I spend a good amount of time on the internet, not only for my job, but for personal use as well. Here are some of the sites that visit the most, at least once a day to checkout what's going on.

 

News:

NPR.org

I have turned into an National Public Radio (NPR) junkie over the last few years. It is what I listen to on my way to work and home every day. Most times when I am driving in fact I listen to my local station (WAMU). Morning Edition and All Things Considered are where I get roughly 80% of my news. NPR Music has some great stuff on Jazz, they broadcast several concerts from the 9:30 Club each month from various national/regional acts and sponsor many music festivals that I love (Newport Jazz/Folk Festival, Sasquatch, and others). I can't say enough good things about their news and music coverage.

Washington Post
My local paper and a great resource for general news. Being of the X generation I have no land line (never owned one), get my tv via over-the-air broadcast (all five channels of foreign news from MHz Networks) but I get home delivery of the Post. I actually rarely read it, but I believe in what they do so much I subscribe. I wish I could just give them money and not get the paper, would be much easier.

 

DSL Reports

Another technology site, this one focused mostly on everything dealing with the telecomms and internet. I like the way most of the articles are written, adds good commentary to the news.

 

TorrentFreak

News site about the world of BitTorrent. Anything you would want to know about it is posted here, has gotten some great scoops and is regularly posted to by other sites. Great insight and articles by the posters.

 

Apple Insider

I have now owned a Mac for over 6 years and love it. I got the first generation Mac Mini back in early 2005 and currently have a 2010 MacBook Pro that goes everywhere with me. Got several generations of iPods and can't wait to get the fifth generation iPhone when it comes out in Aug/Sept (rumored) on the Verizon network.

Anything you would want to know about Apple gets posted here, great resource.

 

Music:

Soulsearching w/ Michael Ruetten

Soulsearching w/ Michael Ruetten
I have been listening to this guys podcast for several years now and it just blows me away some times. I have found countless new artists and songs from here. Affectionately know as "Vetter from Germany" by my friends. Based out of Frankfurt he spins under Soulpatrol and the Compost record label. Great mix of funk, soul, jazz, house, reggae, you name it.

 

Boogie Banger
Another dude from Germany that posts regularly. Like Michael, he posts a lot of rare groove, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, etc... Highly recommend checking this guy out.

 

 

 

Blogs:

I Do Stuff...
Have to give a shout out to my other web page. Here I write about my crazy adventures in this world. I try to get out as much as possible and document my experiences.