Early last week, I was reminded about Pandora (the free Internet source for the Music Genome project). For some reason or another, I thought it had been shut down a year ago...but, clearly, I was wrong. The premise is simple. Just type in a song title, band name, or music genre...and let Pandora do the rest. You get commercial-free for as long as you're at your computer.
I used to be frustrated that Pandora would play one song that I liked ever 20-30 minutes. They would pump me full of songs that weren't all that good, but were by bands that I liked. However, that has not been the case in my most recent experience with Pandora. It's got me listening to music about 3-4 hours a day...and has reminded me why I wanted to study music in the first place.
Here is my list of "radio stations" I have created.
- Simon & Garfunkel
- The Beatles
- Chris Rice
- James Taylor
- Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina
- Damien Rice
Do you do Pandora? What are your thoughts? Are there other / better Internet radio sources that you prefer?