I like lists that I'm on!
I don't think my music listening is very eclectic though.
Sparx, what lists are you on? You mean the list of all the people here?
This list... right here.. that I'm commenting on. That I'm #8 on.
evidently, i scored a 90... is that an A? it was when i was a kid. it might be a B now. hmph.
Erin! 90 is an A. That's good! How do you currently discover new music?
I use last.fm to suggest related artists to particular ones I put in. And back when last.fm let you listen to people's favs as a playlist, I would do that. But since they turned that feature off back in November last year. I'm now using mog.com to give me suggestions on artists. I don't find Mog's suggestion engine to be all the different from last.fm's suggestion engine. Although last.fm's tends to suggest artists from within the same time period. Mog will occasionally break out from the time period and give you someone related from another era.
and I've just started to use Pandora, even though it's a little annoying when you skip a song, that it plays an ad. But when I find someone I like, I add them to a playlist on mog.com to make a reminder to myself to look up more on that artist.
The nice thing about mog.com is that you can listen specifically to any song or any artist as much as you want. It's not like last.fm's old playlists where they would randomize the songs. With mog, you make a playlist and you get to play those songs in that order and as much as you want. No limits. You don't even have to own the song. It comes with the $5/month subscription. So right now, i'm not buying any new music, as my budget is set for spending $5/month with mog. But that's ok, because i get exactly what i want anytime.
oh Erin, I just checked out your last.fm profile and saw there was a listenable song on your recents, "Hey Hey Hey" by Michael Franti and Spearhead. It had a little play button by it, but it was only a 30-second preview on last.fm, but there was a handy mog.com link on the last.fm song page! I like Michael Franti now. (I never heard of him before). Although I kinda wish his songs were shorter. I end up liking the middle and beginning, but when there's about a minute or 30 seconds left, I find myself wanting to fast-foward. But I still like him.
@spudart - if you're going to use pandora, check out "pandora.fm" at http://pandorafm.real-ity.com/login.php
It's a mashup of pandora and last.fm. Opens pandora in a frame and then scrobbles what you're listening to to last.fm