Pandoraon February 7, 2013 at 11:03 am
As I work on tomorrow’s strip I am enjoying my Yoko Kanno channel on Pandora. For the most part I like Pandora. I fancy myself having fairly eclectic tastes in music, so while I can be an annoying snob about classical music, I also consider Metallica tame when I have my metalhead hat on. Because of this, there’s nothing I like better than being introduced to a new sound and on this alone Pandora has introduced me to numerous new musicians who I enjoy very much.
Unfortunately it is not a perfect system. While Pandora selects songs that are “like” the artist you are listening to they are not necessarily like the song you are listening to. This can be very frustrating when I am putting a new playlist together. For example I am always looking for new material for my “Tuesday Rhapsody” segment. I get most of my material going through library archives, but I’d like to find much newer modern material and I know that not all Rhapsodies have the word “Rhapsody” in their title. You would think that Pandora would be the perfect tool for this hunt. Regrettably I’ve found that this is mostly not the case.