The saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Such is not always the case. Yesterday evening I chatted with a friend of mine, a former roommate even, who reads Single of the Day on a regular basis. At least I think he does. He mentioned that it would be cool if I had links to get songs and CDs from Amazon. I replied that when a CD is not on CD Baby I usually find it on Amazon and link to that. Though he was referring to the MP3 links I provide for iTunes. Thus it prompted me to add in a spot for the Amazon MP3 links. Which actually ended up appearing on yesterday’s post for the first time.
I wish I could say that all the music from iTunes is also on Amazon MP3/Digital. This is not the case. Seeing as how I went looking for it on Amazon just to see if it was there for download and lo-and-behold, it unfortunately isn’t. Therefore, from this day on, you will see a slight change on posts. When a song is also available on Amazon as an MP3 download, there will be a link for it. I’m doing it for Aaron, I’m doing it for all the non-iTunes users, and I’m doing it for the love of music. That’s change – and it’s not the same.
Another change happened on the back-end of the blog last night. I updated the software that I use because they’ve been bugging me with a notice to do so for a few weeks now. Normally I like being on the cutting edge and constantly updating. I’ve finally reached a point where this is no longer the case. I like things that work. Sometimes doing all the constant updates stops things from working when they were working fine before.
Updating the blogware didn’t stop it from working. What did happen is a major facelift to the back-end. Some of it I like, some of it I don’t like. Some is an improvement. Some of it will now slow down my ability to deal with a post and that my friends is not cool. It’s not like I do have enough do as it is. You know, planning my world domination of music and traveling the world…
Which brings me to today’s song. Kalliopi. Strange name. I have no idea what the background on it is. I do know that she is a pretty blonde girl hailing from two places: Athens and London. Not sure which is actually home. Does it really matter anymore? Probably not. What does matter is if the music is any good. I think so, otherwise it wouldn’t be here.
I’m getting an old school vibe. Much like a mix of something like Blondie meets Pink or something. Maybe toss in a little Joan Jett or the Go-Go’s. That’s my feeling on it anyway. It’s got a pop flavor with a punky vibe. A raw guitar or two will always seem to do that to a pop song – punk it out a little.
It seems Kalliopi is also planning on dominating the music world and traveling the world. I guess our paths with end up crossing, and likely more than once. We shall see. Oh yes, we shall see. Want to join her (our) quest? Then start with supporting her and helping her to achieve that goal with purchasing the song. It will make a good travel tune for your library. We all need a little attitude and change.