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Thursday
Dec292011

Join me in Turntable.fm!

After using turntable.fm for a while, I decided to start my own room!  Join me in the New Alternative room!

If you haven't heard of Turntable.fm, it's a site where you can be one of five DJs.  You add music to your playlist (there are already lots of songs to choose from within Turntable's own library!).  Each DJ gets to play a song, then it goes to the next, so each DJ will get a turn to play.

You can be a DJ to play your music, or just be part of the audience and leave your browser up just to listen to the crowd-sourced playlist!  It's an interesting idea - people created playlist instead of an algorithm such as Pandora and Slacker.

I've been listening and DJing in the 90s Alternative room for a while now, but have decided I want to listen to more than just 90s.

For now, I don't have any hard-set rules, but please be curtious.  For example, please don't be away from the keyboard if you're DJing for long periods of time.  You're taking up a seat in the DJ booth that others can use, and to do this just to listen to your own playlist is plain selfish.  Also, please stick to the genre (no rap, country, or R&B).  I left it pretty wide open for you.  "New Alternative" is just a name.  My favorite radio station in my city before it shut down was called "The New Rock Alternative".  So I decided to just go with "New Alternative" for mine.  This means from 80s to today, Alternative Rock, Industrial, and Indie Rock.

Let me know what you think!  And also, start DJing or listen in!

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