Thao Nguyen visited NPR’s Snap Judgement to tella tale about her sweet, lovely grandma.
Thao composed all the instrumentals in this segment specifically for this story. The other two songs are from her album, “We Brave Bee Stings and All.” She is currently performing at Radiolab’s live show and is working on a new album.
Platnum are offering you the chance to remix ‘Solar System’ produced by Poet from the Black Eyed Peas from their forthcoming debut album ‘Lost In The Music’ - the winner will receive a SoundCloud Pro account plus a VIP night with the band at Sakura, Manchester’s (UK) main celebrity hotspot!
SoundClouder of the Day | Playlounge - The Turtle, The Balloon And The Whale
Can’t help but thrash? Then listen to today’s SoundClouder of the Day Playlounge. These guys are from London and if you’re a little tired today, this noisy pop rock will wake you up and get you going. Say hi and follow them here.
if tina turner fronted the rolling stones, you’d get the Alabama Shakes
kirk love dragged the gotham gal and i to brooklyn bowl last fall to see Brittany and the boys and we’ve been fans ever since. it’s so great to see them blowing up with the release of this record. deservedly so.
Great pick for song of the day, Fred. Happy Monday!
“I’ve never asked out anyone before, but I’m not even afraid. Maybe by the time Sunday comes, I’ll be afraid but I want to give myself this chance - to try something I’ve never done before: to be brave and follow my heart.”
Believe in the beauty of who you are and there’s plenty of people out there who will appreciate that - romantically or otherwise. Truly, there’s no harm in asking. Thanks for calling.
One Hello World is such a beautiful project by our Syracuse Hero Jared.
Emma is one of the newest members of our Community team, she is from Australia & has lived in Denmark, Mexico & for the past few years, Germany! Listen to her audio message & continue onto the blog to read more about her:
SoundCloud Voices is 1 year old this week. It’s been fun so far showcasing all kinds of great spoken word content from the community. This time we take a look at some great podcasts from the likes of Penn Jillette, Super Ego and Empire Film Magazine, which you can listen to here. Listen to more on the blog.
2 years ago, I wrote the first blog post of my nomadic travels in NYC. At that time, I thought I might live with different people for a couple of months while I “figured things out.” It turned into much more than that, an indelible experience on my life with images from the people and places of New York City.
I lived in a different neighborhood, with different people, every week for nearly two years! Towards the end of my project, I realized that as soon as I stopped I’d look back on it and ask “How did I ever do it?” And now, after month-long sublets in South Williamsburg and Greenpoint and 6 weeks in my new, permanent home in Alphabet City, I’ve reconsidered just that: How did I do it? How did I move almost every week since March of 2010?
You can get used to anything, and I got used to moving. Almost Every Sunday, I packed everything I owned into four bags and moved to a new neighborhood of NYC. I thrived on meeting new people and seeing new places – on getting to know this city in a truly unique way. I was constantly aware that seeing any place for a week is not enough, but when you know you only have a week, you see a lot more. You also talk to people a bit more, and through my SoundCloud fellowship, I met and interviewed people who know a far different New York City than I ever will. (Bernie’s been in Stuytown since the 40’s!)
It’s quite hard to encapsulate this project in a single blog post. I had over 100 roommates and lived in everything from a tiny studio to an 8 person loft, from a Park Avenue doorman building to the South Bronx. I even camped one week in Brooklyn. I stayed with people from the age of 8 months to 80 years old (my 80 year old host was still flying planes) and in 52 unique neighborhoods across the 5 boroughs (map here).
None of this would have been enabled without some amazing friends and supportive family, friendly acquaintances, and welcoming strangers. I’m still overwhelmed by the willingness of people who shared their apartments and lives with me. I learned so much, a great deal of which is still being processed. I’m similarly overwhelmed by the number of offers to stay with people around the world (especially Brazil!).
I want to say thanks, and I’m having a party at my new place so feel free to stop on by if you’re in the neighborhood. Here’s some more info on the party.
I’ll end this how I started my first blog post for the NYC Nomad.
Hope to see you in your neighborhood!
Congratulations to finding a new home, Ed! It was a pleasure to have been part of a small part of your journey as a SoundCloud Fellow.
This week’s SoundCloud Voices explores the growing global audio community and its up-and-coming generation of audio producers. We also highlight an NPR project that needs your help! Check out this track track from the next generation of public radio producers, NPR’s Intern Edition
Along with leading music and audio developers, Waves.com and Arturia.com and every audiophile’s favourite magazine, Future Music + MusicRadar.com, Kris Menace is giving you the chance to remix his spanking new single, ‘We Are’ featuring the mighty Kiki Twins, the third single taken off his new album, ‘Electric Horizon’ and to win some amazing prices worth over $3000!
SoundClouder of the Day | Rhied Music |I Met a Girl Named Marylène (On regard ce qui est devant nous)
Rhied Music is today’s SoundClouder of the day. Hailing from Toronto, he writes and sings his own music, whether it’s a classical piece or indie acoustic. Take a listen and enjoy the variety at http://soundcloud.com/rhiedmusic
What is Rails Girls? It is simple and awesome: Rails Girls aims to give tools for girls and women to build their ideas.It is a one day crash-course to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.
So far the day has gone great! I’ve learned how to build my own site and use RoR (albeit basic), I was schooled on handy developer jargon (ex: masters, slaves, django, PHP, speghetti code…etc) and we still have many cool talks to come from some fantastic developers and coaches!
The Berlin edition is being sponsored by SoundCloud, Amen, Wooga, Readmill & many more! Join us at the after party tonight at Flamingo (Kleine Präsidentenstrasse at the riverside of Monbijou Park in Mitte)!