I was extremely pleased the other day to see that a website created by University of Florida students recently garnered some very positive press when it was included in Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2010 (which they self-promote thusly: (From the helpful to the distracting, the big hitters to the unknowns, TIME offers a road map to the best of the Web). I've written about about the service I'm highlighting today multiple times (there's a Google Search box down the left panel of my website at present; do the search if you like) and I truly love the idea of Grooveshark. Here is Time Magazine's description of the service:
Free online music-streaming hub Grooveshark is a pick-and-choose listening service that depends on its users to upload content. With one of the most complete libraries of any music site (we often find songs here that are missing from sites like Pandora and MOG), users are able to create and save their own playlists or rely on Pandora-esque Grooveshark Radio for song recommendations, clicking happy-face and sad-panda icons to rate their approval. Free never sounded so good.
I completely agree!
I drove back to Tallahassee this early this morning from Orlando and on the drive heard one of the satellite channels play an old favorite that I had not heard for years and years. In honor of Grooveshark, I'm posting that song ("Still Water" by the Four Tops) and a quick mix of other songs that may or may not be reflective of my general tastes (but I certainly love all of the 13 included tunes):