Just think, we here at IchLugeBullets were all up on Spotify as far back as six weeks ago, and now it’s become such big business that it’s even earned itself an article in either thelondonpaper or London Lite, written by either of the respective lead music writers for those two publications, the one who looks like a straight-up paedo or the one who looks like a slightly more sophisticated 21st century groomer. The joys. We here at ILB are proud to present what we’ve been bumping on the green and black circle over the past ten days. Rather than, you know, providing you with content.
Morning, Spotifiers. In what we believe is a first in rock and roll media, we’re handing over the virtual decks on the WORD office to you, the reader. All day today (Friday 20th Feb) we’re going to play the music you choose.
There’s a collaborative Spotify playlist linked below, which you can add to and help build up. We’ll play it all day and listen to whatever you select (and we’ll choose our favourites for another, Best Of You Are The DJ list). And we’ll be playing it on shuffle, so no need to worry if you get started late. Your track has just as much chance of being played as an early addition.
And of course, you can play the list via your own computer and assess the musical taste of the WORD Hive Mind yourself.
1] Post one track at a time. No complete albums or huge runs of a single artist – we’ll delete them.
2] There are no other rules.
We’ll be tweeting our reactions here so you can see what we think of the tracks as they play. And you can monitor exactly what we’re playing right now via the miracle of our Last.fm page, which will be scrobbling the tracks live.
Can you believe the internet seemingly doesn’t have a better picture of Spotty from the Bash Street Kids on it? Or, for that matter, a good high resolution image of the entire Bash Street gang together? We have all this fucking money being thrown at trying to make a movie based around something called “The Watchmen” a hit, while at the same time forgetting the true kings of the British comic industry. Makes me fucking sick… Anyway, for the uninitiated, Spotify is the “new” “thing”, go here for an explan. One of the best things about it though is that it gives us here at ILB the chance to make up playlists based around bullshit notions and then you can just click a link we shove in here and read along 40 word pithy track reviews while you listen in real time. Isn’t that a wonder? Anyway, here’s this week’s playlist, which helpfully accompanied me spending 30 hours in the office over a period of two days. Good times.