Forget sliced – this is the coolest thing since BREAD

Okay, seriously, probably everyone I know already knows about this thing I am going to extoll the virtues of, because I’m generally behind the trend-curve when it comes to things indie, hip, musical, etc. (I still have a Discman; no ipod for this girl) but my coworkers have turned me on to what is quite possibly the coolest thing EVER, in my humble opinion, and I feel the need to share it with everyone.  It’s called Pandora, and it’s this product of the Music Genome Project – it reminds me a lot of the fictional “Eigenvektor” program described in the book “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen, which uses a series of somewhat more complicated parameters to select music you love based on a few songs you feed it – but though the process is different in this real-life version, the end result is the same – a kickASS website program that basically selects music for you that it thinks you will like, and learns along the way the more feedback you give it.  Seriously.  Check it out.  It’s the new beige.  It’s the best thing since… it’s awesome.  Enjoy!

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