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A little after midnight last night, Amazon rolled out it’s new cloud services, Amazon Cloud Drive & Player to much fanfare. The service gives Amazon users (most notably their digital goods buyers) an allotment of virtual storage to store your mp3 files (or other digital documents as the front page says). This is not to be confused too much with Amazon’s Web Services, which realistically can do the same thing. As a avid Amazon user, I found this service intriguing and decided to jump in take a look at it.

First things first, if you have Amazon account, this service will already be going for you. Supposedly, you can house/backup your music collection to it and have it available for you to reach from any pc and Amazon’s mp3 store app. More about that in a bit. You will be given a free 5 gigabytes (GBs) of storage off the top, with the ability to pay for extra allotment of space as you see fit to do so (which comes out to an dollar per gigabyte. Not a bad deal). What I’ve also seen is that you can get an upgrade to 20 GBs of storage for one year free with the purchase of an mp3 album from Amazon from now until the end of the year. Now when I first saw that, there didn’t seem to be any mention of the free for one year part of the 20gig upgrade. Either that has been changed now, or there was a part that I missed when I read through the page last night. That is something to be aware of, though. I went ahead an bought an album last night for the upgrade. I was going to anyway, so I figured why not. I will be curious to see what happens at the end of the year should I have more have than 5 gigs used of the service. I will say right now that 20 gigs, while a lot, is not a whole lot if you are the type to have say….an few hundred gigs of mp3s. I am will not confirm nor deny that I may be one of those people. And the 5 gigs you get for free is even less, but it is free and could be potentially useful in the long run.

 

There are many more in depth looks at the service, but I wanted give my thoughts on it from what I’ve seen so far. And the first thing I’ve noticed, which may or may not be an oversight, is that purchases that you’ve already made from Amazon’s mp3 store are not automatically put into your virtual space. You start off empty and will have to upload any songs or albums you wish to store there from your pc/mac. I should point out that this can include anything you’ve bought from Apple’s itunes, as well. Probably the un-DRMed music, though. However, if you buy any mp3s from Amazon, you have the option to have the go directly to your space and you can download them from there. In fact, I would make the suggestion that the first thing you do is go to the settings page after logging in to your Amazon account (the settings will be in ‘Your Amazon mp3 settings’ under ‘your digital items’ or ‘your account’ links at the top of the page) and set your purchases to go straight to the Cloud Drive. I believe you can choose to download your purchase and have it go the storage at the time of purchase. It’s just as easy to have it automatically go to the cloud and/or play from there. Backing up, it might not be that big of a hassle to upload your already purchased Amazon mp3s back to the drive but it would just make more sense to just have pushed what you’ve already bought over there. That’s just me, I guess. Oh, one very important thing to note is that any purchases made through Amazon’s mp3 store will NOT count against your storage space. A quick recheck of my storage used confirms that is the case. That is awesome, though still doesn’t exactly negate what I’ve just said previously.

Okay so, once you get your music uploaded or have made purchases from Amazon, you will want to play them. You can still download them and put them on your player of choice, or you can also play them from the web or from Amazon’s mp3 store app, which seems to be only the case on Android devices at the moment. I’ve seen reports that it doesn’t work on IOS devices(iphones, ipods, ipad, etc) yet. The Cloud Player interface is pretty simple as you can see below. You have your player controls at the bottom of the page and your list of songs/albums in the middle of the page. If in song view, just click on the little play icon of a highlighted track and go for it. If in album view, click the thumbnail to go to the listing and on from there. There are also buttons to play, add to a playlist, download track(s), and delete track(s) across the top of track listing. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the mp3 store, this will be familiar. At the top left of the page, there is the link to start uploading new tracks to the cloud. You cannot upload tracks from the mp3 downloader app at this time. You probably never will be able to. Would be nice, though.

 

So, you may not be near a pc, but have your Android device handy. Chances are, you already have the Amazon mp3 store app on your phone and updated. At the top right, is the link to the Cloud Player side. From there you can play either on device music, or download/ stream your music from the Cloud Drive. Streaming from 3g worked pretty well when I tried it. It’s not gapless playback, but what do you expect from streaming this way? Streaming from wifi also works quite well and naturally faster. That is also within norms, which is why a lot of apps ask you to stream/download from wifi if you can. You can, of course, hit the store and buy new tracks/albums from the app as always which is handy, but also can be the devil if you’re an impulse buyer…like some people might be *ahem*. What it has done is put the fire under the likes of Apple and Google who have been trying to pull off such a cloud storage/streaming music service for a little which coming. It’s not such a big surprise that Amazon beat them too it. They’ve had the infrastructure and relationships to do it already. Whether they can maintain the step ahead will remain to be seen.

