Stream (almost) any music track in mplayer

python2 -c 'import urllib2 as u, sys as s, json as j, subprocess as p;p.call(["mplayer", u.urlopen(j.loads(u.urlopen("http://ex.fm/api/v3/song/search/%s" % "+".join(s.argv[1:])).read())["songs"][0]["url"]).geturl().split("#")[0]])' lenny kravitz fly away
Just give it an artist and/or song at the end of the command as shown.
Sample Output
Detected file format: Audio only
Clip info:
 Title: Fly Away                      
 Artist: Lenny Kravitz                 
 Album: Baptism                       
 Year:     
 Comment: htt                         
 Genre: Unknown
==========================================================================
Requested audio codec family [mpg123] (afm=mpg123) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, floatle, 128.0 kbit/4.54% (ratio: 16000->352800)
Selected audio codec: [ffmp3float] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG layer-3 audio)
==========================================================================
AO: [pulse] 44100Hz 2ch floatle (4 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A:  23.0 (23.0) of 220.0 (03:40.0)  0.5% 45% 

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By: nagev
2013-09-21 02:25:51

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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