January 23rd, 2010

xmas

Speak softly, love...

Maybe this is one of those cool webpages everyone but me already knew about, but...

The yakuza boss in the Japanese cop show I'm watching just absentmindedly whistled a tune I felt I should know, and it was bugging me that I couldn't place it.

I thought to myself, hey, don't we live in the future? Shouldn't there be some kind of cool search engine for music by now? Turns out yes: Midomi.com (and some other websites like it) can record you humming a piece of music for about 10 seconds and then tell you what it is!

And sure enough, it figured it out: the yakuza boss was whistling the theme from the Godfather. Nice.