All in all, its a pretty good package deal whether it will be ultimately whelming for anyone. I will kick it around some more, for sure. Not sure how often I will end up using it. It has also reminded me of another app/website that I’ve been meaning to talk about that serves a similar purpose. While I am the type who still buys physical albums from time to time, I buy a good bit from Amazon’s mp3 store, so for me this service will likely end being the storage space for what I get from them. That’s only logical and those purchases I’ve bought before this happened don’t equal up to 5 gigs yet that I can recall. What I would be curious to see if Amazon plans to make a value add for it’s Amazon Prime user base like it did with it’s video side. That could make things a little more interesting, though I’m not sure what they could do. Maybe 20 gigs of storage for Prime members? Only time will tell and I’m not wondering that because I use Prime (would be nice though). At any rate, this is a pretty cool deal if you’re already invested in Amazon’s ecosystem. If anything, it’s good for backing up your purchases through them for free.

EDIT:

I did say there were more in depth looks into this service. Check out the links below for a couple.

Tested.com: Amazon Debuts Cloud Player, Cloud Drive with Free 5GB

CNET First Look: Amazon Cloud Drive & Player

In the 365 days a year we have, there is only one set aside for love. I’m not here to debate how wrong that is(because it is), but what I am hear to tell you about is that during this time of joy, there is an event of monumental proportions happening. What is this event I’m speaking of? It is the annual Cupid Hunt Podcast Event sired by Mr. TGrundy aka “Mr. Brilliant”. Recall, if you will, my mentioning of it(pause for dream sequence). Done? Good, well now it’s that time again, and guess who’s joined in the fun? ME! Kind of makes sense, I speak on music occasionally. I’ve posted playlists in a couple of places on the net. Natural fit, right? Of course it is.

So I know you’re asking the question: “Roddy, where can these mixes be found?” Well, younglings, I will tell you. The Great List of mixes and also information on the Cupid Hunt can be found at TGrundy’s site, Rhythms In Black Satin.Β  I recommend you go there & have at all of the mixes available. You will NOT be disappointed! Now, if you are possibly saying to yourself, “Didn’t he just mention that he did a mix? Where is that?” Well, that was nice of you to notice. In addition to a link to my mix being found at TGrundy’s site, you can go directly there from here:

Cupid Hunt 2009: Lights, Camera, Slow Jams [Music inspired by the music inspired by Motion Picture love]*

More on that particular site next post. For now, enjoy the music. πŸ™‚

* I almost went with this as the title of my mix. Almost.

Tribal Showdown

This post got re-sparked by Fave of the Friday Favecast and EJ Flavors of Ejflavors.com (Old School Wednesdays, y’all) on Twitter. I say re-sparked because I’ve had this self same conversation with people for years. Hell, I have a co-worker with whom I STILL go through it with every now and then. If you are a Hip Hop lover, it has to have come up at least once. What it basically boiled down to was one question: “What was your favorite A Tribe Called Quest album”? Everyone has their favorites. Most, like me are split between two. Not sure if anyone but me disregards the last couple of albums, but hey. Anyway, That is where this post comes in. If you are a Tribe fan from way back, I want to know what your favorite album is. If you don’t know who this is, consider this a ATCQ primer. So, I would like to know the answer to this pressing question. If you aren’t so versed in the Tribe or need a refresher, then here is where you will get it.

It breaks down like this:

5 albums. 3 videos (or links) a piece*. The videos that are embedded are either the a single or the ones I like. πŸ™‚

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)

I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpPkGZ6zhzA

Bonita Applebaum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46c8AqzjLCg

Can I Kick It

Low End Theory (1991)

Check the Rhime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds

Jazz (we got) / Buggin’ Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-4GFV7uTE

Scenario

Midnight Marauders (1993)

Award Tour

Electric Relaxation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERQzl4xDpXk

Oh My God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35oNDO7VrJI

I guess if you must count these, then go ahead. πŸ™‚

Beats, Rhymes, and Life (1996)

1nce again

Jam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U8fQ7mrVIQ

Stressed Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6CfC3Iax-Q

The Love Movement (1998) **

Start It Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrkBM1p2n3Y

Find A Way

Hot Sex on a Platter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw-tANVjUF8

Alright, folks, have at it. I should point out that this post is why I LOVE Twitter. Conversations break out at a moment’s notice (Plus, getting a blog post out of the deal is cool, too). πŸ˜‰

And whatever happened to Jarobi the rhythm Provider?
Maybe some light is shed here:

A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 1
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 2
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 3
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 4

* – Links put instead of the videos because this gets to be unruly. There are a lot video to go through.

