Archive for the ‘Music’ category

Noozy is a Zune like Music Player for Android

October 11th, 2012

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http://lifehacker.com/5950035/noozy-picks-up-the-zunes-music-player-and-drops-it-on-android Seems that some developer was smitten with the Zune’s UI and has created a new Android app (music player). Apparently it isn’t just superior in visual appeal. Sounds like it has a decent sound engine behind it as well.

The Velvet Pancakes

October 14th, 2011

So, a couple of weeks ago, I find out that a co-worker is in a band. I decide to ask him about it and he tells me the name of the group is ‘The Velvet Pancakes‘.
He proceeds to explain that the name comes from the movie ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

He tells me that they play ‘Classic Rock’. So I figure that they are just another cover band.

I was totally wrong!

The Velvet Pancakes play all their own music and they play it well. (IMO)

Here is track #1 (‘Push Came to Shove’) from the album ‘Short Stack’.

1 – Push Came To Shove

A certain type of sound that can come from an orchestral bell. (As made Famous by Jhon C. Reiley’s character Dewey Cox in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)
“Make it sound like it did last night, that thing where it sounds like velvet pancakes”
– Dewey Cox

Live with Walkman from Sony Ericsson

August 22nd, 2011

History
Sony Ericsson’s first notable venture into the world of Android…the Xperia Play, didn’t fare so well (poor sales?)

Present
Sony Ericsson has now released the Live with Walkman. This is a music focused phone that seems more in line with Sony’s more successful mobile ventures. (cassette Walkman?)

Information

Sony Ericsson has launched a new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone it has dubbed the Live with Walkman. The handset differs from previous Walkman branded devices in that in addition to a dedicated quick access music hardware button, it also features deep Facebook integration for sharing and discovering new music. It’s music-centric focus is also evidenced by its tight integration with Sony’s Qriocity subscription music service.
The Live with Walkman centers on a 3.2-inch mineral glass display and is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor matched with 380MB of RAM. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while a 5MP AF camera can capture 720p video recording. The device also uses Sony’s xLOUD to enhance audio output.

source: electronista

One has to admit…This is a HOT looking phone!

It’s a nice departure from the depressing world of black and grays currently saturating the smartphone market.

As far as functionality…every Android phone (as far as I know) has that ability to play music. However, there really hasn’t been one that is so music focused like this new Sony Ericsson.
I just hope that Sony has a hit device here and will continue to innovate in this space. There are no real competitors to the iPod any more since the Zune went away 🙁

Songbird for Android gets Awesome

March 7th, 2011


Songbird is a Mozilla developed media manager that would be considered an alternative to iTunes. Songbird has come a long way to becoming a premier application and now has an Android app in the late stages of beta testing.

The Songbird Android app is very polished at this stage. It features scrobbling options and Facebook integration.

Like what you’re listening to? Let your Facebook friends know. Check out a Flickr photo stream of your favorite bands — all while on the go. Let us know what you think.

Unfortunately it looks like Samsung has been left out of the Songbird supported Gadget list.

Check out Songbird for Android

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.songbirdnest.mediaplayer

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