Posted in cultur, norway, tagged spotify, summer, sun on June 4, 2011|
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You might have heard that Norwegians get out and enjoys the sun the minute it appears. Early April when the snow is still on the ground and the sun comes out between the clouds, we get our scarfs and our hot coffee and we sit outside. Hopefully we avoid the wind with a wall or something and we enjoy the little sun-time we have.
Well, the summer isn’t much different. This year we had a great April (at least where I live) and a crappy may (with the exceptions of a few days, and 17th of may). And now, that June is here is has started of great and all I’m thinking is “I have to tan right now, cause july. Might be crappy!”.
I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I have to take every minute I have off from work when it’s sunny to tan, drink cold beverages and eat ice cream. Cause really you can not depend on the weather. You know what the first thought was when June started of as sunny, was? “Oh damn, is July going to be rainy now? What about my wedding?!”. So that’s how it goes, I sit outside eating my breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner and only go in when the sun is down and the mosquitos are out and worry about what day of the summer is going to be crappy and rainy because I can enjoy this day today.
And just for last, a happy, ice-eating picture of me and my husband-to-be!
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Have you not yet heard about Spotify? Have you missed the BIG thing? Do not fear, I am here to help you 😉
So, spotify is this magnifisant program to play music from. You can think of it like a personal mp3 player, on your computer, which gets songs from the internett. So you dont have to have all the songs on your computer to take up alle of your space! And the best part about it, its COMPLETELY leagal! They have cooperations with the labels and they give you the songs, you just have to search for them.
So this is how you get it:
www.spotify.com is the site. You can download the player. But that wont get you places, cause this is an “invite” only now that it’s a beta. So after you download, you have to google for an invite kode, to make your user. Easy enough? Alot of people have invites, and give them away. Good luck.
This is how you use it:
You search the millions of song for the songs you like, and click play. WOW. And you make lists, thats easy. You click “create list” and you drag songs into it. Then you share your list with people, and people share with you.
Then you visit: http://topsify.com/ to get “official” playlists. Like UK top 40, and stuff like that. And you can just play them, simple as that. There are alot of list-making-sites, but from the spotify blog i found 5 list making pages, and i found this most helpfull!
Spotify comes up as “show what im listening to” on you MSN.
Spotify is cooparative with last.fm, and scrobbels to your last.fm profil after you gave it your username and password.
If you have other people lists on your spotify, it gets updated automaticly every time you start your spotify program!
And now i thought i’d share with you my playlist (this only works if you have the program).
Karin’s Best of
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