** – Kinda hard to find videos for an album that was phoned in & packed with b-sides & whatnot. Not trying to say anything

Tinysong is a big hit with me

So I sometimes do these posts where I give up the song that’s rattling in my brain at the moment. You may have heard of these songs of the moment, maybe not. In either case, I’ve been wanting to put a little something extra on these posts s an added takeaway. I though, HEY!, I’ll put up the song. What a novel idea! Nobody’s thought of that! Sarcasticism (yea?, what of it?) aside, I ended up finding ways to do that alright for the blog, but not for those oh so precious Twitter moments that I seem to be having more of (than actual blog posts).

And as if on cue, it came to me like a sign from the Web 2.0 Deities (or like a song I wrote. You don’t know). Tinysong.com is the site. Let’s say you’re looking for “Sex God” by the Brand New Heavies…Ok, not your cup of tea. How about “Erotic City” by Prince….(*SIGH*) Fine, “3 is the magic number” from Schoolhouse Rock…Prude! Anyway, you have your song, you go to the site, Tinysong.com and put it in the box, and hit the little search icon next to it. If the song is there, it will list it underneath the box or give you what it thinks you meant. You can then click on the song and it will give you a web address AND will copy it to the clipboard for you. Handy, huh? You could also click on the name of the track under that and it will take you to Groovshark.com where it will start streaming. It goes there because that is where it’s searching from. Hence the “Powered by Grooveshark” link near the bottom of the page. Grooveshark is another site for music discovery, streaming, and playlist making. I’ve had a 90% success rate given the search terms i’ve used, so far, so they seem to have a good range of music that I can tell. But hey, give it a try for yourself.

I’ve been going silly with Tinysong links on Twitter because I like it so much. Sometimes, they don’t have the song I’m looking for and that sucks, but it’s not that often. You’ll be seeing more of this from me for a while. Until then, go try it.

07 gems: Muxtape

So after much hemming and hawing, I’ve decided to kick around Muxtape. You see, i’ve come across some old tapes and playlists that i’ve done in times past (I guess you can call them mixtapes, but there was no real mixing involved). I wanted to find a place or two where I could put them up and link them to the blog for any number of reasons. Not saying that there might be any additional segments to the site, but you never know what may come. Anyway, I’ve found other such websites, but they either need the song to be already on the net or you need to have your music on a site or space you’re in control of. Well, I can’t always find songs on the net using sites like Seeqpod, Skreemr, Mixwit, or Grooveshark lite (though Grooveshark has been having a better average so far), and I don’t have a spot of that I can just store stuff in the cloud…yet. I’m looking into something, but that’s for later. Right about now….

Muxtape is a website wherein one can put up a quick, and I use the word quick loosely (you’ll see), playlist for the world to share in…Well at least your friends or whoever you send the link to or sees it. There are other site that probably do this better and will let you embed something on your own site, but this is a quick dirty job, with a fairly clean interface.

After you sign up, (its free), you can start uploading MP3 tracks or do what little customizing of your page that you are given. This means you can title, caption or change the password and color of the page. Simple. But let’s get to the meat of it. Muxtape is cool for it’s simplicity, but some annoyances at the same time. You’ve got a 12 song limit and you can only load MP3s for now. No problem there, but you can only upload them one at a time. This is not such a bad thing if it wasn’t for the fact that some times you get an error in the midst of uploading a song and have to start again. There is a 24MB limit per track but I don’t know too many MP3s that will exceed this. Once you get your songs in there, you can rearrange them, rename the track, or delete the track if you don’t think it fits, which you probably would have done before uploading songs. And once you delete a track, it’s gone unless you upload it again. By the way, the speed of the upload depends on the speed of your internet connection. Don’t think you’ll be trying this on Dial up. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Rearranging songs is easy, just drag and drop the track where you want it. Doesn’t really get easier. Once done, sit back and enjoy the mix (or mux). Once you get to your playlist page, you can click on a track and listen away. You get the names of the track which, I believe, comes off of the ID3 tags of the MP3 unless you change the name after uploading. This reminds me of a pet peeve with MP3 tagging, but that’s for another post. Anyway, let’s get to controls. You can click a track start/stop a track and/or click on in another track. That’s about it. No rewind, no fast forward. No wire hangers. If you start a track and let it play on through, it’ll go to the next one automatically. You can see how much time the song is under the name and a counter to the right of the song. Also, if you were listening to someone elses Mux and like the song that’s playing, you can buy it by clicking the ‘buy this MP3’ link under the title.

