There is at least one great alternative to keeping current with good music.
When I was in my teens, 20’s and even 30’s, music was a big part of my life.
I discovered new music on the radio, by hanging out with friends and checking out record stores. Music was a big part of my identity. I loved going out dancing and attending live shows. It made me feel alive.
Now that I am older, I have less time and energy to go out.
My focus has shifted to more mundane things (e.g., double-pane windows, my health, politics, aging family members) and I don’t have much time to discover new music.
I’ve tried various music services, but haven’t been satisfied.
These services do a great job of connecting you to what you know to look for, but I missed the excitement of discovering something new, finding something I didn’t even know that I would like.
Problem solved with The Current.
The Current is a non-commercial radio station that plays a broad variety of music. Their programming includes a fantastic mix of new artists and influential artists from the past five decades. In a short span, you can hear Chance the Rapper, Chuck Berry, Lorde and Black Flag.
In a world that is increasingly programmed, The Current’s DJs make music feel surprisingly new and energetic.
The Current is like having a slightly nerdy but surprisingly cool friend who not only knows all the coolest new bands, but also has a vast knowledge of the key musical influences of the past. The DJs don’t rely on algorithms and don’t have management telling them what to play. They are just really good at what they do.
So I don’t need a lot of time to stay current with the music scene.
At this point in my life, I am more likely to recall my grocery list than band names, but I can look the Current’s playlist and feel smart.
And while dance parties are more likely to happen in the kitchen than in a club, they still happen.