Friday, January 23, 2009

Watch your favourite music videos at Jogli; and don't miss Slumdog Millionaire!

January 22nd has been a great day for the Indian cinema fraternity, with the widely acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire getting nominated for 10 Oscars! What an achievement for the underdog!

Yes, it is a movie about the triumph of an underdog in the biggest game show -- "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"! The fact that the underdog wins this competition -- based on his knowledge of all the answers, which were all associated with his growing up -- first, in the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai, and later, as a young man in a call center. And all along, he feel in love too! Never mind, I've always been a poor story teller!!

Okay, what has this particular blog post got to do with technology? Well, since the movie only releases today, those who follow Indian cinema are well aware that Slumdog Millionaire's brilliant music director, A.R. Rahman, has been nominated for three Oscars for his wonderful music score! Therefore, I wanted to find some site where I could watch vidoes of the songs from this movie!

That's how I came across Jogli!

Jogli, my friends, is a music search engine! To my sheer delight, I was also able to locate videos of Abba, Beatles, Beegees and Bomey M as well, while listening to Jai Ho, from the Slumdog Millionaire! And that made my day!!

For all of you music buffs, Jogli has recently launched a widget as well -- the Jogli Widget! You can embed albums and playlists into your Web pages. Like all widgets, this can be customized too!

The site has a very interesting message on its home page -- register and be the DJ! I haven't tried it myself, but am sure most of you would definitely love to!

It also has a feature, called Scrobbler. You need to type names of some of your favorite artists and Jolgi will scrobble those for you! Means, it selects your choice of artists and prepares a playlist for you too! Wonderful! You can save the list as a playlist if you like! Surely, I can think of at least 50 artists I like, and I can't wait to have a massive playlist of over 500 videos or more!

Yet another feature allows you to upload your iTunes playlist or and make it a video playlist! Great! Hope you find the music that you love!!

Now, please allow me to get back to the music, for a change, away from semiconductors and telecom, and all sorts of technologies! Dance, while the music still goes on (Abba)! :)

PS: Don't miss the Slumdog Millionaire! ;)

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