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Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Few New Ideas - Please Comment

Guest Blogger:

Update: I would like everyone to welcome the first guest blogger here at Digital Meltd0wn. He is a close friend of mine, and introduced me to countless artists that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. In fact I probably wouldn't even be running this blog right now had it not been for him. I'm not a very sentimental person, but I would like to thank you for passing on your musical knowledge to me B. Even though I don't always show it, I appreciate all that you have passed on to me more than you will ever know. Everyone please give a warm welcome to Psyche Zenobia. He will be taking over this blog for the next week. I'm sure that you will enjoy what he has to share with you. If you download anything that he posts, please show your appreciation by leaving a comment. In the meantime I will be busy working on the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blogroll.

I've been playing around with a few new ideas for this blog in my head. When I first started this blog, I claimed that I would be incorporating plans which would make this blog unique. Continuing along that path, I have come up with the following. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about them.

1. Video of the Week: The 'Video of the Week' addition to the blog seemed like a good idea at first, but I've come to realize that I don't have nearly as much time on my hands as I would like to hunt for worthy videos. So rather than completely cut out the music videos, I'm considering turning it into a monthly affair. This would give me more time to decide which videos I would like to post.

2. Guest Bloggers: I've met many people on the internet who amaze me with their vast knowledge of all things music. Unfortunately many of these people do not run a music blog due to a lack of time, or out of fear of legal troubles. I've been considering allowing a few of these people to "guest blog" for a week so that they can share a small portion of their amazing collections on this blog.

3. Around the World In 180 Days (Or More): This is probably the most ambitious of all the ideas I've been contemplating. I don't want to turn this into a "world music" blog, but I thought it would be a great idea to feature various musicians and bands from around the world. Not only would this give me a opportunity to familiarize myself with cultures from around the world that I know very little about, but it would also allow me to share underrated musicians from all corners of the globe with the visitors of this blog. So I came up with the idea to share one artist/band from each country in the world. By most accounts there are roughly 190 nations in the world at this time. Jules Verne happens to be one of my favorite authors, hence the name of the project. I was considering making this a weekly feature, which would mean that it would take quite some time to finish the project, but it would be well worth it in my opinion. To my knowledge no other blogger has attempted such a thing.

4. Weirdo of the Month: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Basically the idea is to feature a weird musician each month. I know of many eccentric artists, and I'm sure there are countless more that I'm not familiar with. Unfortunately, these weirdos are looked over far too often. I have a fascination with strange people, so I intend to pay proper tribute to these weirdos with the Weirdo of the Month feature.

Once again, I haven't made a permanent decision about any of these yet. As of right now they are simply ideas. I would love to hear your feedback though, so please leave a comment.


Anonymous said...

Those are all good ideas. I like them in this order, starting with my favorite: Around the world, guest blogger, weirdo and video.

Zer0_II said...

gleather69 Thank you for the feedback. As you can see, I've already started with the guest blogger idea.

I was hoping that more people would have left feedback. It's kind of disheartening to know that 500 people a day visit this blog on average, and only one person took the time to give some feedback. This can be a time consuming hobby, but it only takes a moment to leave a comment.

Kyri said...

gday mate,
i think all your ideas are pretty rad man. at the end of the day, as long as you're posting new music, i'm keen to see anything you're willing to deliver. Keep up the good work, and don't be disheartened at the lack of comments, i'm pretty sure that if all the other readers are anything like me, they appreciate this blog a shitload.

Anonymous said...

Hey Man! Guest blogger idea is great!! I want to be a guest blogger to. I got a not a big collection of rare music, but I got a few cool and rare things, and I can make some post with a plesure!

mou said...

Around the world sounds great! Here's a tip for that, www.nenerecords.net

a netlabel from México, free downloads and stuff

I recomend you the albums from Bam Bam and Mockinpott. great stuff here!

Anonymous said...

weirdo of the month has my vote.

Anonymous said...

"Weirdo" suggestions off the top of my head:

Wild Man Fischer
Daniel Johnston
Dan Treacy

Dirty Steve said...

i really dig the around the world idea. I also like the weirdo idea.
Thanks for all the music and trying to mix things up a bit and keep this thing fresh and interesting.

blxl said...

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" — previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."


blxl said...