Sunday, June 07, 2015

You still play CDs?

So when is the last time you played a CD? I was thinking about that last night just before I went to bed... You see my bedtime is something of a ritual. A glass of water, a book and music. I usually tune in to Grooveshark.com for my music, or CBC Radio and I set the time so the radio shuts off in 59 minutes. I am usually snoring by then and the book is stuck to my face. Eventually I will wake up, have a drink of water, turn off the bedlamp and go back to sleep.
Here's the thing. I found out Friday that Grooveshark was shut down for legal reasons. So there went my link to free music...  Music that I liked and that I picked. Oh well. So then I went to my ROKU box and picked up on another music service Shoutcast.com, which has thousands of free internet radio stations. Last night I found a very agreeable jazz station; Global Smoothjazz out of Monterey, California.  So I set the volume low and there was relaxing music all night. The other cool thing was that I could have chosen rock, country, classical or even folk. And that made me wonder, why do I even have CDs anymore. I guess every now and then, I can pull out an album, blow the dust off my CD player and listen to Bob Bylan or Jimi Hendrex, or even Shania.

2 comments:

n gillis said...

Dad! Use songza.Com or get the app.
You can't program like Grooveshark, but their Playlist are fantastic and they have thousands of them with gems of tunes that are great to hear.. fiddle around with it for a while, and you'll get it. Super easy user interface also!

Cheers!
NG

Len said...

Woohoo! Thanks Neil. I figure you're one of the experts in these things so I will be pleased to take your advice. Keep smiling, Dad.