Internet dating sites are slowly starting to lose their stigma. No doubt helped by the continuing surge in ubiquity of real-life relationships which started on sites like Myspace, Facebook and Twitter, it is becoming more socially acceptable to use sites like OKCupid. Certainly, people are more willing to publicly admit to using these websites and there will soon be a dating site based on a specialist topic if Tastebuds.fm is anything to go by.
Founded by an Englishman & and Irishman, Alex Parish and Julian Keenaghan, both members of a band called Years Of Rice And Salt, Tastebuds.FM aims to help you “meet like-minded single people who share your love for music”. Yep, aimed squarely at music lovers who spend a lot of time online, Tastebuds uses your Last.FM profile to match you up with potential partners. So for those people whose potential partner’s music compatibility is an absolute must, this site picks like-minded individuals based on what artists you commonly listen to. The site has become the definitive matchmaking site for the music blog generation and has over 4,000 members worldwide since June.
Another wonder of the internet, is discovering musicians and singers that are too bonkers to even appear on The X-Factor. Step forward, Leoncie – the self-styled “musical powerhouse”, “awesome entertainer” and singer of “staggering genius” who doesn’t care for her “jealous critics”.
Leoncie is clearly one of the world’s ignored superstars. Her Youtube channel (youtube.com/user/IcySpicyLeoncie) is full of her music video hits. With songs about topics like the newest teenage boy in town, healthy food (Vegetarian! No Cholesterol Ho!), a sex-crazed cop, an invisible girl, a killer in a public park and wrestling, they really have to be seen and heard to be believed.
Leoncie look like a lighter-skinned Sinitta dressed like She-Ra crossed with a Barbie doll and her performances are pretty close to being described as “car crash”. She was recently based in Iceland but claimed to be be moving as the “Icelandic media was racist for refusing to play her music”. Somehow we don’t think it was a race issue love. She even has an album for sale (cdbaby.com/cd/leoncie) called.. wait for it… Radio-Rapist Wrestler. Oh internet, how we love thee.