Pandora Radio

A civil engineer buddy of mine sent me a link to Thought if was interesting enough to share with my fellow monkeys that can also listen to music quietly at their desk. You basically start by typing in an artist or a song that you like and then the program built into the site creates a radio station of similar music.

Comments (10)

Jan 12, 2009

This is a really neat find. Thanks for sharing it.

Jan 12, 2009

My IT guys claims Pandora takes up a lot of bandwith and slows down the server but I def use it pretty frequently

Jan 12, 2009

I thought it was neat back then, and it's definitely a good way to get introduced to new music.

That being said, I like to have control over what I listen to and the radio doesn't allow me to do that. I've stopped using it for that reason.

Jan 12, 2009

If you have an iPhone you can download their app for free and stream it without using your computer.

NEVER lose your BlackBerry

Jan 12, 2009

with mdcacnt. Although, its a great program, you really don't have control of the songs that you want played. Also, many of the songs within a station don't belong. Lastly, pandora plays many of the songs over and over again. But if you have nothing else to fall to, pandora is your friend.

Jan 12, 2009
Project Playlist.

It's free, and you can select the songs you want. Each playlist holds 200 songs.

It's not guaranteed they'll have the particular song you want, and sometimes it's only an excerpt, but if it's popular enough, there will be a full-length version from someone.

Jan 12, 2009

I think pandora is great, too.

I switch between both...depends on what mood I'm in.

Jan 12, 2009

Pandora is awesome - nearly every analyst in my office has it on constantly.

It gets better if you keep training it - remember to thumbs up and thumbs down songs every once in a while. If it's playing a song too much, there's an option to 'not play this for a month'.

Another great at work music option -

Basically LaLa takes an inventory of everything you have in your home iTunes, and uploads it to their server. You can then stream it back to your work computer through their site. Great if you have a large collection at home.

  • Capt K
Jan 13, 2009

I prefer

you can make your own playlists with exactly the songs you want, or search for playlists that others have made. One of my favorites is searching for "Rolling Stone top 500" -- it's the top 500 songs as rated by rolling stone magazine. That one lasted me for a good two weeks!

Sep 17, 2009