I’m honestly kind of surprised and a little embarrassed that I hadn’t known about this wonderful feature until today. I’ve been a member of the AMC for years (close to a couple of decades, in fact), but I’ve been remiss in taking advantage of the services it offers. I think Counterstream Radio has been around for a while but I’ve just never gotten around to noticing it. Now that I have, I think I’ll be spending a lot of time listening to it.
Programming seems to be highly eclectic, just the way I like it. I just heard a pleasant, melodic piece for flute and guitar (Acrobats, by David Leisner), which I really enjoyed. It was followed by more experimental electronic piece, Carl Stone’s Mom’s, a collage of various rock and roll riffs hard-spliced together, reminding me of turning the tuning dial on a radio real fast. Fun stuff!
One thing I don’t care for is that they don’t seem to list upcoming repertoire anywhere. You’ll see the current piece listed, followed by several of the most recent pieces played. And there’s a link to buy the CD if you want, which is nice. But it would be nice to look ahead to see if there’s anything coming up that you want to make time to hear.
On the other hand, it’s kind of nice to be surprised.
Check it out, new music lovers!