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“There are heroes in the seaweed…” – Leonard Cohen
One of the best things about being part of Pandora is knowing that we are, with the help of our listeners, tilling the musical soil, churning up music that for one reason or another may have gotten lost or buried at some point.
I love the idea that we are all keeping so many songs in circulation, and in that spirit, I thought I’d post a few artists that might be new to some of you, that you can explore as new starting points.
Sibylle Baier – I am loving this station based on the solo acoustic folk of this recently rediscovered recording. You’ll hear great lesser-knowns like the incredible Vashti Bunyan, and Ruthann Friedman and Bridget St. John, plus better known folkies like Nick Drake.
Sleep – Where would we be without metal? We wouldn’t be able to cook scrambled eggs, for one thing! So open your ears to the weirdly pillowy doom metal sounds of this station. It’s a good one. And hey – those of you who have never listened to metal – you know who you are – don’t glaze over – check this out :-).
Peanut Butter Wolf – I love the track Here’s a Smirk, and bet it would make a cool station. He got his name from a girlfriend’s kid brother, who dreamed up the peanut butter wolf as his deepest fear. At least something cool came from the poor guy’s nightmares!
Thomas NewmanRoad to Perdition Score – I’ve been into soundtrack music lately. It’s interesting how it is made to be secondary, while also being canny and amazingly precise in the reactions it evokes. Here’s a station made from one of my favorite pieces in this score.
DM StithFire of Birds – This is new music from the Asthmatic Kitty label, nice folks who put out some of the most interesting pop music of the day. This is orchestral and experimental folk that lives in that verdant valley between Mount Pleasantmusic and Mount Artsymusic. One of my favorite imaginary places.
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget Record Store Day tomorrow!
mz

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  1. Tom
    April 18, 2009 at 8:16am
    I am really impressed with this website. It lets me to listen my favourite songs at a click.
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  2. KB
    April 18, 2009 at 8:39am
    Hey there, I'm having a blast on Pandora this weekend -- really getting into new genres and artists that I had no idea I was such a fan of. Here's a thought: I keep hearing new artists that I like, and wishing I could just click on a link to see when they're coming to play in a town near me. Is there a link on this site that already lets you check out an artist's tour schedule? Or, should I just get over my laziness and go to their website... Thanks, KB
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  3. oscar Obeja
    April 18, 2009 at 5:49pm
    Hi, Nice music in your website. I really enjoyed listening as well as reading the informative biographies of various artists. Thanks. Oscar
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  4. Chad
    April 18, 2009 at 5:52pm
    I have to say, Pandora may be the best thing ever to happen to the internet!!! Thank you!!!
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  5. Grant
    April 18, 2009 at 8:04pm
    Pandora spanks regular radio. The depth of music choice cannot be compared to anything else out there. It's easy to use and you're in control. There's no down side. Keep up the good work! Grant Website Owner: Get Your Ex-Girlfriend Back Fast
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  6. Colleen
    April 19, 2009 at 9:24am
    There are just days that I need to hear songs that remind me of my son. I found your station/s and have been hooked ever since. I love the music and the way it just gets better and better each song that plays! It has lifted my spirits more than once! God bless you all!
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  7. dana
    April 20, 2009 at 7:12am
    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! you are a genius! Thanks for creating something so wonderful!
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  8. Jack Simon
    April 20, 2009 at 8:06am
    I was listening to the Stan Kenton organization when the thought occurred that the listeners of Pandora, who are into modern jazz, might want to spend some time with the man who was the orchestral granddaddy of the sound.For the younger group, listening to the Kenton arrangements might give you an insight to what inspired the Elgarts, Billy May/, Sauter/Finnegan et al. If you like the big band sound of today, he is worth spending the time.
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  9. Ruben Garza
    April 20, 2009 at 10:43am
    now that i found pandora, i spend more time on it than porn. lol jk jk but ti is cool & i thank u. THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX THX.
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  10. Rainforest Jumperoo
    April 20, 2009 at 2:13pm
    The Vashti Bunyon record 'Lookaftering' hasn't left my turntable (that's right - its either Pandora or Vinyl for me) in 2 months..
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  11. the rock
    April 21, 2009 at 3:28pm
    this is the best internet station ive found to date...lots to see and do here.....
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  12. Ab Lounge
    April 26, 2009 at 5:48am
    Oh that DM Stith song is definitely one of my top tracks from 2008 - the whole album Heavy Ghost is incredible - super consistent and definitely worth picking up.
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  13. Edward Brown
    April 26, 2009 at 8:23am
    Pandora is a great site. Really enjoyed reading the articles and listening to the great music.
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  14. Sierra
    April 27, 2009 at 4:13pm
    heyu can y'all make it possible for sidekick phones to get pandora?
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  15. Dan
    April 29, 2009 at 10:00am
    Hey Guys, Saweeeeeeeeeeet! Just a note from a sixty something to say "THANKS" for the beautiful website. Loving the Temptations and Motown, Wilson Pickett and all, as well as, Traditional Country, Guy Clark and Lyle Lovett. THANKS! A MILLION. You have truly made a chronologically challenged man happy. Now, back to the fun.
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  16. Lilian Dabrai
    April 30, 2009 at 4:44am
    I'v just found this site.It's fantistic,I will have to pass it on to my son as he is a musician. Great stuff,I'll be here when i can relaxing the time away.
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  17. YNAB
    April 30, 2009 at 11:17am
    I love that Pandora still allows me to access all my favorite music while I am on a budget. Its been rough times lately and CD's are one thing I had to cut back on. Pandora rocks!
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  18. Noz
    May 12, 2009 at 7:39am
    I opened a Pandora account, but I was just checking it out. Now it's on my Blackberry and I love it. I listen every day and hook it up to speakers - sounds great. I never thought I would use my business phone for anything but...business..proved me wrong!
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  19. Melissa Zeigler
    May 12, 2009 at 7:44am
    I just got turned on to Pandora and WOW let me tell you this is like THE BEST radio I have ever listened to, and OMW it is just great!!!! Thanks!!!!
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