band. I've got £5 invested in Machine OEM and if they make it big, I get a slice of their success. Although they may never headline Glastonbury, it's quite exciting and also a good conversation starter.

If you've heard of Spotify, then We7 is basically the same thing. You can create a playlist of your favourite tunes and listen to it as much as you like for free. It's legal as at the start of every song, there is a tiny advert which literally lasts 2 seconds. The adverts on We7 are nearly unnoticeable and seem slightly better than spotify.

Mog is basically a Myspace just for music dudes and dudettes and this blog is now an affiliate - Hooray. Like MySpace, you create a mog (profile page) and then download mogamatic which puts up the songs on your computer and recommends other bands for you as well as other moggers that have similar taste. Famous moggers include death cab for cutie, so don't twitter like primitive birds! Get Mogging!

Music radar is basically the ultimate website for guitarists, drummers, techy people and genral music lovers. It's made by a network of the best guitar and drum magazines including totalguitar and Rhythm. You can find band members, guitar lessons, drum lessons, tech lessons and software tips. Of course these tutorials are from the stars like Gary Moore. Every Friday, there is also the best of youtube which is always a laugh but it's a great source of quirky stories and fresh music news.

Omnifone is a UK based mobile phone service that charges a small monthly fee for users to have access to millions of tracks. News feeds of the bands your listening to and social networking are all included. A US version is being worked on.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The Kazoo Man

The kazoo is one of the coolest instruments on the planet. So simple and so silly, they really are a lot of fun - unless of course you give one to a ten year old. Trust me, they will not stop blowing on the damn things.

So in the space of a renegade paragraph I've gone from loving Kazoos to deciding they're the most annoying thing on the planet. I need something to make me fall back in love with them then. Hmmmm. How about a grown man pretending to be several people whislt performing Metallica on a Kazoo? Hell yeah!

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Monday, 2 March 2009

Musiblocks - Awesome Gadget

These wooden blocks pictured above are the coolest gadget around in my opinion. If you're bored of pressing primitive buttons to control your music then these are for you.

Stop Nattering And Tell Me How It Works!
The best way to get an idea of what they are and how they work is by watching the video but basically, stacking the cubes increases the volume and I think turning them changes track. Practically speaking, they're pointless but I know I want some and they look so cool and fun. Unfortunately they are still not available to buy but it is pretty immanent.

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Sunday, 1 March 2009

'Star Wars' A Cappella Tribute

I've always been a big fan of star wars and this a Capella tribute is absolutely awesome. 4 perfectly in tune voices and clever lyrics make it a must hear. I'm not sure these men have much self conscious but why they're in track suits is beyond me. I'd love it if they were in storm trooper outfits. Anyway, before I ramble on to say something I regret, here's the vid.

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