I Love NPR

What am I doing writing about a radio station you only get in the United States? (I think it stands for ‘National Public Radio’ although it doesn’t actually say)

Why do I love it? I love it because they often broadcast concerts by alternative rock bands, and folky bands, bands I like basically,  and let you download them as podcast for free. There are currently 209 concerts to download.

Some of these are big acts too – Tom Waits, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes.

You’ll need a feed reader or iTunes on your computer – iTunes is probably slightly easier, you can resume interrupted downloads. These are 128kb/s mp3, so the quality isn’t amazing, but for free I’m not complaining at all.

I’m listening to:

  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • Gillian Welch
  • Konono no.1
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Richard Thompson
  • Spoon
  • Neko Case
  • Death Cab For Cutie

… obviously not all at the same time. That would be silly.


3 thoughts on “I Love NPR

  1. Maxxy says:

    I feel I’m missing out on a whole life experience thing here. The only one on that list I’ve even heard of is Death Cab For Cutie, and I wouldn’t know what they sounded like.

    I’ve decided this year I’m going to see more live music. Not necessarily big groups, just local pub bands, but I’m going to get off my @ss and see them.

    I’m also going to try and knuckle down and produce some serious music this year, maybe even book some time in a pro studio. The aim being to finish 3 tracks propery this year. Not a lot to ask me thinks…..

    • You’ve not heard of Fleet Foxes? They sold LOADS of records* last year. Tom Waits? (who I missed off the small list) OK, I know what you mean – it’s a list that’s fairly obscure for most people apart from the music geeks (like… erm.. me).

      I need to get out and see more local bands too – I find it a good kick up the arse creatively, or it gives me a good laugh. Even sh$te bands usually have at least one good or interesting idea.

      *or whatever we call it now

  2. Wonderful work buddy, keep it up.

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