Cool Site of the Week: Turntable.fm

Oh, what a difference a week makes. When I wrote this story for Maximum PC, it was hard to contain the fanboy-like devotion I felt for Turntable. After being brought into the musical fold by Robbie and Flo at Mac|Life, I couldn’t get enough. Turntable was everything that I loved about being in a band, about being around people, period: Listening to music, yapping about banality and having a no-strings attached good time. It brought me back to the listening parties I used to attend back in university, where my Skanking Pickles met the likes of Buddy MacMaster, and The Pogues hung out with Otis Redding. 

Bliss.

Imagine my surprise today when I logged on and discovered that instead of being able to log in for more aural awesomeness, all I got was this:

We’re very sorry, but while we would love to let you in and rock out with us, we need to currently restrict turntable access to only the United States due to licensing constraints. 

We are working very hard to try and get you in as soon as possible. 

If you believe this is a mistake and you are located in the United States, please e-mail help [at sign] turntable dot fm 

Again, sorry, and we hope to see you soon. 

Have no doubt, I’ll get back in and start spinning again. That is after all, what Tor is for. But it won’t be the same. As with any party, it’s a Hell of a lot more fun when you’re actually on the guest list. Maybe I’ll see you there.