Always love the New Jersey Transit rides. California desperately needs this kind of public transportation. Thanks, Lou for picking me up at the train station. Much appreciated.
Another fun evening with Pandora listeners. Particularly pleased to have so many undergrads from the local university present. Thanks to all the student groups that helped put it together – Business Today, the Princeton Pre-Business Society and the Princeton E-Club.
Quite a motivated bunch of students… particularly when I found out it was rush week so everyone had been pulling consecutive all-nighters… oh to be young…

Quite a bit of discussion about lyrics, something I definitely consider a weak spot in the genome. Particularly in country and folk, definitely a sense that we need help. It’s a tough one to tackle with music analysis because it’s such a subjective thing. Hard to get 50 analysts to agree on a song’s meaning.
Also more discussion of user-generated data, in particular the use of more perceptual/sensory terms, rather than musical ones to allow a new dimension of classifications (eg. hot or cold, smooth or choppy, etc). I remain skeptical of this data because I think it’s so hard to pin down.
Good long chat after the session. Some concerns about net neutrality – something we’re of course watching closely. Particularly engaging youngster had some really interesting thoughts (father beaming with pride…). I always love when father&son show up, or any parent/child. Something particularly cool about a subject that can truly be shared across generations. I hope that happens more and more.
Also pleased to receive a good handful of local CDs.
Back on the train for a late night ride to NYC… (thanks a lot for the ride, Brian)


  1. Darryl G Gilliam
    February 16, 2008 at 10:24am
    Greetings in the name of my lord Jesus Christ I give credit when credit should be given Indeed the contemporay gospel collection has grown since last october which was when I first started listening.ALSO AS WITH ANY GOOD PRODUCT ADVERTISMENT BY MOUTH IS TOP OF THE CHAIN. I HAVE TOLD SEVERAL PEOPLE ABOUT PANDORA SO INDEED YOU ARE DOING A VERY VERY GOOD JOB, TIM KEEP UP THE Good Work.
  2. Peggy Davis
    August 16, 2008 at 3:57pm
    I recommend a visit to a great place for jazz, meeting various jazz artists and meeting the owner, Cecil Brooks III can be found in West Orange, NJ at "Cecils". On Tuesday nights you have Cecil's band joined by local talents and sometimes you will find a great jazz musician that just stopped by. Thursdays are Latin nights. The food is great also.
  3. Moe
    January 03, 2009 at 5:33pm
    Great job! I'm totally hooked on Pandora. I would like to see the following artists added to your collection: Cinco Latinos Violeta Rivas Roberto Yanes Antonio Prieto Miguel Aceves Mejia Thank you
  4. Cookie Molina
    December 05, 2009 at 6:04pm
    Wow, finally a great sounding latin station. New here and loving it.....Right On Man....This is the music I danced to back in the 70's. Where I enjoyed hanging out at 110th Street Manhattan by the corner of 5th and central park east. Eddie and Charlie used to jam by the park and wow those block partie....what can I say.. "Man those where the great days" when my cousins used to make me up to look older and get in to dance at the Cheeta Salsa Dance Club. Live bands like Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe, Eddie Palmeri and so on. You give me the same beautiful sounding experience with your station. My other favorite is disco music I used to also dance with the instructors from Dancing Osais on 57th street. Then head out to the after hours and then the disco's downtown. If you have disco stations here also please me know how to search for it. But you know what while listening to "Fuego en mi Mente" by Joe Arroyo you got me back in the swing in writing my novel......thank you
  5. Zac Cook
    October 13, 2010 at 2:32pm
    I don't live in New Jersey, but I do know 2 good bands from NJ:One Cool Guy (which is no longer an active band, but mp3's of them are all over the place) and Bandits Of Acoustic Revolution.
  6. Mary Lynch
    October 10, 2011 at 6:20am
    I'm brand new to Pandora, but want to say thanks. I like Scottish & Irish folk music, which is rare enough, goodness knows, and not all of that, so I have a hard time. Pandora is just what I was looking for! Good thing my sister told me about it. Thanks again.

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