This is what happens when I ask my Twitter friends for music suggestions:
I spent 15 seconds typing in a question, and I get back 11 suggestions that sum up a far more varied, yet personalized answer than I think Siri or Google or certainly Jeeves could ever give me.
Jeff, Cintia, and I were members of a praise & worship team called Kadasha more than a decade ago.
Rob taught Ben and I about leading worship and gave us the chance to do so when we were mere babes at UNC. (Rob was a mere babe back then, too. Right, Rob? Heck, we’re all still spring chickens.)
Brian and I sang in an a cappella group. Seriously fun, frequently “pitchy” a la Randy Jackson times. By the way, have you seen The Sing-Off on NBC? You should just so you can listen to Ben Folds judge.
So I’ve performed with each of these people, thus I knew they had great taste and wouldn’t waste my time. I haven’t performed with Crystal, but she manages her husband’s band, so I figured she spends plenty of time with music. We met through a Hello Mornings webcast chat and now I follow her on Twitter.
I thoroughly enjoyed looking up all these suggestions today, and I fully intend to use this research method again when my ears are bored. So what if you’re not on Twitter? How should you find new music? I suggest asking the same question to your friends… but in person. [gasp]