Friday, April 28, 2006

Diggnation: entertaining video blog

I can't recall exactly how I stumbled upon these guys. Hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose broadcast a silly, campy weekly video podcast from their west coast apartments called Diggnation. The forum is actually quite simple: they read and discuss their favorite topics on— a popular web-based community news site that bloggers flock to.

Each week you're bound to learn about a new rare beer, enjoy the antics and chemistry between the two long-time friends who play host and hear about interesting stories from all over the web. You can even subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, which makes getting your weekly dose of diggnation effortless.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

SoundOrbit: Music Source

This crazy Canadian gal Alisa has got an online music formula that actually works, called SoundOrbit. What started as simply a grassroots effort to help local indie musicians, has turned into a really impressive, robust and smart-looking website (kudos to the lads at Quantum). Membership is free for a limited time, and gives you complete access to the music database, complete with indie genres spanning rock, pop and dance.

Since it's a fairly new site and run by a small team, they're still working out the kinks and populating content. But this showcase for independent artists is definitely worth keeping an eye on...