Find a band’s musical influences using Python – Pearl Jam and Dr. Dre

I created a fun little program that will go and find the musical influences of any artist. It uses the Spotify APIs and a bit of logic.

The logic works like this:

  1. Find the artist on Spotify
  2. Go and find the earliest album that artist made.
  3. Get the related artists and their first album date
  4. Pick the related artist that has the closest album to 2 years before the original artist
  5. Start back up with #3
  6. Repeat until there are no artists left. Or until the program goes way off the rails.

Note: If there are no related artists with albums older than the oldest it will go back up the chain and try and find another route.

Source Code is on Github here.

Example #1 – Pearl Jam

Peal Jam Demo Mookie
This has some pretty great results. Starting with Pearl Jam’s first album Ten (1991), It goes all the way back to 1953 with decent results like Wire – Pink Flag, The Yardbirds – London 1963.
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Some Yummy Bagels I made! DIY

I made some nice bagels last night!


nice bagels

    Recipe:

  • Dough: 4 Cups flour, 2 Cups Water, 1 Tsp Salt, 2 Tbsp Yeast, 2 Tbsp Sugar, 2 Tsp Oil (Veg).
  • Make into 8 equal balls.
  • Rest/Rise
  • Make into Bagel shapes. (2 inch holes)
  • Rest/Rise
  • Boiled for a minute on both sides in Caramel water (Burned sugar + water).
  • Add topping. I used salt and basil. but, onions or poppys or whatever would work too.
  • Cooked at 425 for 10 min on both sides.
  • Cool, 10 min.
  • EAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTT with friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are wonderful.

WordTwitt is the best WordPress Twitter App

My friend Dallas Edwards showed me this application called WordTwitt. It’s basically the bomb explosive when it comes to tweeting your blog posts.

All the other plugins seem to suck in comparison to this open source, free, magical piece of code.

I suggest everyone with wordpress install the plugin immediately, or face unending torment.

Thanks,
Daniel