Summer2015 Playlist

With the introduction of Apple Music, users now have a plethora of music at their disposal. One of the sweet things about this service (free for 3 months right now) is the ability to share playlists with other users. Spotify's been able to do this for some time now, but I'm glad Apple finally brought playlist sharing back to iTunes and Apple Music. Now if they'd only bring back crossfading to the iPhone, I'd be a happy little camper.

Feel free to check out my Summer 2015 playlist and let me know what you think. 


For those of you on Spotify, here's a link to the playlist on Spotify.

SoundRobin - the social soundtrack

Friends all around, drinks in hand, great song after great song, laughs and smiles washing over all the world's worries. These are the moments you will always look back on later in life. But how is it that so many good songs are playing, one right after another. Is it possible that this is the world's greatest playlist right now? 

Nothing THAT perfect is coincidence, it's planned and put together. SoundRobin is an awesome idea for an app that allows a crowd sourced democratic process within an event to construct and curate an amazing playlist to keep the moment going for as long as legally allowed by your neighbors. 

Two friends of mine told me about the idea and I fell in love, they joined forces and are now in the testing stages of the build. If you'd like to sign up to get early access or to get more info on SoundRobin, check out their website.



I'm curious to see the creative ways people will utilize democratic playlists. Imagine having a get together with friend's music in two different cities at the exact same time? For example you're in San Antonio having a New Years Eve party with close friends while another group of ya'lls friends are also having a New Years Eve party in let's say Houston, imagine having both groups of close friend in separate parties celebrating the same event with the same music(all while voting on it together). 


Another interesting application would be to see restaurants or bars use SoundRobin to allow for a democratic music experience. I could see free models or maybe pay to play/vote models at public spots. I'm guessing a feature establishments might like in these public spot models would be a way to lock in certain genres of music. (Something else to think about might be a cap on how many times a playlist/party/establishment allows for a song to be played within a certain amount of time)


Overall, very cool idea with some interesting possibilities. 



Chicano Batman Shirt

Such a dope shirt (and by shirt I mean logo). It's a combination of the United Farm Workers Union's iconic logo and of course Batman's iconic logo. Genius! Now if only they made a 3XL (#TallPeopleProblems). If you've never heard of them, I'll let their bio on their website speak for itself:

Chicano Batman (Los Angeles, CA) is your sonic outlet from monotony back into the soul. Ethnomusicologists in their own right, they are students of rhythm, globe trotting on a quest to reclaim and represent the musical roots of their past generations. The band’s sound draws from a broad spectrum of influences ranging from 60s Tropicalia, samba, spacey psychedelia, to slow-jam soul with a pinch of surf-rock cumbia. In homage to their favorite Latin American soul groups of the 70s, the quartet uniforms their act in retro ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you. Chicano Batman is more than a musical entity but an adventurous and opinionated group, who feeds off of community, afro-centricity and bolillos, on a mission to bring the overlooked to the forefront.


Check out their music if you get a minute.