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Old 08-19-07, 01:06 PM   #1
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Pandora absolutely ROCKS.

So one of the vascular surgeons I work with introduced me to Pandora radio, and I'm hooked now. It's the best internet music deal I've ever used. Great, great stuff, and in the span of one day I've already discovered a ton of songs/artists that I never would've known about.

Until I can sneak Pandora through the ol' firewall at work, though, it's still all about the iPod in the operating room...

http://pandora.com
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Old 08-19-07, 01:14 PM   #2
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I really love the "QuickMix" feature that lets you play songs from selected stations. So awesome.

ps- lastfm sucks!
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Old 08-19-07, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, Pete! Listening to it right now.
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Ghey, they can't play in canada.
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Imeem is up and coming.
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I've been Pandora'd for over a year.
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So one of the vascular surgeons I work with introduced me to Pandora radio, and I'm hooked now. It's the best internet music deal I've ever used. Great, great stuff, and in the span of one day I've already discovered a ton of songs/artists that I never would've known about.

Until I can sneak Pandora through the ol' firewall at work, though, it's still all about the iPod in the operating room...

http://pandora.com
That is until you realize their selections usually autoloop. Listen to it for a week or two and it's massive yawn. Not to mention it's not available in Canada anymore.
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That is until you realize their selections usually autoloop. Listen to it for a week or two and it's massive yawn. Not to mention it's not available in Canada anymore.
I had that problem at first until I realized how the thing is programmed. You have to be really careful with the songs that you mark as "do not like". I have found their selection of underground hip hop, old school punk, and good contemporary rock perfectly adequate for a free service.
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Old 08-19-07, 02:59 PM   #9
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A jazz-playing guitarist friend introduced me to Pandora a while ago, and I set up a few "stations" based on the music I was studying at the time, and favourite musicians. I listened for a while, and then started getting "suggestions" (which I ignored) as to what other music/musicians I might enjoy.

Perhaps there's a way of turning off these "helpful hints" but I found them to be a drag, and not unlike some of the radio stations here in New England during their "begathons". Then they started asking me for donations and they started sending me begging mail messages saying that they had to fight copyright lawyers, and that we should all band together etc. etc. so I just stopped listening. Perhaps they've sorted out the copyright stuff, but quite honestly I don't really care (which is why I've just spent the last 5 minutes writing this… )

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Old 08-19-07, 03:03 PM   #10
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Good call, Doc.
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Old 08-19-07, 03:25 PM   #11
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Pretty cool, thanks for the tip.
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Perhaps I will get bored with it after a week, but I'm enjoying it right now. Thanks for the tip.
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very nice! thanks
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Listening now. Very cool. Thanks.
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Old 08-19-07, 04:33 PM   #15
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It can even handle obscure things like "Balkan Beatbox" and "Golem", sweet.
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ps- lastfm sucks!
uh, Last.FM rocks!
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Old 08-19-07, 11:27 PM   #17
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Old 08-20-07, 12:33 AM   #18
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... it's still all about the iPod in the operating room...
TMI. I think we'd all prefer not to know what's really going on while we're under the knife...
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I remember Led Zeppelin turning on just before I lost consciousness for my thyroidectomy.
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Old 08-20-07, 01:24 AM   #20
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I remember Led Zeppelin turning on just before I lost consciousness for my thyroidectomy.
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Nope, Rock and Roll.
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LOL, well that's not so scary. Dazed and Confused might have been good anesthesia music.

Also has the HMO appropriate line: "Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?"

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Old 08-20-07, 11:02 AM   #23
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I remember Led Zeppelin turning on just before I lost consciousness for my thyroidectomy.
I had a prima donna doing my spinal surgery, Puccini: La Bohème right before the hard sleep.
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I had a prima donna doing my spinal surgery, Puccini: La Bohème right before the hard sleep.
Several years ago I was fishing on a lake in our subdivision. One of the homeowners on the lake was working in his yard and had the Texaco Metropolitan Opera broadcast playing on his radio for the rest of the world to hear. I commented to him that it was unusual to hear opera while I was bass fishing. He responded that all they listen to in his house was classical music.

A few weeks later his wife was working in the yard as I fished past. She was listening to some oldies station. "Your husband told me that you folks only listened to classical music," I teased.

"Oh, he just does that for the benefit of the neighbors," she said. "If you get in his car all the radio buttons are set on country stations."
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I like it. Will check it out more when I get home. I'm the guy that yells at people for using Internet radio at work(TOO MUCH BANDWIDTH!), so I probably shouldn't do it myself.
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