My Current Pandora

March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well, anyone who knows or follows me on Twitter, knows I have much better music taste than them. I think it’s obvious.

After being introduced to Pandora by the loveliest lady in my life, I’ve been hooked (currently listening to Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘Trouble Sleeping’ on Erykah Badu station). I can’t help it. I love to hear new music. I take that back. I’m reluctant to hear new music (see: Fiasco’s Lasers and Maroon 5’s Hands All Over). I don’t know, lately it seems I am very indifferent about new music.

Before the release of Lasers, I was very pumped but after so much time, I shrugged whether or not he would even release it. The singles “I’m Beaming” and the other ones were very weak (to me) and after that I cared less. I actually took a bit of a listen today to about 5 tracks and was very unimpressed…then I was told he only wrote 2 songs on there…go figure.

Erykah Badu: I mean you have Palladino on bass. Smooth instrumentals. What other reason do you need?

Alex Skolnick Trio: I love Last Day in Paradise and wanted to see if I could find other artist like them.

The Last Poets: Ran across the Poets, unknowingly, on Common’s joint “The Corner.” Wasn’t until a couple months ago I discovered them again and loved it so much I created a station.

A Tribe Called Quest: Wow. These guys made me love Hip Hop. A variety of De La Soul, Digable Planets, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, the whole crew pops up on this channel! I rarely press next!

Christian Scott: A fine saxophonist that I coincidentally ran into listen to Robert Glasper.

Robert Glasper: Ha! Perhaps the new sound of jazz that I’m late on but it doesn’t matter one bit. Is it Chris Daddy Dave that makes me listen or is it Glasper’s love for fusing the greats into one so smoothly. This guy can mix J Dilla and Thelonious Monk in a blink of an eye. Respect.

Israel and New Breed: As much as I love Israel, I barely listen to this channel; too stuck on “Alive in South Africa”, ha!

Bob Marley: My fave 5 artist, ever. Not much to say.

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex: After, or during, the break up of the Smashing Pumpkins, Chamberlin decided to start a side project and did a great job might I add. A legit sound of rock with a dash of jazz.

That’s all folks! Give me a listing of your Pandora stations and let’s see if they match this greatness!

Sidenote: This list goes without mention of Jimi Hendrix, the un-deletable station.


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