If you’re really a big fan of a band or artist then the world outlook of that band/artist shouldn’t come as a big surprise. If it does you haven’t been paying attention.

Teenage Soundtrack

This is my answer to the “what albums impressed on your teenage years” meme flying around my Facebook circle right now. As you can see it’s mostly metal and prog with a couple of wildcards in there. I still listen to a few of these.

  1. UFO – Strangers In The Night
  2. Saxon – Wheels Of Steel
  3. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
  4. Pallas – Arrive Alive (original cassette)
  5. ELO – Out Of The Blue
  6. ELP – Pictures At An Exhibition
  7. The Stranglers – Black & White
  8. Genesis – Seconds Out
  9. Rush – Hemispheres
  10. ACDC – Back In Black

App.net is shutting down | App.net.

“Ultimately, we failed to overcome the chicken-and-egg issue between application developers and user adoption of those applications. We envisioned a pool of differentiated, fast-growing third-party applications would sustain the numbers needed to make the business work. Our initial developer adoption exceeded expectations, but that initial excitement didn’t ultimately translate into a big enough pool of customers for those developers. This was a foreseeable risk, but one we felt was worth taking”

It was a very good service for a couple of years and created a great community but not enough people were prepared to switch and pay for something. Shame.

I see that app.net is closing its doors for the last time March. I was an original subscriber and had high hopes for an ad-free alternative to Twitter. Not enough seem to people care enough for that though. Shame.