That's right, I have nothing better to do right now, sitting on a train, past midnight, than post to my defunct blog from my phone. Do you have any idea how long it took me to even write this? Pretty damn long.
But at least I'm hip and trendy.
Everyone likes music, and they like it more if it's free, and even more if it's also legal. That's why I've been using Pandora for over a year now. But tonight I found a bunch of new sites that are different and in some ways better than Pandora. Try these on for size.
- Deezer - A French site with fully streaming and searchable tracks. No need to let it shuffle or hope for a song.
- IMEEM - Similar to Deezer, but includes Warmer Music Group artists, like The Doors and The Flaming Lips, not to mention music videos.
- Jamendo - Free music downloads, all with Creative Commons liscensing, so you can do whatever you want with the songs; mix, mash-up, soundtrack a movie. Pretty cool.
Ok, I've got some music to go listen to.
It hasn't really sunk in yet that my childhood is forever gone; I am now and forevermore a "real" person. I haven't decided if that's a good thing or not. I'll probably figure it out in a few days after I'm done making up by drinking all the beers and doing all the nothing I haven't been doing this term.
On another note entirely...
I don't usually get behind causes and preach them, but this is kind of a big deal. Net radio as we know it will shut down on May 15th without some serious public outcry. Check out the site, call your Congressmen (seriously, it's not hard) and help ensure that musical diversity and innovation can continue with the strength its had since the beginning of Net Radio.
We met our first really lousy weather in Tahoe, which is a bummer, because I wanted to go skiing. But instead, we gambled; I actually came out dead even, which is far better than I expected.