Standalone MP3 players are ancient technology at this point. Everyone has a smartphone and everyone has a data connection. Cloud services like Amazon Music and Google Play Music have allowed consumers to carry as much of their own music as they can upload on any device. Streaming services like Pandora and Spotify have an infinite amount of music that you don't even have to buy. The ability to play tunes on our phones has driven even the perennial iPod Classic to near extinction. The convenience of the unified device has come at a cost though.
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
I did it; I finally finished my long journey to catch up on the radio drama in podcast form that is Welcome To Night Vale. You should too. It's wonderful and weird and it never gets old. Part of the podcast is "the weather", in which the Commonplace Books crew pick a song that's been submitted to them for your listening pleasure. They're not all winners; some have even been painfully awful. Fortunately, quite a few have been fantastic.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
My loyal readers, my little mongrels. I know you've been coming in droves to the site every day, probably every hour, to see if a new article by yours truly has been posted. I can only imagine how each waking hour has been filled with pain and torment, the thoughts of abandonment echoing through your mind, the cramps in your finger as it pounds away at the F5 key. Well dry your tears, worshipers! Let me humbly present unto you the best damn album I found last year!