Read Tangerine Dream – Record Collector Magazine

In the 70s, there was Kraftwerk; German and electronic. Simultaneously, also German and electronic, there was Tangerine Dream. Though by no means antagonistic, they were opposite in every respect. Founded by the late Edgar Froese in 1967 in Berlin, Tangerine Dream arose from the short-lived but immensely significant Zodiak Free Arts Lab, co-founded by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, later of Cluster and Conrad Schnitzler.

Read Moving toward a fair and sustainable streaming model for artists (Medium)

An open letter to the Mixcloud community about why we’re changing our playback experience

These proposed changes annoyed me at first but then I reflected on all of the free listening I’ve enjoyed over the years. I feel inclined to pay for that premium (hate that word) subscription now. I use Mixcloud a lot and it seems only fair to contribute something.

Read Tobold’s Blog: WoW Classic

However for a lot of people that will end up with the realization that you start WoW Classic at level 1, and that it takes bloody forever (compared with today’s WoW leveling speed) to get to level 60. Most of your friends are gone. And that even if you arrive at “putting the band back together”, that band now consists of a bunch of grumpy middle-aged men, who aren’t willing to take the same shit as 15 years ago.

These thoughts pretty much chime with my own about “WoW Classic”. I remember almost giving up due to the grindy nature of the game but I was lucky enough to meet my “band” early on and they kept me going. My account is still active because I’m always interested in the big story arcs but my raiding days are long gone.