FInally time to catch up on the cross country swing from before the holidays – AZ, CO, DC. Kicked it off with a lovely visit to the Arizona desert. Balmy weather.
I started the day with fun visit to the Cahill Senior Center to meet with some older listeners. Was hit with caustic glances when I suggested we try a Tommy Dorsey station to start… they wanted some ‘rock stuff’, like Coldplay, U2 etc. and “some country”. “classic country?” I asked… “no, you fool, Leanne Rimes and Keith Urban..” Talk about stereotyping… guilty. Very fun to see how easy Pandora was for folks who aren’t all about technology. They talked about sharing it with their grandkids. Love it! Thanks to Diana for being such a gracious host.
Then drove over the Thunderbird – the big local business school for a chat with some energetic entrepreneurs. Lots of questions about the business model, not surprisingly…
Spent a long time with a wonderfully engaged Phoenicians at the ASU campus. I think we were there almost 4 hours.
Thanks to Molly for keeping such great notes. Highlights:
1. More control (cockpit). This would probably be used by the die-hards mostly.
2. More options on the rating scale:
Thanks for Playing
3. Building your own searchable tags (for things like motivational, inspirational, yoga music, etc.). This was a big one – people really want to start inputting info and shaping the available data.
4. Point to other podcast content (College/University lectures).
And many, many more great ideas.
Headed out bright and early for Denver…