That title is really just a high-falutin’ way to say that nearly every day I open up Spotify and think, “what do I want to listen to?” This actually happens several times a day. And then my flights of musical fancy take off and I find myself listening to…the Ozark Mountain Daredevils? Yes, right now, as I type this, actually. And I have discovered they do have some cool songs besides “Jackie Blue.” Though nothing anywhere near as great as that awesome track.
But I digress.
The beauty of Spotify is, AC/DC and a few other luddites being the exceptions, is that it really forces me to actually seek & discover. For me, this is akin to browsing record stores. You never know what you’ll find. I try and force myself to adhere to a couple of rules: 1.) I don’t listen to anything I already own and 2.) listen to other tracks besides the hits. Friday was Willie Nelson, today its the aforementioned Ozark Mountain Daredevils and a bit ago, Alice Cooper.
And I know folks will decry Spotify, and the streaming model, artists getting paid, etc. The truth is, Spotify does influence my buying – I still by albums, CDs and mp3’s, many based on what I am exposed to via Spotify (though, Spotify doesn’t turn me onto brand new artists and their songs as much as 89.3 The Current).
Time to listen to “Jackie Blue”…