I’ve been meaning to get my Last.fm account for the longest time now, but haven’t been able to for so many reasons.
With a slight slack in my sked, I’ve finally done it!
Last.fm made it to the 50 Best Websites in 2007 (Top 5). It’s a social networking service with a musical twist. Here’s a much better, detailed description of the service as lifted from the http://www.time.com feature of the 50 Best Websites of 2007:
“Type in the name of a favorite artist and, in a matter of seconds, music by that artist (and similar artists) will be streaming to your desktop — and it will keep playing as long as that browser window stays open. If you take the time to register and download the last.fm application, the service will dig deeper into your musical life, hook you up with its rapidly-expanding social network and match you with other users who share your musical tastes. Every time you play a song on your computer, last.fm takes note, adding the metadata to your profile. These “scrobbles” are shared with those you designate as your friends; they also help make last.fm a better DJ.”
I highly recommend that you download the application (3.9 Mb file size) so you can have uninterrupted listening extravaganza.
I am now tuned in to the “classical” channel. I just typed in the artist name, in this case, Mendellsohn, and out came one of his compositions. Don’t like it? You can skip the track and move on to the next music of similar artists. The relaxing tune and tone of “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber came running down my ear drums…
Aah yes… Musical heaven…
Swell! Ain’t it!?