Monday, May 18, 2009

Manly Music Monday

I think I've told you I have a love/hate relationship with Pandora. I'm pretty addicted to it, and I have put some serious time into creating the perfect station. The problem is that it thinks its smarter than me. It'll tell me I should like a band by suggesting a song and I will politely disagree by telling it I dislike its selection. It will give it a break for a few days but eventually it'll sneak another song by the same artist in when it thinks I'm not looking. So I'll tell it again that I am not fond of whatever its trying to foist upon me. But its relentless. Sometimes I'll try and call a truce by just skipping past a song, but that seems to encourage it. But what really pisses me off is when its right. These three songs are the most glaring examples. Wilco, The Flaming Lips and The Shins. Three bands I should like. Pandora says so. My friends say so. Heck, even Itunes Genius has made it known. But I don't. I don't particularly DISLIKE them per se.. I'm just not a fan. Except for these songs. They have drilled their way into my head and are nesting comfortably. I dont know if its Pandora insitence that finally paid off or something else, but here we are. So take a listen and tell me if I'm being beligerent by refusing to fall in line or if these songs represent something unique about the artist that I missed before.

The videos are kinda dumb but it was either this or just streaming audio.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I don't think pandora is doing you any favors this time.


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