There, I've said it. No twelve step programs in my neighbourhood yet, and if there were, I doubt I'd be joining them If you love music and haven't checked out Pandora yet, please do so here. Pandora offers new musical recommendations based on your stated preferences.. It's sort of a Last FM like site with some small but important differences. First, Pandora is not Web 2.0: it doesn't have any social networking capabilities, unlike Last FM Second, Pandora is much more user friendly. I wouldn't send my dad to Last FM, but even he couldn't get into trouble with Pandora. (Now there's a challenge for the old man!) Third, and most importantly, the recommendations Pandora makes are a lot better than those at Last FM. I am
downloading like hell buying like crazy to stock my music library with new artists that iTunes doesn't stock and even Shareaza is having a hard time to find. As Peter has said on his blog: I've discovered more new music in one week of using Pandora than in ten years of listening to the radio.
Too bad Pandora doesn't do classical music. Yet.
(BTW: My radio channel got its name because of its strange tendency to mix indie/normal/emo/punk rock, power/goth/nu/symphonic metal, middle of the road singer songwriters of the 'are you happy yet' kind, not so middle of the road singer songwriters of the 'we are all going to die and I'd rather it be sooner than later' kind, and electronic music. Yes, those are all genres I happen to like, so sue me. Except if Pandora plays Nathalie Imbruglia again, in which case I will sue them myself.)