Today we have the second installment of Paul Shirley's guest column - now entitled "The View from the Back" - to present to you guys. Today, Paul debates the negatives of Spotify and other music streaming services. Head to the replies to read this week's column called "Spotify and Menus," and remember you can talk to him on Twitter or send him an email if you want.
Found myself laughing out loud at a few parts. Made me stop and think about a lot of things. Very well done. Will have to make sure we can feature these articles in more ways on the new AP.net ... this is the kind of thing, and content, I see us really stepping up with next year.
That's pretty cool. I just saw him Tuesday at a T.J. Miller show and again when Thrice came to town (it is hard to miss him, he's very tall). Cool that he's writing columns for AP, hopefully he keeps doing this, I really enjoy his stuff!
Wow, some great thoughts here. I didn't realize I feel the exact way about Spotify until reading this article. Needless to say, I'm going to continue using Spotify because it's still better to have more music at my fingertips than less, but now that I'm aware of the "Spotify effect," maybe my listening habits will be a little more stable.
i read nothing about a Library folder on the left...
And sure, all (most) of the items on my menu would still be available on Spotify. But they’d be so obscured by the musical equivalents of mediocre chicken quesadillas and hastily-built Cobb salads that, I fear, I’d be overwhelmed and run out the door screaming..
Wow, that was a great article. I didn't really realize I felt this way too until I just read that and thought about it. There's a reason I have Spotify and Itunes open right now but i'm listening to the same old Matchbook Romance album on my itunes instead of Rihanna on Spotify. I definitely love the restaurant imagery you presented - I love having created a music library that I can call quality, not just a think of quantity.
Any music I like enough to give repeat listens is surely going on my itunes, so what's the point to listening to them on Spotify repeatedly? I mostly use the service for pregaming music (college ftw) since i'd rather "Take Over Control" not pop up on my itunes shuffle when i'm walking to class.