Tuesday, September 30, 2008


So I ordered an iphone last week and it came in yesterday. It is amazing, it is fabulous, it gives me more cool points than I will ever deserve... etc, etc.

I did not do anything last night except play with my new toy and randomly shout out, "This is SO cool" to no one in particular. Michael was polite enough to answer the first 15 times and then he just ignored me.

But! My main reason for writing is to tell you about a free application I downloaded on the phone, which you can also download on i-tunes. It's called "Pandora" and is basically a radio station without commercials. Not only that, you can type in an artist you like and it will play music from that genre. About 30 minutes ago I typed in my second favorite Michael--Michael Jackson--and have been mesmerized ever since. I immediately reminisced to the days where I made mixed tapes, although I could never DREAM of putting one together that was this good. I'm pretty sure most will read the following and think, "eh, it's ok..." But for ME, it is about the greatest mix of music I've ever heard. Please, allow me to share:

Michael Jackson -- Billie Jean
The Police -- Every Breath You Take
Justin Timberlake -- Rock Your Body
Stevie Wonder -- Superstition
George Michael -- Faith
Jackson 5 --ABC
Prince -- Little Red Corvette (Until now I always thought he was singing "Li-ving Collect," meaning he was a cheap-ass and always called his mom Collect from a payphone. I was wrong.)

So you tell me. How amazing is that playlist? I can barely contain myself to hear what the next song will be.


Ok, it's been a few minutes. We can now add Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" to the playlist.

Unfortunately, I do have some awkward news. You can click on a button that tells you why it picked this song for the playlist. I expected it to say, "Because YOU, my friend, have amazing taste" but surprisingly enough, it said:

"We're playing this track because it features extensive vamping, minor key tonality, an agressive male vocalist and prominent synth drums."

That kind of made me feel a little sick inside. Now I'm feeling a little sheepish for what I consider "great" music. Prominent synth drums? Aggressive male vocalist? Are we serious here?!


Lisa said...

I love pandora! I get it on my computer at work. And yay for iphones! I am so jealous. And, as far as the cold weather thing, I know I am in the minority on that one. I think I love all the things that go along with it more than the weather itself.

Haley Nicodemus said...

Too funny - I always thought he said, "Live it up Covette" until about a year or so ago. My dad's bf's wife is named Covette so I always thought that was pretty cool the song had her name in it...being such an odd name and all!

Nick, Aubrey, & Ella Mae said...

I agree! Awesome playlist! And I'm so glad to hear an actual example of how someone else messed up song lyrics. :)

Heather said...

You're a rock star, Meredith! :)

Leslie said...

I heart Lionel Richie. The Horn fam used to rock out to his cassette in the old Topaz back in my elementary school days. Jonathan loves Pandora but I have yet to check it out. That playlist may have finally enticed me to take the plunge.

Speaking of which, I almost called you the other day because in a 15 minute car ride I heard a very similar series of songs on the radio (Michael, JT, Police, Phil Collins) and I knew that you were the only person who could fully appreciate my luck.

Emily said...

ahhh.... im soo jealous!! I want an iphone... so were you up for a renewal?? Because I thought it was ok to just go and buy one out right but hell if you arent up for a renewal it is way more expensive.. i was sad bec I am not up till may:( tear


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