My connection says no but my ears say yes.
December 14, 2009 6:19 AM Subscribe
Discovering new music on a (bandwidth) budget: how best to do it? Tips and tricks please.
posted by threeants to media & arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love discovering music on the Internet, but I've been very spoiled, being habituated to having a great connection where I can effortlessly listen to streaming music on Pandora, Hype Machine, last.fm, Youtube, etc. Currently I have a terrible connection (usually less than 100 kbps) that doesn't allow me to stream music extemporaneously, and video is even less practical. What I'm basically asking for is, how do you maintain the same open attitude towards discovering new music if you have to do it all the more intentionally? That is, since I now have to go out of my way to wait around a few minutes for a song to load up, it feels like more of a chore than an excitement, and I end up just not doing it because it's too irritating. Any ideas? Suggestions both organizational and technological are welcome. Thanks!