OK. I’ve finally broken out of my recent funk thanks to suggestions from a less sinister duck (that lazy slacker Robb Corduck) as well as a bunch of recent donation from some Fg’ers (thanks to Mark, Mags, Suze and JH) and old Experian-QAS colleagues (thanks Jaime and Jane:-). Strangely I haven’t seen any suggestions from Fidel Castro – despite being seldom in doubt and frequently wrong, I imagine he visits some interesting sites from his deathbed.
I’ve been on a music and video kick this week as I feel the need for some new inspiration.
Finetune – This is yet another site that provides streamed music. Like its competitors, it also includes a recommendation engine and a community. I particularly like the pop-up player with its iTunes feel. I also discovered the singer Beth Orton and her intoxicating voice. This site will be in the heavy music rotation until a new competitor unseats it.
Fuzz – These guys get extra credit for persistence. As I am learning every day, starting a new community from scratch is hard work. I got 5 emails in the last 24 hours from people trying to befriend me. These messages were clearly handcrafted. I was impressed with one sender who knew that Tang was consumed by the astronauts in space (clearly a trivia buff or another hipness seeking Gen-x’er). I’ll be back when I’m in an indie music mood. Rock on Mr. Blimp.
Pandora – I tried this music community over a year ago but can’t recall why I didn’t go back. It will be a while before I go back unless I get tired of Finetune’s recommendations.
Godtube – This site further proves the point that there is a community for all kinds of people. Maybe I’ll earn some brownie points from the man upstairs for promoting it.
Myoutdoorsite – This is another square state special. I was looking for a duck hunting photo to post here but that seemed in bad taste. I particularly enjoyed the posed pictures of little kids along with daddy’s recently killed animal. It is best not to coddle these children. We are at war after all.
Total: 79 down, 21 to go. Stay tangy and keep those online donations coming.