I spent all of today tagging and categorizing each of the posts on this blog.
If you look on the right hand side of the site you will now see a list of categories that have been assigned to posts. You can click on any of these categories to display the applicable posts.
If you look below the list of categories you will see a “Tag Cloud” that displays the most frequently used tags on the blog. The size of the text used for a tag indicates its relative frequency of use. You can click on any tag to display all of the posts that use it.
The categories and tags should help you to quickly find old posts that are of interest. I hope you enjoy these enhanced features. As always, let me know what you think.
I just discovered, and fixed, a problem with the privacy settings for videos that I have posted over the past couple of days.
If you recently tried to access any of these videos and were unsuccessful, please try again. Sorry for the inconvenience!
When I started this blog one of my big challenges was figuring out how to provide you with access to the music that I wanted to write about. After a lot of research into different options, and legal ramifications of those options, I settled on using embedded YouTube videos. I was amazed at the music that was available on YouTube and have been able to find existing videos for much, but not all, of the music that I have shared so far.
As noted in the title to this post, I hate videos with ads! I have spent an incredible amount of time locating the right ad-free music videos for posts. When this has proved to be impossible, I have created the needed videos myself in my private YouTube site that I have set up as ad-free. Unfortunately, I have run into a problem while working on the next post in the California Sound series. I have been unable to find ad-free versions of the songs I plan to highlight in the post so I have been busily creating my own. I uploaded these videos to YouTube last night and when I tested them they had ads. As I researched why the ads appeared I found bad news, good news, and then more bad news. Let me explain.
I discovered that the videos I created were flagged by YouTube as copyrighted material (bad news). There was some good news; however, because YouTube indicated that this material was allowed on YouTube with one provision. The provision was that the videos would be displayed with ads (bad news). I assume that the ad revenue goes to the copyright holder (which seems fair) but have I mention how much I hate ads???
So…I want to apologize in advance for the fact that you are going to see some ads in the videos I will use for my next post. Trust me when I tell you that I will do everything in my power to provide you with ad-free music in future posts, and if you do see ads in a post, it is because I have no other options. Thanks in advance for your patience on this issue.
As a reward for that patience, please enjoy this Bruce Springsteen video for Death To My Hometown which happens to be completely ad-free. Thanks Bruce!
When I started this Blog my intent was to start a dialog with other people on the internet that share my love of music. In two short months I am happy to report that music lovers from 16 different countries have visited this blog; however, so far this has been a monologue. Please help start the dialog by contacting me and letting me know: what you think about the blog; what you think about specific blog posts; or topics that you would like to have me address in future posts. There are three ways that you can provide me with your input:
- Use the comment feature at the end of each blog posts
- Send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send a tweet to: musicnotheard
To kick things off, please read my blog post from yesterday and let me know the music releases so far in 2012 that have you the most excited. I will share the best feedback that I get in a future blog post.
Thanks again for reading my blog and thanks in advance for providing your input. I am working on some exciting new themes for upcoming posts that I think you will really enjoy so please check back often.