If you know of someone else with a muxtape, you can favorite there mux at the top right. They can do likewise and you can see the ones you’ve favorited when you log in. One thing I’ve noticed is that in the terms of service, they say that once you you upload a track, they can use it. I have little problem with this, but I’ve not seen what they do with the track and/or whether it stays with them should you delete the track.

And speaking of deleting, This brings up the thing that peeves me out about the site. Suppose you are tired of the mux that you’ve made and want to another one. No problem, just delete it and start fresh with a new one….oookay, and what does one do if one wants to recall an old mux. Guess what, you’re SOL unless you delete and reload it! You can’t have more than one muxtape ever (Unless you have multiple logins). That’s bunk! I would really like to see the ability to keep at least 5 muxes around, but maybe the internet music license strikes again. Who knows.

Now you may be asking yourself, I wonder how can I find a particular artist or song in someone’s muxtape. Well, look no further than Muxtape Stumbler. I don’t think it has anything to do with the folks at muxtape, but it doesn’t matter. Muxtape Stumbler, as you would expect, is a music search engine using muxtape as the playground. this way, you can find songs and there by finding new muxtapes to discover, as opposed to the ones you see on the front page of the site. Now if there was an alternate way to get the mp3’s this would be a dangerous combination. it’s just as well there isn’t. you should really support the artists and but the songs anyway. What would also be cool is if they had support for Last.FM, which I hear is coming.(EDIT: as of the day after I originally posted this (probably the day of) Muxtape now has Last.FM integration. You first have to logon and link it to your Last.FM account. Then while you’re logged in to Muxtape, you can scrobble any songs you listen to.

(EDIT)
Came across an app that let’s you have Muxtape up without going to the site in a browser. It’s called Muxtape on AIR. It’s made with Adobe’s AIR platform, so if you don’t already have it, you will have to download it and install it before installing MoA. This is cool if you don’t feel like having a browser open or don’t want to have Muxtape in a browser while surfing. haven’t checked this out yet, but I will.

Well, that’s about it except for one thing from the ‘You should have saw this coming’ file: If you care to check out MY muxtape, you can go here. What’s there now may not be new to a couple of you, but if it is, enjoy it. It was something I put together a few months ago, just for giggles. Plus, if you should happen to see this post sometime from now and the content has changed, hopefully, it’ll still be good. And while this defeats the purpose of sending you there, you can download the mix (if you liked it) from here:

Now before you ask me why I’m using Pando, 1) is because I like it, and 2)Mediafire wasn’t playing right and zshare…I just didn’t try. There you go.

Now this is a meme I can get behind! If you plan to tag me,, make it a music based one. I’m sure to get on it. πŸ™‚

Tagged by: EJ Flavors

β€œList seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre,
whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must
be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring summer. Post
these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag
seven other people to see what they’re listening to.”

So in no terribly particular order….

  1. Love thirst- Jean Grae
  2. Now and Then – Lalah Hathaway
  3. Journey In Satchinanda – Alice Coltrane
  4. Should I – Grenique
  5. Somersault (Dangermouse remix) – Zero 7 w / MF Doom
  6. She always in my hair – Prince (edited because I keep confusing it with Outkast’s song)
  7. Flashing Lights – Colin Munroe

List points out a couple of glaring facts. I need to dig into some more music(and I will), and I keep a lot of music in my head. πŸ™‚

So now comes the tagging:

Dejanae
Funkdigital
Funkybrownchick
Gee Gee
Kayos
Ms. Sula
Pajnstl

There is also a super secret 8th tag, but obviously it’s a secret!

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Of passings and releases

(This kinda sucks because “something” caused me to lose this post the first time around. That’ll teach me to save, I guess. This might seemed phoned in as a result)

Song of the Moment:
I Wish – Carl Thomas

First things first, A Rock pioneer and founding father, Bo Diddly, has passed away on June 2nd. I was never really up on his pedigree, but I do know that the originator of what is known as the “Bo Diddly beat” has had his style bitten umpteenth amounts of time since the 50s & 60s (That’s 1950s & 1960s for those not trying to grasp it). If there was a song with his name in it, it was either by him, about him, or both. Even if you don’t know his music, you may have also seen one of his cameos in movies like Trading Places. You know of him even if you don’t know him. πŸ™‚ He will be missed.

