Where did this come from?
Spotify is a very cool app that looks a bit like iTunes, streams music at a high quality almost instantly and is perfectly legal.
It’s invite only at the moment (and not available in Ireland it seems), but I have some invites if anyone wants to try (email me daddyorchipsblog[at]gmail.com).
It has a very impressive range of tracks, so one can listen to albums or artists that one wouldn’t normally pursue. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at some Quincy Jones’ back catalogue, Girls Aloud doing Je Ne Parle Pas Francais, and all sorts of stuff.
You know those tracks that are totally out of character for an act? The ones that make you go ‘Huh?’. I’m thinking of when Eurythmics came back in 1987 after a string of hits with the utterly mad Beethoven (I Love To Listen To). Paul McCartney and his Frog Chorus. So, I’ve created a playlist called When Decent Acts Go A Bit Batshit. I look forward to your suggestions.