I don't know what kind of rock I've been hiding under, but now I know why it's been so hard for me to find new music: I just, as in this morning, discovered the wonder that is Pandora Radio.
I come into work pretty early in the morning to take care on some stuff on our Web page and I'm generally in here alone.
I'll often pop in my ear buds and rock out to some music on my iPod to fully wake myself up.
This morning I was feeling a little bored with my iPod selection so I decided to check out something I've heard about quite a bit over the last year or so, Pandora.
I wasn't really sure how Pandora worked, and I had never really felt the need to take the time to learn, but it's so easy. All you do is type in the name of a band you like, and Pandora does the rest of the work.
Here I'd been scouring the "Buyers who bought this item also bought..." section on Amazon.com that corresponded to bands I like.
In less than two hours, Pandora has introduced me to at least half a dozen bands I'd never heard of before that have are in a similar genre to the HorrorPops.
And it's free.
I never knew there were so many rockabilly/pschobilly bands.
But that just goes to show the kind of extensive catalogue this Internet radio site has. I typed in the name of one band and have been listening to an awesome playlist that includes everything from Reverend Horton Heat to the Stray Cats.
The music is related, but still diverse, if that makes any sense.
I'm wondering how I survived without this and how I'm going to afford all the new music I am now compelled to buy...
Anyone else use Pandora?