Monday, August 25, 2008

Music, Rock, Blues and Last FM.

I have this insatiable need to listen to music, it does not matter where I am or what I am doing I need music, in the car, the house, working on the computer, I do like to have some music playing. If you listen to music a lot you need either a massive music collection or be happy to listen to the same tracks over and over.

Enter Last FM. You simply give the search engine an example of your taste in music, either a music track, group or style of music , and Last FM comes up with a selection of music based on your taste, streamed straight to your PC, you then either reject or confirm the tracks that Last FM comes up and they will continuously tweak your preferred style of music. I think it is a great idea, I was a bit suspicious as to how effective it would be when I heard about it, but I have to say it works really well.

For example I told Last FM to search for music in the style of the Eagles and it has come up with Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, not groups that I would normally listen to but hey, something new, and variety is the spice of life after all.

New music is uploaded to Last FM every day, get some variety, all you have to do is register with them. And it's legal honestly. Thank's Tony for pointing it out to me.

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other". Jack Handey


goooooood girl said...

Very good......

marie6 said...

This is good to know, I will look it up as I too enjoy listening to music. Thanks for the tip.