[LAU] LAM etc

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Tue Jul 28 17:34:12 EDT 2009

On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:22:56 +0200
Thorsten Wilms <t_w_ at freenet.de> wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 01:52 +0100, Viktor Mastoridis wrote:
> > Here, http://dis-dot-dat.net/mailman/listinfo/lam_dis-dot-dat.net
> > I see that music is been posted on all LA- lists occasionally, but I
> > was never sure whether it was the right place for posting (the various
> > LA- lists)
> At some point someone on the LAU list wondered with all the rather
> technical discussions going on: where's the music?
> So a few people started to post about their music made with Linux now
> and then.
> James Shuttleworth, who was likely the most productive of all of us for
> a while, thought it would be good to have a dedicated list for that. So
> he set one up. But assuming not that many people subscribed, some
> started to post to both LAM and LAU about their music. Others continued
> to post to LAU only.
> (See http://dis-dot-dat.net/index.cgi?item=music/)
> > It would be nice to have a place where Linux music is posted and
> > people (audiophiles/musicians/linux geeks) make comments about it and
> > generally, hang out, say like http://www.zoxsy.com/
> http://lam.fugal.net/ used to be a place where you could leave links to
> tracks with short descriptions. No comments, AFAIR, though.
> archive.org has an "open-source" music section and there is a "Linux"
> keyword in use. I'm afraid you will find lots of podcasts and such
> there, though:
> http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A"Linux" AND collection
> %3Aopensource_audio
> We could agree on a more specific keyword, but things like this tend to
> not spread as they should.
> Regarding the "it would be nice", sure, it's always the same: you need
> someone to take care of it ;)

While I occasionally post tunes here (rather disappointed that I got
no comments on 'Clockworks'). I'm more inclined to post the links on
LAM, and frequently go there to see what others are doing. On the one
hand I think it's a pity there is no facility for making comments, but
at the same time it results in a very clean site where you can quickly
find what's there.

Also, I like to get Linux Audio out to the 'others'. I am quite well
known on the KVR music cafe and on Kara Moon. Both are very active
forums (especially KVR) and you can get a lot of good ideas and
suggestions there. Also the competitions are good for spurring you on
to move outside your comfort zone.

Although I like this dedicated LAU list, and have picked up a lot of
useful info here, I think we should beware the risk of becoming elitist.

Will J Godfrey

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