Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Music - campaigning for a player change...

It's been a very busy week and I ought to do a post on what I have been doing... and I will! ... but before I get round to that (you know how it goes... shopping to be done, house to be cleaned...) I just wanted to share this thought with you as it occurred to me...

Music, as we all know, is a powerful thing. We associate it with periods in our lives. You know how couples have 'our song'? The one you danced to when you first fell in love? The ones you introduced each other to, the ones that played incessantly during that one particular holiday etc etc. Then years later they still have the ability to make you cry when you hear them (when you have broken up) or smile (in fond memory of that time).

I can even recall songs that were playing at significant moments in my life (as I can places... for e.g. I can remember the exact place where I was when being told a certain thing, but music is just that bit more powerful).

Since my player stopped working on the blog, I have changed it to Mixpod. And as one of my readers told me she did not like it coming on automatically, I changed it to come on only when clicked, so there is a choice..

Unfortunately, that does mean that I don't click it often myself... neither have I yet put all the music back on there I had on the old player.

When I did switch it on and listened, I got transported back immediately to last summer. I was really happy making the Old Red Barn Co first railfence quilt. It was a great time and just putting the player on reminded me of that.

It also reminded me on how I always would open an extra window and have Dana's player going. I loved what she had on there and really miss it now...

The type of player I used to have and Dana still has, has now fixed its problem it had and is playing ok again. That is... in the USA!!

Did you all know that that same player you can all hear and use and enjoy the songs from, cannot be heard outside the US? It has a line across it saying that due to copyright reasons we cannot hear the player...

I really miss being able to listen to Dana's player and that similar player type on a lot of other blogs.... It is so nice to get a fresh take on music and get ideas and artists you did not know before. All that gone in one go because everyone uses the same player...

Would you consider going to either mixpod or another player we can hear on this side of the ocean? I have been really brave but I really miss it.......

6 comments:

Catherine said...

I didn't realise this had happened Marguerite with the music on the US blogs. I can remember a lot of blogs I read had music on them quite a while a go now but now I think of it they don't play anymore except one and I'll have to look at what player she has now.

Allie said...

I love music! I had no idea some of the players only work in the US, that is so strange. Thanks for the info.

Rafael's Mum said...

I think the main one that does not play is 'playlist' Catherine. The mixpod I am using is ok. Figtree uses it and I can hear their music fine! unfortunately most people use the other one... (I did too until they had those problems..)

DeeRoo said...

I never have my speakers on!;)

henny said...

I had ever put play list to my blog (I forgot the name), it was fun, but it seems only turned on for a certain time period, not forever :)
thanks for the info.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Oh me oh my! I thought I had it fixed just for you!! I'll see what I can do. :)