Perfect Porridge in the new MusicMaven iPhone app
The new MusicMaven app is a music blog reader/player that not only pipes in content from some of the 50 best music blogs, but also lets you listen to the mp3s in each blog post and create playlists from the posts. Just like iTunes and Pandora, you can press play and use other apps while the music plays.
Really excited to be part of this stellar line-up…
Complete list of blogs:
Gorilla vs. Bear
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog
Said the Gramophone
My Old Kentucky Blog
Palms Out Sounds
I Guess I’m Floating
Motel de Moka
I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS
Muzzle . . . → Read More: Perfect Porridge in the new MusicMaven iPhone app
On behalf of myself, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
It’s been a heck of a ride here at Perfect Porridge these past six years, and I have to say 2010 has been one of the best so far. Not only did I welcome yet another little person into my beloved family on the home front this year, my day job and side gig writing on this here music blog have just been exploding.
My panel on music blogs at SXSW this year was a major career milestone and allowed me to develop a deeper relationship with (and understanding of) . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas from Perfect Porridge!
Forgot to tell you
I had a baby last week, so updates are going to be a bit sporadic until I get some more sleep.
Priorities, . . . → Read More: Forgot to tell you
SXSWORLD Magazine featuring Perfect Porridge and friends
I finally got my grubby hands on a copy of the March Music issue of SXSWORLD Magazine.
It features my article on music blogs based on The State of Music Blogs in 2010 SXSW panel and borrows heavily from my 20 part interview series on the subject.
You guys were all super smart, so I quoted lots of friends here, including Junkyard Empire, Paragraphs, Andrea Swensson, David De Young, Taylor Carik, Marni Wandner and Jesse Ervin.
Except for the crazy big pictures of Jesse and me (I sent them others, I swear!), it turned out pretty well.
Check it out (click to enlarge, so it’s . . . → Read More: SXSWORLD Magazine featuring Perfect Porridge and friends
I’m on Minnesota Public Radio’s Art Hounds today talking about Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:
Music blogger and Perfect Porridge founder Greg Swan has watched Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s music change from Zeppelin-esque psychedelic blues rock into folksy Americana, and then back again to bluesy garage rock. BRMC’s latest CD, “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” is an amalgamation of all those influences and more. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes the stage at First Avenue on Satuday, March 27th.
Listen here . . . → Read More: Greg on MPR talking about Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Merry Christmas from Perfect Porridge
Flickr CC: Kaptain Kobold
It’s been a tremendous year, and I wish you the very best in 2010.
Merry Christmas and God . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas from Perfect Porridge
Last February my friend Doug and I created the “Snowmageddon” Twitter meme over our morning coffee.
The conversation was something like, “People are really freaking out about this storm. Let’s name it and get a top Twitter trend.” Then we laughed. Then we tweeted. Then we blogged. Then we created a logo and live Web cam to help fuel discussion throughout the day.
We can’t take all the credit, of course. The storm itself helped a lot. And the media. And the technology that allows freaked out snowmiacs to connect, collaborate and share. In fact, at one point Twitter users crashed TwitPic with . . . → Read More: Snowmageddon 2009 – will any of us survive?
New Addition to the Porridge Line-up
We added a new band member to the Porridge line-up last week.
When I called my Dad down in Florida to tell him the baby was here, I could hear Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Mak’er” blaring in the background. I think that’s a good sign the expanded roster is going to take us all . . . → Read More: New Addition to the Porridge Line-up
Perfect Porridge in Rift Magazine
Check out this interview I did with Rift Magazine:
Greg Swan makes Perfect Porridge
Rich Horton has a great publication in Rift, and I highly recommend you check . . . → Read More: Perfect Porridge in Rift Magazine