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A Mefi music/radio stream of the week
November 14, 2001 8:06 PM   Subscribe

A Mefi music/radio stream of the week. Streaming is somewhat struggling, and I would love to know what's out there
posted by ParisParamus to Feature Requests at 8:06 PM (28 comments total)

I think this would be a great idea. I just fear that it would degenerate into a flamewar or name-dropping arena. I mean, let's face it, we all like different music. I feel my blood boil when I see a new post about Radiohead or the like (please, don't let THIS THREAD turn into "why do you hate radiohead?") and have to tie my hands behind my back and type with my face. By that point I've calmed down enough to not post. If there was a way to divide it amongst genres, maybe, but server resources seem to be as valuable as...uh...an Xbox box.
posted by starduck at 8:18 PM on November 14, 2001


underworld's dirty radio is my pick.
posted by moz at 8:22 PM on November 14, 2001


Why does everything have to be the MeFi X? Metafilter is not a brand, it's a specific community weblog project. If you want to put together a site about music streams or anything else, do it and the world will love you for it. That's what Matt did. Stop trying to piggyback on MeFi's success and create something of your own.
posted by rodii at 8:27 PM on November 14, 2001


WORD.
posted by darukaru at 8:29 PM on November 14, 2001


whoa.... Mefi X sounds really cool. like a comic book team or something.... of mutants.. teenage mutants... that fight evil, prejudice, time-travelling assholes, all while trying to get along with each other. yes, that's exactly what i feel like i'm doing when i'm at mefi/meta...
posted by lotsofno at 8:37 PM on November 14, 2001


How about a MeFi recommends list? Let people nominate media in a specific number of categories (book, CD, music stream, movie) and let others vote +/- on what they like that week, and run the top one somewhere on the front page (maybe below the sideblog?) along with a list of the top five submissions for that week?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:39 PM on November 14, 2001


How about a MeFi recommends list?

That's really all I was suggesting. We'll put Salon out of business even faster!
posted by ParisParamus at 9:01 PM on November 14, 2001


I think the argument against what rodii feels is that I, ParisParamus don't have the time; and (2) MH seeming invites feature suggestions. OK?
posted by ParisParamus at 9:11 PM on November 14, 2001


Actually what rodii is saying is perfectly fine. I pretty much said the same thing myself in regards to someone else's idea in another thread.

I choose to code new things I find interesting. The ones that are too much work, anyone can code, but always keep in mind if someone sees a good idea here and feels like doing something themselves, I'd be fine with it, and link MetaFilter to it if need be.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:18 PM on November 14, 2001


Stop trying to piggyback on MeFi's success and create something of your own.

No MetaFGilt? No MetaFilter Hemp 100s? No MetFilter I.P.A.? No tshirts, phonecards, cabernet sauvigon, canned smoked trout in garlic? No MetaFilter Kay ISP to ISP pyramid cosmetic sales? No Waiting For Godot meets the Greyhound Bus Lines waiting room MetaTalk sit-com ?

::whimper::

posted by y2karl at 9:46 PM on November 14, 2001


From my vantage point, a MeFi recommends list would be both interesting and fun. If time permits, it would be an excellent thing to have. And I would participate with good intentions.
posted by j.edwards at 11:17 PM on November 14, 2001


a MeFi recommends list would be both interesting and fun.

It might even "pay for itself" (server) in people clicking less on Mefi itself, and posting things "already discovered."
posted by ParisParamus at 4:55 AM on November 15, 2001


I can't shake the feeling that someone somewhere suggested this exact same thing recently and got almost no concrete feedback on the idea.......

Anyone seen that FedEx commerical where the low-level employee suggests to the rest of the boardroom that Fedex should offer certain features on their website to improve its function. No one says a word. Then the CEO steps in and suggests the exact same thing, only gives a little hand gesture afterward, and everyone chimes in, "Great idea, great idea!!".
posted by Karl at 7:15 AM on November 15, 2001


No Waiting For Godot meets the Greyhound Bus Lines waiting room MetaTalk sit-com ?

Well, OK, there could be a Waiting For Godot meets the Greyhound Bus Lines waiting room MetaTalk sit-com. Just this once.

Seriously, if Matt's thinks it sounds fun, then it's cool--because he's willing to put some energy into it. I think my point stands. I know y'all value this community--so do I--but not everything that grows out of it has to be part of the MetaFilter family of stores, y'know?

In fact, to take it one step further, one solution to the MeFi-everything-to-everybody problem is to start doing spinoffs. As an advocate of returning MeFi to it's "core competency" (community weblog) I'd be happy if other high-quality, but different projects came out of the swirling vortex of energy that MeFi is turning into, like the book discussion. I think this community has the potential to do great things. I just don't see them being added to the "functionality" of MeFi proper.

Paris's point about draining load from Mama MeFi is an excellent example of the benefits of this approach, in my opinion.
posted by rodii at 7:29 AM on November 15, 2001


No offense to Mathowie on the Fedex analogy.


posted by Karl at 7:30 AM on November 15, 2001


Karl, a few people have mentioned the same idea to me several times over the past few months, and I do vaguely remember reading yours, sorry for not linking back to it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:30 AM on November 15, 2001


Nah, I was kind of kidding, no need to link back to it. I should've assumed I wasn't the only one with the idea. I'd just wanted to get feedback. Also, I couldn't resist the Fedex reference.
posted by Karl at 7:58 AM on November 15, 2001


Good start for a book list from some members already. (dont know if this is considered inappropriate "self link", just see member book recommendations)
posted by Voyageman at 8:03 AM on November 15, 2001


No Waiting For Godot meets the Greyhound Bus Lines waiting room MetaTalk sit-com ?

Hold on! Let's word on MefiMatch.com first.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:10 PM on November 15, 2001


...work...
posted by ParisParamus at 5:24 PM on November 15, 2001


Ha! My so-obvious-you-overlook-it subliminal implant command worked.
posted by darukaru at 5:26 PM on November 15, 2001


Paris's point about draining load from Mama MeFi

I can't believe I wrote those words. "Draining load" sounds so dirty.
posted by rodii at 5:49 PM on November 15, 2001


dont know if this is considered inappropriate "self link"

Self-linking in threads is fine. -- mathowie
posted by rushmc at 8:30 AM on November 16, 2001


P.S. I might be interested in circulating a kind of e-mail of links; sort of the way Kindall does MefiProjets....just a thought.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:34 PM on November 16, 2001


I'm open to doing a weekly mefi-music e-mail, like the one i already do for new Web projects. Basically the idea is you'd provide artist and album name and a 50-100 word capsule review. Might even open it up to things like concerts, streams, etc.

Same with books, I'll pop in over on that thread.

posted by kindall at 4:05 PM on November 16, 2001


If Paris wants to actually compile it, I'd be happy to do the infrastructure, i.e. handling sign-ups and whatnot.
posted by kindall at 4:06 PM on November 16, 2001


But to use the Meta-umbrella, would Tom Carvel-like standards need to be met?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:26 PM on November 16, 2001


Hold on! Let's word...work...
on MefiMatch.com first.


MeFi-Elimidate?
Do You Want to Marry a MeFillionaire?
MeFimption Island?


posted by y2karl at 10:01 PM on November 16, 2001


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