Tuesday, May 20, 2008


It's time for a little redecorating here again at MMmusing - perhaps you've noticed the new menu buttons above for MMtube, the MMguide, and a new outpost, MMmusic. This is all part of an ongoing effort to make archived blog content, especially multimedia, more accessible. As I mentioned recently in a comment over at Dial M for Musicology, I find that the typical blog structure emphasizes the ephemeral nature of blogs by always focusing on the latest post. YouTube has made it easy to set up a dedicated page for most of my video/animation creations, but I wanted an easy way to archive some of the audio that's appeared here. The little jukebox over at the top of the right margin [UPDATE: no longer there!] was created with that in mind, but I decided a longer playlist belonged on its own page; thus, MMmusic, a more diverse jukebox that currently has 23 tunes at the ready. It begins just like the one on this page - a sort of virtual piano recital - but then things get odder. Hopefully, the playlist will get longer and more interesting in the months to come.

I have to admit that part of me just likes tooling around with these blog layouts and getting Blogger to do all sorts of things it's not necessarily designed to do. (I have a subversive side, even if it's rather subtle; don't forget about those crazy Songs Without Singers over at MMmusic.) The Guide to MMmusing is also worth checking out if you're curious about what's been going on here (although that index is already getting a little dated): Tune Theft, Joyce Hatto, Christmas Specials, etc.

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