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…South by Southwest wants to give you free music?

SXSW Music

If you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest (aka #SXSW for the Twitter-ites) but you still want to keep up with all the latest and greatest in the semi-undiscovered music scene, then check out the fully legal, DRM-free, RIA-safe collection of music that’s been released by the festival’s promoters through the torrent world.

The torrent, which is the fifth such collection to be put out on the ‘net, contains more than 6 GB of music, or 1267 MP3s spanning multiple genres and levels of famous-ity.

Granted, not everything is going to match your specific tastes, but there are plenty of songs to try out, so open your mind and be prepared to discover, because you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

(Just one warning: There are so many songs here that it will probably crush your current collection of music, and if you try to use the random function on your MP3 player ever again, you’ll still end up listening to 10 SXSW songs between every normal song, so be prepared. Not that that’s a bad thing, just don’t expect your best of Michael Jackson collection to string together like it used to ever again.)

[SXSW Collection]

[Via: Torrent Freak]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Music Almighty?

Nokia’s Music Almighty is a fantastic example of what a company can do with a store when it decides to put its best foot forward.

Music Almighty 1

Choose between an Electro Blipper, Philharmaniac, Table Turnin’ Hopper, Pink Popper, or Animal Rocker, and the entire site changes to match your desires, like some sort of HTML genie.

Music Almighty 2

Then, upload your own face, and Music Almighty will transform you into your genre of choice, letting you use the available sliders to customize your caricature to your liking as he/she bounces along to the beat.

Music Almighty 3

It’s all rather seamless, and the experience actually makes you want to play with the phones to see what each of them will do, so I say bravo to Nokia for making anyone want to click more than a few pages deep to lean about a cell phone.

[Music Almighty]

…It’s Things Thursday: Steam storewide sale?


Valve is on top of the gaming world right now, and their Steam system is a great way to get new games.

If you’ve been holding off on getting yourself The Orange Box (and if you have a PC, you NEED this set of games), or any of the other titles in Valve’s repertoire (BioShock, Call of Duty, Quake, etc.) then be sure to check out their first-ever Steam storewide sale.

Every game in every genre from every developer and publisher on Steam is now on sale, and you can save 10-50% through January 1st. Plus, if you’re trying to make up for a poorly chosen gift, they also allow you to give the gift of game to friends and family through the Steam system.


[Via: Steam – News]

…FILE Magazine expects the unexpected?

Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur

FILE Magazine is a collection of photographs that treat subjects in unexpected ways, creating new genres with alternate takes, odd angles, unconventional observations, and more, FILE isn’t Kodak, Vogue or ESPN, and it definitely isn’t a photoblog, photo challenge/contest, or group photo album. FILE is, however, a great place to go for inspiration, improvisation, and imagination. If you want to see the world through a different lens, check out what FILE has to offer, but be prepared for a perspective shift.

[FILE Magazine]

[Photo: Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur]

[Via: swissmiss]