Things I’m liking today…
Tags: Pandora.com, Netvibes.com
Wow, what a great internet radio station: You tell it what song or artist you like, and it builds you a channel to suit.
Sometimes the choices seem odd, but I’m especially liking my “The Girl from Ipanema Radio” channel, all instrumental and latin flavored jazz. Had a little trouble with it at work on Monday (it has sounded wonderful on my broadband connection at home since I fired it up last Sunday), but the stream has come through loud and clear at work the past two days, and I’m very pleased.
Besides the above channel, listened to at home almost always (very spouse-friendly), here are my other channels:
* Green Onions Radio
* Ruby Tuesday Radio (the song, not the restaurant!)
* The Turtles Radio
* Perez Prado Radio
* Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Radio
My pop music tastes are stuck in the late-sixties—early 70’s, obviously. Mostly I’m a classical guy, but I like to be at least a little eclectic. I’ve a son who creates beats for hip-hop performers and I find some of his stuff quite listenable though he’s never invited me to a concert to hear what words are matched up to his foundation – maybe he’s not sure that I’m young enough!
I found Netvibes this weekend also, and was I ready for it! For years and years, I was a pleased customer at My Yahoo! I had it tuned to perfection, with everything I like in one place: stock prices, news, sports scores, weather, etc., a great home page. Then, one day a year or so ago, my page was about 2% of its former self, and I never could get their support people (ha!) to pay attention. So, grumbling (I am the mudge, after all) I did without. Oh, eventually I found that I could gussy up my Google home page, but it never had the functionality or look of My Yahoo!, and I was bereft.
Netvibes has brought it all back, and I am thrilled to bits. When I get a little better at this blogging routine, I’ll show you what my General page looks like – it’s a thing of beauty. A few bugs, it’s beta after all (ha!), but I am most pleased. They’re going to throw me out of the Curmudgeon’s Guild for sure!
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