We do need curators, but we don’t need gatekeepers or why you should stop using Pandora

This has been picked up over on Music Think Tank, so head over there! To Eleven has a nice follow-up post discussing some of these ideas as does Rhythm Hub. Earbits also opened discussion on the topic. There was also an older post on Music Think Tank exploring some similar thoughts. Allegedly, …

The Motion Sick: A Brief Study of The Motion Sick in Pandora

Presently, we have two songs in Pandora’s system. We’re hoping to get more in, but there are a lot of complex and annoying barriers to this happening. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to see what Pandora recommended to users who elected to create a station based on our …

11 Sites and Services That are Essential to Bands

As we rock out here in the land of The Motion Sick, we come across a lot of different services and websites that help us in our quest to take over the world.  In an attempt to share the wealth, here is a quick bit on 10 sites and services …

The Motion Sick: Pandora doesn’t like us.

They refuse to include us in their system.  Bummer.  It’s sort of tricky to decide how to feel about this.  I don’t really understand how they make the decision here.  I assume it’s a single person’s aesthetic choice.  I wonder what percentage of music they accept.   I submitted “Jean-Paul” …

The Motion Sick: Wesley Willis and Joy Division

I use Pandora (as mentioned here). Just now, it decided that Wesley Willis’ “I’m Running My Inkpen” should be played as a song similar to Joy Division. The similarities:electric rock instrumentation, punk influences, repetitive melodic phrasing, extensive vamping, and major key tonality… There you have it.

The Motion Sick: Pandora

I’ve just started listening to Pandora radio ( http://www.pandora.com/?http://www.themotionsick.com ).  It has actually done a pretty good job of finding new things I am enjoying.  Oddly, I never used it because I preferred the way Last.Fm ( http://www.last.fm/user/TheMotionSick/?http://www.themotionsick.com ) worked.  Now, I found a way to integrate the two using OpenPandora ( http://openpandora.googlepages.com/?http://www.themotionsick.com ).