At work today, I was listening to OUTLANDER, heart beating out of my chest when Jamie came to Claire's rescue at the witch trial. Just when she was on the verge of telling him the _truth_, my iPod went dead. Battery. GRRRR. Anyway, there were no plug-ins and I was forced to find another source of entertainment.
One of my friends at work pointed me to _the coolest_ thing on the internet.
Bookmark it. Trust me.
Honestly, I started playing around on the website and wondered how the heck I'd never heard of it. That said, I'll explain exactly what it is. It's basically an online music source...a radio, of sorts. Only YOU get to pick what you listen to. Erm, sort of.
When you start, the site asks you for a song/artist. Then it pulls up a song by that artist. From then on out, it's CRAZY. It starts pulling songs that are similar to the one you chose...basing the picks on all kinds of crazy comparisons -- instrumentation, tonality, harmony, etc. etc.
That's NOT the crazy part! The crazy part is that I started with "Guster." Love the band, thought it was as gooda place to start as any. When it started pulling other songs--from artists I've never even heard of--I found myself thinking, OH, this song is great! Who is that?" Blah blah blah. I can't say I disliked a single song that played, and LOVED most of them. It's like....MAGIC. :)
I'm like a caveman who just discovered fire. And it's gonna be kinda pathetic if y'all have heard about this a long time ago. (g)
But for those of you who haven't....go forth and play! You'll love it.