Thursday, 5 March 2009
Spotify vs last.fm
N'kay. I have been somewhat, er, bruised today by my younger colleagues concerning my affiliation to last.fm vs this new fangled thang (Spotify).
Well I am listening right now to a new listener maybe 'friend' of mine and seeing just why the social aspect of music twitches my bones. He's (?) giving me F+++++g great shit after F+++++g great shit.
A German has similar music taste to mine and through him I discover new stuff. That's how last.fm works. And it's brilliant.
I don't have stacks of 'friends' on last.fm. Just the 28. But they always show me new stuff I'll like when I try their 'stations'. That's how last.fm works. The more you put in the more you get out. And this 'station' of 'lakritza' I'm hearing hits my spot.
I steeeeetch, within my musical comfort zone. Shit, this German also likes something called 'Cowboy Junkies' (?) alongside Marvin Gaye. N'kay. S'alright.
And I add shit to my own library. And because I's a old queen, I get 2hear some fabulous retreads. Jigga jigga. Sweeeeeet. Sa-weat.
And that's a problem?
Spotify is just iTunes, better biz model.