iTunes: An Embarassment of Riches

If you’ve got a Mac, then iTunes is a great way to buy music. But my problem is that it’s just too much – it’s an embarrassment of riches. If you know what or who you’re looking for, then you can get right down to business. But if you’re just browsing through the stacks, then where do you start? And now that Folk Music has come to the iTunes Music Store, my problem has gotten that much worse.

I used to rely upon the Folk Music Mailing List to bring new music to my attention. But either my tastes have become jaded, or the recommendations have become stale; because it just doesn’t work for me anymore.

It seems to me that someone needs to underwrite bandwidth for some music driven blogs. Someplace where we can feel the excitement of new music again now that radio has become corporate mush. Someplace that would provide music samples along side reviews.