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Attention-grabbing headline, eh? I was going to title this There’s Lots of Room for You on the Bandwagon, but I couldn’t pass up the shock value.

Anywho, the fun-loving cobblers at have finally released an audioscrobbler player that works on my operating system, so I decided to try it out.

In stark contrast to its disturbingly eschatological name, is nothing more calamitous than a little computer program that watches what music you listen to and logs it remotely. That lets you do two things: browse the site’s recommendations based on what you listen to, and share your song info with others.

So if you want to know what I’ve been listening to, all you have to do is visit Well, actually that’s just a summary page; recent tracks is the feature I was referring to.

There are plugins and whatnot to embed this info in WordPress, but I haven’t gotten around to them. And like every other “social computing” site to pop out of VC over the last couple of years, the site is strewn deeply with buzzword compliance like groups and tags. They don’t add anything to the service, they just make you want to spend a few minutes at the automatic Web 2.0 BS Generator to unwind.

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3 Comments - Join in the conversation below »

  1. i cannot tell you how much i love that busta rhymes is on your list. does this last thing work a little like pandora? but better? and hey, did you know carissa just moved to connecticut? big things are afoot in our friends’ lives…

    Comment by alisa — October 12, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

  2. Well apparently it works worse, since it has not recorded anything I’ve listened to in the last ten days….

    In theory, what makes it interesting to me is that I can use my regular music-playing app instead of having to use their specific program, or keep their web page open, or soemthing like that. And extra points because I use Linux, and doesn’t mind.

    In practice, I don’t know why it works some days and not others.

    Comment by Nate — October 18, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  3. ahh. nice. and maybe they need to hire you as a consultant…

    Comment by alisa — October 19, 2006 @ 9:09 am

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