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March 22nd, 2001

Discovering New Music with the Net II

Way back on Tuesday, I mentioned how I love finding new music with the net. The saga continues… a few days ago, a name popped into my head: Alison Perkins. I had corresponded with Alison many moons ago, way back before Ryan and I had our first phone call, and phonezilla had a version number.

Alison had always had an interest in music, a strong one – she was one of those people who had been blessed with a great voice, strong writing abilities, and could put them together. I lost touch with her but, as I said, her name popped a few days ago. So I ran a Google search on her and, whaddaya know, she’s in a band called Kind of Blue!

I headed to their site and was immediately impressed. Naw, it wasn’t just the design or the sound clip availability as it was with Glen Phillips’s site. It was the fact that there I was, in Chicago, reading about and listening to a band in North Carolina that I would have otherwise never heard of. Mind you, of course, this is a rather small scale; I could have been listening to a band from Japan, for instance.

Nevertheless, this type of thing just wasn’t possible – or was at least rather difficult – a good 15 years or so ago. Just like with Glen’s site, the artist has chosen to give me the power to find the music that I want to listen to – and then, go ahead and make a purchase right from the band. -pm

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