Which brings me to blip.fm, and its tragic unusability. I was having problems with it freezing my browser and hanging, and went to the FAQ (like you do) where it told me that Adblock Plus was known to cause issues with the site. Fair enough, thought I, and turned it off; and it did fix that particular problem. However, the site's now full of adverts, which means that I have problems with it freezing my browser and hanging. Oh well. Enter http://rcrdlbl.com/ -- its social aspect is nub-like and it looks like its been built out of hope and string, however it takes care of its key business -- playing and downloading music -- with nonchalent ease. That'll do.