Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Favorite iTunes Radio Stations

I recently rediscovered the little radio feature on iTunes. When it first came out awhile back I listened to it regularly, but then I kind of forgot about it. They have hundreds of radio stations playing a lot of completely random and sometimes weird music. It's great. As if I don't already have more than enough music to listen to!

Anyway, I found the best radio station to ever exist called Martini in the Morning. They basically just play standards...Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and the like. You can also listen to it from their website, www.martiniinthemorning.com. I highly recommend it.

My other favorite iTunes radio station is called Illinois Street Lounge on SomaFM. Not exactly sure what that means. Their description reads: "Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow." I don't really know what that means either, but if I was in charge of writing their description, it would go something like this: "Random instrumental pop songs that go on forever and could have easily been taken straight out of a 60's Doris Day movie or Napoleon Dynamite."

Other great stations include Beatles-a-Rama, an all show tunes station, and Fistful of Soundtracks, all movie music. They seem to be adding new stations all the time...who knows what will come up next!

2 comments:

luke said...

Hey, I'm checking out Illinois Street Lounge right now, nice recommendation!

Mic said...

I can't agree more, Martini in the Morning is my favorite iTunes station as well, but since they removed the category 50's, 60's, and only have 70's, 80's, 90's now??? I can't find it, other then to google it, and save it under my podcast? Oh well as long as I can listen, it's all good. You gotta love "Rear Window" best movie ever. Where is Illinois Street Lounge?