Monday, April 13, 2009

A Little Taste of Dr Wu

If you like your music but don't want topay for it, then there's a huge breakthrough in free online music distribution called "Spotify"which allows you to create a personal favourites list of everything you like and listen to it online, without having to pay a penny, because it streams adverts as you listen.

Most of us are prepared to have adverts running on the screen if we can listen to anything we want, perfectly legally and without putting up a penny.

Presently I've spent some time creating a very large personal listening album of all my favourites from the present and the past and I'm wallowing in a bit of Steely Dan, from the album, 'Katy Lied' and the track, 'Dr Wu', which takes me back to some very happy days at an American University in the late seventies.

Most of what I could possibly ever look for appears to available although, some real oldies, like Bill Chinnock, who was contemporary with Bruce Springstein, isn't there.

No doubt about Bob Dylan though and 'The Hurricane.' I went to see Dylan the day I arrived in the States and the live music in the stadium was so loud that I didn't even notice when my favourite tracks were played! After this everything is lost in jet lagged and Budweiser induced haze but I do vaguely recall turning-up at the campus, rather worse for wear, in time for registration the next afternoon.

Spotify could prove a huge threat to both Napster and iTunes in terms of popularity so you might want to give it a try!

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