At last night’s They Might Be Giants concert, Carina observed that we’ve been introduced to a lot of great music through the various acts that have opened for TMBG over the years: Mucky Ferguson, OK Go, and last night Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a duo out of Belfast, Ireland, with a terrific sound and great attitude. I chatted with the fellows briefly after the show, and they were extremely engaging and down-to-earth. Carina bought their CD, and I’m looking forward to listening to it.
And speaking of listening to music, I heartily recommend last.fm. I’ve been using it to listen to Pat Radio, a Columbus internet radio station that plays an amazing assortment of great music. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to send an email to Pat, the operator, to request a song only to hear it played within moments!
I haven’t tried out the social aspects of last.fm yet (remember: I’m a late adopter of internet services, and not particularly keen on social network services), but I’ve been contemplating using it to discover other music I might enjoy, as well as to influence the music other folks discover.