In this post, Glynsky mumbled something about the difficulty finding music online. He wrote the following balderdash:
One of the difficulties of downloading music is that unless you know exactly what you want, or are prepared to spend hours trawling iTunes, Spotify or whoever, it is difficult to acquaint yourself with the lesser known material of any given musician, particularly if their ‘albums’ are not easily found or still available.
This is yet another example of Glynsky having no clue what the internet is about.
Dear Glynsky, let me put it in bold letters for you:
The Internet connects people, not merely computers
Of course, there is nothing wrong with surfing the various commercial music websites on the world wide web like Last.fm, spotify.com, iTunes.com, etc. They all have recommendations and you might stumble upon something you like.
Side note to Glynsky:
Most of those websites have “playlists” and/or “stations”, where you can get that “radio experience”. Or you go to www.pandora.com, which is all about discovering music, about serendipity.
But the internet is so much more than commercial web sites.An obvious place to start looking for music is BitTorrents
. That gives you approximately 164 files. Another torrent search engine, torrentz.eu
, gives you 147 torrents.
That should be enough for exploring the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival on your own.
But Glynsky – unknowingly, of course – gave the clue to the real internet as he continued:
Ages ago it was also thus, but then you had no choice other than to exploit an assistant in the local record store –
Surprise, surprise, in his early days Glynsky was able to ask a person for help. Or, as he puts it, “exploit” someone.
Well, here’s news for you, Glynsky, there are people online.
People you can ask. People, who gladly share their knowledge.
This is the core of the internet, and much older than the world wide web.
Let’s take Glynsky’s chosen issue, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), and have a look, shall we?