This character Mezuni’s personal last.fm listening history
I really dig last.fm. It introduces me to a lot of good music. Heard a lot of soul from the old Stax Label, some Austrian house from Tosca and, lately, the Klaxons and Simian Mobile Disco and a lot of stuff I don’t know but love. Where the music industry is comfused is that music isn’t about owning and listening to the same stuff, it’s all about the new. Last.fm is cool for listening at home, but I wish I had something in my car. I like my iPod, but it’s the same shit over and over by now. If I had an HSPA iPod that streamed internet radio I would be a happy kitten. Maybe the iPhone does that, but they don’t deign to sell it in Sri Lanka yet. And Apple’s autocratic business model is still a bit pants. I can see the pieces of a non-irritating media life assembling and it’s damn irritating having to wait.
When you watch kids with technology you realize that there is an ideal user experience. Menus should be simple and fun to use and the thing should be droppable and bendable and opposable. My ideal music experience is hearing it, not collecting it. Finding and buying and downloading music is a pain in the ass. I just want some digital DJ that learns my moods and where I am and who I’m with and plays something appropriate. And perhaps occasionally I could listen to my friends’ DJs. That would be teh cool.
and New Young Pony Club is good. Oh, and Cut Copy. Hot damn.