The idea for radio grayblog arose after I spotted several weblogs around the world featuring a list of recently played music, generally powered by the excellent BlogAmp utility.
This seemed all very well, but one of the problems I have with BlogAmp is that you can't actually click on the lists to hear the music played, especially as it is pretty unlikely that you will have heard of all, much or even any of the music listed.
So I gave some consideration to how I could do something better, and the natural conclusion was to set up an online radio station that plays my music. This would mean that visitors to my site would actually be able to hear the things I like, and I'd be able to listen to my favourite music at work without having to cart my entire CD collection around with me!
Naturally, issues such as hosting and royalties immediately presented themselves. After much detailed investigation, I settled on using the Live365 service, which is reasonably priced and neatly deals with these issues.
Thus, at 7.30pm BST on 2 August 2002, radio grayblog was born.

Listening to radio grayblog
radio grayblog broadcasts 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. It systematically works through the playlist in the order shown below. The playlist is currently about nine and a half hours long and consists of around 120 tracks - so, if you listen to it all day at work, you shouldn't hear the same track twice.
Additionally, I'll be changing the playlist at frequent intervals to keep it reasonably fresh and interesting.

To listen to radio grayblog, you need to join and log in at Live365. You will find full instructions on how do this at their site, and it is free of charge.
Once you have done this, or if you are already a member, you can launch radio grayblog by going to the radio grayblog page at Live365 and hitting the "play" symbol.
Live365 has a comprehensive online help facility, if you should get stuck.

Support radio grayblog
If you would like to support the running of radio grayblog, then please visit my support page.
Alternatively, if you're feeling really generous, check out my Amazon wishlist.

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You can also support this page by purchasing the music that you hear using the Amazon links in the playlist below. I receive a small commission for each CD sold that way, and that will help to offset the running costs of radio grayblog.

The playlist currently consists of the following tracks (correct at 18 March 2003) (most recent additions marked new):

