Maximo Park’s new Album Quicken the Heart and a free Download of the song Wraithlike

 

This blog post is a tribute to my favourite band out there – “Quicken The Heart” together with a DVD and was lucky to be one of the first 1000 purchasers who get a signed copy. A great marketing idea indeed :-)

In addition to that Maximo Park has really gone web2.0. Maximo Park got accounts on the following services:

Thus, as a fan, you got 5 ways to have a conversation with your favourite band. This is actually a prime example of how to leverage social media as a band. Other than that, they also joined a community on their revised website, which is a good idea as well.

The only downturn at the moment is that they are not following back on Twitter, which they should, because you can get much more out of conversations than from just listening to people.

Another goodie is the free download of the new Maximo Park song “Wraithlike” from the new album Quicken the heart, which is due to be relased in May 2009.

If you don’t wanna download it, you can also watch it on YouTube or, due to the power of Social Media, watch the Maximo Park – Wraithlike lyrics and video below:

Maximo Park – Wraithlike Lyrics:

Here’s a song that finally you can understand
A minor statetement meant to counteract the plan
A list of wraithlike things, that quicken the heart

Just another song of faded memory
A raison d’etre for the entire family
I don’t remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her voice
That’s untrue
It’s just not as sharp as before

Find some transparent words to give security
Another vacant smile that says rely on me
No way, commitment’s a bore
Where have I heard it before?

I could’ve sworn that everything was crystal clear
But I was shackled by a language of ideas
A desert has its own rules
Outside the circle it’s cruel

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her voice
That’s untrue
It’s just not as sharp as before

(voices, voices/ promises, promises)

The final verse is often meant to tie things up
But in this case my morals’ve been most corrupt
I don’t remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of “Sight and Sound”
She left lying around on the floor
She said i’d forget her face
That’s a lie
It’s just not as real as before

Thanks to YouTube user Candave1.

 
 

Being successful in the Web 2.0 era is so easy #2

 

Nach dem Video, welches das Thema Web 2.0 ein ganz klein bisschen durch den Kakao zieht, hier noch ein weiteres sehr amüsantes Video zur Web 2.0 Bubble, die sich mit dem Platzen hoffentlich noch ein wenig Zeit lässt.

Dieser 2:45 Minuten Song beschreibt das Web 2.0 Phänomen auf seine ganz eigene Weise und ist aufgrund der bekannten Melodie von “We Didn’t Start the Fire” ein echter Ohrwurm.


Danke an den Headshifter Christoph für den Hinweis :-)

 
 

Being successful in the Web 2.0 era is so easy

 

Just watch this video and nobody can prevent you from launching a web 2.0 start-up.

17 minutes is admittedly a little long, but it includes just about everything you need to know to become a successful web 2.0 entrepreneur.

 
 

Wikinomics Autor Don Tapscott auf der Web 2.0 Expo

 

Da das Buch Wikinomics von Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams einen ziemlichen Eindruck bei mir hinterlassen hat, war es interessant zu hören, dass Don Tapscott einen Vortrag auf der Web 2.0 Expo halten würde.

Dumm nur, wenn man nicht dabei sein konnte.

Aber gerade Dank des Web 2.0 hat man die Möglichkeit den 40-minütigen Vortrag noch einmal ganz entspannt auf dem eigenen Monitor anzuschauen.

Deshalb vielen Dank an Ulrike Reinhard, die auf eine Aufnahme des Vortrags aufmerksam gemacht hat. Vielleicht hat sie sogar selbst gefilmt, ich habe keine Ahnung ;-)

Auf jeden Fall auch interessant für diejenigen, die sich mit dem Web 2.0 bisher noch nicht allzu sehr auseinandergesetzt haben – informativ und teilweise sehr witzig!

Link: sevenload.com