I figured I would stop regurgitating exactly what was on HI54LOFI.COM and start using this tumblr as a mostly wordless representation of the things I've been listening to, watching, reading and any other verb that keeps me from doing the things I should be doing.

Gobloots is writing new songs, and like all those that have come before, it’s a gem. So far, it is the only track up on his Soundcloud page, but hopefully there are more coming (I know from experience that he writes a lot).

If you’re not familiar with the song writing prowess that goes hand in hand with Alex’s hand, a good starting point is the mix tape that HI54LOFI RECORDS put out back in December. It was two 20 minute + sides, released on unlimited digital vinyl, for free. Swing by HI54LOFI RECORDS to listen and find out more, or jump straight to Bandcamp and get it in you. And then peruse the little Q&A I did with Alex to find out more about the man singing under a moniker pulled from a fake ‘I Love Lucy’ illness.

Gobloots: Facebook | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | HI54LOFI RECORDS

Tumblr + SoundCloud = ♥

More reasons why Tumblr and Soundcloud are two sites you should be using

soundcloud:

Tumblr and SoundCloud both are fantastic communities of people expressing themselves through the things they create; we think bringing them together is like a match made in heaven. So from today, we are thrilled to announce along with the fine folks from Tumblr that you can now easily share the sounds you create to Tumblr!

Here’s what we’ve made possible:

Record and share to Tumblr:

Capture any audio on-the-fly with our iPhone and Android apps and share your recordings directly to your Tumblr blog. This is super neat for impromptu interviews, commentary, breaking news, comedy or poetry - heck, pretty much anything you hear around you.

Meet Tumblr’s David at a spontaneous Tumblr meetup in Berlin? Hit the record button:

Here are some other nice recordings from Maura, Bijan, Caroline, David & Alex.

Auto-publish your new sounds and favorites:

In your advanced SoundCloud settings, you can now choose to automatically push favorites and new sounds you created to your Tumblr blog. Save time when sharing the sounds you create!

Super-easy sharing:

Found something on SoundCloud you like? Easily post to Tumblr by pushing the Share button on SoundCloud or grab the url and post it as an external source on Tumblr Audio posts.


Search SoundCloud on Tumblr:

When creating an audio post, you can now search, preview and post audio from SoundCloud to Tumblr.

Oh and in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re all big fans of Tumblr and a number of staffers use it every day for their personal blogs. Find out who does and follow at will!

Thank you team Tumblr for your hard work on getting this out in the wild. We can’t wait to see what happens when people capture and use sound in their everyday lives, ultimately making the web less silent.

Gregory Alan Isakov - Folk Radio UK Session

Gregory Alan Isakov (Folk Radio UK Session) by Folk Radio UK

The fine folk over at Folk Radio UK recently posted their brilliant Gregory Alan Isakov session (posted in a sexy Soundcloud player that might entice a few to upgrade to a paid account). Gregory plays some of ‘old’ favourites of mine, as well as a great new song.

Read the full post over on FRUK (which includes the list of his upcoming UK shows).

Colateral Soundtrack has supplied the soundtrack to a lot of my ‘thinking while I should be working’ and I’m pretty stoked about his upcoming EP, Collages. Until it comes out, his latest track Marco el Gordo does the job of holding me over; love the jazzy intro and everything that follows.

Check out Edgar’s Soundcloud page for more tracks to listen / download. And then drop by his Myspace page for even more material to hold you over until he drops Collages.

Now, back to my ‘thinking while I should be working’.