My Eclectic Score is…

My eclectic music score is 90 out of 100 (according to this nifty script).

It also figures out an extended list of recommended artists calculated thusly:

The following script takes the 20 top artists in your musical profile from, and finds the collection of top 5 similar artists for this top 20. The resulting is a list of artists similar to your preferred artists. As the list is larger (maximum = 100), your musical preference is more diverse.

The 90 related artists for my profile are:

!!!, Alex Smoke (2), Andrew Bird, Anthony Rother, Arab Strap, Arctic Monkeys, Audio Werner, Autechre, Biosphere, Black Eyed Peas, Boards of Canada, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Booka Shade, Bright Eyes, Caribou, Cassius, Chris Clark, Clark, DJ Koze, DJ Shadow, DMX Krew, Daedelus, Damien Rice, Deaf Center, Digitalism, Dntel, Dominik Eulberg, Efdemin, Ellen Allien & Apparat, Elliott Smith (2), Felix da Housecat, Four Tet (2), Franz Ferdinand, Gabriel Ananda, Gui Boratto (2), Henrik Schwarz, I-F, Interpol, Iron & Wine (2), Isolée, J Dilla, James Yorkston and The Athletes, Jaylib, Jimmy Edgar, Julien Neto, Junior Boys, Justus Köhncke (2), Kanye West, Kelis, LCD Soundsystem, Legowelt, MF DOOM, Madvillain, Marsen Jules, Mathias Kaden, Michael Mayer, Modjo, My Latest Novel, Mylo, Múm, Nathan Fake (2), New Young Pony Club, Nick Drake, OutKast, Quasimoto, RJD2, Reinhard Voigt, Ricardo Villalobos (2), Sebo K, Smog, Squarepusher (2), Sufjan Stevens, Superpitcher (2), Swod, The Arcade Fire, The Boats, The Decemberists, The Future Sound of London, The Higher Intelligence Agency, The Knife, The Orb, The Roots, The Strokes, The Underdog Project, Tiefschwarz, Tiga, Trentemoller, Ulrich Schnauss, Vitalic, Von Von Von

I wondered why the artists weren’t linked, then I read this, which explains what happens when a scripting meme like this goes ‘viral’…

Twitter Serendipity


I was looking at Dan’s Twitter feed earlier and I saw that he’d noted (whilst at Glastonbury) that the Klaxons sounded like, as I think he put it: “a bag of cats”. I went back to try and find the tweet as I agreed with it so wholeheartedly (and it had made me chuckle). But it seemed to have vanished off the front page, so I went back a page.

And I saw these two posts:

dan b’s twiter

This may seem really silly, but I’ve also been stopped from taking photos in Whole Foods Market (in NY) as well as in Bill’s. So that was one thing. But I’ve also listened to the music of Ricardo Villalobos and it’s made me wonder about odd concepts too.

And I had another moment of Twitter Bonding with Dino a few weeks ago. He’d twittered about being in a club listening to Francois K, and I’d been listening to the same DJ earlier on in the day on my iPod. Which suddenly made the world feel very small very quickly.

Just a couple of rubbish co-incidences you might say, and maybe you’re right.

But I think that might be why micro-blogging is so interesting. It throws up many more instances of coincidence and serendipity. So the banality of ‘what I’m doing now’ when it’s networked with other people who might be doing similar things at similar times actually has a role and a purpose, even if it is a hugely transient sense of belonging.