Friday, May 23, 2008

Finding new music: comments

This is a comments thread for the current poll. How do you find new music? Do you still find new music, or are you content with the music you already know?

3 comments:

Vardibidian said...

I have far too much music already to listen to all of it, particularly since (alas) my life does not currently allow me to listen to music more than a few hours a day. So when I pick up something new, I am always aware that actually listening to it entails not listening to something else. I do it, but not very much. As an example, Elvis Costello has a new album out, and I didn't rush out to buy it. I want it, and I plan to get it soonish, I hope before the long-trips-in-the-car part of the summer commences in three weeks or so, but I will get it with a touch of weariness that listening to it is another thing to find time to do.

That said, I do pick up discs at the library, particularly children's music, mostly for playing in the car. The last few new performers that I've liked have been either pushed-by-friends or library, but we're talking maybe four in as many years.

Thanks,
-V.

Michael said...

Of the musicians and bands I've started listening to in the past few years, most were either from radio or from concerts with multiple performers. I've found a lot of fun music while web-surfing, but nobody I've gotten hooked on. The web's been great for hearing more of someone, though, if I've just heard a song or two on the radio and I'm trying to figure out if I like more of their music than just that song or two.

Michael said...

A couple of votes for finding new music through libraries, a couple of votes for the radio, a vote for live performances, and none for recommendations from friends or web surfing.