It is a good thing that Sun Labs researcher Paul Lamere loves Radio Paradise as much as I do (or more). He has created a mashup of Radio Paradise and Flickr which he calls Snapp Radio. He has found a way to connect Flickr images with songs that play on Radio Paradise (also works with Last FM). So instead of looking at weird geometric shapes evolve in your regular run-of-the-mill visualization program, Snapp Radio serves up concert photos from the artists as well conceptual images. Sometimes the choice of photos can be a bit strange but a) what a great idea and b) it’s addictive!
How does it work?
Snapp Radio will connect to Radio Paradise or Last.FM to figure out what song you are currently listening to. Snapp Radio augments this information by connecting to Last.FM and finding any social tags that have been attached to this song and artist. Snapp Radio then uses all of this information to fashion a set of queries to Flickr to find a set of interesting images that are related to the song. Snapp Radio collects the images, orders them in an interesting way and presents them to you in your Web browser.