New playlist: Fall 2011

Fall 2011   I love the fall, even as I often wonder why a season that is so
   obviously about decay, a season that marches us intractably
   towards the bitter winter, can yet be so lovely and nourishing.
   The songs here are not obviously about the fall but rather
   address the season’s bittersweet glory indirectly.

   The Fingertips Playlist is a curated flow of music featuring free and    legal MP3s, all of which are still available to download, and all of    which were originally featured on Fingertips. This time around most of the songs are all from the last couple of years. Total play time is about 46 minutes.

New playlist: summer, persisting

   When last I checked my calendar, it was still summer. Even with fall    looming on the horizon (did I just see Halloween candy in store? I    did), I assert our collective right to maintain a summer attitude for at    least a little longer. This playlist is a step in that direction.

   The Fingertips Playlist is a curated flow of music featuring free and    legal MP3s, all of which are still available to download, and all of    which were originally featured on Fingertips. Total play time this time    is about 42 minutes.

New playlist: Spring break

Spring 2011   Fingertips is on a belated spring break this week; there will be no new    songs, but not to leave you empty-handed, I’m offering up a new    playlist. I see this playlist as an effort to reflect on the springtime as    both a time of year and a state of mind.

   The Fingertips Playlist is a curated flow of music featuring free and    legal MP3s, all of which are still available to download, and all of    which were originally featured on Fingertips. Total play time this time    is about 43 minutes.

New feature: Fingertips playlists

Question Marks

   Hundreds of songs that have been featured on Fingertips over the    years are still available online as free and legal MP3s. One way to find    them is to poke through the Artist Index—but, because that remains a    work in progress in terms of cleaning out dead links, this isn’t    necessarily the best way to unearth the hidden gems very quickly.

   The intermittent Flashback feature (click on the “flashback” category    in the sidebar to check those out) is another way to source older    MP3s—but this too lacks a certain immediacy, as the Fingertips Flashback appears maybe once a month.

So here is a new feature: Fingertips Playlists.