“If music be the food of love, play on.”   ~William Shakespeare

I was searching for an app that would turn my iPad into a clock radio in the morning. If I have to get up at a certain time, the sound has to be better than the blasting alarm that makes my heart skip a beat with it vicious noise.

songza iconI stumbled across “Songza”.

What I discovered is a streaming music app that creates playlists for every mood or situation you can think of. There are other services available, depending on where you live. Being in Canada, it seemed that we were being blocked. I’m not sure how that was being done, but it really made me angry. Every time someone told me how great “Spotify” was, I was newly disappointed.

As I write this, I am listening to a playlist for Sunday afternoon, based on my preferences. In the course of around 100 songs, I am exposed to so many new songs and artists, or oldies that I don’t own and have not heard for a while. Unlike radio, there does not seem to be a formula, where every 5th song is predictably going to be from a “top 40” chart topper.

And of course there is an option to buy anything you hear – brilliant.

It never ceases to amaze me, the power of music. I am more inspired, productive and generally happy with the right playlist going. I don’t have time to be my own personal deejay. Songza does it for me.

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