Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Morning (or early afternoon) becomes eclectic

I was having trouble deciding what to listen to this morning, so I cued up AOL Radio on and browsed through their copious selection of stations (over 200!), everything from indie music to classic soul and funk, from movie scores to regional ethnic music. And still I couldn't seem to choose.

Finally, the answer presented itself in the form of Los Angeles radio station's KCRW and their excellent "Morning Becomes Eclectic." Eclectic is the watchword here, mostly featuring new and/or independent artists, though the occasional classic will pop up too. Right now I'm listening to a beautiful live version of Jeff Buckley covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The best part is that the show runs for three hours (9a to noon Pacific) every morning.

Perfect for those days when you just can't seem to choose.

Oh, and: Due to a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board, the future of online radio streams is in serious jeopardy. For more information or to sign a petition to save the streams, visit this Web site.

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