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Happy Tuesday y'all! This morning I received a tweet from @BaziDamit about a Cover Song Face-Off by Mashable. Mashable claims to be "the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture". I believe them. Mashable welcomes over 50 million monthly pageviews and 14 million unique monthly visitors so they are a big deal. They uploaded a post today entitled: YouTube Cover Song Face-Off: Cee Lo’s “Forget You” and the following is an excerpt from that post.
Each week, Mashable picks a popular song, finds 10 covers of it and asks you to vote for your favorite.
Gwyneth Paltrow snagged an Emmy on Sunday for her recurring guest spot on Glee, in which she plays a substitute teacher who sings Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You.”
Cee Lo’s hit single — even the uncensored version, “F*** You” — spawned many more covers on YouTube...Vote for your favorite version in the poll.
I wondered why @BaziDamit shared the link and read on. Read read read. I soon figured it out. There is an option to vote for "Tharwana and Aziz" in the poll. I did a quick YouTube search on "Forget You Tharwana and Aziz" and (Cee) Lo and Behold, I found the following video...already viewed over 17 thousand times.
Forget You Cover by local Bruneian talents Tharwana & Aziz
Click on the link here to vote for Tharwana and Aziz.
Tharwana and Aziz, keep up the great work and well done on being mentioned on Mashable! That is a big deal.
Shout out to Bazi for sharing the link too.
In this day and age, gone are the days when musicians were unreachable deities who seemed to live on a world completely different to our own. With the advent of the internet and - consequently - social networking, many have embraced to spouting their thoughts to their fans at a click of a mouse.
While there is still that element of inapproachability for the superstars, many musicians now seem more human and more relatable than ever, tweeting about their dependence on that morning serving of coffee or posting a photo on Facebook of their cat snuggling inside a box.
Seriously, don't go to GetOutOfThereCat.tumblr.com. You'll be stuck in your room for day.
Keeping this in mind, I have compiled a list of mistakes musicians make when using social networking as tool. While all the advice here applies generally to all musicians, I wrote this with regards to the Brunei music scene, using my modest experience in being involved with the UK music scene as a writer (for both my music site It’s Raining Planes & Helicopters, and Leeds-based publication Musical Mathematics) and a remixer.
We are now past the midway point of 2011 and Twitter now has over 200 million registered users globally. I live and work in Brunei and every now and then, I get asked the question: “So what is Twitter all about?” Let’s start there. What is Twitter?
I came across a tweet from @AnnTran_ this week which read "Don't be a victim to your smartphone" (a recommended read). It made me think about my own habits when it comes to smartphone use. My first was an iPhone 3G, then a HTC Desire, then a Samsung Galaxy S, and now a HTC Incredible S. The Internet has changed the way the world works and with the rise of mobile devices, I am finding that basic day to day interaction is also changing. I go to restaurants in Brunei and see entire families staring deeply into their smartphones and tablets. I go to a conference in Bali and see participants furiously BBMing one another. I go to a cafe in Adelaide and friends are connecting...online.
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