freeform goodness

Jun 03, 2024

The Return of Musical Freeform Goodness

Back in prehistory, I maintained a radio station on a long-lost streaming radio platform, Live365. (Note — there is a business operating under that name currently, but it bears no real resemblence to the service that operated there previously.)

The idea was pretty simple — I programmed the station according to my own whims, which meant that it wasn’t formatted by genre. I listen to a crazy amount of music, and I’m not particularly bothered about using genre to set moods. If I feel like hearing free jazz next to ambient country, English punk, Detroit techno, Mississippi blues, and Swedish organ music, then that’s what I’m going to do.

All that preamble is here to say that I’ve resurrected the idea as a streaming playlist. Generally speaking, I’ll update a 25-song freeform playlist once a week on Apple Music and Spotify. I’d love it if you’d take a listen.