Alternator is a blog about music. Not a blog about “writing about music”. Don’t look for interviews, articles or reviews here. Just listen and share.
What could be once seen on the TV screen thanks to MTV in the early 90’s heyday, caused a little cultural revolution for many. The videos and bands that were in daily rotation in those early years (which current music critics would label as “alternative”) would now not be shown on music channels before 22:00.
However, also a lot of recent artists would probably not have had their videos aired on popular music channels and therefore would of remained hidden to the majority of the audience. Fortunately, there are other possibilities now and music stations are not the only choice anymore. A lot of those great forgotten or underrated videos and bands can be found on the web.
More and more bands and songwriters are using the internet also as the easiest way to share their music. Music is available either free of charge or for the price of your choice. “Do you like it? Download it! And if you like it a lot, you can pay some money and support further creativity.”
Not only bands but also music labels are putting some samples of their releases on their web sites! It’s useful to know which labels are releasing tracks from your favourite bands – you can also find lots of great similar artists. All the songs in the playlist originate from the official web sites of my favourite record labels or bands.
So watch, listen and discover, and if you like what you hear, support it. Go and see their gigs, buy their record or a t-shirt. Or at least spread the word about your favourites!