I just can't help it, I love this place so much, I have to share!
First, Thank you to everyone that responded to my post on music and writing! I love hearing how music influences others and what people like to listen to - and why!
Now, on to the main event.
If you have higher speed internet capability (this might be a challenge with dial up), and you're not familiar with Pandora, I HIGHLY recommend checking it out.
Pandora is part of the music genome project and what it is basically is an internet radio station. This is all done with permission of the artists, so please do not get the impression the music is pirated. This is also not a download site. It is a free service and commercial free to boot, so no worries about having to shell out any money or listen to annoying auto dealership commercials!
Basically you set up "radio" stations for yourself. Let's say you like Bruce Springsteen. In the profile area, you type in Brucy's name, and the radio station will select various Springsteen songs to play for you at random, AND music that is similar to the Boss's by other artists! This is a great way to learn about artists you may not have normally listened to. I absolutely love this site.
Again, if you love music, it's worth a visit! http://www.pandora. com.