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Re: Currently available looper music webpage

Title: RE: Currently available looper music webpage
Just some suggestions/comments re: this:
- I had an email conversation with Kim a good while back on this, just after we finished the File Library.  Not sure what happened... I think it just rolled off of both of our inboxes, and I ran out of free time to really address it
- In that conversation, I suggested putting up a "Yahoo-style" directory interface, that would allow people to easily update their profiles and keywords via the web, and also allow users to browse and search based on various keywords (Andre's list is a good one).  Maybe *that's* why Kim quit emailing me :) LOL
- Although a "static", user-managed page is a good place to start, I don't think it's wise to put a warm body (no offense, Greg!) between LD artists and their updates.  Much wiser for us to build an updatedable interface ASAP.  The current profile section, while clunky as hell, at least has a web interface for updates.
- Greg - I'm willing to help you out if you decide to take this on, in any sort of incarnation
- Just suggestions!  I'm sure there are other opinions on the matter
- Kim - do you have any of that email conversation archived?  I've since lost it, but there was a link to the .php code that I proposed using as a starting point.  Maybe a broader audience could take a look and comment?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:06 PM
Subject: RE: Currently available looper music webpage

I would suggest focusing on maybe making peoples listings expire on a monthly or quarterly basis and put the burden of keeping the music and info on the site, on the musician instead of just having one guy keep track of everything. Especially after my tortorous experience of going through the L-D profiles and trying to find anything that was actually worthwhile (no offense intended. . .it's just a big job keeping all that info up-to-date, I know.).

Just a thought. A great directory could actually be painfully outdated in just a matter of months.


Don M

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: David Swain [mailto:d.swain@blueyonder.co.uk]
>>Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:42 PM
>>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>>Subject: Re: Currently available looper music webpage
>>Even better ideas ! sounds kinda like cd baby (who has far
>>too much of my cash :) )
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Andre LaFosse" <altruist@earthlink.net>
>>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>>Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 11:32 PM
>>Subject: Re: Currently available looper music webpage
>>> Hi Greg!
>>> This is a very cool idea, although I could see it becoming very
>>> difficult to manage due to the sheer number of people with music
>>> If you (or anyone) were to set this up, I'd suggest making several
>>> "filters" available, to help narrow down the path.  In other words,
>>> offer several different searchable categories/keywords for
>>people to
>>> select, so that visitors have ways of sorting through the
>>hundreds or
>>> thousands of different discs/sound files that would be listed.
>>> Some of these might include:
>>> - Search by style/genres (ambient, hip-hop, glitch, pop, etc.)
>>> - Search by principal instrument used (guitar, violin, bass, voice,
>>> etc)
>>> - Search by princiapl looper used (Echoplex, DL4, Max/MSP, etc)
>>> - Search by "technical category" (i.e. "nothing prerecorded," "some
>>> prerecorded, some live," etc)
>>> - Search by "sounds like such-and-such artist" (i.e. someone puts in
>>> "Laurie Anderson" and gets Amy X Neuburg, "Bill Frissel" gets Steve
>>> Lawson, etc.)
>>> - Search by compositional approach ("free improv," "composed," etc.)
>>> - Search by year released
>>> These are all just suggestions, of course, but without some way to
>>> narrow the field, I think it'll be very hard to people to
>>weed through
>>> the large amount of material there...
>>> Anyway, it's a very generous offer, Greg, and I'm sure
>>anything along
>>> these lines will be very helpful and welcome...
>>> Best,
>>> --Andre LaFosse
>>> The Echoplex Analysis Pages:
>>> http://www.altruistmusic.com