November 10, 2008
love you blip
A friend told me about a neat thing (that everyone in the whole world may know about already) called blip which is a website where you can "be a DJ with your own radio show." I've never aspired to be a DJ or have my own radio show, but I'm really fascinated with blip. It's not just a matter of gathering together favorite songs and/or letting people know how hip you are, or aren't. The coolest thing about blip is the weirdness; you can type "I'll Be Your Mirror" into the search box and get everything from the original album version to Lou Reed live spitting out the lyrics like venom, to some guy in his bedroom with a 4-track who's capo'd the thing all to hell and then doesn't even bother to sing the melody, to someone with the musical sensibility of a shopping-mall organ store salesman. I've also found neat things by accident. For the past umpteen years I've pretty much hated music, refused to listen to anything but Tall Dwarfs and (only grudgingly) old stuff I liked in the 90s and 80s and 70s and 60s, and I only ever listened in the car or when I had to learn something, never for pleasure. blip.fm, you have changed that for me. A little.
Posted by joe positive at November 10, 2008 4:21 PM
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