I am a laggard, living with an Innovator.
Laggard, Noun - def: one who's hanging back, or falling behind.
I admit it. My internal, unspoken motto has been, ‘if it isn”™t broken, don”™t fix it”™. I did not walk until I was 16 months old- crawling was fine with me. What can I say?
As you might imagine, John has made fun of my music ‘process”™ for years. Here is generally how it went:
- Gather CD”™s, or order and wait for them from the library
- Listen through them on impossibly long commute to day job
- Note good songs
- Download to itunes
- Make playlists on itunes
- Burn playlist to CD
- Just recently, download playlist to ipod
I started to feel the pain of my laggard like ways. Much like I must have felt when I finally started to walk, I felt the need to update my music process.
My jump into Spotify-land has been so much fun. No more having to order CD”™s and wait for them to come in. No more downloading and burning.
The process is so simple. The details on getting started are here. I love to go to Spotify, put in a band or song name and have ALL the titles pop up. I love that my playlist is on my phone. No more CD”™s (this is only a problem when I drop my phone in the toilet!) Even more than that, I love saying to my students, ‘If there is a song you would like to hear in class, just let me know and I can pop it into a future ride, no problem!”™
Thank you, John, for making fun of me and ultimately making me feel enough pain to update my music process. I am so happy.
If you have not tried Spotify, do. I think you will like it!