Who else has heard of this search engine database for music you have yet to discover? the MUSIC MAP it generates is the GOAT.
GNOD (The Global Network Of Discovery).It is an ongoing project developed by Marek Gibney, based in Germany.
f you are looking to find new music and artists to listen to or learn about this database is where you need to be.
Gnoosic is able to produce a personalised Music map of artists or music you may like based on your search results
Here’s how easy it is to use GNOOSIC
Type in up to three bands/names
I typed in two that the database knows & one that it didn’t know. I wonder if we can use it to introduce other users to new music artists and genres?
Based on my 3 choices it aks if its predictions are correct. You have the option of choosing you don’t know.
The other part of Gnod is MUSIC MAP.
It’s great for finding new artists similar to who you type in the database. What I love about this system is that it is a community project.
If the artist you want doesn’t come up you can ask to add it to the database. You can also verify other users artists uploaded.
There is a link to submit artists who aren’t on the map too. And if you are of the pedantic type you can fix typos too 😉
Gnoosic and the Music-Map are the music parts of Gnod. Together, they are visited by over 200000 music fans per month and provide them with millions of music recommendations.
I chose to look up Orsten
I’m impressed by the results closest /similar in style to Orsten Moderator, Nym, Boogie Belgique, Moderator are artists I already follow. I’m tempted to check out Madwreck.
It also brought up a bunch of bands/artists (not so similar) but who I enjoy too. A few examples are
If you pick an artist/band on the map it automatically regroups names to the most similar. It’s dynamic.
It would be great to be able to put in biographies too but I find a quick place to find new music to listen to, write to, write about or to submit yourself as an artist -its a great project.
The big test is to find a new artist & song that I love that will feature on this blog. I’m sure it will!
Simple to use.
Great for finding new music and artists & bands. its also great for understanding what music genres or (sub-genres) appeal to you & for helping people who want to write about music use this as a resource to research genres, news…
I’ve had this song on my playlist for years now. The track- Finish this album is taken off her ‘Speech therapy’ album( 2009). It won the British Mercury Prize award. She was 19 years old when she wrote this & it shows the introspection of a person wiser than her years. The track comes across as a discourse on the reality of how so many people in the U.K. (and global) still feel more divided & increasingly feel alienated from our communities.
In Debelle’s case, she used poetry and writing to get her through her own homelessness experience. Debelle is a rapper and musician /homelessness social activist from South London.
Debelle started writing poetry when she was 9 years old. Her influences range from Mary J. Blige, Micheal Jackson, TLC & reggae.
Her lyrics are raw, honest, self-reflective & engaging. She unfolds stunning vivid narrative in her delivery of the song. When I hear her vocals I feel her passion & fire. Her vocals are the perfect uplifting antidote to the overwhelming reality of her world with her insight into Life, its battles & her ambitions.
Honesty is courage and since I got the heart of a lion then there’s no sense in lying
lyrics from ‘Finish this album’
This is a philosophy for the soul.
She’s been signed to independent British label Ninja tunes/ Big Dada Records.
Home to brilliant British artists from
Kate Tempest spoke word performer/poet/playwright (Her play ‘wasted’ is worth a read)
Sampa -the great poet/hip hop M.C.
I’m a massive fan of the Kitchen sink drama creativists of the musical world.
I guess she finished this album- creative outlets are GOAT. Write to recover, perform to recover, do whatever it takes to express yourself authentically.
My blog (that I share) has always been about ‘keeping it real’ and being authentic to myself. I never started out my blog think ing – YO This is the shizzle- (as my mate Lou says). And then expand my blog to include other passions and interests on Art, mental health, politics, ideas, poetry. I’ve started writing what I’ve ahem.. coined borderline poetryor IN-YER face poetry, done a couple of open mic nights and delved into recorded spoken word projects and film projects.
I wrote/write about the shit going on in my head. I t was and still is a way to get all the crap sifting around my head out and into the written form. It’s a creative outlet.
I call this method of writing ‘Write to recover’ -I often us stream of consciousness techniques. I try not to overthink what I type.
I believe in the quote.
