Beeblopaloola Day 4: On the radio

Can you believe it's getting easier to think of things to write about? I think just the awareness of this little experiment is making me more observant of the many weezer related thoughts that might cross my mind. Kind of like Instagram making me more aware of the beauty around me because I look for it more now.

So much has been written about music streaming services. Are they bad, good, indifferent to bands and fans and others in the business? I grew up on FM radio. I remember listening the day my local FM elevator-music station made the switch to rock music. That was so exciting, and in varying forms ranging from small transistor radio to handlebar radio on my bike, to boom box, to car stereo, I was never far from Top 40 hits. I bought a few albums and singles, but by the time I had my own income, CDs were taking over from cassettes. I had a pretty good CD collection of my fave bands but radio was still huge. After college I worked as a DJ. It was as awesome as you'd imagine, and it was before computer automation and satellites took over the airwaves, so I'm really glad I was able to be a part of that.

Lately at work all day I use spotify, but admittedly usually to listen to things I already know that I like. I miss the fun of radio playing something new for me to discover, and I don't think I realized how much until just now. Work blocks online radio station streaming (but not Spotify yet) so maybe I need to make an effort to listen to suggested artists or the top playlists more often.

How do you listen? Do you buy or stream or both? How do you discover new music?

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Comment by Adrianadesiree Vega on November 4, 2013 at 8:57pm
I use an app called rdio. It's free it's like spotify and pandora except you get free skips, or I use the actual radio or iPhone. I also find music thru friend suggestions
Comment by Natkat on November 4, 2013 at 8:51pm
I have spotify that I use on my phone and connect to my new car, though its pretty much hijacked by my tot. The days that I switch cars with my hubs and take my old Camry to work (this was my first car...had it since high school) the only way I can hear music is through the FM radio :) The new stuff that I discover though is usually something I hear from a friend or out on the go and I find out what it is through sound hound.

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