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:
It Rocked
Pretty Cool
Ho Hum
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…
Tim (Founder)


  1. Jason Miranda
    February 03, 2009 at 5:34pm
    Hey, so you asked to make a list of cool bands in my area. Well, i went through and noticed you don't have any comfort for change... if you have never heard of them, you can check out their music on myspace... they are a truly amazing band, and they deserve to be put on the music genome project. along with a few other decent acts, vayden digital summer 32 leaves onesidezero ghostlife dais giantkiller i guess that's all. by the way, i love pandora. alot. i listen to it everyday. EVERYDAY. i'm a writer, and music helps me concentrate on my book. so yah. always listening. thanks for creating it. seriously. j-sin
  2. Alee – Listener Advocate
    February 04, 2009 at 10:05am
    @Tom E--much to the confusion of some listeners, our classical collection can only be searched by composer or the title of the piece. You can't search by performer as of yet. Try entering the names of some Villa-Lobos or Bach pieces to start of a classical station. @Jason Miranda--thanks for these recommendations. My band played with Comfort for Change in Prescott last Fall! Too funny... OK all, happy Wednesday and be well... -A
  3. jason miranda
    February 09, 2009 at 3:13pm
    So then you know how amazing they are. i love that band. SO very much. that's why i'm trying to push for them to be put on here. they are good friends of mine, and their talent should not go unnoticed. so yah. does that mean you're going to add them? i'm sure if you contact them, they would be more than happy to share their music. i don't know how it all works or what not... but yah. i would love to get a little comfort in the mix. ya know? thanks. so much... also check out Sent by Ravens. they are awesome too. love that band. they arn't from here, but they're really good. later bro. j-sin p.s. what's your bands name? i might have seen you when i saw comfort for change. i haven't missed a show for like two years. except the ones that were in New mexico and Cali of course.
  4. Frank Ross
    March 22, 2009 at 11:20pm
    I'm in Tucson Arizona, I love this station because i can listen to the real old country music and country stars from 50's 60's and 70's. What a great station. keep playing them. Frank
  5. Gary
    October 18, 2009 at 8:05am
    Bisbee Arizona is a place you need to come to, it is undergoing a mass of musical diversity that you can hear almost every night. This is the active season, and you can see the best at the Grand Hotel, The Stock Exchange, and several restaurants like the Roka.
  6. henry@phoenix
    March 22, 2010 at 10:48pm
    I am glad you enjoyed your trip. Phoenix is such a nice place and being in phoenix at this time and some good music is great
  7. Greg
    June 30, 2011 at 3:17pm
    I loved it when i went to phoenix the only trouble i had was choosing which Phoenix Hotels I was going to stay in on my visit. Thank you for sharing your trip and look forward to seeing more blogs.

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