Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pandora Radio

I never get to listen to music at work, mainly because I dont have speakers on my office PC but also because Im hardly there and when I am Im normally on the phone a lot. Today though, Im on the road and working from a hotel and I just remembered this kickass site that I used to use at my old job to listen to music for free. Its called Pandora Radio (www.pandora.com) and it basically acts as a personalized radio station for you. You type in the name of an artist or particular song that you like and it will play music that is similar to what you type in. For instance, I typed in "John Mayer" and it played a JM tune followed by some blues by Clapton, Otis Redding, Ben Harper, and Buddy Guy. You can rate each tune with a "thumbs up/down" and the program will hone itself even more to what you want to hear. I wanted John Mayer for the blues, not his more pop-like stuff, so when Dave Matthews came on I gave it a thumbs down and it skipped to the next track. Each artist/song that you type in will create a "station" that you can refer back to any time you log on so you can make a bunch of different types of stations to listen to that cover all sorts of musical genres. All of this is for free too! Be sure to check it out, you'll thank me later. ;)

5 comments:

Elmwood said...

I'm thanking you now!!!!!
Thanks for sharing this is awesome!!
(i linked to you from rachelle--btw:)

Blind Mind said...

No problem, enjoy!

Alex said...

You lost me at John Meyer, dude.

Blind Mind said...

Yeah, but you were probably thinking of the lame, oh-my-god-my-girlfriend-dumped-me-i -should-totally-turn-this-into-a-pop-song John Mayer. Im talking about the I-am-here-to-melt-faces-with-my-killer-blues-guitar-riffs-and-solos John Mayer.

Alex said...

Meh. Try John Mayall.