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To ask how I've become this sad person who doesn't know how to access the music I love :(

(21 Posts)
thankslove Sat 02-Aug-14 18:59:08

...and how can I change this horrible, isolating existence?
Okay, dramatic sounding and I have had a couple of glasses but truth is I have no idea how to access music I want to hear anymore.
Where do I go to learn?

cheeseismydownfall Sat 02-Aug-14 19:01:26

One word - Spotify.

wigglesrock Sat 02-Aug-14 19:03:01

Agree - Spotify, I spend a fantastic night indulging my love of Prince and Dolly Parton smile

Valpollicella Sat 02-Aug-14 19:03:28

you tube is your friendgrin

thankslove Sat 02-Aug-14 19:03:39

Huh?

Charitygirl1 Sat 02-Aug-14 19:05:14

What do you mean 'huh?'?

If you've never heard of Spotify, then I assume you've heard of google?

thankslove Sat 02-Aug-14 19:09:36

Yes, have used google.

thankslove Sat 02-Aug-14 19:14:02

See there's the thing, it seems so unbelievable doesn't it?
I used to have LPs then tapes then CDs then children!
Surely it's not just me?

PinkyHasNoEars Sat 02-Aug-14 19:41:27

I think Charity is suggesting you use Google to find Spotify - and also to learn how to use it.

It's easy. Honest.

PS I am really quite old.

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 02-Aug-14 19:46:58

You don't need Spotify. If you mean you've lost touch I'd try buying something like Q or Mojo or Uncut and listening to their free CD samplers of new music. I generally find a couple of things each month I like, frequently artists I'd not heard of. As they avoid mainstream you'll soon be knowledge again.

I still buy CDs probably on average 3/4 per month.

What do/did you normally listen to?

MrsDe Sat 02-Aug-14 20:33:33

As others have said, spotify. It's amazing and those who don't know what it is think I just have the best playlist in the world, which it kind of is.

FranKatzenjammer Sat 02-Aug-14 20:38:23

You haven't said what genres you like, but BBC Radio 6Music is extremely good.

mupperoon Sat 02-Aug-14 20:43:05

Fran another vote for 6Music. Can't believe they were thinking of closing it down a couple of years ago! I have heard so much great new (and old) music via Marc Riley and Radcliffe/Maconie!

FixitTweak Sat 02-Aug-14 20:46:19

I know exactly how you feel - used to be so on top of music and bands, but just don't know what is going on anymore since having ds.

I agree that radio 6 music is brilliant - lots of old blasts from the past that are still cool, and lots of new none mainstream music (both guitar and dance oriented). Mark Radcliffe is my favourite (afternoons 1-4)

FixitTweak Sat 02-Aug-14 20:47:08

Snap mupperoon!

ballsballsballs Sat 02-Aug-14 21:11:01

Another recommend for YouTube here. I'm particularly fond of early 90's rave - it makes me feel young again smile

MamaPizza Sat 02-Aug-14 21:11:43

I've just downloaded spotify and love it. Great playlists, thanks for suggesting it.

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Sat 02-Aug-14 21:34:02

YouTube, LastFM or the good, old BBC website.

Pipbin Sat 02-Aug-14 22:48:14

You aren't alone in being confused by Spotify. I don't understand it and I am very tech savvy. To previous posters saying things like 'have you never heard of Google either?' doesn't help.

I think 6 music is your friend too.

thankslove Wed 04-Jan-17 13:15:01

Thankyou for all your suggestions.

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