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    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
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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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    I really love the "QuickMix" feature that lets you play songs from selected stations. So awesome.

    ps- lastfm sucks!
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    Thanks, Pete! Listening to it right now.
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    By the way, the original translation of that tidbit of feel-good propaganda was "If you love something, kill it and bury the corpse in the woods. If it comes back, congratulations, you found an Indian burial ground and you're pretty much ****ed."

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    Ghey, they can't play in canada.

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    Would you like a dream with that?

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    I've been Pandora'd for over a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    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.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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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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    Good call, Doc.

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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.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    very nice! thanks

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    Listening now. Very cool. Thanks.

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    It can even handle obscure things like "Balkan Beatbox" and "Golem", sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
    ps- lastfm sucks!
    uh, Last.FM rocks!
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    Only works in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    ... 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.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    I remember Led Zeppelin turning on just before I lost consciousness for my thyroidectomy.
    Stairway to Heaven?
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Nope, Rock and Roll.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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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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    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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