I was recently introduced to what is probably going to be the Next Big Thing (if it isn’t already, I’m usually way behind on this stuff). It’s a program called Spotify, and if you’re a music-loving fiend I recommend it. It’s basically the same as iTunes, if your personal iTunes collection had EVERY SONG EVER. Fo’ FREE.
Ok, that’s a God-awful explanation, so let me try again. Here’s how it works: 1) Download Spotify on your computer for free. 2) Listen to whatever music you like on your computer for free. 3) If you don’t like occasional advertisements, or if you want to be able to use Spotify on your smartphone, pay them $5 or $10 per month. Otherwise, continue listening to whatever music you like on your computer for free.
The biggest challenge I’m facing in using Spotify is deciding what to listen to. I am paralyzed by options. Right now I’m listening to O.A.R., which is not one of my favorites, but it is one of my boyfriend’s favorites. They’re kind of a ska/alternative band, good music to listen to while relaxing on the couch on a nice Saturday. Which is what I’m doing now.
O.A.R. have a new album called King, and it’s a pretty good listen. I just heard on it what are definitely today’s kick-ass lyrics. Please stand by.
You take the low, I’ll take the high
You lock the gate, I hear the quiet
Everybody got a problem with the way I live
I don’t wanna go to Heaven if I can’t get in