I must admit, I’ve always loved music. Music=Happiness to me. From the time I sang as a young child with my Dad, to my stint as a college DJ: music has provided me with a huge amount of pleasure. I hope to discuss many different senses in this blog, but for the moment I hope to explore my love of music: and how the digital age provides an abundance of discovery and access to pleasure.
I believe music to be the poetry of our modern times, that helps to connect us and share emotional experiences. And it’s also a potent antidote to daily stress. I have diverse musical tastes and find music exploration to be mentally and creatively expansive. As such, I have become a bit of an aficionado of social music discovery sites, like Pandora, Last.fm, iLike (and others, like Slacker and MOG)! I’ve discovered alot of artists I might not have otherwise heard of, through others that have similar eclectic-but-specific tastes. And I’ve been able to help people discover a few favorite musicians of my own liking! This sharing/social aspect is wonderful.