MP3 Blogging - Tying Things Back Together

I mentioned recently that I had moved my daily mp3 posting from this blog to

A bunch of commenters said that was too bad because they weren’t going to read two blogs.

But one commenter, Daryn, did something about it.

He gave me (and anyone else who wants it) some javascript that creates a portable tumblr music player. Here’s daryn’s comment along with the code.

you just need to add the following two lines of javascript whereever
you want the widget to appear, replacing the dn_tmblr value with your
own tumblr url ( )

<script>var dn_tmblr="";</script>
<script src=""></script>


Here’s the player it creates.


In honor of Daryn’s work, I have replaced my avatar on the upper right of this blog with the tumblr player for a little while.

You can forward and rewind through the various songs I’ve posted on tumblr and you can play them with the play button at the botttom.

I’ve got two requests for Daryn:

1) can you make the player a little thinner (175px would be ideal) so it fits better in my sidebar?
2) can you give us an option to play the entire playlist in reverse chronological order instead of just one song?

In any case, this is a big improvement. It ties everything back together nicely. It brings a daily source of new music to this blog. Thanks Daryn!

#My Music#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. Tech For Novices

    Alternate HTML content should be placed here.Are viewers supposed to see this text ?

    1. fredwilson

      Are you seeing that somewhere in the player?I don’tWhat browser are you using?

  2. JohnofScribbleSheet

    I can’t see that (Firefox/Windows). Looks fine and working great.

  3. Guest

    Pretty cool! If I click play for the current displayed song and then forward to the next song and decide to play it instead, both songs play on top of each other, can’t see where I can stop or pause the first song. Might be a FireFox issue. I am on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071127 Firefox/

    1. Guest

      If I pause the first playing song and forward to the second one things are fine. But if I am playing song #1 and I fwd to a song #2 or #3, etc. and hit play while song #1 is still playing, song #1 keeps playing as does the new song…

    2. fredwilson

      Thanks for the comment/bug reportI’ll chase it downFred

      1. daryn

        Thanks everyone!Because of the way I had to load the actual tumblr player at the bottom, rather than loading the MP3s into my own player, i don’t have as much control over stopping and starting the music, but I’ll hack around some more πŸ™‚

  4. Gabe

    About music, but not related to your post, thought you might find this article that appeared in the Guardian interesting:Schooled in Cool: A new class of smart, literate British bands is challenging the lumbering louts of indie rock.

  5. Robert John Ed

    OK Big news….you may already is now offering free streams of full length songs…and eventually opening to a suscriptions service. Not sure if this means much toward your rhapsody penchant. But I for one welcome our new ability to preview artists and album, overlords.I know you’ll blog about this anyway…but figured maybe I could scoop you on it.

    1. fredwilson

      I am thrilled with this newsAnd I will blog about itFred

  6. bsiscovick

    Hey Fred:Have you seen the movie Once?If you haven’t, please please please do so. Given my understanding of your musical tastes and artistic interests, you will most definitely appreciate the beauty, depth and awesomeness of this great flick.–Ben

    1. fredwilson

      I put it on my netflix queueShould be watching it soon

  7. daryn

    The player is narrower now (175px) and if you check the “Auto Play” box it’ll cycle through the songs.I also changed to streaming the MP3s directly from tumblr rather than using their player, so we have a little more control over playback, pause, etc..Anyone who has suggestions, feel free to email me at

    1. fredwilson

      This is so awesomeI can’t thank you enoughfred

      1. daryn

        Glad you like it!I’m enjoying it too, just keep posting good music for me and we’ll call it even πŸ™‚

  8. Jeff

    I could only get the first song to play. This sucks, I was starting to jam!