Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nerd Alert!

I'm OBSESSING over Spotify right now. I haven't been this excited about streaming music since the good ol Napster days. 

In those days, all we had at the Salinas residence was dial-up and so I had to sneak online at night to download my songs so as not to tie up the family phone line.

Pshhhkkkkkkrrrr​kakingkakingkakingtsh​chchchchchchchcch​*ding*ding*ding* (the dial-up sound. You know you know it. Thank heavens we never have to hear it anymore.)

It felt like an hour before that thing would connect and I was free to roam about the world wide web. I'd download tons of songs, then hurry off to bed and wake up the next morning and check what made it in my library.

Things have changed since then. When Lars tattled on us Napster-junkies I tried other free downloading sites, but always ended up with a virus and the family computer would be shot to hell.  Needless to say I started buying my music like a good person and the days of stealing free downloading were officially over. 

Then came Spotify. Grace was only slightly bugging me about downloading Spotify, and after I finally did, I saw what all the fuss was about. I have not had free* access to music like this in so long. Of course The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks (yes I needed him for my 90's country playlist), and some other bad a$$e$ are not available, but oh well!

The coolest thing is following other people and subscribing to their playlists. For instance, the meteorologist in my office, Larry Cosgrove, has some awesome playlists. I just subscribed to "Psychedelia'  which has everything you can imagine from the Woodstock era.

Foo Fighters Sound City playlist below...must subscribe!

You can create your own playlists too, or if you are feeling a little lazy, choose your favorite artists radio station and voila, you have Pandora again.

ALSO you can share what you are jamming out with everyone on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr and you can see what others are jamming out if you are following them. I love seeing what Grace and my best friends celebs are listening to throughout the day.

So, if you ask me, which no one has, and no one probably will for fear I'll geek out again and repeat this whole post, you should DEFINITELY download Spotify.

P.S. I realize I'm a year late, so there.

Click here to download the raddest music site EVER.

And to read about a new deejay program they just launced in the UK for your Spotify playlists, click here!

Wave your hand in the air and put a spoon in your mouth if you love Spotify!



  1. Ha I started downloading right before I clicked on your blog! Thanks for the Spotify101

  2. you're welcome!! hope you are loving it!

  3. False. The Pirate Bay.