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eljeffe Sep 10th, 2008 11:10 pm

Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
I've been a user of Pandora for a long time now. And it just keep getting better.

If you're not familiar, it is a music service (free) that allows you to find music and listen to similar songs based on the 'genome' of the song (a number of factors are used to build the 'genome' of a song, and the service matches other songs with similar 'genomes').

www.pandora.com

The reason why this service as become my favorite app of all time is the iPhone Pandora App. It has replaced my satellite radio for my main source of music of late. Even on the GT, the iPhone's EDGE service was able to play an uninterrupted set of songs on the move. It didn't work really well in remote areas of Utah or Colorado, but I guess that's what the iPod feature is for.

When you are in a 3G (or 2.5G EDGE) coverage area, music is downloaded and played on your iPhone (or other smartphones that have a Pandora App). This is way cool stuff.

Pandora has become so popular that the greedy record companies are trying to squeeze more money out of Pandora as an internet radio station. Our lovely Congress recently passed legislation that increases the royalties paid by internet radio to be more than 4 times what terrestrial radio pays and double what satellite radio pays. Amazing what lobbyists can do. Can't we make them illegal (but that's for another discussion).

Anyway, while it lasts, Pandora is my favorite app of all time (until another one comes along :D )

Steve_R Sep 10th, 2008 11:31 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Well, my AT&T phone isn't supported for Pandora, but I have registered for web access. Cool site Jeff. Thanks.

Wolfgang Sep 10th, 2008 11:44 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Thanks!

I am listening right now. Started up with Gordon Lightfoot and and now the system plays Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Great way to expand on your taste in Music. How is it financed? Free and I have not seen any ads..

AlaskaFish Sep 11th, 2008 12:38 am

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Tks Jeff! I just made it a favorite on my laptop.

John

BMWphreak Sep 11th, 2008 6:29 am

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Awesome open source app! Thanks!

dwsdad Sep 11th, 2008 8:46 am

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Two other apps worth looking at:

Last.fm and AOL Radio (yeah, I know, but it really is pretty good)

Wolfgang Sep 11th, 2008 9:01 am

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Any way to capture the music on I-tunes? I guess that would be illegal...

katnapinn Sep 11th, 2008 9:05 am

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WAY KEWL !!!!! Thanks Jeff I have a lil Bob Schnieder and Reckless Kelly playin as I type :dance:

RonKMiller Sep 11th, 2008 10:23 am

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
THAT IS AWESOME!

Check out www.getsongbird.com.

MUCHO better than I-tunes and it's open source.

eljeffe Sep 11th, 2008 11:39 am

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfgang
Any way to capture the music on I-tunes? I guess that would be illegal...

They have a button that will take you to the song in the iTunes (or Amazon's MP3) store where you can buy it for $0.99

Wolfgang Sep 28th, 2008 8:43 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
I tried it...and LOVE it! It's playing on my computer at work most the time, and now on the I-phone as well.

I just received this e-mail. Seems like a fair request to support them:



Hi, it's Tim from Pandora;

Today, thanks to the extraordinary support of many Pandora listeners, we took a giant step forward when the House of Representatives supported Pandora and Internet radio and passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008. Now we need your help so that the Senate will pass it also - and quickly... The finish line is in sight!

After a yearlong negotiation, Pandora, SoundExchange and the RIAA are finally optimistic about reaching an agreement on royalties that would save Pandora and Internet radio. The legislation would give us the extra time we need to finalize the deal.

Please call your Senators Monday morning starting at 9:00 (Eastern) and ask them to support the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008.

The person who answers the phone in your Senator's office may ask for the bill number - it's H.R. 7084 (if they ask for a Senate bill number, you can assure them that in this unusual case, the Senate is actually voting on the House bill number).

Senator John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison: (202) 224-5922

If the phone is busy, please try again until you get through. These calls really do make a difference.

Thanks so much for you ongoing support.