Now, we come to the new release portion of the post. There were a couple of albums that came out this past Tuesday that caught my fancy enough to grab them. And by caught my fancy I mean that I heard they were coming out and bought them without hearing anything from the artists. I don’t do it often, but often enough when it feels right. That could be something for another time but right now, let’s do this. The albums in question are: Wayman Tisdale’s “Rebound” and Lalah Hathaway’s “Self Portrait“. I’m especially excited for Lalah’s album becuase while it hasn’t been that long since her last album, it’s been too long.

Wayman Tisdale is a former NBA Basketball player turned Jazz artist whom I’d say makes a pretty good Bass player for a B-baller. I caught wind of him during his 1st outing, 1995’s “Power Forward“, which spent pleny of time in rotation (sometimes even now) when it came out. He hasn’t disappionted me yet, so I don’t expect any different for this his 7th album. Below is one of my favorite songs from his Wayman’s first album. Peep it.

Circumstance

Now for miss Hathaway. If that name sounds familiar, it might be because you may have heard of her father, Soul great Donnie Hathaway, whose voice has been imitated a few times here and there (*cough* Donnie, Kenny Latimore *cough*). Lalah, however, is NOT her father, and is very distinctive and beautiful in her own sound. Make no mistake, though. She is her father daugther in that she is a great artist with a smoky hot voice. I first came across her back in 1990 with the first single “Somethin’” from her debut self titled album, “Lalah Hathaway“. Her releases since then have been staggered, particularly between the 2nd and 3rd joints, but always a treat. Again, I don’t expect her latest to disappoint in the least. I’ll know once I get to peep this and Wayman out, though. One note: in the liner notes of her new album, Lalah notes that “pitch is the new black”. Sounds like a shot at all of the “studio vocalists” running around nowadays. I LIKE IT! πŸ™‚ By the way, I call myself a fan, yet haven’t checked out her blog in quite some time. For shame, but you can check it out yourself. Below, you will find one of my favorite songs from Lalah’s first album. Give it a listen.

I’m Coming Back

Once I get around to listening the these two albums, maybe I’ll do another quick review. I’m lazy and got a long work week ahead, so don’t hold your breath. In the meantime, you may have noticed the little music players behind the last couple paragraphs. They are from a site called Muzicons.com. you can put up song to your blog pretty easy with it. All you do is click on an icon, upload a song, choose the look and the color and copy and paste the code it spits out on the right side into your blog or a post. Pretty easy. Legality is not certain, but considering the other sites that are around, it might be here a minute. Looks like a Russian operation anyway, if it matters. Try it out if you want.

That said, Peace!

Where are they now #5

Folks,

I just have one simple question. Where the HELL is Remy Shand? He busted on the scene in 2002 with his hit single, “Take a message”, had a couple of other hits(“The way I feel & “Rocksteady”), and just disappeared. It should be noted the Shand is one of the few artists to get me to buy their album based on hearing one song one time(true story. It was the video, actually). One other being Maxwell (and we’re still waiting on him). The album itself, was said to all have been all done in his bedroom and was pretty much ready to press when he got signed to Motown in 2001.

Do you all know that for a good minute I thought Remy Shand was Robin Thicke. They were out around during the same time and sounded similar to me. Sandwiched in sound somewhere between the aforementioned Thicke and Jamiroqui (maybe a touch of Maxwell too, come to think of it), the album was a nonstop listen through and in heavy (personal) rotation when it came out. Anyway, Remy was said to be working on a second that hasn’t materialized yet. If anyone sees him or has any knowledge to his whereabouts, tackle him and march his ass to the nearest studio and tell him he’s not to leave until he comes with a album. A quality one would be preferred. I’m going to go dig out his album now. You can take a chill and check out these videos.

Take a Message

The Way I Feel

Rocksteady (BOO Universal for not letting this be embedded)

What What, Jean?

I gotta give props to one of the baddest MC’s in the game at the the moment. Or at least for as long as she’s still in the game, if the rumors are true. I’m thinking of blaming Busta, but that might not be right. Yes folks, I’m speaking on Jean Grae. Probably one of the few real MC’s (female or otherwise) still out there right now. She’s been repping strong since she was going by the name What? What? back in the day. I’m hoping the aforementioned rumors are not true(though this is making me believe it is) because pickings are slim right now and Jean stays fresh like zip loc bags and baking soda… I don’t know what that means either so let’s move on, shall we?

