According to Slate
(formerly, Salon’s) tech writer Farhad Manjoo, reviewing the
iPhone makeover and cool third-party programs that optomize its
potential, the expense and hassle of securing the new device is worthwhile
if only for mobile access to Pandora.com. The personally-programmed radio site has captivated me, too
— Pandora’s Music Genome Project reliably
streams known and unknown music I like — jazz-beyond-jazz — on my B **tches Brew “station”
in surprising juxtapositions and successions.
Virtually free, nearly boundless music exploration at one’s fingertips!
Aiming at a jazz-beyond-jazz: heightened, gutsy, global, time-traveling music, dynamically wide-ranging and sometimes psychedelic. Lots of rhythm and swing, few ballads. A work in progress, of course.
By which I mean I keep fiddling with the seeds, trying to come up with a perfect mix of the modal and chord-running, electronic and acoustic, instrumental and vocal, rootsy or abstract, Asian and Afro-Caribbean, familiar and unimaginable. Or I just enjoy what’s coming up without having to make a selection, also without ads and announcers. If you’d like to check my station out; go to Pandora, set up a free account, go to Share>Find a shared station, then put my email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or send me an email at that address and I’ll email you a link. Unfortunately, there’s no way to post a direct link here.
iPhone users have streamed 3 million tracks through Pandora, and [Tim] Westergren [Pandora’s founder, a composer] says they’re listening for an average of nearly an hour a day. It’s been up for less than a week . . .