Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of Wired For Music's Reading Roundup! Here are a few cool things you might have missed.
- My Life Scoop profiles 10 Web Apps for Music Lovers (written by a Mashable writer).
- The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones ponders what happens when you become the D.J.
- The Washington Post discovers NPR Music. I beat them to it a few weeks ago.
- New York Magazine profiles comedian and musical improviser Reggie Watts. (A bit of a stretch for Wired For Music, but worth reading.)
- Waste time with Smashing Magazine's list of Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Waste Time With Style [Editor's note: points for grammar!]. The list includes a site where you can compose music using the sounds of Hamburg, Germany, a game that lets you control a beatbox or a cappella group, and a site where you can make a whale sing, among other cool things.
- Music Machinery (one of my favorites) shows off one of the results of last month's Music Hack Day, a tool that lets you add a swing beat to any song.
- Jason Freeman lets you create your own version of a piano etude by re-combining the parts (anyone familiar with Yahoo! Pipes will dig this interface). The New York Times wrote about this as well.
- Play Six Degrees of Black Sabbath, an awesome tool from the Echo Nest labs that finds connections between almost any musical artists. Menomena to Miles Davis in only 17 steps!