The truth is stranger than fiction
I don’t know about any of you…
But I’ve lived a long and colourful life (I’m not bitter, I wear my heart on my sleeve )
I’m just trying to do what I need do to get by.
Music is a full-time love of mine. I want to get into music journalism. I want to write about album reviews and singles.
I have the opportunity to know something many dope and creativists (creative people). who have so much to share. I get the opportunity to do interviews.
I am passionate about interviewing all artists – painters, D’J.’s, film/documentary enthusiasts/ photographers – anyone passionate about being creative.
It is as a bonus if they are aware of mental health issues. Cos we all should be by now. We need to start coming together as a community.
I believe being creative helps improve our mental sense of wellbeing.
No one is perfect. Don’t knock yourself for getting through and surviving
Here is my thought for the day
If someone is going to treat you like crap. Replace their Ass. Especially if they fall into the non -fam category. Don’t give up on your fam, folks.
The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this is GAME ON! It’s just the banter that myself and ART have as Blogging friends.
The next thing that came into my mind is Art needs to go and check out a festival called drop beats not bombs but I guess that came way too easy.. 😉
He has a beat..
Oh, he has a beat…..
Some blogs are easier for me to describe. ART’s is not. This is a nickname he allowed me to use for him .Considering the the “woah this is some heavy shit we are talking about” topics I expected to have with him and his Bloggers
“Words are spirit, and carry the life of the the one expressing them, within them.”~ART
At risk of irreverence … God said “My word goes forth from My mouth and it will not return to Me void” … elsewhere, He said “let us create man in our image” … so if His word goes forth and returns to Him having completed the work He sent them forth to accomplish – and we are made in His image – we ought to be very mindful of the words we send forth.
How I hope and pray there are no foul words out there winging their way back to me with a load for the dropping …
A COMMENT FROM SOME ONE WHO READ ARTS QUOTE
I’ll put the smiley face first on this one, as that is the reaction your comment initially stirred. However, you hit on something very deep. Whenever God speaks, it is done through a man. There is a whole Book to prove it. The relationship between God and man is not one of distinctiveness, but of overlapping Spirit. In the Book, it is actually the Word inspired by Almighty, but penned by man, that does not return void. So it is all in the inspiration, or Spirit behind the words, that determines the outcome of what is sent forth. So again, at the risk of irreverence, what we send forth in the Spirit IS the Word. If we occupy this position, we should expect the intended outcome.
My thoughts. I feel I can’t compete with half of what ART speaks about but he makes me want to understand. And that is a good thing.
So here is me jumping in the conversation like I do on most blogs I follow (with my “un evolved” answer)
so much power in words. I don’t speak like you folk do but – there is something to be said for conscious thought and deliverance of words. I believe even in spirit there needs to come with it a great deal of discipline -especially those who use these words of THE ALMIGHTY or what-ever to educate or influence. I believe intention has a lot to do with it too.
What I love about engaging with this blog is:
I don’t feel stupid.
I feel I can put what I understand down and that is what is important.
We all have to come to a point of understanding from some source. The start is always the best source – I’ve found I soemtimes get more things than others but shit does get clearer.
I like to keep my mind open and challenged.
This is one of the great blogs I follow which does indeed do that.
I have been reading some of your lovely Bloggers posts this morning . I have also been feeling a bit not such a happy chappy of late.
So this proverb has some serious truth in it added with Jaque’s signature zing of humour injected into it. I wouldn’t have expected her to leave her mark in being part of my #FollowGreatFootstepswithout making sure she made my facial expression contort
I would like to add that perhaps when we clean our cloth make sure we put it on a hotter wash and add a bit more softener- just in case. Better to be safe than sorry, right? 😉
Who doesn’t know this fine lady’s Blog?
She makes up her own quotes. She has inspired me to start doing my own.
She is full of wisdom and has a wicked sense of humour.
She does not come across as a lady who suffers fools gladly.
Actually she she may depends what they add to the pot. 😉
She is hard to pin down and I wouldn’t want to.
I’m going to let this Dame talk for herself. She does it so well.
“I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories”
Want a taste of how good she is with the written word?
