Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I tend to be a latecomer to all things online, so it's with equal parts joy and shame that I'm professing my new found love for the social music website last.fm. I had certainly heard of last.fm before, though I'm not sure when or how it entered my consciousness. For whatever reason, I never checked it out until I searched for a recording of Freddie Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring to link to in a post I wrote last week. The first relevant search result that came up was from last.fm and needless to say, I was impressed with what I found. I've really been jonesin' for new music since I'm no longer able to listen to the greatest terrestrial radio station on earth (via the internet) at work anymore and I haven't been making it to very many live shows lately. I've already heard more interesting new (to me) stuff on last.fm in the past two days than I had heard in the previous year. If you're sick of listening to the same old stuff, give it a try.