Sigh. I once loved making playlists. I carefully chose themes, burned discs, and kept the glove compartment in my car full. I posted lots of my playlists here. But then I met Paste. They carefully chose themes, burned discs, and kept my glove compartment full for me. I felt cared for.
Then I met Pandora for iPhone. If you love free, uninterrupted, picked-just-for-you, fully customizable music and haven’t been over to Pandora in a while, it’s worth a trip. They have added some great features, like bookmarking and sharing. For a while there were rumors of Pandora’s demise, but so far they are still going strong.
Now when I’m in the car, I just plug in my iPhone and have all the custom music I could ever want pouring out of my speakers. I can change genres on the fly, discover new artists, and mark (and/or purchase — they give you the option of course) notable songs or recording artists. I get smooth, ad-free music all the way home. I would pay a subscription fee for this, but so far, they haven’t asked for it.
Dear Pandora: You are so much better than all those others! I don’t even think about them any more. I hope we’ll be together for a good long while.