I never ate the banana. Neither of the ones I have. So... I'll have to make a baked good.
PANDORA. I love Pandora. I only have two channels right now, but who needs more than two channels if one is a Wilco channel and the other is a Pixies channel? I really only have those two moods.
Why do I love Pandora so much? Two reasons:
Reason the first!
I don't know how other people hear new music, but since I generally only ever listen to NPR I don't hear it on the radio. By the time I've heard of a "new" musician everyone else has already gotten around to hating them. So, branching out - that's the first reason.
Reason the second!
Here's an embarrassing confession: I am completely incapable of making a cohesive playlist on my iPod. For instance, I'll have something from The Cure*, and then perhaps the Psychadelic Furs** and then all of a sudden I'll be singing Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back in Town and wouldn't that go great with the other two songs?
No. No it wouldn't.
That's why I have a playlist called "alterno" that has 500 songs including the Indigo Girls and Prince. I am bad at this.
But. I think with the help of my friend Pandora and a little time commitment, I can make some important cuts and form some other, aptly named playlists to suit my moods. All two of them.
*Yes. I have The Cure on my iPod.
**After my admission of The Cure are you really surprised at this? I thought not.