If Facebook is “fast music” (as in getting overwhelmed by all the songs scrolling through the activity ticker), This Is My Jam is calling itself “slow music,” because every single song on there was chosen as someone’s favorite song on a particular day — something they keep up for an average of 3.5 days, which is the equivalent of approximately 10,000 years on Facebook or Twitter. By following people, you inadvertently build a sort of online radio station made up only of the favorite songs of people you either know or whose taste you admire. (Note: This Is My Jam was incubated by The Echo Nest, publisher of Evolver.fm.) As of today, all of those past Jams are playable for the first time. Nice!
Like any serious music fan, I think I have great taste in music, so the first thing I did within the app, I must admit, was peruse my past Jams — something that had not been possible in the single-song-focused web version of the service. This led me to revisit Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s heartbreakingly beautiful ode to a fictional stalker of Christina Aguilera, a.k.a. Jam 1: