Superslick Widgets

Please join me in swooning over the radio widget launched today. If you scroll down the sidebar on the right you’ll find that sexy little black box. Click to hear all the bands I listen to that I’ve tagged “Swedish” on

I know (most) of you don’t drop by to get turned on to new music, but give it a try, really, you might like it. And if you do, but you’ve had enough of Online Fandom for now, just click on the lower righthand corner and it’ll launch in its own little window. How sweet is that?

In contrast to the previous embedded radio they offered, this one shows a short hyperlinked list of similar bands, and lets the user click on a button to ‘hear more music like this’ when they hit a song they like.

They also have a new widget that lists the last 10 songs you’ve listened to and people can click next to them to hear (usually 30 seconds, but sometimes all of) them.

I know I’m supposed to be critical about things, but sometimes I just have to shake my head in awe at the wonders of the last few years. To think I can now not only carry my entire music collection in my pocket wherever I go (and seamless integrate it into my car stereo), I can now create my own radio stations and put them all over the internet. It’s really something.

Comments (3) to “Superslick Widgets”

  1. It’s great. Really great – and to think that Napster kick started it all.

    All I need is Last.FM, iTunes + iPod and The Filter and I’m in heaven.

    By the way, I can’t see your widget!

  2. Hi Zither and thx for the comment.

    oooh, that’s weird, looks like the widget only shows up at and not at any of the individual post pages, even though it’s in the sidebar. Mysterious…

  3. Wondering if you want to check out a widget i made a few months back for blogs.

    But I’m glas is instiuting some good ones of their own – finally.