So, this Spotify thing's catching on stateside (although there are plenty of artists seemingly baffled by how they'll get paid).
Anyway, while they figure it out, here's a short compendium of user-created playlists having to do with autumn, deceased rockers and whistling, in case you're bored with your own tastes and predilections:September songs by readers of The Guardian: Woods, David Bowie, The Byrd's "Hickory Wind" (is September mentioned in that one?), Beefheart, Banhart and lots more.
Crime novelist James Ellroy’s fave Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, late string quartets, symphonies 3 & 9 by Ludwig Van. Music to solve crimes, or maybe inspire some.
What would Jesus play? Probably not a French Horn by Billy Holly Jones: Beach Boys, Who, Stones.
Freddie Mercury rocks my socks by Audrey Marshall: one fan's short tribute to F.M., who had a birthday yesterday.
Sounds like Fall by Scott Allen: Avett Brothers, Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie, melancholia.
Best British songs of all time by Beefeater London Dry Gin: when in doubt, definitely ask a ginmaker.
Covers in a different genre by Karen Eaton: has Shatner. 'Nuff said?
Whistling songs by Jose van Koppenhagen: Phish, Beck, Billy Joel.
Glyndebourne Festival 2012 by glyndebourne-opera: Puccini, Mozart, Ravel.
Epic film & game scores by Thomas Davis: "There Will Be Blood" meets "Gears of War 2."
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