You might have seen us mention this on Twitter in the last month — basically, tomorrow a thing called Harkive (this is its site) is collecting stories about how people all around the planet listen to music.
So at the end of tomorrow, or the day after or whenever, you email them a diary of what you listen to (and how you've listened to it) on July 9 2013. (You can tweet it during the day as well if you like.)
If we were doing it today, we might have sent in something along the lines of:
- 0700 — User iPod Touch, Blu-Tacked to the kitchen wall, to tune in to Radio Jackie through Sonos system, the speaker for which is on top of the fridge. Hear The Saturdays' 'Gentleman' among other tunes.
- 0900 — Rizzle Kicks tweet a YouTube link to their new single; it's a lyric video and includes the phrase "hashtag trend".
- 1005 — Somehow end up watching ad for the Nile Rodgers cash-in album 'Up All Night' on YouTube. Start thinking about various Nile Rodgers songs. Listen to some Diana Ross etc. 'Upside Down': quite good.
- 1025 — End up listening to Alcazar songs featuring or inspired by bits of Nile Rodgers songs. 'This Is The World We Live In' is the best.
- 1100 — Driving around a bit, Capital FM on car stereo. Demi Lovato's 'Heart Attack'. Notice previously unheard ad-libs near end.
- 1300 — Sift through music submissions for Popjustice. Suggestions include the Namie Amuro album (the bits on YouTube sound good), and something from Sun Comes Out Twice As Bright, a duo from Sydney who've sent over a Soundcloud link.
- 1400 — PR sends over a remix of a song which sounds like it's by one remix person but is actually by another. It's on a private Soundcloud link.
- 1600 — A friend asks for suggestions for songs about cheating — suggest Pet Shop Boys' 'Jealousy', Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' and Lady Gaga's 'Judas', then listen to all three on iTunes and Will Young's 'Jealousy' for good measure even though it's not strictly about cheating.
- 1615 — Remember that Toni Braxton's 'He Wasn't Man Enough' was also about cheating, find that for whatever reason it's not in iTunes library, listen to it on YouTube instead.
We listened to more than that today, but you get the general idea.
As you might be able to tell from the people they've asked to make example contributions (and the actual content of those sample contributions) the whole thing might end up being a bit serious.
By this we mean there might not be much discussion of listening to Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' while rollerskating.
But from what we can make out the whole point of Harkive is that it pulls in as much variety as possible, so some contributions from Popjustice readers would probably help move the whole thing away from being a 24-hour celebration of the Sub Pop 'catalogue'.
They've made it quite easy. You can email your diary over, or submit it on their site, or whack it on your own blog, or hashtag your listening with #harkive on Twitter or Instagram, or post stuff on their Facebook wall. More details here if you're interested.
So there you go.