is cool stuff

by Volker Weber


I came to like a lot. If you let it "scrobble" your listening, it will build a library of what you like to hear. Then you can use a free application for iPhone/iPod touch to stream your library (or somebody elses) to your phone. Since also suggests similar music to you, it's a great way to discover stuff you don't yet know.

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And if you user Vista ultimate (or Home Premium) a XBOX and a great little Software called MCEFM ( ) you can listen to your stream at Home on your Stereoequipment by choosing "similar to" your favorite Artists.

Kai Schmalenbach, 2008-09-13

Do you actually listen to all that stuff when your music is running 24/7 or is it just to "pimp" your stats? But I have to agree, i love too, especially Mobbler on my Nokia N95.

Joachim Bode, 2008-09-13

Yes, music is running around the clock. I just mute when I don't want to hear it.

Volker Weber, 2008-09-13

Thanks for the tipp! :)

Markus Lachnit, 2008-09-14

That's the problem with stats - never let them influence your behavior. If you don't want to listen to music - don't! If you provide music at home all the time regardless of who cares or listens - do! Don't let stats change your behavior. I confess, I let them do it too often.

Björn Haferkamp, 2008-09-14

Using on the Squeezebox, I find an option "Pandora" which looks like it takes me to a Pandora station of the same artist.
Does anybody know more about this option?

Generally I would rate Pandora over The selections look more sophisticated to me but that might be a personal opinion. Unfortunatelly they locked the service pretty strong for listeners outside the US.

Karsten Kunert, 2008-09-14

Hey Volker

It's been 3 years since I last posted on your site (I hang my head in shame!!) but spotted that you've been contemplating on adding a lastfm widget... sooooo... I spotted a nice widget on the nialler9 site (king of Irish music bloggers) & thought you might be interested to give it a go - from what you can see on the right, it updates from twatter youtube lastfm etc. Haven't tried it myself to be fair.

Thought the idea interesting when I first saw it a while back. Not sure if there's others which do this sort of thing as I also use youtube alot?

Anyway, agree with you about lastfm. It's superb. I still use Myspace a great deal to pick up on new music... always interesting to see which bands are friends with which :) Crying shame about Muxtape too :( Really enjoyed that site when it was available.

Surprised I didn't spot more German music in your playlists? Anyone you'd recommend?? I saw The Poets of Rhythm recently & they blew my socks off. This is a live clip of them in Limerock (Ireland). White. Laying down the funk like that. Troopers. Hard to believe they're from Munich ;)


Vincent Grant, 2008-09-14

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