Thanks to the Internet, you can now end those annoying friendships with the simple click of a mouse button. I learned that today while toying with my last.fm software. In case you don't know what that is, it's a handy tool that finds new (or old) music you might like based on what you listen to. I'm sure they collect info on me and use it to send me nifty ads online but I honestly don't care. I can use this to see what other people listen to as well and establish "friendships" with these folks online. One of these "friendships" is with uvulapie of Uvulapie And His Amazing Hillbillies. While we have an online friendship, we're actually real friends (well, ever since my attorneys forced him to lift the restraining order). We met in high school over twenty years ago and still stay in touch today.
So, as I was messing around with my last.fm software today I thought I'd take at look at uvulapie's profile:
One day I discovered that I had ears. My life has never been the same since. 260 area code, still nostalgic for 219.I was also able to see what kind of music he was listening to:
- A Camp
- The Beachboys
- Galactic Cowboys
- 2 Foot Yard
- The Caridgans
- Bryan Scary
- Mr. Gnome
- Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
But then I remembered that one time he glared arrogantly at a bowl of potato salad that I was eating back in 1989 and I decided that I'd had enough. I wanted to end this friendship and I wanted to end it immediately. But how could I do it? Could technology help me? The answer is...
YES! Thanks last.fm for making friendship annulment so easy.
That will teach him!!!!!
P.S. If you're a music geek like me (and uvulapie who is still my friend) you can see what I'm listening to via my last.fm thingy on my blog. It's on the right hand column somewhere (above the cheese news headlines). You'll also learn about "scrobbling".