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My Top 10 Tracks: The Pansentient League

My Top 10 Tracks: The Pansentient League

If you read this blog then chances are you love music. Music has inspired me throughout my life: in fact according to my mum, when I was a toddler I pointed my chubby little baby finger at the family record player and spoke my very first word: “ec-cord!” I’ve listened to a lot of records since then. And cassette tapes. And CDs. And MP3s. And Spotify streams. I’ve been to hundreds of gigs, sat through recording sessions, [...]
Their Top 10 Tracks: Closing Comments

Their Top 10 Tracks: Closing Comments

Last month, I asked about 60 bands and music folk I admire to send me a list of their Top 10 favourite songs, with a few words to say why that song was especially important to them. I said it was for a feature I had planned for my Spotify-injected music blog. Twenty-four of those musical maestros sent in their lists with commentary that was at turns enlightening, amusing, heart-warming, and above all inspiring. It really has been a pleasure [...]
Forthcoming Special Feature: Our Top 10 Tracks!

Forthcoming Special Feature: Our Top 10 Tracks!

Starting this weekend and running throughout August, The Pansentient League will be hosting a very special feature, with contributions from a whole galaxy of stars. Listening to all the great bands that are making music today I often wonder which artists had inspired them: which songs do they cherish, which songs are special to them and made them want to be musicians, which songs did they think were the best-in-genre. So I thought I’d [...]
Pansentient League Top 20 Posts

Pansentient League Top 20 Posts

The Pansentient League is a blog that’s mostly about music-streaming service Spotify, but I also mix in features on Google Android (my smartphone OS of choice), Apple iPhone (Spotify’s smartphone of choice 😉 ) and my favourite music genres (synthpop, electro, industrial and psytrance). This might seem a bit schizophrenic, but the overall theme of music and technology hopefully ties all this together: there’s nothing [...]
Entropically Yours…. The Pansentient League Album

Entropically Yours…. The Pansentient League Album

I love music but I’m no musician. I’m constantly in awe at the skill of all the artists featured here on this blog and wish with all my heart that I was half as talented as them. But one day I had an idea for a concept album and thought that perhaps half a talent might just be enough. And so I set about producing my own remix album. Below is the complete album “Entropically Yours…. The Pansentient League” in [...]
Pansentient League v3.2

Pansentient League v3.2

A few minor tweaks and changes to this blog: I’ve added a few little Google AdSense ads elements that will appear at the bottom of posts and along the side of a couple of other pages. You’ll also see an extended Bookmark & Share widget on posts now, as well as Facebook like buttons. In other news, I’m now in-between jobs so I’m taking a bit of time off for a holiday. I’ll be soaking up the rays in sunny [...]
Spotify Plugins and Widgets for Bloggers

Spotify Plugins and Widgets for Bloggers

Several Spotify-related widgets, code stubs and WordPress plugins have appeared to enhance your blog or website. Here’s a look at some of them.
Pansentient League’s Spotify Primer

Pansentient League’s Spotify Primer

To our new Dutch readers and the rest of you new music fans, welcome to the Pansentient League, a blog that’s (mostly) about music-streaming service Spotify. You’ll find all sorts of Spotify-related articles and links on this site, as well as some reviews and news about my favourite music genres and the occasional post on science-fiction books and gadgets. If you’re new to Spotify, here’s a primer with some of the [...]
Pansentient League’s Memetic Growth

Pansentient League’s Memetic Growth

Here’s a bit of self- indulgence: a post about an online linguistic experiment. Normal service will resume shortly! A few years ago, I made up some new words and seeded them on the Internet to see how much they’d grow. I posted the new words on this blog (here’s the original post) then strategically placed them on a few other sites and forums. At the time, all these words resulted in zero results when searching for them [...]
What’s New on Spotify: Resolved! (kinda)

What’s New on Spotify: Resolved! (kinda)

Here’s a temporary solution to the problem of Spotify’s lack of new-release updates. Following my post about it last week (and the related support thread), reader Steve (digithed) suggested reading Spotify’s metadata API with a query on albums tagged as new. Coding wizard Andy Smith (of spotibot fame) then stepped in to help implement the XML output as a webpage: the result is this auto-generated list of new releases! There [...]
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