2/20/12 10:51 pm
It's been two of the most amazing months of my life, musically, since Christmas. But I'm afraid now the Spotify Premium has to end. See, in December, they offered a free month trial of the premium service, and I was ecstatic. Jumped on it. Come January, I was all prepared to cancel the premium a day or two ahead of the renewal time, but they pulled the trigger a little quicker than I did, and signed me up automatically for another month and charged my PayPal account the ten dollars. It's hard to get too upset about being forced to buy something you really wanted to buy anyway.
But now that renewal time is coming up again in a few days, and I'm not waiting any longer. I'm cutting it off now. I love love love the Spotify Premium. But it's really made for people who are up to speed technologically, which I am not. You need good internet access, which I don't have (256kbps DSL, rock-bottom prices, grandfathered in). You need an MP3-ready mobile device (nope) or a Wifi-ready MP3 device (nope). At the very least you need a modern computer, less than five years old, with an adequate sound card and a good connection to your stereo's auxilliary input (nope, nope, nope, and nope).
Strike six, I'm out, as is the batter behind me. So goodbye for now, Spotify Premium. Nobody made such sweet aural love to me like you did. And I'll be back, I promise (if you're still around when my circumstances change).
A Partial List Of Bands/Artists/Composers/Works I Have Either Discovered Or Re-Acquainted Myself With On Spotify In The Last Two Months:
Jimi Hendrix, Midlake, This Is Ivy League, Phosporescent, World Party, Iron Maiden, Nick Drake ("Bryter Later"), Alexander Scriabin, Ride, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Brian Eno, Motörhead, Woodpigeon, Pg.lost, Seasick Steve, Elbow, Greg Brown ("The Iowa Waltz"), Opeth, Terry Riley ("In C"), Rodgrigo Y Gabriela, The Choir, Charles Brown, Elbow, R. Nathaniel Dett ("The Magnolia Suite"), Big Star, Galaxie 500, Blackalicious, Steve Reich ("Piano Phase"), The White Birch, Vashti Bunyan, Free Design, Pentangle, The Besnard Lakes, Dawes, The Wedding Present, Bon Iver, John Adams ("Naïve And Sentimental Music"), Slowblow, Kings Of Convenience, Canyons Of Static, Magnolia Electric Co., Jerry Reed, Ben Weaver, Lush, Stafrænn Hákon, LCD Soundsystem, Todd Snider, Erik Satie, Fleet Foxes, Phish, Fairport Convention.
Not to mention gobs and gobs of Grateful Dead.
Why am I canceling the Spotify Premium again?