Anywhoo, a few months ago, I heard the song “Love Thirst“(produced by 9th Wonder) from Jean’s hopefully soon to be forthcoming album, “Jeanius“, during a little event you should have heard of called the Cupid Hunt(if you didn’t, shame on me). Props go to the Big La, Todd Kelley (check his entry here) for that one because I might not had heard it if it wasn’t for him. The song is a little different from what I’m used to hearing Jean spit, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It’s in rotation constantly (despite what Last.fm says). Well, now there is a video for it that shows Jean…going through changes, if you will. I’m thinking sexy and Hip Hop, two words that don’t exactly taste great together. Peep out the video below and get your head nod on.

Check Jean Greazy out on Myspace for her thoughts (I believe it really is her) and some of her videos. And to Jean, if you are seeing this: I understand if you gotta, I thank you for being you. Ans SOMEBODY’S got to have the actual video for Natural Resource’s “Negro League Baseball“! I know I do, but have no way to get it on Youtube. SUX!

Song of the Moment: Explained!

If you’ve been around these parts for a minute, you will have noticed from time to time my mentions of Songs of the Moment (SotM). Chances are, you probably haven’t so, you probably haven’t. I used to do it a reasonable amount on here, but just really haven’t. Actually, I’ve pretty much taken up that task on other platforms. So, since I have a sec, I will explain it to you anyway if I hadn’t already.

So, a Song of the Moment is that song that you might hear on the radio that sticks with you for a while and won’t go away(unless you force it, because it stays with you my friend, and if you*….um, yeah). Anyway, it could be that song that someone happens to be humming and it attaches to you like a leech. Could be the song you woke up singing. Could be the little ditty in the shower that sticks around afterward. You get the point, I think. For me, it’s a combination of those things, plus a a couple of others. I have any number of songs running through my head at any given moment. There are some that stick around for sometimes days, or for 30 seconds or so. Sometimes, a song will pop up in the midst of a conversation with someone. Sometimes, I’m the one the that’s humming the songs that other people catch on to subliminally (I know I’m not the only one, but it feels special to me). Sometimes, you gotta do right, for you to be happy…

A lot times, a Song of the Moment has nothing to do with how I’m currently feeling or what I’m writing about. It’s not too often, at least to my knowledge, that there is a correlation, but it can and does happen. I don’t play the radio in my car as I have an MP3 player, so any song that I’m listening to there was meant to be played. And I thought I would have some kind of hard and fast rules about what constitutes a Song of the Moment candidate, but outside what I’ve already said, there isn’t much else. The only thing I’d make a rule to is the fact the song has to stick your head for a reasonable amount of time. Obvious, you think of a song and 30 seconds later it’s gone, while that’s is truly a song of the moment, it doesn’t qualify. I guess if you tack on the fact that if you are on to a song that you hold on to until you could foresee ably write it down somewhere, that could qualify.

The reason I don’t actually write down (or post) every time I have one of these moments, is because I’d be here (or somewhere) every other minute or so. There was, a time where I was going to write down every song that stuck in my head to see if there was some hidden correlation to how I was feeling at the moment. I quickly realized that was a fools’ errand. πŸ™‚ Hell, if I typed every song I thought about during the typing of this post (including the ones I’ve alluded to), I’d never finish it. It’s like that sometimes.

Anyway, that explains that. If you come across any past or future posts that bear the mark of Song of the Moment, stand proud to know that mark of….excellence(?) means. I mean, outside of the obvious meaning, anyway. So without further ado:

Song of the Moment
Cherish the Day – Sade

And since you probably saw this one coming, I have a question for you. What is your song of the moment? You think there is any meaning to it, or did it randomly pop into your head and you couldn’t help yourself from singing it? Inquiring minds, want to know.

Incidently, I would have linked to older Song of the Moment posts, but I apparently don’t have them tagged, and I’m sleepy right now. Maybe I’ll go back and do that sometimes. Maybe.

(edit) SotM is not the same as np (Now Playing) because I’m not normally actually playing the song that becomes a SotM. Don’t know why I felt compelled to add this. I should NOT be writing while I’m sleepy.

* – Bonus: if you know where that line came from. What’s the bonus:? Satisfaction (I got the right tactics) that you are one step closer to being like the madness of my method. πŸ™‚ Lucky you. And if you need ’em, i got crazy prophylactics.