Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Think Elevator Music--Easy Listening for a Rough Week in the News

Remember elevator music? Muzak? Easy listening radio? We assumed that it would be there forever for us, didn't we? I'll bet it took a long time until you missed it, much less noticed it was gone. But enough for nostalgia.

Move over Putumayo! We have something new for you today that's world music 21st century style, with perhaps a dash of American Idol.

Today's find is music by bloggers, and well worth a visit. While at the moment the website is mostly Indians in the USA, UK and India, you are invited to join and send along your music files no matter where you live. Click on this link BlogSwara. to start exploring. Some particularly nice songs are found at Gumbals Band which links there and acts as Blogswara's remixing team. No copyrights, either, so feel free to download with impunity--they encourage you to do so.

How does this work? The process starts out with one musical track (a digital file of course), gets passed to another blogger (maybe in another country) via e-mail, and so the process continues until the song is complete. So have a listen. You might be thinking that this is what would have happened if Ravi Shankar moved to California, met Ottmar Liebert, and got a band.

Thanks to Bala from whom I cribbed the link.


Blogger Balaji said...

one of the singers in the lot,,baranidaran is a very good friend of mine and boy does he sing...

Jul 27, 2006, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

This is a fascinating way to make music. It would be fun to see more songs done this way. It's very interesting. I would enjoy reading more about how its done. If people have links they want to feature, send them here so they can leave their url in a comment.

Jul 28, 2006, 8:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed looking at your site, I found it very helpful indeed, keep up the good work.

Aug 11, 2006, 9:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very best site. Keep working. Will return in the near future.

Aug 16, 2006, 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger kaunquest said...

Hello, thanks for the mention of Blogswara in your blog. Glad to know that you liked the concept. We are now back with a new album. Please do visit us at and thanks once again for your support.

Nov 1, 2006, 7:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work

Dec 28, 2006, 4:59:00 PM  

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