February 13, 2006

I Heart Skinnycorp

After the GPLv3 meeting, I stayed overnight in Chicago to visit with some folks in the open source team there. I figured while I was there I'd visit the fellas at Skinnycorp. (whom I've posted about before), so we invited them out for lunch and then we went back to the Skinnyfactory, where all groovy t-shirts come from.

Chicago is a charming city, great architecture and a great feel. Kinda chilly and from what I understand it was downright balmy compared to how it could be there, but I really liked visiting.

Anyhow, what prompted this post is that I think that if you like music, the Skinnycorp podcast is worth subscribing too. I am not a podcast crazy person, as I don't have much of a commute, but this is one to consider, for sure. They do random interviews (I think I have one coming up) but this isn't narcissism, I assure you.

You see, I have been pretty stranded in my encoded past when it comes to music. I don't really learn about new music I might like as, lets get real, commercial radio is so filled with commercials that its practically abusive. One of Skinnycorps projects is 15 Megs of Fame, a music site, and Charles picks music from those bands and plays them in between not-awful randomness. So I get to hear music that I'd -never- hear on regular radio and certainly not from my mp3 archive, vast as it may be. It's pretty neat. Of course, sometimes there is some pottymouthage going on, but hey, it's a podcast you can just ff past the stuff you don't like.


Andrew Hitchcock said...

Sounds like a good time. Would you be interested in music recommendations? What kind of music do you listen to? I can post some of my favorite lesser-known bands, if you like.


PS: The "15 Megs of Fame" link is slightly broken.

harper said...

I am glad you liked the podcast. Charlie and i have been working to find a way to really give the skinnyCorp podcast a skinnyCorp feel. I think charlie has really hit it right on.

Btw, your interview will be coming up soon.

Michelle said...

I'd listen to more podcasts if I still lived in L.A.

Chris Kalani said...

I love them more than you!