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The proliferation of music

I have recently been discovering a lot of new music. Of course, much of this may be new to me and old hat to everyone else, because, although I've always loved all kinds of music, when one is living with an elderly mother, one does not have much chance to indulge one's own tastes. Especially when said elderly mother tended to have either CBC radio one or the television on most of the day, and it's a small house. And I don't have any really comfortable earphones.

However, now, through the magic of iTunes and Last.fm, I have been exploring and discovering things. I find, though, that the _disadvantage_ of iTunes is that you download something and then forget that you have it! I keep looking back at my library and seeing albums that I don't remember ever listening to, and then playing them and liking them, but not being able to remember them again when I want to play them again... This is compounded by the fact that there seem to be SO MANY bands or artists out there! You can't keep track of them all.

I think I may start buying cds of my favourites so that I can see them on the shelf and remind myself to play them. Yesterday I bought the Joshua Radin cd for that reason, and anyway, he's someone I've been listening to a lot. I also bought Feist, which I listened to in my car and enjoyed thoroughly.

Other new discoveries that I'm liking a lot:
The Weepies, Say I am You
Kate Walsh, Clocktower Park
Tristan Prettyman, Hello
Kate Rusby, Awkward Annie (asakiyume - you would like this)

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asakiyume
May. 9th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
I will have to go listen to "Awkward Annie"; I love, love, love personal recommendations--thank you Intertext! (And, by the way, I really love "Somewhere only we know")

intertext
May. 9th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Let me know what you think!
asakiyume
May. 11th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I found her performing the whole song live, in a YouTube video! It was really great--I'm listening to it a second time right now--may have to get it on iTunes :-)
anghara
May. 9th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. Icon love!
asakiyume
May. 11th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
(ditto--I watched the icon for like a full minute)
lidocafe
May. 9th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I am a big Kate Rusby fan, and you reminded me that someone made me a CD of her stuff. I have the same problem often with home-made CDs that you seem to be having with Itunes--they're not so visible in their little envelopes, and I forget they're there.
owlfish
May. 16th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Folders are what I use - lots of them - to keep songs memorable.
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