Songerize
February 8, 2008 12:28 PM   Subscribe

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posted by nitsuj (53 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy Crap. I just typed my standard query for these things (Eno's Here come the Warm Jets) and it was playing in two seconds. The compression is pretty awful, though. But still...
posted by Burhanistan at 12:35 PM on February 8, 2008


Tramp + Otis Redding = yes!
posted by bjork24 at 12:40 PM on February 8, 2008


Actually, the quality isn't so bad (especially since it's free). How long will this last?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:43 PM on February 8, 2008


Currently listening to "See Emily Play". [This is badass!]
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:56 PM on February 8, 2008


Stay Alive by Trapt? Nope. Cold and Jaded by Adema? Uh uh.

Looks like they need to load up more songs.
posted by survivorman at 1:01 PM on February 8, 2008


This will almost certainly be blocked by my workplace inside of a week. But dang.
posted by cortex at 1:01 PM on February 8, 2008


Would you people stop requesting titles from this site so I can listen without dropped packets? Thx.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:03 PM on February 8, 2008


Strike one! (Nothing for "Thanks for Chicago, Mr. James" by Scott Walker)
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:04 PM on February 8, 2008


Apparently this is just a means for interacting with content from Seeqpod.com, so I'm guessing Seeqpod would have to be shut down for this to stop working.

It's pretty cool, though, and saves me from the usual method of searching on YouTube for various songs I've got stuck in my head.
posted by camcgee at 1:06 PM on February 8, 2008


They don't have Still Alive or That Spells DNA by Jonathan Coulton, but they've got a pretty neat acoustic version of Re: Your Brains. They also have Jason Webley. So I'm reasonably impressed.
posted by Caduceus at 1:10 PM on February 8, 2008


I'm really getting a kick out of this.

It plays Great Lakes Myth Society!
posted by PhatLobley at 1:10 PM on February 8, 2008


Dear Prudence by Siouxsie & the Banshees - check.
posted by Senator at 1:13 PM on February 8, 2008


If you just type in a song name, though, it really needs to tell you the artist of the particular song they decided to play.
posted by Caduceus at 1:19 PM on February 8, 2008


Stars by Hum - loaded but wouldn't play, ahhhhh.
posted by Senator at 1:22 PM on February 8, 2008


holy shit. awesome.
posted by whahappen?! at 1:24 PM on February 8, 2008


Apparently this is just a means for interacting with content from Seeqpod.com, so I'm guessing Seeqpod would have to be shut down for this to stop working.

Nah, they could just point it at Google MP3 searches or something else if that happened. It's just playing MP3s found around the the web. None of the audio is hosted by them. So as long as people post MP3s on the web, this or something like it will work.
posted by scottreynen at 1:30 PM on February 8, 2008


300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy by Howlin' Wolf not there, TEH EPIC FAIL
posted by Scoo at 1:31 PM on February 8, 2008


It's just playing MP3s found around the the web.

Think so...you can see it contacting all sorts of strange places in the status bar.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:31 PM on February 8, 2008


I asked it to play me Journey's "Faithfully," and I guess it found a version at a strange sample rate, because it played back at a hilarious speed. Highly recommended.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:35 PM on February 8, 2008


Played a kickass version of 'Let It Ride'...
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:38 PM on February 8, 2008


Bring da Ruckus - Wutan Clan = nope
Candy Says - Morphine = Nope
Candy Says - Velvet Underground = Yep!
posted by shmegegge at 1:43 PM on February 8, 2008


*Wutang
posted by shmegegge at 1:43 PM on February 8, 2008


No Steely Dan "King of the World"
posted by Miko at 1:46 PM on February 8, 2008


No "Heartbeat It's a Love Beat."
No "She Was Waiting For Her Mother At the Station in Torino and You Know I Love You Baby But It's Getting Too Heavy To Laugh."
They've got "Fox On The Run," though.
I'll give it a "C."
posted by Floydd at 1:54 PM on February 8, 2008


I'm not certain what it plays when you search for artist=Crass, but it's pretty hilariously not what I was expecting.
posted by whir at 1:56 PM on February 8, 2008


I asked it to play me Journey's "Faithfully," and I guess it found a version at a strange sample rate, because it played back at a hilarious speed. Highly recommended.

Oh god yes. That was fantastic. It dropped off after the first chorus, though, dammit.
posted by cortex at 2:01 PM on February 8, 2008


Looks like a decent replacement for G2P. But for recent stuff: Hype Machine, hands down.
posted by progosk at 2:07 PM on February 8, 2008


Bring da Ruckus - Wutan Clan = nope

If you want it to bring the "motherfucking ruckus", you've got to know its "Wu Tang", not "Wutan". Otherwise, its pretty friendly. "Ruckus", "Bring the Ruckus" and "Bring Da Ruckus" all worked, so long as I didn't qualify it out with mispellings.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:07 PM on February 8, 2008


Very nice!
posted by languagehat at 2:13 PM on February 8, 2008


I tried about a dozen songs, all with no luck.

