Wednesday, May 06, 2009
why we love modern stuff (continued)
Part 3: Cut down that Amazon shopping list by streaming a load of music. Save £££'s!!!
I'm not normally one to get worked up about the so-called wonders of the digital age but you can get so much music for free these days on internet streaming services that it sort of seems impolite not to explore some of the possibilities.
Spotify seems to be generally flavour of the month at the moment. If you can bear the thought of listening to one advert every fifteen or twenty minutes, you can stream full albums or create your own playlists free of charge. My current favourites include some old but very excellent jazz/blues by Etta James, and some top-notch songs from Congolese outfit Staff Benda Bilili.
Grooveshark even allows me to embed one of those widget thingummies for the convenience of my readers, thus allowing them to check out this top tune, "Counterpoint" by 2009 New-Order-a-likes Delphic:
Remember those "various artists" cassettes you used to foist on your unsuspecting friends and family in the eighties? Just me then. Well you can do a modern-day fancy-dan digital equivalent courtesy of the fantastic 8tracks site. Here's a playlist I put together a couple of weeks ago to mark the welcome appearance of a big round yellow object in the April sky...