I just added a recently played list to my sidebar, so I can be cool like Ryan and Joe. I chose to use Brandon Fuller’s Now Playing plug-in for iTunes. It’s badass. It creates an XML file of your recently played tracks, which it then can FTP to wherever you specify. Then, you just parse the file and post the results. It also uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API to retrieve album art, ASINs, and other useful information.

I also provide a link to buy the album from Amazon. When this link is used, Orpheus gets some money.

This is an awesome feature for blogs. It’s one of the main reasons I decided to start a blog in the first place. Well, that and wasting copious amounts of time.