The Night Blip fm Died

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23 years ago, I wrote a 3 page letter to my present day husband comprised entirely of lyrics. Thinking he would read it as I wrote it, changing tunes with each phrase, I handed my masterpiece over to him with such pride. He played guitar, so of course he could appreciate it…  Maybe not as much fun to read as it was to write it!

My Hubby

My Hubby

You might think someone like me would immediately abandon ship from Twitter to Blip.fm as soon as the introduction was made. Limitless music to pour through is a type of heaven for someone like me who majored in Musical Theater and even tried unsuccessfully to change her major to Music (they liked me, they really liked me, but I could not sight read on piano well enough, alas). By the time I checked out Blip.fm, I was fully ensconced in my Twitter world. I used TONS of restraint not to “blip” all the time since many Twitter users considered it “spam” to play song after song. I denied my passion for a very long time, stopping in to blip only a song or two…

On Friday (night!), September 25th, 2009, that would all change. Perhaps it changed for MANY, MANY people all at once? It was a Friday night filled with fun, twittering and blipping! The excitement was almost palpable as we “passed each other in the halls” nodding our virtual approval of songs and tweets when we couldn’t slow down long enough to actually reply. Blip.fm was so busy I could hardly add a song to my playlist! The songs came whizzing by making their own music! Here’s another one from

@krystynchong

@krystynchong

@KrystynChong ~smiles~ that’s a GOOD one! Tweets zooming just as fast!  Here I am!

@CiaoBella50

@CiaoBella50

@MomsofAmerica

@MomsofAmerica

@FijiLomalagi

@FijiLomalagi

@RiWrites

@RiWrites

@CiaoBella50 @MomsofAmerica @FijiLomalagi @RiWrites! Ready for our pajama party!” –

@LoriMoreno

@LoriMoreno

(@LoriMoreno‘s idea) It wasn’t long before most of that group was in Twitter Jail ~ which calls for Thin Lizzy – “JailBreak”, of course! Speeding to blip JailBreak, @CiaoBella50 and I met briefly in a DM, both trying to rip the song out, neither being successful. I told Bella I couldn’t get my blips to show up in my tweets! <~ what a fun sentence THAT was! Wonder what’s wrong? I continued to blip new jail songs, but none would come through to Twitter. Then something odd happened at Blip.fm…it slowed down and my Firefox browser began to crash.

It was all I could do to squeeze out a tweet, cramming @CiaoBella50 @RiWrites @MomsofAmerica @FijiLomalagi into our tweets. Changing the names of the convicted to their Twitter jail account names seamlessly, rock on!

@DJKevyK

@DJKevyK

Happened upon a Blip by @DJKevyK that seemed to be someone talking in French – cool, interesting, funny, I thought.

@mayhemstudios

@mayhemstudios

That took me off on an A.D.D. tangent and I began to wonder why I never talk to @MayhemStudios anymore – of course, “it’s so funny…..how we don’t talk…. Anymore” Well, I had to blip THAT song to him! I sped off to my search page in slow motion since Firefox was crashing, searched out the song, marveled that this must be a “one hit wonder” since I didn’t know who did the song, proceeded to blip it and got an internal server error!

Blip.fm Fatal Error

Blip.fm Fatal Error

Reboot!

Reboot!

Progress...

Progress...

Blip.fm was CRASHING????

Boot Language

Boot Language

How could this BE?????

In response to my laughing with my friends, exclaiming “I broke Blip.fm!”, my husband started yelling at me for breaking Blip.fm! What song was I blipping? He was planning on blipping some tunes! What did I do?! (I decided not to tell him.)

Of course, we are all USED to Twitter #Failwhales and Caterpillars, but I had never seen Blip.fm CRASH! I could still listen, but not blip. I ran around to my friends on Twitter, asking them if they could blip? Before I got any answers confirming from Twitter, other Blippy friends that I also know in Twitter, of course, @drslimpepper

@soulboykirk

@drslimpepper

@soulboykirk came by my Twitter to say they could no longer blip, either! I began telling them I broke Blip.fm! It had to be me since I am not there often and really started pounding out the blips! A feeling of dread came over me as I gradually realized Blip.fm was seriously and actually DOWN.

@drslimpepper

@djslimpepper

RT @drslimpepper Oh Blippy how I love you, Oh Blippy how I care, 4 you. Come on back Blippy, we all love you. LOL

Thank goodness it’s back on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm EST!

I will never toy with you again, Blippy!

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by Anita Nelson @ModelSupplies on Twitter – Follow me!

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6 responses to “The Night Blip fm Died

  1. Anita Broke Blip! That was my headliner tweet last night after you turned in for the night and it sounded a lot like Tribe Called West’s “Bonita Apple Bum”…so I was going to blip you that classic but uh, guess what?

    Blip is DOWN again. and what timing, it coincided w/this blog entry! 😉

    #youRock
    -krys

    • I feel just awful about it! Man, I’d really like to hear it, too!

      Thanks for commenting and for not killing me! LOL
      #youRock TOO!
      x0x
      Anita @ModelSupplies

  2. well when Blip takes time out you are all welcome to go through the archive at http://www.ernmander.co.uk 🙂 hehehe cheap plug.

    To be honest was hoping Blip.fm was up tonight wanted to Blip some tunes ~

    • Thanks for the tip! Hope we don’t need to use it tonight – no offense! Just hoping to Blip some Saturday night songs, too! Thank you for your comment!
      x0x
      Anita @ModelSupplies

  3. Oh Anita, you should be a writer! Your special way of speaking makes me laugh uncontrollably!!! Awesome Post!!… And OHHH so funny as usual! XOXO

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