@laura @aral Thank you for articulating what I was feeling in my gut about Facebook, Google, Instagram, surveillance capitalism, etc Specifically I'd like to thank Aral for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upu0gwGi4FE & Laura for this: https://laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastodon-and-why-should-i-use-it/ Because of you folks I joined Mastodon. I found an instance ( https://linernotes.club) I'm so stoked to be a part of. All the best. 👍
My friend @chaemmes sent me The Guardian's 20 greatest breakup songs ever. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/14/the-20-greatest-breakup-songs-ever-ranked#comment-126917621
Mine is B.A. Johston's MVP: https://bajohnston.bandcamp.com/track/mvp
Passed 200 000 scrobbles this month on Last. fm. It would have been nice to see the stats from Feb. 2006 to Feb 2011. I wish I hadn't deleted my account in 2011. 😧 Anyway. My top 8 listened to artists since 2011.
I love listening to albums & I do listen to playlists from time to time too. Pitch imperfect: ‘This process of trying to get on playlists is becoming borderline farcical’ https://musically.com/2019/02/15/pitch-imperfect-playlists-farcical/
@codkelpme It seems strange to focus on how we use electricity rather than how we generate it. Streaming music doesn't harm the planet more than any other usage of the same amount of electricity. And in fact it may harm it less since many of the big datacenter companies have put a lot of resources into trying to use greener power.
We need to switch to green generation of electricity, not try to micromanage how electricity is used.
Publishers, Songwriters Respond To 'Tech Bullies' Spotify, Pandora, Google, Amazon Appeal Of Royalty Increase: https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/03/publishers-songwriters-respond-to-tech-bullies-spotify-pandora-google-amazon-appeal-of-royalty-incre.html
I'm thinking about picking up Pete Townshend's debut novel, The Age of Anxiety: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/05/the-whos-pete-townshend-announces-debut-novel-the-age-of-anxiety
Singapore says: non-Satanic black metal only, please:
@wolftune by the way I love ellipses...
Interesting read. How streaming music could be harming the planet: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190207-why-streaming-music-may-be-bad-for-climate-change
The Bristol-born musician blends country and soul on Walk Through Fire, which was produced and co-written by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.