Set the Amazon Echo Follow-up Mode to ON in your Alexa app

…use in Follow-Up Mode). My test was simply to switch on an off a couple of house lights and to play a favorite Pandora station. Everything worked smoothly … almost…

Music Monday: Sailing by Christopher Cross for obvious reasons

…Sailing by Christopher Cross was an easy music pick for a dreary February 2018 for this Music Monday. I heard it as one of my Pandora music channel  this past…

Music Monday: A new Bible & the impressive Amazon Echo Dot

…of finding and playing Amazon Prime Music (we are Prime connected). Frankly I still prefer Pandora and the Echo is well connected to my 50+ channels. Surprisingly, this Amazon device…

Music Monday: Hard not to like Goodbye Girl by David Gates

…I did exactly that the other day when The Goodbye Girl played on my Thumbprint Radio Pandora stream on my iPhone and After Shokz Titanium headset. Nice and soothing.  …

Music Monday: Back to the pre-Parrothead Jimmy Buffett days

…medium that is disappearing as well). Now I do own digital versions and am not sure I’ll even bother with anything newer in AAC or MP3? Pandora, Spotify, Apple or…

Summer Music Monday with a Jackson Browne Two-fer

…As mentioned before, Jackson Browne hold a prominent spot on my Pandora channel list and is my “go-to” click just after the Thumbprint Radio feature. Not a month goes by…

Music Monday: Another year and more Van Morrison

…and tours regularly having 36 albums to his name — his latest “Keep Me Singing.” Few performers are in his league or have their own channel on MY Pandora app!…

Thumbprint Radio, Pandora and a friendly, but snidely jab

…This WAS going to be a positive and upbeat post about enjoying Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio feature … UNTIL a “friendly” text message came in from my Florida (soon to be…

A little more music from Gregg Allman please …

…from them in every Pandora set!  Likely the attention was due to Gregg Allman having a “medical scare” and dropping his tour dates at the end of the summer ……

Thoughts of war, a nuclear exchange and our human condition

…While listening to Pianobar ( Pandora app) on the Raspberry Pi this weekend, an oldie from Barry McGuire called Eve Of Destruction (1965) was “hypothetically spinning on the turntable” and…

Testing my old Raspberry Pi as a home security camera

…and playing one of the many personalized Pandora stations commercial free throughout the house. As an aside, I taped the tiny $12 camera to the side of the case it…

The Raspberry Pi 3 is up and running with a LAMP stack

…that Pandora app).  I am amazed how much hotter the Broadcom chip runs when compared to the Pi2 … it even hit 80 degrees C for a few minutes during…

Pianobar — a favorite Raspberry Pi Linux app

…on my Raspberry Pi is Pianobar. It is a command line interface that plays “your” personalized Pandora radio stations. The Internet connected Pi on a home network can be accessed…

Music: Another day, another song. All for You – Sister Hazel

…comes the option of connecting my iPhone to the car radio by bluetooth and streaming Pandora or a few of the songs I have on my phone. Along with yesterday’s…

Music: Put a little sugar on it honey, put a little sugar on it baby

…when “streaming music” was new, I fed Pandora into our home’s background music. On this occasion I had my Jackson Browne Pandora station playing and Gary was astounded when song…

TechFriday: Today a year of Amazon Prime is only $67

…Premium or a paid version of Pandora, this ad-free assortment of stations is a nice perk. – Free Unlimited Photo Storage: Prime members get free access to Amazon Cloud Drive…

Pandora celebrates 10 years with an ad free day on 9/9/2015

…Forbes article, free listeners still make up 95% of Pandoras’ active users and maybe hoping that a sample of what the premium paid-subscriber tier is like will encourage subscribing. Pandora

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Waiting on Love music video

…occasional online ditty … but there are a few exceptions. I still enjoy old favorites — from the best music decade, aka: 1970s, usually on Pandora — and a few…

Music: Listening to something old but something new to me

…music I know or more melodious songs. With Pandora “homebrew” stations can be tailored with similar songs and occasionally something new … or at least new to me.  One such…

Tech Friday: What about free streaming music from T-Mobile?

…the iPad sits on a Ram Mount when I’m in my Honda Pilot and so running a Pandora station like Jackson Browne (my current favorite Pandora Station) is a pretty…

Finding some new music—both streaming and recorded

…LTE service, so I gave WONB radio a listen or watch. Hmm, pleasantly surprise and a welcomed switch from my usual stations or my “tired” personalized Pandora channels. One of…

JB and JB performing together in 2013 on May 2nd & 4th

…Texas this May … wow, what great concerts (I probably listen to the Pandora station Jackson Browne more than any other station – check it out). For a concert like…

The music of Buffalo Springfield and triggered memories

…Hot summer evenings and old music seem to go together, at least for me. This evening, while listening to my Jackson Browne Pandora station, I thought about Buffalo Springfield, a…

My Apple iPad 2 and Kensington keyboard/folio thoughts

…Yelp ReaditLater Bible360 WSJ CNBC RT CNET Flipboard iBook* Nook* Kindle* Pandora Netflix NPR iTunes YouTube 53 (sketchbook for doodling) Speed Test Find iPhone (can locate, lock and wipe clean…

Trying out Google’s latest music beta. So far, so good.

…not), but I do enjoy listening to tunes once in a while. I’m partial to Pandora but have enjoyed Spotify and do listen to several Internet radio stations on occasion….

Toyota Prius v looks like an impressive family hybrid vehicle

…live weather, traffic, fuel information (location and price), stocks, news and sports. Toyota Entune brings the largest selection of music options available to a vehicle, including iheartradio’s 750+ stations, Pandora’s…

Palm webOS 1.3.5 end of 2009 update

…– form factor, size, display quality and audio apps (Stitcher, Pandora, Accuradio, MP3, etc – soon Flash video support) All in all the improvements seem slow, but are coming. I…

National Day of Silence: SaveNetRadio.org

…I’m not overly addicted to Internet based radio that plays music (although I’ve mentioned Pandora here), I’m concerned that regulation requiring webcasters pay much higher royalties based on the number…

Pandora: Music for “some” Sprint phones

…“Pandora on the Go” is a new service partnering the excellent Pandora Music service with Sprint mobile phones. The outstanding “music genome project” allows users to create personalized music listening…

I’m now addicted to Pandora

…cave? Pandora.com is not just another internet radio site, iTunes ‘wannabe,’ or online music player. No … its an ‘intelligent’ (and continually learning) Pandora’s Music Box.’ Amber McCarthy in her…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.