Sunday, December 07, 2008

Nifty music widget

Blogger Buzz pointed out a nifty little widget from iLike. It allows you to make play lists and post them on your blog's side bar. I noticed (after trying a few of the links) that it allows 25 free plays of each song. I don't know if that's per IP address or total for the blog. I guess I'll see when (and if) we hit 25. Someone let me know when that happens, okay?

I like remakes, the odder the better. I just like seeing what happens when people put their own spin on someone else's song. Sometimes it becomes so popular, folks think it's the original. Take "Woodstock," for example. That's a Joni Mitchell song, but I always thought it was a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song until a roommate of mine played me Joni Mitchell's first album.

I found some of my iTunes playlist entries on iLike, but not all of them. I've listed nine. One I found while actively looking for belly dance music, the other I hunted down after hearing it in class (that would be "Rock el Casbah," and "I Put a Spell on You," in that order. The rest are ones I've heard on the radio, found on CDs I've bought, or heard on my sister's favorite Sirius satellite radio station.

Hope you like 'em.

P.S. Some day, when I know how to do it, I'm going to put a choreography together for "I Put a Spell on You." I wonder if it's long enough and slow enough for a sword dance. Ha! Like I know how to dance with a sword yet.

8 comments:

Hotch Potchery said...

I listened to TMBG's Istanbul since they are my nephew's (via his 'rents) favorite band. As it was playing there was a banner that said 25/25 free plays remaining. But when I played It's The End of the World, I only got a clip...

I love remakes too, especially "punk" remakes of "classics". Everclear's Brown Eyed Girl, etc.

--V said...

Yeah, must have something to do with the various contracts and licenses involved. When I played "Istanbul" I got a completely different song. Same album, wrong song. And the one for the right one (when I found it) was a clip. So I'm removing "Istanbul." Dang it.

--V said...

But then I added "Rock This Town," redone by the fella who wrote it originally. Brian Setzer changed it from rockabilly to swing. Works either way.

G said...

I like the idea of a bangra version of I Put A Spell On You - but maybe you don't get bangra in Pa.? Think Bollywood, think Asian rock.

Amish it's not.

G said...

Wipe that last comment - you've got it already!

(Word verification - watine. Some friends of mine are called Watine.)

Hotch Potchery said...

Okay, now I am pretty sure it wasn't Istanbul for me either, but thought...wow, that is a pretty drastic change. I am not that good at music so I was too weird to say that.

Anonymous said...

Stacy says:
Okay...which came first, Johnny Cash's version of personal jesus or Depech Mode? Seriously...this will make me crazy with wonder. Though this version goes good with the song I wanna do bad things with you by ...crap I forgot. But it's the song on True Blood.

--V said...

It's Depeche Mode's song. Johnny Cash did some excellent covers on one of his very last albums. He also did "Hurt," a Nine Inch Nails song, that was fantastic.

I don't watch True Blood. I'm kinda bored with vampires.