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Listening along.....

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I can't listen to We Are the World without hearing JR and JD singing along.

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It's too funny...

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MzHartz wrote:

OMG, Jane's Getting Serious! I forgot about this song! I would add it to my Slacker playlist, but if it played it more than once a month, I wouldn't want to hear it any more.


 I thought ya might like that!

 

I was trying to think of songs that were uniquely FFR for reasons both good AND bad.  That one came to mind pretty quickly.  



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MzHartz wrote:

When the titles are dates, is that the original air date, or the date you saved it?


 Original air-date



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Man, these T30s from 2006 are weird. Some of the songs I don't remember, some of them I've heard way too much, some made it big on the internet before getting mainstream play, some I don't really remember, and some I actually thought were a lot older. Although I guess 2006 isn't just yesterday anymore, is it?

And then there's the whole, the internet top 30 is relevant, because internet radio is where music is heading... That makes me kind of sad now. There was so much music that I found out about through FFR, and the whole way we learn about music has really changed. I still hear a lot of new songs from the radio, but there's also a lot of people who don't listen to the radio in any form anymore.

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I get a lot of my new music from WXPN in Philadelphia. They teach me all sorts of stuff before it hits the mainstream. I don't listent to a specific type of station for too long. I'm a channel changer. Always have been.

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Happy Anniversary, JR & FFR!

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Man, these T30s from 2006 are weird. Some of the songs I don't remember, some of them I've heard way too much, some made it big on the internet before getting mainstream play, some I don't really remember, and some I actually thought were a lot older. Although I guess 2006 isn't just yesterday anymore, is it?

And then there's the whole, the internet top 30 is relevant, because internet radio is where music is heading... That makes me kind of sad now. There was so much music that I found out about through FFR, and the whole way we learn about music has really changed. I still hear a lot of new songs from the radio, but there's also a lot of people who don't listen to the radio in any form anymore.


 I think that's what I miss the most about the station Mz, is discovering new music.  Since I was running the station I was always on the look-out for new stuff.  I subscribed for two years to TM Mercury which provided a disc every week of all the new releases both major and minor.

Doing the T30 I found a lot of artists I'd never have heard of otherwise, some that I really liked.

I just don't seem to get into Pandora or other personalized radio stations.  I like the Spotify type services, where you just have access to everything.  But the problem with them is none of them have managed to figure out how to make music discovery easy and enjoyable (in my opinion).

I never listen to radio, now I pretty much just listen to my own collection all the time.  of course that collection is over 6,000 albums and has a lot of stuff that Spotify doesn't even have, but still, theres not much new added to my personal mix these days.



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Thinking about it though, I also have to say that one of the OTHER things I miss is almost the exact opposite of my first point.

I miss reminding people about great, forgotten music. That song you haven't heard in 30 years and might never have heard again if not for FFR. Mainstream radio and even the internet services seem to focus on certain songs and others are ignored completely.


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Out of all the Pandora-like stations, I like Slacker the best. I like that it's customizable with how much new and old to add to the mix. Granted, it's been a long time since I tried out Pandora, but the last time I did, it gave me too much stuff that I didn't like. Well, not didn't like, but just found "meh." And I've found new music from Slacker too. And I like the once an hour news clips.

I don't think I could listen to local radio during the work day any more, even though I live in a good sort of town for that.
The last time I tried to listen to conventional radio, the commercials got too annoying. I understand the need for commercials, but I'd still prefer to have more music than anything else.
There's one station out of Indy, I can't remember the name of it, that has very few commercials, and not a whole lot of DJ interaction, and plays a mix similar to what FFR used to play. But they're usually hard to get reception on.
Sometimes I listen to the university station, but the DJs there aren't all that good of mixing it up yet. It's usually a lot of the same sort of thing in 2 hour blocks. And mostly independent and local bands, which is great, but sometimes I want to hear familiar stuff too.
We also have a local volunteer radio station, but I have a hard time finding anything I like.

I don't "get" Spotify. Anyone here use it? What am I missing?

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I agree on Pandora. My impression of it was that it tended to have too much I wasn't interested in AND the artists I was interested in it would play the same four or five songs by them A LOT.

Spotify is basically just 100% access to a complete music collection. If you want to listen to a brand new album in it's entirety you can. If you want to listen to the same song over and over, you can. You're in complete control. Their selection is pretty massive and it's a great way to listen to a new music.

You can also share playlists among friends or choose pre-made playlists. For example they have a Billboard Hot 100 playlist every week.

It really sort of removes the need to have your own collection because you can just build your own collection on their site and listen to it whenever and however you want. I think it's where the future of music will be. They also have radio options if you're not in the mood to build your own playlist.

Like I said though, they still have a lot of work to do on helping you discover new music.

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Oh really? (Re: Spotify) I'll have to dig around in it some more, I didn't realize that...

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I'm getting teary-eyed all over again...

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Oh, and it cuts off! That may be a good thing...

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Yeah, that wasn't by accident. i'm listening and didn't want to hear that ending again.

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Jeremy Riggs wrote:

Yeah, that wasn't by accident. i'm listening and didn't want to hear that ending again.


Rightfully so.  My coworkers would've wondered what was wrong.



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I'm enjoying hearing Thumper. I forgot he had called in for his Top Ten. I should have had more of you guys do that. It makes for a nice nostalgia piece.


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Yeah it does. I'm loving the whole mix. Ah, the good ol' days.

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Oh, Stuey. I'm going to cry remembering Stuey. He's the one I found recently... :(

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Ah, you said time hadn't been so good to Stuey right?

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And Stuey hasn't been so good to time... (Oh, that could be a very offensive pun...)

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I had a ball doing that. JD told me a couple times that my t 10 was playing but I wasnt able to hear it.  I still have the CD and it cracked me up because everyone got to expierience the Thumper. lol!



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