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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pandora Power


Pandora Power

Usually, I have my iPod running in the background at work.  More specifically, I listen to it at my work bench.  (You see, I have a desk, where I spend about 30% of my time, and I have another desk (work bench) where I spend the rest of my time.)  Anyway, when I’m at my 30% desk, I tune into Pandora radio.  It is great!  Let me tell you why I have one more reason to love Pandora. 

I recently discovered the genre stations that Pandora has set up.  I found the pop radio genre, which is nice, because I do like some of the songs they play on pop radio.  Well, in case you don’t know, Pandora let’s you “thumb down” songs you don’t like and they will never play again on that station.  It’s a cool way to effectively “customize” what it plays for you.  (I say “customize” because you still have to let Pandora “feed” you songs and let you judge them yourself.)  (I say “feed” because if you use the “free” version of Pandora, you can only skip so many songs before you just have to listen to them all.)  (I just quoted “free” for the heck of it back there.)

This was probably one of the most rewarding, soul-fulfilling, probably-would-have-made-my-bucket-list-if-I-had-one-already “thumbs down” I’ve gotten to dish out in a long time:



Notice the check-marked thumb down in the bottom left corner and the larger, subtle, yet all-powerful thumbs down in the upper right corner. 

Sweet, sweet victory!

Do I really have to explain why this made my day?  I think not.  (Oh, and the only thing better than thumbs-downing this song?  Thumbs-downing the second one that came along.)  No Beiber fever here!

10 comments:

Vic said...

although it's thumbs down...i may just have to delete u from my daily indulgences because u posted anything about this kid!!!!!!!!!!!

Cole Garrett said...

You know... I was indeed considering NOT posting about this, based just on the subject alone.

Jess said...

I'm a fan of anyone who hates Beiber. So, cheers.

Anonymous said...

If this blog post was a Pandora song, I would give it a thumbs up.

connally said...

if this blog post was a Pandora song...
then Pandora's definition of music might have gotten a bit skewed of late.

yeah for mutual Bieber hatred! kudos on the thumbs down. maybe if we rally together, we can bring back talented musicians (the world can only hope...)

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Same here: huge Pandora fan. Discover more new artists and genres via Pandora, so don't be too quick on the thumb. (Beiber excepted of course)
You'll like this too... Terminator Kills Mrs. Beiber. http://skiptucker.blogspot.com/2010/10/one-and-only-way-terminator-couldve.html

AmberLaShell said...

Bieber, take him or leave him.. I don't care anyway.. I use pandora and I actually thumbed down this one too, because I just don't like the song.. great post!

amberlashell.com

Jumble Mash said...

Perfect opportunity for a thumbs down. Well played, Cole, well played.

Bi said...

Hahahaha, very nice!! The worst is when you've already used up your thumbs downs and a gem like this comes along. HATE THAT!

Cole Garrett said...

@ Bi
LOL. Yeah, I hate running out of thumbs downs. When that happens, I MAKE myself in the mood for another station.

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