9.24.2008

SomaFM

I don't know why I haven't mentioned it before today, but I'm a huge fan of SomaFM.com.

SomaFM has some of the most amazing mixes of electronica I've ever heard, tailor-mixed by human DJs and 100% free of charge. There are multiple flavors depending on what you're into and how you feel, but my favorites by far are Groove Salad and Space Station Soma (if you use iTunes, MusicMatch, WinAmp or any other normal player, the station will automatically start playing when you click the link).

I mention them for two reasons:

1) They are truly, 100% badass - there isn't a day that goes by that I don't listen to SomaFM for at least an hour each day. If you're an artist, software developer, or someone who just likes (or, like me, needs) background sounds to help the brain work, they cannot be beat.

2) They're kinda hitting shaky times financially, what wih the RIAA sticking rods up the poopers of all internet radio stations.

If you check out SomaFM, I sincerely hope you dig it. If you dig it, I hope you'll contribute a little cash to them and help keep them afloat. If you donate more than 50 bucks, you get a t-shirt and stickers (I wear mine around wherever cool shirts are permitted by law).

I don't do this often (asking for donations for things, that is. In fact, I can count three times since I started posting to the net not including today, and all three were for my involvement with Team in Training and the Lukemia & Lymphoma Society). So you know I believe in it if I'm writing a plug post.

Ok, that's it, carry on with your day.