Title Artist Album/Single Amazon
A Certain Someone The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic BUY
A Dog Barking On An Icecream Van Stella Maris Good Bloke, Bad Bloke and God
After Landing Bowery Electric Lushlife BUY
Ain't Got Nothing Supreme Beings of Leisure Strange Love Addiction
Ampop/Period Ampop Nature Is Not A Virgin
Asthma (Fila Brazillia Mix) Phosphorus Brazilification
Automatic new Pointer Sisters Jump
Bass and Several Cars Shantel Auto Jumps and Remixes
Battersea new Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk
Believe (16b remix) GusGus Believe
Beyond Material Minus 8 Elysian Fields
Big Amoeba Sound new Max & Harvey Xen Cuts
Big Shot Bark Psychosis Hex BUY
Blood On My Hands The Sundays Blind BUY
Bloodstain new UNKLE Psyence Fiction
Blue Planet (Fila Brazillia Mix) Chaser Brazilification
Boof 'n' Baff 'n' Biff (Fila Brazillia Mix) Black Uhuru Brazilification
Bright Nights Koop feat. Yukimi Nagano Waltz for Koop BUY
Bug Powder Dust (Dub) Bomb The Bass The K+D Sessions
Call Me Sam Brown ReBoot
Captain Webb Baby Mammoth Swimming
Chocolate Elvis Tosca Opera
Cinderella Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Climbing Up The Walls (Fila Brazillia Mix) Radiohead Brazilification
Clockwork Roots Manuva Funkungfusion BUY
Coat Plaid P-Brane EP
Cocaine and Camcorders (UNKLE variation) new UNKLE with South Sexy Beast OST
Colouration Blue States Man Mountain BUY
Common Knowledge Quantic The 5th Exotic BUY
Destination Schmoov While You Wait
Diving Up Tetris Pork100
Elevator Jaffa Elevator
Flite The Cinematic Orchastra Every Day BUY
Free Your Mind The Politicians Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic BUY
Funky For You Deadbeats Everything But The Girl: DJ Kicks
Get Another Plan Abstract Truth Unchartered Territories 2
Ghost Town (12" version) The Specials Ghost Town
Going Under (Kruder and Dorfmeister mix) Rocker's Hi-Fi The K&D Sessions
Gun (Schizoid-Man Remix) GusGus Polyesterday BUY
Halogen Photek Solaris BUY
untitled (track 2) new Heidika Heidika_1
Hojar (Album Mix) Al-Pha X MasterCuts: Early Hours
Honey Tosca Suzuki BUY
If I Fall Naked Music NYC What's On Your Mind? BUY
I'm In Love With A German Film Star The Passions Passion Plays
In Love With Danielle Steel Melys Diwifr
In The Key Of Blue Quantic The 5th Exotic BUY
Infections new Distorted Minds The Shop Floor part 3
It's A New Day new Skull Snaps Stone Cold Funk
It's Inside new Landslide Om Lounge 7
I've Been Told Faith Over Reason Easy BUY
June 9th Boards of Canada High Scores
Kalima (Bootleg Cassette version) The Cinematic Orchestra All That You Give BUY
King Ashabanapal (Digidub Mix) new Funki Porcini Hed Phone Sex
Lady Day and John Coltrane Gil Scott-Heron MasterCuts: Early Hours
Life In The Rain Quantic The 5th Exotic BUY
Lola Headcase feat. Toni Halliday Mushi Mushi BUY
London Calling The Clash London Calling
Lovesick (Underdog rmx) Lisa Germano Kid Loco - DJ Kicks
Meaning Quantic The 5th Exotic BUY
Mind My Make-Up (Dust Junkys mix) Finitribe Mind My Make-Up BUY
Mirror In The Bathroom The Beat Beat This
Modular (Modular Mix by Solid) Air Limitless Luxury
Monday Massacre Mr Oizo Flat Beat BUY
Montego Bay Spleen St Germain Tourist
More To Life Lhooq Lhooq BUY
Morning Light Concord Dawn Morning Light
Mother-in-Law new Ohio Players Stone Cold Funk
Navigating The Nursery Slope Appliance Imperial Metric BUY
911 (part 1) new Kush The Temptation Sessions (radio edits)
No Need To Cry Neko Case and Her Boyfriends Furnace Room Lullaby
Northstar Cujo Adventures in Foam
NW37th new Neotropic 15 Levels of Magnification
One Passenger Lost Visit Venus Music For Space Tourism vol.1
Only Today Blue States Man Mountain BUY
Orozco Tosca Suzuki BUY
Otono Orbital The Middle of Nowhere BUY
Peppermint Pig (7" version) Cocteau Twins Peppermint Pig BUY
Pigs In Space Baby Mammoth Motion Without Pain
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry Super Hits
Plus Profond new Hooverphonic A New Stereo Sound Spectacular
Pork Albumen new Funki Porcini Hed Phone Sex
Powerhouse Raymond Scott Restless Nights and Turkish Twilights
Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic The Politicians Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic BUY
Ready To Roll Rae and Christian Sleepwalking BUY
Return Of The Coconut Groove Trio Eléctrico Coconut Groove
Rockit Soul new Funki Porcini Rockit Soul
Silent Film Animals That Swim Workshy
Snake Hips Future Sound Of London ISDN
(I Got) So Much Trouble On My Mind new Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul Stone Cold Funk
Someone new Hooverphonic A Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Special Cases new Massive Attack 100th Window
Spy Journeyman Funkungfusion BUY
Strength, Courage and Wisdom India Arie Acoustic Soul BUY
Studio 20 Blue States Man Mountain BUY
The Big Tilt (DMX Krew Rmx) Visit Venus The Big Tilt BUY
The Book Lovers Broadcast Work and Non Work BUY
The Hidden Camera Photek The Hidden Camera BUY
The Hollow Men Cocteau Twins Garlands BUY
The Sound Waves Reversing Man or Astroman? Made From Technetium
The Trainer Shuffle Blue States Nothing Changes Under The Sun
The Truth Handsome Boy Modeling School Winter Chill 2
Through Tryin' Naked Music NYC What's On Your Mind? BUY
Time Zone Space Link Conversions - A K&D Selection
To Ulrike M (Amalgamation of Soundz Mix) Doris Days Limitless Luxury
Trailing In The Wake Rae and Christian Sleepwalking BUY
Transmit Liberation Single Cell Orchestra Single Cell Orchestra
Truth And Rights Zero 7 Another Late Night BUY
Twist The Knife Neko Case and Her Boyfriends Furnace Room Lullaby
Unreadable Communication Curve Cuckoo BUY
Unreal UNKLE Psyence Fiction
Useless (Kruder and Dorfmeister Mix) Depeche Mode MasterCuts: Early Hours
Vacetious Blooms new Neotropic 15 Levels of Magnification
Verano Andy Caldwell Om Lounge 6 BUY
Wardrope new Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
What's Wrong With Groovin Letta Mbulu JDJ - Desert Island Mix
Whatever Shantel Great Delay
Wider Than The Sky Quantic Apricot Morning
Word Love Rhianna Word Love
Yachts (A Man Called Adam mix) Coco Steel and Lovebomb Remixed
You Can't Turn Me Away Sylvia Striplin Another Late Night - Zero 7 BUY