This Dame is a lady I look up to. I admire her femaleness. She empowers me as a female, that anything is possible with hard work and a bit of creativity. She is also an incredible support of my own endeavours and a friend.
Don’t be intimidated folks, there is a lot of heart within her.
I don’t know if any of you wonder why the hell I give so many shout outs. If you do here is the reason:
It is a really good way to actually get to know the person behind the blog and it builds up more intimacy.
Yes, it involves effort and looking at what others have to say but I’m nosy and far too curious. I want to know everything and everyone. ha ha
Sounds creepy- maybe it is…
If I am ever at a loss to write something – you lot inspire me and I am not some knob head who won’t give credit to my inspiration.
Simple as that!
I know my posts can seem like a mixed bag. I am not one to conventionally follow rules. So mixing things up and not doing the same thing -the same way -all the time- keeps me interested.
MINI LIFE UPDATE:
My G goes for his detached retina eye op on Thursday morning. Not sure I will be around much. We will only find out how severe his post recovery surgery will be once they have operated and found where the tear is.
Hen do is on the 21/05- Saturday. I’m terribly excited.I get to drink cocktails and eat good food!
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” –EDGAR ALLEN POE
“Telling the whole terrifying truth certainly does give words power, I think it connects us all in some way or another. Also, I have to appreciate the phrase “exquisite horror” from an author who clearly loved his dark side, despite the trouble and struggle it caused for him“
Why do I love Anna?
Because she expresses her darkness with such finesse that it almost seems like a great place to be.
Her art and her exquisite expression of all things malade, make me feel drawn to visit ‘the Maison de Sante’, like some character called Doctor Tarr The methods of expression(treatment if you like) employed are intriguing .
to find out that this place lets the patients revel in their madness and are at liberty to roam free is even more fascinating.
The true horror is to find that the asylum has been over thrown by its patients. The lunatics are posing as the professionals.
A great idea in theory but not something I think I would enjoy in practice.
What I have learned about Anna is just how easy it is to misinterpret what a person means in their writing. I am not at liberty to explain this cryptic part of my post, as it genuinely is not my my story to tell. I am merely a character in it.
“This will be my last post for a little while, so I thought I’d leave you with a sense of how I’m feeling with this picture. It was inspired by some strong feelings, the kind that are strong enough to leave you numb. I don’t like to admit when I am feeling less like myself than usual”
What I learned from this post.
If some one says they are going somewhere or won’t be in touch for a while have the sense to ask why.
THANK YOU ,Anna for joining in
Finally, I won’t get a chance to give all the new flowers in the community a shout out on Thursday so this is the part of my post that is full of inspiration and community and awesome epicness.
This is as philosophical as I can get at 8 a.m. in the morning,on a Saturday.
I have to say I agree with Prakesh on this one.
Even though both are technically the same in meaning.
In my experience, remembering or trying to re call facts can be way too energy and time consuming.
Thoughts get scrambled.
Other thoughts jump in and hook up with the others and the memory becomes more of a sketch of what happened. The trying to remember is more subject to manipulation.
To me, to ‘never forget ‘is so much more potent – because this is when an experience happens,where all the data and thoughts at the moment it happens is crystallised for all eternity.
It gets filed under ‘memories not to be fucked with’.
Other thoughts can’t get in that drawer .
It is bolted.
More often the key get’s misplaced. It gets put in the fruit bowl or in that favourite pair of jeans pocket- -never the same place.
Even if my thoughts want to scramble the bolted memories with a shot of what ever other thought. It’s not going to happen.
I can only liken this quote to :
I was once attacked at knife point with a friend. I remember bright lights, there was a group of people, a sensation of a tug on my jeans ,the sound of a blunt blade cutting off my friends back pack.
Everything is hazy.
Details like what the people looked like – I couldn’t tell you.
Were they bigger than me?
Possibly because other thoughts have dominated and questioned that night and diluted the memories.
One thing that other thoughts can’t scramble is my ‘memories not to be fucked with’.
I can never forget the primitive fight and flee feel of fear.
It’s imprinted on Me like some one took a boot to my head. These kind of memories leave deep scars. If I walk alone in a dark place at night on my own. This fear feeling will come up . It won’t let me forget.
