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It's a blog post I wrote!
None of this matters! But talking about it is so much fun!
but I enjoyed reading that, so thank you.
you've gone too far this... oh wait, right.
I liked this blog post; esp. as someone who doesn't really stream much except for the odd song on its own, and even more infrequently than that, the odd album on Bandcamp. Re: managing an ever massing collection of physical items and digital files, I quote Mrs. Doyle in saying: "maybe I *like* the misery".
when it was just slooooowing my laptop right down; can't be arsed with the Android app either, 'cause I forgot my password and I can't be bothered with all that email jazz
Numbers three and four are good reasons. I've been trying to keep sportify playlist for 2015 of stuff I like because someone usually asks in the dance thread for one at some point. But its only got like three things on it so far because there is so much missing.
I've got a eight hour playlist on itunes from this year alone and I've not put any of that Aphex Twin stuff on it either or it'd get really silly and it doesn't have any vinyl only bits on it of course.
I mainly still get mp3s because I can then whack anything I like in mixes etc you can't do that with streams yet.
...should there be a Big DiS Rolling Blog thread for DiS people to share their blogs and chat with other blog people on? I've seen a few people posting their blogs again recently so maybe it's a thing again. I dunno, I still write one and have a load of half dead ones hanging about that just need me to get too drunk one night and re-ignite. Anyone up for it?
There are some really good writers here with some really engaging opinions.
Get involved over here whenever.
I like both formats equally (sorry for the boring answer). The dark Spotify user interface is so much nicer than that horrible beige iTunes, and I’ve discovered so much great music over the years thanks to Spotify.
However, I do agree with your points about artists/labels randomly taking their tracks off without warning (although I’m pretty sure 93 'til Infinity is still on there). If there’s an album I really love on Spotify I usually end up buying it anyway, and there’s absolutely no way I’d delete my mp3 collection or sell my CDs for streaming services!
And the son's only there because Zero 7 included it on their Late Night Tales mix.
Which is a good listen, actually.
I thought the album was still there but it’s not available in the UK for some reason. Will check out the Zero 7 mix.
Also, I 100% agree about JJ72, it’s annoying that their two excellent albums are missing but their average final singles are there.
As yeah, I thought I'd have made the jump to streaming by now but alas I just prefer the 'misery' of my own collection.
Fantastic. Summarizes my anxieties about the whole thing perfectly. I use the free version and all it does is make me go buy cds on my lunch break which is good I guess!
Whenever I open up Spotify, I haven't got a bloody clue what to listen to. I'm a browser rather than a searcher, and Spotify is largely a 'search for' service. Browsing for something new is great, but browse for something I already like? My brain just goes blank.
Another, more technical reason, is that to stream music you have to have a constant internet connection. This does not happen on my daily commute to work, which passes through many tunnels and 3G blindspots. The benefit of having my iPod classic on me at all times is I can listen to what I want, when I want, without having to rely on an internet connection for it, or having to pre-empt what I THINK I might want to listen to later and download it.
Second technical point: Even when I DO have an internet connection, after a couple of hours O2 uncheerfully informs me that the 'unlimited data' contract i'm on is not actually unlimited, and should I continue streaming any more music on my phone, they will shut off my connection for the rest of the month.
Charming. MP3s still win for me.
I can't get mobile internet most of the time where I live. When I can its really patchy. The nearest place that has even half sketchy mobile internet is seven miles away and it's so bad it's not worth using. Nearest place after that I've found is about 26 miles away and it still isn't great. Mobile streaming wont really take off big time until everyone can get it all the time and the networks catch up.
Not totally true as you can download 3333 songs offline on WiFi.
Genuinely wasn't expecting that.
Only read the headlines.
Seemed to miss an obvious one for me... When I buy records it comes with an mp3 download code. So I can listen digitally, legally, be it on my iPod, phone, whatever.
I'm sticking to my MP3 collection.
so good on you, I love my Ipod and would hate a world we just relied on streaming sites to listen to music. Shuffling through randomly the 4,000-odd songs I have on my Ipod usually always brings a smile to my face as I find a song I have not listened to in years and brings back the memories attached to it.
Keep up the good work :-)