Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: audio

mixed tape: cheezball slow songs of the 80s

Bit late for the Friday Youtube Mixed Tape, but here it is anyway. Tacky tearjerkers from mid-eighties, that are still fun to listen to (for a while anyway): Foreigner: I Wanna Know What Love Is Corey Hart: Never Surrender And, of course: Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart

youtube mixed tape: genderbending

This weeks theme: genderbending. Rough Trade: High School Confidential Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side (Live, Brussels, 1974) The Kinks: Lola (Check out how excited the drummer is to be playing. It’s all he can do not to yawn!)

youtube mixed tape: late80s/early90s rap

LL Cool J: Mamma Said Knock You Out (east coast) Ice T: I’m Your Pusher (west coast) Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Backbone Slide (north coast)

Mirror on Atwater Digital Literacy Project

The Mirror’s got an article on the Atwater Digital Literacy Project, nicely done. Here’s the lede: Give a kid a video camera and they’ll fiddle around with the buttons, but teach a kid how to make movies and they’ll be feverishly posting to YouTube in no time—or at least that’s the idea behind the Atwater […]

Vonnegut in Second Life. On Youtube.

Man, it is a brave new world. What do you get when you mix: Youtube, Second Life, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr? This: Here is the text that goes with the interview: In August 2006, the national, weekly public radio program, The Infinite Mind, made broadcast history as it aired a four-part special taped inside the […]

friday noontime youtube mixed tape

This week’s theme: 70s Proto-Grrrl Rock. Pretenders: Brass in Pocket Patti Smith: Gloria (live) The Runaways: Cherry Bomb

friday eve youtube mixtape

Canadian 80s new wave: Canadian 80s garage rock: Canadian 80s arena rock:

opera idol

Happy Bloomsday

In celebration of Bloomsday, 2007, LibriVox is releasing the long-awaited audio version of James Joyce’s Ulysses The work comprises more than 32 hours of audio, and the project took a year-and-a-half to complete, with scores of volunteer participants. Started in November 2005, it is one of LibriVox’s longest-running projects, and is also the longest text […]

some interviews on CitizenSHIFT

Matt grabbed some audio from me yakking at Podcamp Toronto, talking about: LibriVox, and Atwater Digital Literacy Project I like the informal, trip-hoppy format. Nicely done. (But what did I mean by “audio nirvana” I wonder??).