6th Day of Christmas: Spotify

I realize I’m late to the party on this one, but as I tell about 12 things that have made a difference in 2017, I have to mention Spotify. You all knew this awhile back, right? I didn’t, but it has become my regular companion.  How I came around is kind of a long story, but I have to stay awake until midnight anyway, so why not?

When streaming music services were gaining popularity, they weren’t really an option for us because they were data-intensive.  For years, especially living out in the country without cable, and with three teenage boys on our cellular plan, we were paying a small fortune for data, so anything like Spotify that would add gigabytes was a non-starter.

Verizon’s move to unlimited data a year or so ago opened up various possibilities, but this one didn’t occur to me until I was on a road trip in August with a colleague who tuned in some music on Pandora. It got me thinking, and after I got home, I did some investigating.  I chose Spotify because it had a larger music catalog and a greater ability to select specific songs. I signed up for a 30-day free trial and soon I was hooked.

It has been so much fun having access to practically every artist and album I have ever loved, all in one place and without having to rummage through piles of plastic CD cases.  I have enjoyed popular music, Christian music, Broadway shows, folk artists, dance party music and–in this season–Christmas music ranging from classic to new to obscure. Recommended stations, playlists and new releases pop up every time I open the app, so new music is always a click away.

I could say more but midnight is coming and I should be choosing a song to begin 2018!

Happy New Year, all.  May it bring many joys and blessings to you and yours.


Scroll down or click for the first 5 days of Christmas:

Day 5:  “When God Is a Child”

Day 4:  Kindreds podcast

Day 3:  Air fryer

Day 2:  Becoming a Patr(e)on

Day 1:  LeVar Burton Reads

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