It’s Not A Small World: We Just Pretend To See Further Than You

What I like about the MySpace music search function is the boundless optimism it suggests. Would you like to search for ambient music from Samoa? Electro from Vanuatu? Just select the relevant genres and locations in the pulldown menus, and give it a whirl. It’s a weird illusion.

And if it hadn’t been such a shit year for music, I wouldn’t be so desperately plugging ridiculous combinations into the search function, looking for something with some blood and brains to it…

7 thoughts on “It’s Not A Small World: We Just Pretend To See Further Than You”

  1. I don’t understand where you are getting this MySpace music search ability from. I can’t bloody find the thing. All I get is that prat box with the pull-down for Music and wind up at their main music page with no granular — or even other — search capability.

    UPDATE: Oh bloody hell. Once at the Music page, there’s ANOTHER Search in the red banner. What a brainless UI!

    But thanks for spurring my renewed interest in looking for it.

    You win again.

  2. I think your statement about 2007 being a shit year underlines just how much choice there is when it comes to music today. I feel its been a great year for music, one of the best in recent memory. Its interesting that there is so much music being produced that, even with the exposure the internet gives someone, two people can have two diametrically opposed opinions about a year’s output because they’ve both heard only a sliver of what was produced.

  3. I would generally agree with the statement that it hasn’t been a particularly good year in music, but California band, Tera Melos’s, latest effort “Drugs to the Dear Youth” was one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time. Very experimental in a Cap’n Jazz sort of vein.

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