But it's not so bad, you're only the best I ever had...

Pandora Radio and I have been good friends lately.  It's a very cool piece of technology.  I know I am kind of behind in the times for not having used it already, but Steve (my boss) just recently explained what it was to me, and it sounded pretty cool, so I gave it a try.  It's pretty cool to see the songs it picks and why it picks them.  For example, the song that's playing right now is called Past In Present by Fiest, and Pandora chose it because "it features electric rock instrumentation, folk influences, a subtle use of vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation, and acoustic rhythm piano."  Pretty awesome, huh?

I am sick today.  I have spent most of the day on the couch.  I skipped church and slept until 11 or so, and then laid around and watched tons of The Office and watched episodes of FlashForward and House and slept some more and ate some food here and there.  Oh, and I cut my thumb open while I was slicing some apples.  It's hard to text message when you have a band-aid on your thumb.  Right now I am sipping Crystal Light.  I am going to watch more The Office and then work on my bible study so that I don't walk into the room feeling like a complete and utter failure for not having anything done, which is how it's been pretty much every week.

Okay, so get this.  I clicked on the song I've Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Won't Do Jack" by Underoath (yeah, that one's a mouth full) and here are some of the "Features of This Song":

hard rock roots
electronica influences
punk influences
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of vocal harmony
groove based composition
demanding instrumental part writing
minor key tonality
dirty electric guitar riffs
an aggressive male vocalist
electric pianos
an unintelligible vocal delivery
classic rhodes sound

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this song by the Music Genome Project.

Whoa!  That's just something else.  Heh.  "Unintelligible vocal delivery."  Funny.

Random: This week I should hit 123,456 miles on my car.  I hope to take a picture with my phone.

I have a date on Friday.  Copeland, Relient K, and dessert.  The best things.



  1. Hahaha, wow I love that list. My favorites:
    "an unintelligible vocal delivery" (yes as you mentioned) "an agressive male vocalist" (ya think) "A subtle use of vocal harmony" ("subtle"? I didn't even know they had melody, haha) "groove based compostion" (that one just sounds sweet) Where do you find that list on Pandora I haven't ever seen it before?

  2. If you click on the name of a song it comes up with a list. It's pretty interesting to see what they come up with, haha.