A break-up post

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.

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3 Responses to A break-up post

  1. Jeff January 12, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Glad you have found an electronic substitute for playlists and mix cds. We had this conversation when we meet almost a year ago. Congratulations on your breakup.

  2. Lisa Creech Bledsoe January 12, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Heh. I’m slow to give up the old, I guess, but the fact that I just wasn’t interested in making many of my own for the past year made it clear.

    Forward ho!

  3. Geoff January 15, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Welcome to the beauty of Pandora. I use it at work, in the car, and at home. Big fan!

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