BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
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Pandora ...

Does anybody know if the L.J. "current music" thing can be set to read what's playing on Pandora?

As most of you know, I'm a big Intellectual Property proponent, and so have a very minimal number of MP3s on my system (and all those from copyright owners who were freely "sampling" their creations on the web). This being the case, I've pretty much never ventured into using my computer as a music system (preferring most of the time to play CDs in a desktop stereo).

Over the past few months, however, I've found myself listening more and more to Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/) which lets you set up "stations" and then streams music to you that it thinks you will like based on your initial criteria, and the feedback you provide (i.e., if you do a "thumbs down" it will never play that song again, and probably steer clear of the artists responsible ... doing "thumbs up", however, creates strange evolutions as you might find yourself far away from the original intent).

Right now I have stations based on The Electric Hellfire Club, Type O Negative, The Sisters of Mercy, Jefferson Airplane, and one I just started based on Soft Cell (the first five cuts have been fab). Unfortunately, the Music Genome Project (which is responsible for Pandora and its various licenses), is hardly encyclopedic ... I tried to plug in The Genitorturers but they didn't have any record of even the band's existence ... but the Pandora model seems to work pretty well with what they do have available.

Anyway ... I'd felt a bit "out of the loop" with that LJ music thing and I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to get LJ to "peek" at Pandora to see what's playing ... I would think that this would be possible because Pandora changes its title bar to reflect the current song/band playing, but I have no clue how to nudge LJ in that direction.


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