Spotify, or How I Get Through the Day

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I’ve been a bit of a slacker when it has come to writing for the blog lately. I’ve been using the excuse that my wrist hurts (which it did to the point that I wore a brace for a few days), but, really, I’ve just been lazy. There, I said it. I’m lazy. I feel better now.

Not that it matters too much. I mean, it’s not like the tens of readers each month will really notice the lag. :)

Anyways, I wanted to call attention to a fairly recent piece of software that I have absolutely fallen in love with. That software being Spotify. If you’ve been living under a rock, maybe you haven’t heard about Spotify, the new social music software. Basically, for free, you can stream craploads of music to your computer and, unlike Pandora and other services, you can actually just search for the artist, song, or album and I think that is simply amazing.

Now, not all artists have agreed to let Spotify play their music (notably The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd), but I still find the service to be completely phenomenal. I really enjoy being able to listen to the entire catalog of some of my favorite artists like Rush, The Who, or The Rolling Stones, or discover music from other bands like Yes, Faces, or The Guess Who.

As you may have guessed, I’m a huge classic rock fan. I’ve listened to The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Rush, and Yes a lot. I’ve also listened to Thin Lizzy, Small Faces, Faces, The Guess Who, April Wine, The Who, David Bowie, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Journey, Styx, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, and a slew of other great bands. It’s been awesome. Work days have literally never gone by so fast.

Oh, and if you must know, I listened to Humble Pie, a fantastic live band featuring legendary guitarist Steve Marriott, while writing this article.