JJ Schultz
podcast_mic.jpgWhen he’s not here working at Pandora’s headquarters, you might find JJ Schultz hosting a great weekly open mic night at Hotel Utah in San Francisco. You might also find him with pen in hand working on new songs. His three albums of original songs range from folk to country to other strains of Wisconsin-bred Americana. Today, however, we focus on that country music. We get into classic country songwriting, looking at how major-key melodies mix with sad lyrics to establish a setting for those vivid, very specific images.
Thanks for listening,


  1. Bunster B
    November 01, 2008 at 10:15am
    Hi i am new to this blog, i love music and songwriting . Regards, Bun
  2. Gloria
    November 03, 2008 at 9:08pm
    I love what you have accomplished here, it is a great tribute to artist as well as the listerners who made the 70's one of the most inspirational eras period. There will never be another generation that put so much soul into it's being. The sense of soul was what was felt in music, whether it was soft and flowing, or angry and rebellius, it was just great. I can never get over, at how music just was absorbed over and over, no matter what the messages were. When Disco came out, most of it was great, from the moment The Hustle came out, I knew it could only get better.
  3. Kevin Seal
    November 05, 2008 at 11:28am
    Hi, James, Nothing is out of the question, but it's much more likely that we will be available on more and more existing devices, rather than jumping into hardware development ourselves. Here are several that we are on right now: http://blog.pandora.com/faq/#567 Hi, Munchen, I sent a request to pandora-support@pandora, and they will be getting back to you to see why your configuration might be making songs cut out. Thanks for your patience. Hi, Bunster B, Welcome to it! Glad you're here. What kind of songwriting topics might you want to talk about on here?
  4. Denise
    November 10, 2008 at 7:45am
    Just wanted to let Pandora know that I enjoy and will continue to enjoy their music until January 5, 2009. Unfortunately, that will be my last day of employment due to no fault of mine. Your music has uplifted me when I was up and also when I have been down. I cannot express enough on how your radio station has helped me get my life back on track. I listen to nothing but the Gospel stations because Jesus is Awesome and without Him, I don't know what I have done. Pandora has made it possible for me to do this and for that I am truly grateful.
  5. Lucia @ Pandora
    November 12, 2008 at 5:21pm
    Wow, thanks so much, Denise! That's wonderful to hear, indeed. I'm glad you've found some great Gospel music on Pandora. Best of luck, Lucia, from Pandora
  6. bob
    November 13, 2008 at 7:13pm
    If you are a fan of Americana, I listen to a station from my home town in Knoxville TN called WDVX. They started out in a camper, then got invited by the city to put a studio in the city visitor center. They have a live, free show everday. They play Americana, Alt country, bluegrass, blues, and some Cajun. I listen to them all day here at work out here in Palo Alto. Check em' out: wdvx.com
  7. cheap ed hardy
    March 05, 2010 at 12:28am
    "Love is not a thing to understand. Love is not a thing to feel. Love is not a thing to give and receive. Love is a thing only to become And eternally be. ."

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