Friday, January 06, 2006

Create Your Own Music Radio Station: Pandora

create a radio station on the spur of the moment to fit your moods and your whims. the music genome project gives the internet pandora, a website where you create a music radio station by naming artists and songs that you like. pandora puts together an endless concoction of familiar and unfamiliar music to fit your tastes. you can create more than one station, so i started with a bassa nova station, then a beach boys type and then a vocal rock station. the stations learn from you as you tell pandora you like a song or that you don't like a particular selection. pandora learns from its mistakes and serves up many works in the genre or style you've picked that you probably have never heard before... endless... and the best radio i've had for a long time...no commercials...just great music...

even though it's five years old, pandora is in its infancy and continues to learn. if you come up with a music title or an artist that it doesn't know, pandora will respectfully apologize, and intimates that it is always on the lookout for new material and may research your failed request. in the meantime, just continue listening to what pandora unearths for you according to your tastes and instructions...

2 comments:

Wicked Rice said...

I'm glad you like Pandora! I've been getting everyone I know to try it out. Usually they start out uncertain, but once they listen for a few songs they always give me the same "Wow" response. I'm listening to it now with a station playing Depeche Mode type music!

Wyzard said...

i have to credit wicked rice as to putting me on to pandora... her blog is a rch collection of experiences, musings, rantings, highly original narratives, images, and personal inquiry...