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Best Free Internet Radio October 21, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Business, cool stuff, Lifestyle, Music.
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Slacker Web Player

From PC Magazine Review… Without so much as registering, you can browse and play the service’s 75-plus genre stations and 10,000-plus artist stations. But the real fun lies in creating custom stations: Unlike Last.fm and Pandora, which try to dish up music you’ll like based on a single selected artist, Slacker lets you build entire stations of favorite artists. So it’s a simple matter to whip up a station with, say, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and other Brit-pop chanteuses; when you search for one, Slacker lists upwards of 50 similar artists you can select to round out your station. You can also search for others to add manually, creating whatever kind of mix you like.

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1. Bob Bopp - October 24, 2007

Thanks. this Slacker thing is great! Checked it out, and the next thing I knew I was playing some Howlin Wolf, with the great Hubert Sumlin (who I just saw in concert Sat night, along with Buddy Guy and Mick Taylor) blasting in my headphones!

I remember an old buddy Tom Hubbard talking about ideas for this kind of music app when I was staying at that old white house of his by the railroad tracks outside Charlottesville, in 1979. Of course, there was no Internet then, so Tom’s vision was via cable tv lines. He told me I could be a DJ if he ever got it going. : )

Anyway, thanks for the article and great link!

2. Tom Hubbard - October 24, 2007

It’s great to have someone come forward that witnessed my brief moment as a brilliant visionary. No doubt Bopp also recalls how I foretold the coming of the internet and wheels on luggage…

I’ll have to give Slacker a try, see if they got it right.

Thanks for the trip in your time machine!

3. tkcollier - October 24, 2007

Have fun with this music mashup site. I use their Firefox plug-in.
http://www.foxytunes.com/planet


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