I know people say it all the time, but I truely believe that Spotify has revolutionized the way people listen to music in this time and age.
No where else can you go and sample music without purchasing the track. I know it’s not brilliant for the artists but then those who will buy the albums still will on iTunes or in physical format and so on.
For me it has opened up doorways and allowed me to discover more than I could possibly have ever done by listening to a radio station or at live shows.
At school I got recommendations from friends, and I would then go and torrent those tracks. At least with Spotify I can do it legally! And I am one of those people who will go and buy the album to support the artist if I want the whole thing.
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted any updates and that is due to me moving the whole Blog for this project specifically to Facebook. The Page is public so you don’t need to register to view it.
You can find it here: http://bit.ly/HomeMechanic
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before – Dalai Lama
I try and do my best to discover new places. I’m a true advocate in using social discovery apps such as Foursquare.
I love Laterooms and there is no better resolve than getting a real deal on a hotel room or B&B for a great price. I always try and compare taxi prices with a great night in a different location, most often made better by a cracking slap up breakfast to start the following day. Most often soaking up the remnants of the boozy fueled night the night before.
I love supporting local businesses. Whether it’s checking out a new restaurant, or different pub or club. Every pound you spend is supporting that business. I love real ale and the Untappd app is really cool in this respect and helping you find new beers to try!
Quite often I will drive quite a distance to pick up car parts from another part of the country, but that is all part of the fun, and discovery if you like, that allows me to widen my visiting places that I normally would not visit.
So, ultimately, what I’m saying is get up and get out there!
P.S If you’re on Twitter keep up with me using the #tobygoesontour or #travelswithtoby