Critical Thinking about the Web Audience
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 bcmeikle@shaw.ca



Think about a medium where rather than just getting criticized by critics, the artist can write a criticism
of the audience and publish it!!

Here's the 25 most popular pieces of music on my site. It would be cool to evolve a qt movie that is a song
generated by people's taste...


My bebop tune made the top 25! There is hope in the universe!


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/fatig.mp3

clearly we are head bangers. The most popular peice of music is also the most guitarish. 
I have a ton more like this I'll put more up.


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/DrunkTurtle.mov


this one shows that web's taste is eccentric.


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/BartSimpsonProphet.mov


I'm glad the web dug this one out. Now I might re-record it with my new mic setup.



http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/soundinwind.mp3
a fairly complete improvissation. I was making up the words as I went.
The winds of change was canada's new government and this was a few days
before the election...


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/highway3.mp3
oo this one's pretty bad. I knew it would find some listeners though.
I can do that niche better really.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/stevenHarper.mp3
Yikes I should take this down. There's a better version.



http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/transpiredontheweb.mp3
I wouldnt even have put this awful thing up if the chorus hadn't broken
me out of an algorhythmic harmonic rut I was stuck in.


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/steven01.mp3
This is the better version of this tune. together with the bad one, this probably
competes for most popular tune.


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/messy.mov
this just gets hits because its the first tune in the new blog.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/Idle_Eyes_w_Donna-Lost_In_Lima.mp3
I like my sax playing on this...

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/heyoliver.mp3
conversation.mp3

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/Idle_Eyes_w_Donna -please.mp3

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/pop.mov


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/codeode.mov

dont like this one. or the one above.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/IdleEyes'83-whocanitbe.mp3
yikes

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/Writing/HARMONY/day3/wildmountain.mov
all of these harmonizer tests it takes me a verse to get going...



http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/nothing.aif
cool huh?


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/improvstough.mov
flow


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/Halloween.mov


dont know why people listen to this
http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/handidote.mov

not great


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/Writing/HARMONY/day3/long.mov
this is quite good

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/trance_mission.mov
pretensious crap

http://www.vrhotwires.comBill_Meikle/music/acaopellachoir.mov
I laughed

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/Writing/HARMONY/1.mov
just the first in a list again.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/raggae.mov

this was cool. When I put up the remix this got a bunch of hits. People
would have to wade through the '03 04 blog to find it...

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/thick.mov
I like it when the weird stuff gets hits.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/Writing/HARMONY/day3/kingston.mov
once again the first verse is flawed.

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/Writing/HARMONY/day3/analyst.mov
yes

http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/hands.mov
a pure hands track gets in the top 25!


http://www.vrhotwires.com/Bill_Meikle/music/beebopery.mov
This is why I did this! The web is so hip that my only real jazz tune made the top 25! The long tail
finds its diamonds in the rough! this is the tune I would probably put first!