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    Pandora vs. Spotify vs. Tidal, et al

    Nope, this isn't actually about which of the music streaming, pay-per-song download, or satellite radio services are the best.

    Rather, it's a question of: why pay for something you used to get for free?

    I've swapped out listening to YouTube while I'm at home to just listening to 92 KQRS (Minnesota's Classic Rock Station). I found an alarm clock radio for $3 at a secondhand store, and the sound quality on it is pretty good.

    It's completely passive - I just turn a switch and I don't have to press any buttons, touch any screens, click on anything, look at anything, or make any decisions.

    How much time does the average person waste in a day doing all of these things just to listen to music - and on top of that, you have to pay for the privilege of doing all that work, just to listen to music?

    The cherry on top - I'm not using any internet bandwidth to listen to music at home anymore either.

    KQ plays a Tom Petty song every hour or so, with loads of other good 60s/70s/80s rock.

    Anybody else favor FM radio over all the options nowadays, that cost money, which also make you do all the labor, just to listen to music?



    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - "The Last DJ"

    Well you can't turn him into a company man
    You can't turn him into a whore
    And the boys upstairs just don't understand anymore
    Well the top brass don't like him talking so much
    And he won't play what they say to play
    And he don't want to change what don't need to change

    And there goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say
    Hey, hey, hey
    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice
    There goes the last DJ

    Well some folks say they're gonna hang him so high
    Because you just can't do what he did
    There's some things you just can't put in the minds of those kids
    As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs want to see
    How much you'll pay for what you used to get for free

    And there goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say
    Hey, hey, hey
    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice
    And there goes the last DJ

    [Instrumental break]

    Well he got him a station down in Mexico
    And sometimes it will kinda come in
    And I'll bust a move and remember how it was back then

    There goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say
    Hey, hey, hey
    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice
    And there goes the last DJ
    Last edited by Ironduke; 17 May 18, at 20:28.
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    I use free Spotify...it has wide and varied playlists.

    But I mostly listen through my iPhone to a sports station from Boston, several NPR stations for both news & music and I have an extensive iTunes collection I have built for almost 2 decades.

    I also do several podcasts.

    My music tastes are pretty eclectic and nonmainstream.

    Online is usually my best bet.
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    I've actually taken to listening to the 80's and 90's channels on DirecTv. They actually play a pretty good song list. I was recently clued into how decent the music selection was when visiting a friend (retired USMC Hornet driver) and everyone was commenting on his music selection. He admitted to using DirecTv and I was hooked. I already pay for the TV service, so the music is 'free'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    I use free Spotify...it has wide and varied playlists.

    But I mostly listen through my iPhone to a sports station from Boston, several NPR stations for both news & music and I have an extensive iTunes collection I have built for almost 2 decades.

    I also do several podcasts.

    My music tastes are pretty eclectic and nonmainstream.

    Online is usually my best bet.
    Larger metros generally have quite a few eclectic, niche stations... might be one song you like, followed by 20 you don't over the next hour.

    If you're super eclectic and niche in your musical tastes, I can see where you're coming from.

    Quote Originally Posted by JCT View Post
    I already pay for the TV service, so the music is 'free'.
    Two birds, one stone.
    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

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