If there is one thing that gets me through the long work day sitting at my computer it is music. Music puts you in a good mood and you can listen to a variety of different music depending on your mood. Sometimes I want to listen to techno when I need to get pumped up or have a long night of work ahead of me, other times I want to listen to something chill like Coldplay. The thing is I have a few different playlist’s setup in my iTunes and it just gets boring to listening to the same thing over and over again.
I had heard of Pandora a while ago especially when all of the internet radio laws were being talked about, but I never really checked it out. Then I heard about it again when the iPhone App came out. Finally last week I decided to check it out and I’m glad that I did. Pandora is not your typical online radio station. You can pick specific types of music like Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, etc, but you can actually type in an artist or song same and Pandora will try to find songs not only by that artist but songs that are similar. The best thing about this service is that it is free, there is the occasional ad every 10 songs or something like that, but being able to listen to new music everyday for free is great.
So say you are listening to something and you don’t like what’s playing you can give it a thumbs down and songs like it will not be played anymore. I had to do this because when I put in Coldplay it kept on wanting to play Dave Mathews Band and I can’t stand them so THUMBS DOWN and I don’t have to hear them again. Pandora not only lets me listen to music, but it also helps me find new artists and songs that I might have never heard of before. The best thing about Pandora is that you can listen to it at anytime as long as you have a computer or iPhone! So if you are getting bored of your normal music try Pandora!