Saturday, December 04, 2004 music, links, related artists music, links, related artists

I just found this whilst surfing BlogExplosion. I wish I would've taken note of which blog it was on, but I didn't. Sorry, whomever deserved a reference, and didn't get one!

Anyway, MusicPlasma is an interesting, visual web connecting artists. Say, for instance, you like Radiohead. You type in "Radiohead" and it'll be linked to Coldplay, the White Stripes, Travis, the Flaming Lips, the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, and more. Connected to Coldplay is Kings of Leon, Grandaddy, and Thrills. If you click on, say, Grandaddy, you'll see everyone from the New Pornographers, to Joseph Arthur, to Ed Harcourt, to Fountains of Wayne.

It's sort of like those brainstorming webs irritating English teachers used to force us to draw when we were kids. Except, this one doesn't suck.

I used to be up on every new Indie release on the market, and some that weren't. But having grown up, I have more meaningful, if less cool-sounding activities to pursue these days. So tools like this are useful in helping me to find fresh new music that just so happens not to be playing on Top 40 Radio.

BlogExplosion is awesome.