I finally got love with George Clinton.

Why must I be like that? Why must I chase the cat?

This could actually be a fairly killer app if there was an easy way to direct link to songs.
posted by quin at 2:15 PM on February 8, 2008


Vanishing Girl - Dukes of Stratosphear: Yes
The Affiliated - Dukes of Stratosphear: No
Aloysius - Cocteau Twins: Yes
High Monkey-monk - Cocteau Twins: No
Working with Fire and Steel - China Crisis: No
Ideas as Opiates - Tears for Fears: No
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow: Yes
I Want Candy - The Strangeloves: Yes!
Crazy - Pylon: Yes
Go - Tones on Tail: Yes
Jet Fighter Man - The Three O'Clock: No
Stepping Stone - Untouchables: No
Stepping Stone - The Monkees: No?

A few misses, but I'm impressed.
posted by The Tensor at 2:26 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


shmegegge The Morphine song is called Candyland, but no go on that either. But I'm Free Now did play, same album so I would assume Candyland should be there.

My Pal by God is on there, I would have never guessed. Cool post.
posted by Sailormom at 2:36 PM on February 8, 2008


Enjoy it while it lasts. While I'm on their side legally (this is 512c straight up), I am not so happy with the way Seeqpod will pull and serve an mp3 from a blogger who's writing for the love of it with no context, no link back, etc etc. I am sure I'll be loudly shouted down here, because hey, free music, but I'm much more in the Hype Machine campy ideologically.
posted by neustile at 2:39 PM on February 8, 2008


It's not too hot British novelty records...

It's same booting up youtube for those 'how did that song go?' moments...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:42 PM on February 8, 2008


I think Songza's a little better.
posted by hjo3 at 3:10 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I am not so happy with the way Seeqpod will pull and serve an mp3 from a blogger who's writing for the love of it with no context, no link back, etc etc.

Yeah, I tried it out with some fairly obscure 80s Australian Garage Rock ("My Pal" by God), and it played it! Then I was left wondering who the hell was hosting "My Pal" by God so I could check out their blog or site. Alas, no way of knowing (easily).
posted by Jimbob at 3:33 PM on February 8, 2008


Songza is much better, in terms of finding more music.

I'm listening to (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone by the Untouchables right now. Great song. (I love the Monkees too!)
posted by mrgrimm at 3:38 PM on February 8, 2008


Songza Wins!

Deciding factor: Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
posted by tehloki at 4:45 PM on February 8, 2008


Couldn't find :
Stomach Worm, Stereolab
Bloodless Pharoah, The Bloodless Pharoas
Hey Jill, The Strawberry Zots

However, struck gold with :

Bring on the Dancing Horses, Echo and the Bunnymen
While the City Sleeps, MC 900ft. Jesus
Listening Man, the Bees
posted by Afroblanco at 5:09 PM on February 8, 2008


Tito Puente! FTW
posted by RussHy at 5:18 PM on February 8, 2008


Only gave artist name, it played my favorite (obscure) song. I'm always lucky late at night.
posted by ersatz at 6:00 PM on February 8, 2008


I had the same experience, ersatz, using simply the artist's name.

Songerize, get outta my head!
posted by squasha at 6:13 PM on February 8, 2008


We oughtta just make a list of everything everybody is looking for (other than that Wu Tang crap) - people know a lotta good music that I haven't heard of, apparently -
posted by newdaddy at 8:35 PM on February 8, 2008


I am satisfied. I typed "Eddie Murphy" into a text box and pressed play. And lo and behold, I heard "Boogie in your Butt".

THE INTERNET HAS NO BOUNDS!
posted by YoBananaBoy at 8:48 PM on February 8, 2008


Whoa, Hound Dog Taylor . . . .

OK, I like it.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:22 AM on February 9, 2008


But also, what neustile said.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:22 AM on February 9, 2008


Hey, I'm on here!

This is a violation of my copyright, and I am... impressed!
posted by buriednexttoyou at 10:33 AM on February 9, 2008


It looked like it would be awesome! but apparently it's currently not functional. I tried some of the "yes" entries listed here, and nothing works.
posted by boymilo at 8:20 AM on February 10, 2008


Yeah no longer working for me either :-(
posted by Bueller77 at 2:19 PM on February 10, 2008


Similar here, nothing working.
posted by pumpkin at 2:34 PM on February 10, 2008


Appears to be back up. Although, I typed in "People are People" and got an acoustic piece, that, while pleasant, bears no similarity to the Depeche Mode song I was looking for.
posted by boymilo at 8:12 AM on February 13, 2008


On investigatin, Seeqpod (what Songerize uses to crawl) is much better. You can build playlists and the interface is shinier.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:42 AM on February 13, 2008


I've been using this to good effect, but I just got a wierd one. I searched for Johnny Cash's version of "Bobby McGee" and got some sort of way bad reggae/DJ thing.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:29 AM on February 26, 2008


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