Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hump Day Poll: Where Do You Find It?

As we go through negotiations with modern day Satan, aka our cable company, it got me thinking about what I never thought I'd consider "the good ol days."  One of the only things keeping us with this douchebag company is they have Music Choice.  It's a bunch of different music channels in the middle of the guide, post sports channels, pre-adult movies.  That is basically the only live TV I "watch."  I get too distracted with regular channels on, and it allows me to hear songs I wouldn't usually hear so we can get new music.

I thought about the early 2000s and how we used to get new music then...commercials.  Usually Apple iPod commercials.  (It should not surprise you this is still how we listen to music, we have three of them including the classic original.  My phone couldn't handle the amount of music I need at my fingertips and still function.)  It was how I discovered cool songs like Horndog by Overseer, Shut Up and Let Me Go by the Ting Tings and Start the Commotion by The Wiseguys.  Whoever was working for them then had awesome taste in music because the second we'd see a commercial, we always had to download it.  Then they went another direction, and our source for music dried up because the radio was of zero help...until Music Choice.  Problem is, no other cable company carries it, and it's on 70% of the time in our home.

So I'm do you find new music?

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  1. I can't really answer this myself since I'm in the same boat as you but I am sure looking forward to seeing everybody else's answers here.

  2. I, too, have found sounds through commercials, two of my favorites being Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Anderson East's version of Forever Young (amazing). We have Dish Satellite and have the music channels as well for virtually every language, genre, and era, which is a lot of fun to listen to. Years ago, just for kicks, we'd turn on Irish music and the Cartoon Network on mute and it would look like the cartoon characters were signing Irish diddies! ROFL

  3. I have a free Spotify account on my phone, so I stream a lot of music from my phone through a Bluetooth speaker. They create new playlists for me weekly based on what I have selected to listen to.

  4. I'm pretty well stuck in the 80s. I'd like to find new music, but I'm stuck like you are. I have found some new bands I really like by accident but mostly I just listen to the same old stuff.


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