[Jandek] is Jandek on Last.FM?

chthonic streams chthonic at chthonicstreams.com
Fri Jan 26 06:53:28 PST 2007

last.fm began as an extension of a program called audioscrobbler. 
basically users sign up so the site can log what they've been 
listening to on their windows media players.  pages get created for 
the artists either by fans or automatically, i'm not sure.  but then 
once fans find the page related to the artist they can choose to join 
it to show their appreciation.  this can all be done without any 
artist or label intervention or approval.

however, i think artists or labels have to upload songs in an 
official capacity for them to be fully available on the site.  once 
they are, users and the audioscrobbler program strive to come up with 
other rtists deemd "similar" and this creates links and also invents 
a streaming "radio station" based on the listener's tastes.  for 
example, typing in "jandek" to their "similar artist radio" i got 
islaja, gang gang dance, the red krayola, and no-neck blues band as 
the next 4 tracks.

there are a few tracks on the jandek page in preview, i'm not sure if 
they'd come up on a "station" and play in full.


>I have been using last.fm (ID: alienrendel) and I know a few others 
>on the list have said that they do as well.  While there is some 
>relatively obscure stuff that shows up in the stream, I have never 
>heard Jandek come up.  I believe that last.fm has to cut deals with 
>record labels and pay royalties for the material they stream, so 
>maybe they just have never gotten around to setting up a deal with 
>Corwood.  Anyone know for sure the mechanics of how this works?
>Allen Rendel
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jandek-bounces at mylist.net [mailto:jandek-bounces at mylist.net]On 
>Behalf Of stacey graham
>Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:01 PM
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: [Jandek] is Jandek on Last.FM?
>Any Jandek fans using a customizable music service like Last.FM?  If 
>so, does it's playlist go as obscure as Jandek?
>It's supposed to use algorhythms to provide a person with 
>a customized music stream so if it does have Jandek on it then it 
>may also be able to point people in the direction of other artists 
>with similar aesthetics.  It would be nice to be able to stream 
>something like this at work, but thought I would ask first if it 
>actually has a deep enough playlist to not just be like other online 
>music stations.
>And, if it has Jandek can it be set up to stream just jandek?
>My 15gig Ipod is out of room for any more songs and I have to clear 
>a bunch off of it.  can't really afford a new one now.  If I could 
>get Jandek streamed that would open up a lot of room on my Ipod.
>Stacey Graham
>jandek mailing list
>jandek at mylist.net
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