So long as I’m mentioning interesting little projects, finferflu has come up with a very handy Jamendo tag browser that runs from the command line.
“What?!,” you say. “A primitive command-line tag browser for a music networking service?! What good is that?”
“What?!,” I say. “Can’t you see the beauty in that?!” You screen the site by tags and can pluck albums one-by-one, and preview (pre-listen?) to them without loading pages or waiting on Java and Flash doodads. Enter your choice, listen, then decide if you want it. Best of all, it’s light as a feather and won’t hog your system resources. And you can run it on ancient equipment too.
It’s a beautiful thing, that command line. And don’t even think about trying to argue to the contrary, unless you can come up with something just as light, just as fast and just as intuitive in a GUI. I dare you. I double dare you. I double dog dare you.
And when you’re done, I have a 430Mhz machine I want to try it out on. Then we’ll see if it compares to finferflu’s.
His script is here on the Arch forums, but it’s completely independent of distro (I even tried it on my XO). It needs mpc and mpd as well as w3m, all installed and configured. Someone has already come up with an option for moc instead; I’m tinkering with it to see if I can get it to work with mp321 but I keep getting distracted.