Clearly, nothing whatsoever to do with wine. But, hey… embrace the interweb.
Can TWS Members suggest their finest suppliers of online music ?
Background: I work from home and spend many hours looking at a screen 550mm from my eyes, the music helps me ignore my work. Clearly anything BBC is far to intrusive and interesting, ditto anything with adverts (spotify) is to be ignored.
So what do you suggest?
To get the ball rolling: Radio Caroline: pick the highest bandwidth version. Unfortunately they are stuck in a pre-millennium time warp so nothing this century. https://carolinestreams.weebly.com/
Tidal seems popular - I like the idea of the high bandwidth version 'cos I have some very posh headphones (Focal Professional). The subscription cost is a bit squeeky though, I shall give it a free trial over Crimble.
France Musique I have forwarded to the Fragrant Lady Lapin for brownie points.
Radio Garden is fun and a new one for me ! although I hav’nt figured out how to change the quality / bandwidth. Who knew that Wakefield had an online radio station?
Bob Dylan’s radio hour ?? that’s next up for my delectation and diversion.
My go-to online radio station is KEXP (a US public radio station based in Seattle). A very eclectic musical selection, with an indie/alternative bias; a bit like BBC 6 Music but with a few of its own idiosyncrasies. No adverts (just quarterly pledge drives), a high music:chat ratio and a 14 day rolling archive of shows available.
I primarily listen on catchup to the morning/midday/afternoon shows. The time difference can make listening live a bit jarring: I’d find that the overnight thrash/black/speed metal show (full of songs with names like ‘The Dawn No More Rises’ by Dark Funeral) wasn’t necessarily what I was looking for whilst making coffee on a Sunday morning.
Another relatively talk-free and high on ‘why I have never heard of this’ French station is FIP FIP – Écouter la radio en direct et les radios thématiques Apparently used to rebroadcast on pirate radio in Brighton (presumably before streaming)? Multiple themed streams in addition to the main channel and never seems repetitive.