Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Anti-tribute to Ben Harper

When I am sitting in my office, I like to listen to a little internet radio. Now I don't have the luxury of listening to Pandora, because they only let you listen from the United States. I'm over it.
Last year, Yahoo Music had a lot of the same features, you could rate the music, and it would remember what kind of music to play and suggest based on your ratings. Then suddenly they stopped that, apparently it was too likeable and easy to use. So now Yahoo music is only mediocre to listen to. You can rate songs, but it is pretty meaningless. They don't even ask me to sign in. So they don't remember any playlists or anything like that.

Oh well. It is instinctual for me to try to find a loophole, so lately I've been typing in a particular artist, and they will play similar sounding music. And you can still skip songs that you don't want to listen to. So it's ok, I guess.

Anyway, I've been noticing that every single time I feel compelled to stop what I am doing and skip a song, lately, it is a song by Ben Harper. I don't know what it is. Just can't listen to it. Just can't tune it out. Must. Skip.

And the weird thing is, there isn't one particular song that gets me. It is every song. By him. That Yahoo music will play.

Anyway, here is a nice picture of him. I am sorry that I skip you all the time Mr. Harper. I can't really describe why I can't make it through one of your songs.

Does anyone know of a song by him that is tolerable? I would like to develop a taste...or at least a tolerance (so as to be able to tune it out without having to stop everything and hit skip). I need this skill, because Yahoo music plays him a. lot.


Laura said...

PS...little trivia, apparently he has some Lithuanian heritage. So there's that going for him.

carmen said...

I'm not a fan either! My sister Rachael loves him, and I just don't get it. I'm with you, Laura, even if he is part Lithuanian.

Laura said...

I'm glad we can be in this boat together Carmen! :)

Laura said...

problem somewhat solved: I have discovered the greatness that is itunes radio.

now to get it on my work might be worth it to just bring the old laptop to the office.

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