Apple Music

applemusicI mentioned before that I like to listen to music while I write. And it needs to be the right kind of music — meaning nothing much found on the radio.

I have wide-ranging tastes, but you won’t find me listening to country or rap — but I will listen to contemporary bluegrass.

And I found NoiseTrade and find that I enjoy about one out of every four or five artists there. Hence, I post several NoiseTrade free downloads. But I feel guilty not tipping. The workman deserves his wages, as Paul said. But it’s been costing way too much. I think I may have a NoiseTrade addiction problem.

So I’m trying out Apple Music. I never got on board with Spotify because I really need a service that works with iTunes. And I like iTunes because I can sync my phone, my mini-iPad, and computer’s collections. I can share songs with my kids. And I can play the same songs from an old, repurposed iPod Touch in my car.

I’m on the three-month free trial of Apple Music, and I’m loving it. For example, if I have one or two songs from an artist that I enjoy, I can easily navigate to the iTunes store and find what else that artist has recorded. If I like it, I can download that artist’s entire life’s work to my computer, phone, etc. Or I can listen two or three times, decide it’s not that good, and delete it — at no marginal cost.

So I’m listening to the less popular Pink Floyd and Paul Simon albums to see whether I care for songs not in their Greatest Hits. And I’m checking out albums by Miggs and LEVV and other groups I found on NoiseTrade. This is fun. And as is so often true of Apple products, it works the way it ought to work. If there’s something I think the software should do, well, it does it.

Bottom line: I’m still addicted, but my addiction only costs $10.00 per month. Oh, and I’m writing a series on the Revelation. While listening to Pink Floyd’s Animals. Only makes sense, what with all the beasts and dragons and such like.

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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