This is not a sponsored post.
I am feeling the pinch of blogging every day though.
The other week one of my Facebook friends shared one of those lists; you know the type, ’31 one things only 80’s kids will understand.’ Except this one was the seven top Christian Bands of the 90’s, and being a 90’s kid who pretty much lived at church, I knew them all. It was a lovely trip down memory lane that had me later on You Tubing albums to satisfy a 15-year-old Plumb Obsession.
One of the MANY awesome songs on Plumb’s self titled album- perfect for a contemplative 17-year-old.
Anyway, fast forward to the other night, and we’re out at dinner with some friends, and a song came on in the background that I was sure I knew. All the adults were talking and the kids were accosting the dog, and there I was using every muscle in my brain trying to work out where I had heard this song before, because until I knew it, no logical thought would form in my brain. Anyway after finally asking what it was, I realised I have it on one of my iTunes play lists.That’s probably why I know it. I just obviously haven’t killed that list like the others. 🙂
It turned out that my hosts weren’t killing any lists either, but instead listening to that song (and obviously a whole bunch of others) on Spotify. Of course, then I felt really silly because:
- I have the song and had a huge ‘oh duh’ minute, and
- I didn’t really know what Spotify was.
Sad isn’t it?
I knew it existed, because once something came up on my FB feed about someone listening to a particular song on Spotify, but that was as far as my understanding of it went. Being reasonably impressed with the music that was coming through though, I decided to rectify this knowledge problem as soon as possible, and downloaded the app first thing Monday morning.
Oh Spotify, where have you been all my life?
If you happened to be anything remotely like me, and have been living your life under a musical rock, Spotify is an app that lets you listen to pretty much any song for free. It uses your wi-fi obviously, and there are occasional ads (aren’t there always), but the play lists are awesome.
I think I’m in love. I have literally (and I do mean that in a literal sense), been listening to it all week. There are so many cool songs! New songs and old songs, songs that make you feel like you’re 16 again, songs that make you wish you were talented enough for The Voice, and songs that make you don’t care that you not, because you’re going to sing them anyway! There may even have been a small amount of head banging when I helped the kids clean their rooms today (and not because of the amount of jumpers I found stashed on Bridie’s bed). It’s been so nice to listen to different stuff, and remember all the other times I listened to it before.
Plus let’s be honest, it’s nice to subject my kids to ‘old music’ which is a parental right of passage. They will be better for it I’m sure. 🙂
So there you have it. Day four of blogging every day, and it’s a non-sponsored post that feels like a sponsored post about an app that everyone apart from me already knows about it. With this as a closing sentence because I’m scraping the bottom of the creativity barrel, but am determined to push through! Maybe I should just go listen to some music instead? 😉
Do you love listening to old music?
Do you use Spotify?
Don’t you just hate it when you can’t remember where you’ve heard a song before?
And I’m linking with Rhianna because I’m thankful for Spotify 🙂