Tim

eljeffe Sep 28th, 2008 8:45 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
The legislation passed the House last night. Even in the midst of the financial crisis, they were working on all sort of things.

Wolfgang Sep 28th, 2008 9:46 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eljeffe
The legislation passed the House last night. Even in the midst of the financial crisis, they were working on all sort of things.

He is now looking for help in getting the senate to pass it as well. Glad to see our government at "work". I can not imagine that they spend a whole lot of time and effort on this and several bills that passed. There is just no political sex appeal in them.

DubLNawt May 16th, 2011 6:20 pm

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My favorite iPhone app when on the road is Wunder Radio. I get to listen to my favorite FM stations and especially one that I grew up listening to the top 40 on when it was an AM station back in the sixties (WAKY). Still has the same music, format and call letters. It brings back old memories. Great to be hundreds of miles away and have local news that you won't find on network TV. The app seems to work OK even when forced down to EGSM from the faster 3G.

remphoto May 16th, 2011 7:05 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DubLNawt
My favorite iPhone app when on the road is Wunder Radio. I get to listen to my favorite FM stations and especially one that I grew up listening to the top 40 on when it was an AM station back in the sixties (WAKY). Still has the same music, format and call letters. It brings back old memories. Great to be hundreds of miles away and have local news that you won't find on network TV. The app seems to work OK even when forced down to EGSM from the faster 3G.

WAKY in Louisville, Ky? I listened to Bill Bailey and Rusty Reynolds (if I am recalling correctly) during '60's on "Whacky". Thanks for the memories and lead on Wunder.

Jay963 May 16th, 2011 8:37 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve_R
Well, my AT&T phone isn't supported for Pandora, but I have registered for web access. Cool site Jeff. Thanks.

Me and quite a few of my co-workers all of us with AT&T all get Pandora. It is a wonderful app.

katnapinn May 16th, 2011 8:43 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveDragon
The resurrection of this old thread makes me miss our friend Jeff.

Plus 1

Jim May 16th, 2011 10:18 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Same here. When a new unread thread pops up I always check the title and then the author. Did a double take on this one 'til I checked the date.

RIP eljeffe. :(

Randy May 16th, 2011 11:25 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveDragon
The resurrection of this old thread makes me miss our friend Jeff.

Isn't it amazing when things like this surface again? I left Denver on the GS for Los Angeles yesterday and was thinking about the roads we shared with Jeff over the years.

Seems like yesterday.......

DavidTaylor May 17th, 2011 1:58 am

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy
Isn't it amazing when things like this surface again? I left Denver on the GS for Los Angeles yesterday and was thinking about the roads we shared with Jeff over the years.

Seems like yesterday.......

Yep, I remember all the rides and fun I had with Jeff over the years as well. And I think he's the guy that turned me on to Pandora. Damn I miss him.

amarider May 17th, 2011 9:57 am

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When I saw this yesterday could not help but smile, was like a voice from the past. I was at Red River and Jeff was showing a group of us around some of his favorite roads. At every stop he was on his new iPhone showing off some app he loved.
Miss him, Yep! RIP (Ride in Peace) Jeff

DanDiver May 26th, 2012 4:28 pm

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It's nice when an old thread comes back..some very good memories. . and Pandora is still one of my favorites. Listening to it right now.

My wife gave me a subscription to it several years ago so it's on all the time without a break. Still haven't bought that smart phone, but this might push me over the edge!

katnapinn May 26th, 2012 7:19 pm

Re: Pandora - My Favorte 'net' App of All Time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DanDiver
It's nice when an old thread comes back..some very good memories. . and Pandora is still one of my favorites. Listening to it right now.

My wife gave me a subscription to it several years ago so it's on all the time without a break. Still haven't bought that smart phone, but this might push me over the edge!

Made a run to Houston to pick up 2 bikes this morning. The radio reception in my truck suxs. Pandora played all the way there & most of the way home. Just plug the phone into the trucks aux in port & turn up the volume.


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