New Year’s Gift:’s New Look has rolled out a new look and my wish has been granted. Just last month I was thinking, “I like this site, but the visuals are sh*t.” Well, no. Visually, it wasn’t too bad, it was just… wanting. Now the site looks like something that people will actually think is worth checking out when I recommend it to them.

You should try it out, by the way. recommends songs based on your listening habits. It boasts millions of songs you can listen to and legally download for free, and is built on GnuFM (free as in freedom) software. And the artists get a platform to share their creations and request donations. There are no ads. There is no secret online tracking (Ghostery told me so). claims to not even log your IP address! Can privacy get any better than that?

So go on then, give it a chance .


Following up on my last post, there’s another singer in Antigua whom I’ve been paying attention to. She’s the young Jamie Lou Stenzel, daughter of Torsten StenzeI, who directed the Get Lucky video for Asher Otto & Itchy Feet Band (which made its 4th week as #1 on the Cross Caribbean Countdown yesterday). She has a great voice and I thought I should share this recent cover by her of Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks. I love her singing, so when I saw this I was like, “Yes! New Jamie Lou cover!”