Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet DonkeyRide                                             
Blipper since: December 27, 2009

"Music is my everything. It's the soundtrack of my life. I dream, live, and think music.'

Pete Dulin: What part of the world do you live in? 

DonkeyRide: Israel, Tel Aviv

Dulin: Why do you blip music on Blip.FM? 

DonkeyRide: I like the simple platform and interface. I like that it loads music faster than YouTube. I like the whole props exchange system. I like discovering new music via new DJs.

Dulin: What other ways do you listen to music? 

DonkeyRide: Mostly on my iPhone but I also loan CDs from a nearby public library.

Dulin: What song or artist do you listen to when sad or going through a tough time? 

DonkeyRide: Wow, so many to think of. Elliott Smith without a doubt, but also Nick Drake, Madeleine Peyroux, or works by Frédéric Chopin.

Dulin: What has been the most pleasant discovery, experience, or aspect of Blip.FM? The most frustrating? 

DonkeyRide: Most pleasant I think was discovering jazz artist Donald Byrd. Most frustrating, not enough props to reward all the blips I like.

Dulin: What song or lyric do you wish you would have written? Why? 

DonkeyRide: Too many to count. I wish I'd written most of the music I blip. It's just mostly pure genius.

Dulin: How does music, whether playing/listening on Blip.FM or elsewhere, affect your behavior, reflect your mood, or express your personality from day to day? 

DonkeyRide: Music is my everything. It's the soundtrack of my life. I dream, live, and think music.

Dulin: If you could blip one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose? 

DonkeyRide: I think something by John Lennon, but definitely not "Imagine." Something about pain like "I don't believe." [Referring to the song "God."]

Dulin: Name 5 songs that you would play in a mix at a house party. 

DonkeyRide: As in House music? Depends on the people and atmosphere. Could be anything from classical music to jazz to contemporary rock to acid jazz. I'd play any of my blipped songs happily..

Dulin: Is there a musician or band in your country that you wish would become an international superstar? Why?

DonkeyRide: Mm. Not sure. Maybe 'Habrera Ha'Tiviit' (natural selection), a world/oriental music group existing for about 25 years but never really breaking the local barriers.

Dulin: What three musicians or bands would you most like to hear in the same concert? 

DonkeyRide: Right now, it'll be Israeli jazzman Avishai Cohen, US band The National, and maybe Jack White from the White Stripes.

Dulin: What person in your life was the most influential to your music tastes? 

DonkeyRide: Mm. I think my dad.

Dulin: Any other thoughts to share?

DonkeyRide: In my opinion, there should be more ways to get props and reward them unto others. There should be also more clarity regarding the badges scheme.

Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. Always looking for the next great song, he can be found in the Blip Nation at He unleashes profound non sequiturs at and publishes creative work at

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  1. what a great way to describe the joy of listening to music "...the soundtrack of my life..."

  2. Thanks Donkeyride for enriching the soundtrack of my life as well!

  3. Indeed "music is the soundtrack of our life"
    and Lennon would be the one to present our pure true human spirit.
    Thank you for that enlightening enterview.

  4. Another great interview Pete! The best phrase I've heard in a long time DonkeyRide "the soundtrack of my life" Yes! That describes music perfectly!