Welcome to Space Station Tango’s Intervention Day Celebration. Since we’re spread all over the time track, this could be a bit baffling, depending on when you are. There’s never been so complex a holiday. Let me give you a timeline, because this will be confusing otherwise. In fact, the timeline can’t even be linear and make sense, so focus: Continue reading
Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to catch up. Expect the playlist to fill in the new tunes that came in while we reflected on the best from last year.
The main problem with trying to cover the hits of the entire world is time. There’s so much music, and only so much time in a day. And not only is there so much new music, there’s a whole world of classic hits, too.
There are a near-infinite number of ways to stack the same music, but what works best? What’s the right mix of regions, of new to old, and current to recurrent to classic? The best way to know is to try them out for a while, and as we roll through variants of the format, the sound is going to dance around the center on a regular basis. At its core, this is currently a world hits radio experiment. But we’re happy for you to listen in.
In fact, join in. The RadioLab is for discussions of the format of the station. For reference, the current variation will be listed in the Station Status to the left.
The thing that makes real-time music charting possible is instant communication, and the internet has given that to the people of the world for the first time in our history. We use that access to follow a lot of resources. Here’s a linked list of the principle charts we use. If you find something great, let us know.
(We’ve left out the various blogs and YouTube channels, download charts and the like—except as reflected in the major charts. Suggestions are always welcome.)