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There has never been a time when music collaboration has been so easy. In the privacy of your own home. You don't have to lug your gear anywhere. I wish we always had this.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The World of Rock

You all know I'm a rocker. I don't pretend to be anything else. However, I appreciate most types of music and I believe I try to encourage everyone in their musical pursuits. I have just spent an evening touring the world in Music Festivals. I have, for many years, believed rock to be the ultimate form and this years world wide music scene has not proved me wrong.

I have watched several music videos from the Ukraine. You take a thick traditional Ukrainian folk song. Add Reverb, Bass, some decent drums. pick up the tempo a little and you have something well worth listening too.

Or try this: Take your traditional grotto folk band. Add Reverb, Bass, some decent drums and give them a hot rock song. It might push or pull them out of their comfort zone a little but WOW!

All the news blogs I have looked at in the last two years haven't told me as much about the world as a few hours of international music festivals. Let your fingers do the walking and see the world through music.

Highway to Hell - Ukrainian Folk Version

If you missed this one you have got to see it. I laughed until my eyes started sweating.

Kabul alternative music festival 'Sound Central'

Kabul Afghanistan? Having an alternative music festival? If you are like me, you don't hear much about Kabul Afghanistan. Aside from the occasional report of a soldier being killed what do we hear? It's in a valley about 120mi/200km west of the Pakistan border, mid-line of the country. For practical purposes, it is at the center of the road system for the country. The continued presents of a strong military has made Kabul relatively safe. So much so it is actually growing, doubled in size in the last 5 years, 5 million and growing. The politics are still spoon down your throat but I will try to be optimistic and say something good seems to be happening.

The Sound Central Music Festival. I don't know where they get the "alternative" from? It's Rock. I don't care if it's slash, thrash, death or hard edged, it's like a breath of fresh air to me:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19825685

The local kids seem to be eating it up. That's nice to see. They promise to keep doing it. I will look forward to keeping an eye on the phenomenon.  

Here's a couple more links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZyWfPNh658&feature=colike

Sunday, October 07, 2012

New Collaboration sites

I found a few new ones: crazypellas.net, myonlineband.com, soundcollabs.com, tapegerm.com
I have done something unusual. I put a site that is under construction on the disabled list: onlinemusiccollaboration.com
Hopefully, the site will be up and running soon.

Collaboration sites

I was having a look through the page views over the years. The busiest views have always been announcements of new sites. Talking about new sites and reviews of the sites themselves. That's it! I'll have to do more reviews of the sites.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Mission

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while. We've been slipping in the ratings, RATS! The primary focus of the site has always been to keep track of and promote Online Music Collaboration sites. I think this component of the site is a complete success. All the best Music Collaboration sites have pasted us in the ratings. That's a backhanded compliment, oh well.

While keeping track of the health and well being of Music Collaboration sites will always be our primary focus. We clearly need a secondary mission. You know we won't be doing actual Music Collaboration right here. It's lots of expensive software and bandwidth and technical know-how that every collaboration site on the main list is better at than us and that's OK.

So what should it be? It needs to be something that can be accomplished with only a few hours a month. In-depth reviews of the sites would take to long. We need some niche that is not presently covered. Suggestions would be welcome.


Monday, August 06, 2012


Someone sent this new site to me. It seems to have facebook app status. It has a live chat function that could support realtime jamming if it's fast enough. It's pretty simple at this time but it qualifies for the main list.
Over the past few years I have been trying to promote Music Collaboration and keep track of websites that do online music collaboration. It occurs to me this site could do a little more, but what? This sites web-hosting would not support intense collaboration itself. So I think the best thing to do is find things that can improve the experience for people trying to participate. News and information. Let's give it a try.:)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Practicing YUG!

OMG, We have fallen to the second page of a google search. How could this happen? I don't make a post for a couple of months and poof! disaster. I found a guitar practice youtude video made by a friend of mine. He never told me about it, I found it online myself, the bandit. Anyway, It's something that is pretty easy to get away from for too long as the video demonstrates. I need more edge of the bed as much as anyone. So here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRZss9tER0g

I hope nobody minds if I give my friend a little plug:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Disabled List News

The good news is Koblo.com is back, yes!! It's a beta but hey they don't come back very often.

This is the worst year on record for the disabled list. 15 casualties: jammm.in, collaborationkingdom.com, songbloom.com, ear-drum.org, root4music.com, wezimple.com, electronicamusiclovers.ning.com, wemix.com, collabnation.net, planetkidz.tv, myblogband.com, musicollaborate.com, guitarlodge.com, yourspins.com.

simplexmax.com has gone to a new genre and is not likely to be back. It's a website development site now. Fair well.

Some of the domain names are under construction and may be back. Others are quite likely available if you are looking for one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Here's a fresh find from a new search. It looks as easy to use as anything I have seen. I will be taking a closer look at this site myself.


I have been informed of an interesting little app. It's a online drum machine. It does not seem to have any preset programs. That is something I always look for because I can't drum. However, it is nice to have an online option. Something that is fairly user friendly and not buggy. While this is not a full Music Collaboration site, it does a valuable service. I don't mind mentioning it.


I'm a little behind but here goes. These guys are trying to make money with Music Collaboration. That's OK, everybody is trying to make money. Not too many utilities or apps. They seem to be just starting. However, they do fit  the criteria. So good luck.