Monday, September 29, 2008
Where's the music and why can't I find it?
Having just read an interesting post from friend Tess about a new APPLE tool that goes by the name of Genius - it supposedly mixes and matches existing music with new selections.....curiosity piqued, I'll be making a trip back to the APPLE announcement for further enlightenment of the Genius capabilities.
However, Genius may find me a difficult listener to satisfy as there is an issue that I find a bit frustrating in my world of music enjoyment - that is, I love hearing other folks' music selections, their interesting mixes as background music at dinner parties, their mediation music, music during yoga, music during stability ball classes....you get the picture. I enjoy hearing diverse selections of music but when it comes time to select music for my own listening pleasure, I haven't a clue what I've been ingesting through others' selections. I listen to so much NPR that I seldom have music on in the car or elsewhere. I even occasionally hear a piece on NPR about music that I think I would enjoy, but alas, at the time of selecting it.....the memory of the music has completely faded from my mind.
So, a challenge and a request - you must have 3 favorite artists, or 3 favorite albums, or 3 favorite tracks that you could give a poor starving listener like me. Even one of your favorites would be appreciated! So, send them along and I'll let you know what I and the Genius manage to mix. (BTW - CP, you needn't send your list, I know where to find all of the Hawaiian music ever published - downstairs in your study:)!)