Freegal Five for Free: Movin’ n’ Shakin’ Edition

-posted by Cameron M.

Did you know that each and every week, each and every Seattle Public Library cardholder has the option to download five free songs? It’s true! DRM-free and yours to keep forever and ever, at least until your hard drive crashes (but seriously though, back up your files). Here are five suggested tracks to get you moving, wherever your destination may be. Continue reading “Freegal Five for Free: Movin’ n’ Shakin’ Edition”

Freegal – Five for Free – Spaced Out Edition

By Cameron M.

As the tag line for the movie Alien goes, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” I’ve always wanted to go to space. Maybe even attend a concert on the moon someday, and call it “Moonstock.” That would be super dope. Except, the absence of an atmosphere prevents sound from travelling across the surface of the moon…. bummer. Maybe the music being performed could be broadcast via radio wave and played through the boss sound system I would have hooked up in my spacesuit. If this theoretically impossible concert were ever to be organized, here are five songs that are all available for free download right now on Freegal that I would request to be played at Moonstock.

Spiritualized – Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space (Can’t help falling in love)

Find Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space in the Freegal DatabaseWhen booking this stellar festival, the band Spiritualized would have to bat leadoff. As The Earth rose above The Moon’s horizon and behind the main stage, their song, “Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space,” would serve to set the tone for the entire show perfectly. The lyrics from Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” are sung in canon behind the main verse, creating a beautifully dissonant, albeit understated, backdrop. Continue reading “Freegal – Five for Free – Spaced Out Edition”

Freegal – Three for Free – Under the Covers Edition

This week in Freegal, consider using your three free downloads to discover some interesting cover songs.

Click here to view Hendrix in the West in FreegalJimi Hendrix – “Blue Suede Shoes” (Carl Perkins cover) from Hendrix in the West Continue reading “Freegal – Three for Free – Under the Covers Edition”

Three for Free – ‘It’s so hard’ edition

Writing is hard. How hard you might say? Rock hard, I might respond. For example, I’ve spent the better part of an hour just writing these opening sentences. For those of you keeping score at home, the first question I would ask you is why are you scoring this at home? Then, I would tell you that that’s like twenty minutes per word typed (!). Whenever I find myself blocked (often), the easiest thing for me is to just start typing and let the words find the page naturally. In other words, I try not to think so much about it. After I have a few sentences on the page, I feel more comfortable as the words flow from the river of my mind onto the colorful LCD screen in front of my eyeballs. Then all of the sudden, Voila! An opening paragraph! Now that we’ve been through all that together, let’s take it easy and check out three ‘hard’ songs available for free download on Freegal. Continue reading “Three for Free – ‘It’s so hard’ edition”

Three for Free – City living edition

Photo by CC attribution from King County, WA on flickrNamed for the former Seattle Supersonic star “Slick Watts,” the eighth track on Blue Scholars’ 2011 CineMetroPolis begins with a robotic sounding voice proclaiming, “You know, I be, I be in the, be in the town all day. I be, I be in the, be in the in the S-E-A.” Seeing as both my home and work are located within the city limits, I BE… IN THE TOWN ALL DAY! And, with an assist from Freegal,* thousands of songs referencing city living are available for free download with just a few clicks of the mouse. Continue reading “Three for Free – City living edition”