Hail Atlantis!

For all of you, Donovan fans out there, a note from his Website:


Welcome to Radio Atlantis, our new way to share with you the Donovan Legacy of over 700 songs, 35 released albums, and a recently discovered audio and video lost archive. BURIED TREASURES.

Hundreds of never before released analog master-tapes, transferred to the highest quality digital, some available vinyl, and never before seen Filmworks. New works will be released also.

We will be presenting many Features. On-Line Concerts, Poetry, Autobiography and Audio Book Readings, our Artworks, and Lectures on the various subjects that our work has explored through my poetry and music.

Tune in each Friday to www.donovan.ie and our Youtube Channel.

RADIO ATLANTIS is not broadcasting each day yet one can replay any Feature anytime. Each Feature will present one album and the theme of that album, plus my books, DVD’s, artworks, films and Live Historical concerts. Let me know what you think of RADIO ATLANTIS on Facebook and Twitter.
Hail Atlantis!


Michael Franti and Spearhead – I’m Alive

Michael Franti is one of our favorite artists. We have seen him live twice in concert and he enlivened everyone in the concert hall . His jubilant energy is infectious.

@mountainjam @warrenhaynes hangin’ with the Haynes’s Stefani Warren and child.

I am psyched that Micheal Franti and Spearhead have announced a new album, All People that drops on July 30th. They will be touring in support of that new release.

All People is about the beauty of diversity, being your authentic self in a crazy world and the infinite power of love,” added Franti. “For everyone that’s been with us for days or decades, I really appreciate the love that you’ve given us.  The music is for you and you inspire us.” Franti’s impressive career spans decades, albums and many achievements. The singer, poet and activist has amassed an extensive and rabid fan base, and draws sell-out crowds by virtue of his electrifying live shows.

They have announced a local club date on Tuesday September  at Toad’s Place in New Haven. I am eager to see them in that setting. The first video “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” gets you up and moving.

SpotOn Radio, You’ll Want To Be Listening ;)

I just discovered SpotOn Radio from reading Spotify’s Blog. Pandora Internet Radio you’re on notice more than ever now, trust me. 😉

SpotOn Radio is an innovative Apple iPhone music app. SpotOn Radio is developed and supported by the dynamic duo known as Springworks and Rebel&Bird.

SpotON Radio is free, but you need a Spotify Premium membership to use it. I just so happens I have a Spotify Premium account. 🙂

SpotOn Radio provides personalized radio stations which springboard off Spotify’s streaming technology. It seamlessly integrates an online music service(Spotify) with the Echo Nest’s song recommendation and discovery engine.

What’s awesome about SpotOn Radio is that it adds value and dimension to my Spotify social music experience.  I recently cancelled my Pandora One account. I had  a twinge of regret breaking away from the music genome experience Pandora has patented.

My anxiety turned out to be a momentary concern. The Echo Nest Music API engine with 30 million songs in its database (and growing) gives SpotOn Radio a superior advantage over Pandora Internet Radio. 

The song by Chicago comes to mind here, “Only the beginning, only just the start….”

Keep your eyes and ears on SpotOn Radio and Echo Nest. The Semantic Web, Web 3.0 is in full-scale music interaction now. I think that’s so cool 🙂

Pandora Internet Radio

I re-established my listening relationship with Pandora Internet Radio today. My students have been raving about the music they are hearing on Pandora and they have been urging me to plug back in. So I did 😉

I was an early adopter of Pandora’s Music Genome Project. I listened for awhile, periodically, but never steady. There are many music inputs I tune into, Sirius Satellite Radio, iTunes, Zune, Rolling Stone magazine, Jazz Times magazien and my CD collection. These inputs are my centricity and actively drive my ever-evolving music listening habits.

I am favorably impressed with the user experience revisions they have made to their Web site.   I am enjoying the interaction levels with My Profile.  I upgraded to an annual membership at $36 a year. Its worth one thin dime a day to be Ad free and support what Pandora is doing. I know they have secured funding  from Crosslink to the tune of $33 million but each subscriber helps to pay the freight.

Pandora continue to wow and educate me as a music listener.  Tim Westergren I am so proud that you persevered when many people were counting you and your business model out.