Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going to tap into a Friday once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives. Potshots encouraged in the comments.
I like Pandora. Big deal. So do all of you with an iPhone.
More specifically, I like the GoldFinger channel on Pandora. Not specifically because of Goldfinger, although I like them a lot. Who can forget their classic cover of 99 Red Ballons? See the video below (email subscribers, click through):
Nice. But the real power of Pandora is that it doesn't let you just listen to what you want. It's stretches your horizons a bit by making recommendations on what you might like if you like Goldfinger.
I added Goldfinger to my Pandora stream after eating dinner with some smart HR folks in the South/South-Midwest this week. One of them told me to add the Neon Trees. Good advice. (shout out - hi team!)
So I start listening to the Goldfinger channel, and I get introduced to about 5 bands like them, including a classic cover band called "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes".
You don't get that from a service that sucks. Pandora gives me what I want, then diversifies me.
BTW, the CD cover that I saw from the Gimme Gimmes was "Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah". Sold. And yes, that's one of the Foo Fighter's guitarists that contributes to the Gimme Gimmes.
I'm KD, and I like the Goldfinger channel on Pandora.
Tell me what I should add on Pandora in the comments...