Podcasts and music on a Saturday morning

On the (lengthy) drive in to work this morning, I was able to catch up on some podcasts, courtesy of the TomTom 910 MP3 player.

The Shortcuts series from IBM is very good. It is easy to digest, interesting and engaging – recommended. I also listened to an old-ish episode of Taking Notes from earlier in the year, featuring Ed Brill; a couple of developerWorks podcasts; and some stuff from IBM’s internal podcasting site.

When I felt like some music, I had a spin through some tracks I found on Fred Wilson’s excellent AVC blog, which I’ve followed for a long time. A particular revelation was the Ray Lamontagne cover of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Unlike Fred, I can’t stand the original: I hate the musical style.This version let me listen to the lyrics and enjoy the lazy guitar – it was great.

Incidentally, if you feel like exploring Fred’s blog further, I also love the song George Romero by the Sprites that he featured back in May. A little silly, but also quite a grower.

Finally, combining the IBM and music themes – you really should check out some of my favourite musical IBMers. Lisa Swain and Seven Ender were both featured in our internal Battle of the Bands podcast earlier in the year, and I am completely hooked on their sounds. You can hear both of them via their sites, so it is fairly easy to dip in and see what you think.

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3 responses to “Podcasts and music on a Saturday morning

  1. We need to get you some better things to listen to rather than The Taking Notes podcast. Especially on a Saturday morning. 😦

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  2. I’m jealous– I want a MP3 player that functions as a GPS unit as well! I’ve heard many people rave about this feature of the TT 910– definitely worth thinking about investing in!

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  3. Thanks for the link to the “Shortcut” series of podcast. Really impressed with them.

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