The exercise is part of a crowd-sourced initiative involving daily audio blogging, music, copyright, commentary, and review at third level.
I've listened to music online since 2003, attracted to people who shared music and their stories. In fact, I've heard more diverse music through podcasts than through MTV broadcasts, YouTube videos or X Factor competitions. I think music forms part of the fabric of our lives and it's important to help artists sell more tracks by playing their stuff for others to purchase. So I'm in.
For most of October, I figure around 10 people will begin sharing their stories and the music that makes the stories reverberate. If you want to participate, to listen or to talk, please follow the #octaver tag on Audioboo.
Day 1: "Music I like now"
Day 2: "The earliest music I remember liking"
Day 3: "Music with a story"
Day 4: "Musicians I've known or loved"
Day 5: "Music that reminds me of a place"
Day 6: "Music to go with go with food"
Day 7: "Music I hope to love"
Day 8: "Birth Music" number one track when you were born
Day 9: "Blowing your own trumpet." Instrument you played or love.
Day 10: "Cover Artists." Ones you love or tracks you think should be covered.
Day 12: "Turning Points." Wedding music. First dance. Music with first child.
Day 16: Favourite driving/walking music
Day 17: Desert Island CD/music
Day 18: Favourite humouristic music
Day 21: Favourite place to buy music
Day 26: Which musician/group would you want to interview and why?
Day 27: Share the importance of music in your life. When do you listen and how often. Do you listen to more music than watch TV.
Day 28: Share your musical dislikes. Share a few songs that drive you up the wall.
Day 31: What do you think about Octaver?
Day 32: Whose Octaver contribution did you like the best?
Bernie Goldbach needs a digital copy of the sound track of his life before his wake.