I think the things that are harder to forget are the things that arrest us – immobilize us. Stop us from moving.
Details are changeable . I can read a book and suddenly have a new take on what the scene looked .
It is only when I am forced to stop,this is the time I am likely to form a memory that takes hold and cements.
Other memories like-
the name of the road.- don’t have the same “possession kudos” that a frozen memory does.
Thank you so much Prakesh!
A man with degrees up to his ears in the technology arena. He then decides he needs to be dabble his hand in the arts sector and becomes a wizard with a flair for all things pertaining to the heart too.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Only joking. 🙂
I say he is a wizard because of quotes like these of his.
“My research work has not only motivated me to do technical stuff but also all other reads and writes. Blogging has opened a new life to me!”Prakash B. Hegade.
“There is also a small piece on Ageing. It is One of the topic that excites me. It is covered in introduction and four small episodes”Prakash B. Hegade.
“I mostly like to pen down poems. They can carry deep thoughts in few sentences and phrases. They are quick and also fun to read. If you ask me my favorite write, i would say this one – “Is this life all about – A new old”. “Prakash B. Hegade.
“I have a love story completed called “Today Calls Tomorrow.” You should read and let me know! Its a mini novel with 50 episodes and all available online. There is a free ebook version also available Here.”Prakash B. Hegade.
“Well I’m thankful for the things I have, And all the things I don’t. And I’ve got dreams that will come true, And I’ve got some that won’t. Most the time I just walk the line- wherever it goes. ‘Cuz you can’t hang yourself if you ain’t got enough rope.”
1. To maintain a fragile balance between one extreme and another. i.e.: good and evil, sanity and insanity, decency and decadence, etc. 2. To behave; to abide by the the law and/or to abide by moral standards; to walk a straight path of decency by following the rules; to “walk the straight and narrow.”
The latter definition is that applied in the song “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash.
1. I walk the line between good and evil.
2. I used to be a drunken thug, but now I walk the line
He even has aGUEST BOOKon his blog. It’s such a lovely touch. People leaving their thoughts in comments about his blog – check it out.
Then, I realised that this man in my eyes must be some Demi — God. So, the planning to have another sibling for my daughter went back into it’s little cave again.
He reminds me of my G
No G is not in the attorney trade
Nor does he have a growing hockey team
But he does have the same spirit.
I read his post onAdvice to new parents -Relaxand I thought if this is who springs to mind when I read this man’s Blog then I have nothing to fear when I get married -or maybe everything . Ha ha.
DaddyBlitz’s Blog deals with heavy themes but not in the way I expected . There is a lightness, a spring in his style of writing and humour is never far away.
I love to laugh so I am sold –
I follow this dudes blog.
I’ve ‘walked the line’ for a few years now and I never thought this would come out but I love the security I feel. I love the feeling of contentment I have in me and I love the direction my path is on.
I will always be a rebellious spirit is some form but I realise I can do this in way that doesn’t damage me and the ones around me.
When I was in the thick of all the crap I went through a few years ago. I spent a lot of time with my legal team. They kept me going.
The first solicitor I met was when I was when I woke up in a cell and didn’t know why.
It was all around the issues with my daughter and that night.
I didn’t want an attorney because I didn’t know that the charges brought against me was assault. The police insisted I have some form of legal representation with me.
I met S – the solicitor.
We went into a room to chat. I told him as much as I could remember.
I didn’t know yet that all the tests had come back on the assault allegation.
S started to tell me a story it went like this
“Did you know last week I went to played in a baseball match in Manchester and it was a perfect day, the sun the was shining, I saw this ball coming for me and I whacked this ball so high – everyone scrambled for it. The thing is I don’t remember running each base.”
I was like.
okay…. the thought never occurred to me that baseball is an American sport and we were in the U.K. and I thought what a cool story – thanks for telling me.
He then came out with the words :
“Do you want to know why I can’t remember?“
I obviously wanted to know and I nodded my head.
” Because it didn’t happen”
I choked up.
Just because my loose cannon ball ex made the allegation I shook my child there was no evidence and it didn’t happen. It was a lie.
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