One of the annoyances of living overseas is that you don’t always get to use online features from websites based in your home country. For example, I loved Pandora when it first hit the web, but then it stopped being available for users connecting from Taiwan (at least the last time I checked). Sure, you can access just about anything via proxy, but I’d much rather find a service that’s available worldwide and has a good selection of international music. That’s where Blip.fm comes in.
I’ve been experimenting lately with Blip.fm, and have been pleasantly surprised with how useful it is. Because it can pull songs directly from YouTube and other video sites, and YouTube has an extensive selection of Chinese-language music/KTV videos, you can find pretty much anything. Best of all, it’s free!
How I’ll be using Blip.fm is to regularly post new songs (mostly with KTV videos attached) and short commentary, which you can now see in the mini-feed to the right. Clicking on the links in the posts will take you to Blip.fm, where you can add the song to your own playlist if you’re a member.
Want more ways to find out what I’m listening to? Here they are:
Although there may be an occasional non-Blip (but still music-related) tweet on Twitter, for now it will mostly be the same content you see to the right.
One last note: If you notice a song in the feed that you really like, let me know! I’ll keep it in mind for a future blog.