Vic Wong
podcast_mic.jpgThere is a wealth of mystery and mythology surrounding the legacy of Django Reinhardt. He was a brilliant swing guitarist with a mangled hand, who turned his injury into the impetus for achieving a unique style of voicing and playing. This week’s guests, led by Pandora engineer Vic Wong (pictured at left), dissect the sounds that Reinhardt and his confederates created in 1930s Paris. These sounds were a response to the American “hot jazz” records that Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and others were hearing, falling in love with, and using as launch pads for their own creations. Reinhardt’s journey made for a fascinating musical movement, and it’s most commonly referred to these days as Gypsy Jazz.
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  1. Steve H
    September 09, 2008 at 4:50pm
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  2. Kevin Seal
    September 10, 2008 at 12:53pm
    Excellent, Classyx! Happy to hear it. Jerry, what do you mean? Are your stations not showing up any more? Please elaborate...
  3. tarah
    September 11, 2008 at 5:21pm
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  4. Valeria
    September 12, 2008 at 11:39am
    I LOVE Pandora....Wish I had my stereo system at home connected to my computer, etc. But at work I listen when ever I can. Can't afford to pay though so hoping it doesn't go that way....I do have some input though. I don't really like live recorded music much and it appears on my stations more than I like. I was wondering if it is possible to create a button whereby a person could disallow live music on a given station? Sometimes I like the song and am afraid that if I give it a thumbs down because it is live I won't get the studio version of it. Keep up the good work!
  5. Kevin Seal
    September 12, 2008 at 5:07pm
    Hi, Valeria! If you thumbs-down all the live versions that pop up, but make the studio versions of those same songs seeds on your station, it will learn that you like those songs but not live versions. Good luck, and let us know how it goes, Kevin
  6. Riyan Peters
    September 13, 2008 at 1:23am
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  7. Lucia @ Pandora
    September 17, 2008 at 3:45pm
    Hi Ryan - We did indeed publish your comment; we also responded to it. See here: I'll re-post my response here for you: ------------------------------ Thanks Ryan! Our keyboard shortcuts are as follows: Play/Pause: spacebar Skip Song: right-arrow key "Thumbs Up" - I like this song: plus key "Thumbs Down" - I don't like this song: minus key Increase Volume: up-arrow key Decrease Volume: down-arrow key Maximum Volume: shift key and up-arrow key combination Mute Volume: shift key and down-arrow key combination [Note: Be sure to have the Pandora Tuner active in order to use these shortcuts (just click the mouse pointer once on the Pandora Tuner).] Enjoy! - Lucia, with Pandora

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