Experimenting with Spotify

I’ve been talking about doing this for ages, and finally I took the plunge with a premium spotify account. It’s only day 1 and so far I’m impressed. I thought I’d listen to a few albums that I’ve been thinking about buying but just haven’t gotten around to.

So I listened to VCMG, SSSS, and Taylor Deupree’s Northern. Good stuff too. I think this is going to work out. It is a little strange to move away from the ‘owning’ model. But I’ll see how the experiment goes. I’m looking forward to trying out spotify apps, or SPAPPS!

Why do mobile phones have app platforms and landline phones don’t?

It really isn’t easy to find a home phone these days. Whilst we have loads of mobile phone shops, hardly anyone stocks a simple land line phone anymore. Why is that?

And, more to the point, why is it that land line phones haven’t evolved in the same way that mobiles have? I managed to find two Android powered home phones, but both had bad reviews that really put me off. But seriously, two smart-home phones? Is that all? Is there really no market for something more advanced in the home? I find it very strange indeed.

App revisit: Theremins …

A bunch of different theremin apps, mostly from the early days of the app store and iOS, and by today’s standards, not totally amazing really, but for their day, they were. Using the accelerometer to make music, gesturally on a phone was a pretty amazing idea, and these apps were the front runners.

30 days and over 6000 plays

I posted about this a week or so ago, and I couldn’t believe the number of plays this track had received at that point, but now that it’s gone over 6000 I really can’t believe it at all. Where will it all end?