Each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 400 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst. These attributes capture not only the musical identity of a song, but also the many significant qualities that are relevant to understanding the musical preferences of listeners...The Music Genome Project's database is built using a methodology that includes the use of precisely defined terminology, a consistent frame of reference, redundant analysis, and ongoing quality control to ensure that data integrity remains reliably high. Pandora does not use machine-listening or other forms of automated data extraction.
They replaced all those things with a "what are your top ten favorite music albums?" and suddenly everybody got along just fine.
This may not be the right discussion for this, but I couldn't find any mention of them on this site and thought people might be at least a little interested.Les Horribles Cernettes - the first band on the internetstuff from their website at http://musiclub.web.cern.ch/MusiClub/bands/cernettes/
For slightly more detail, here's the link to the description of the Music Genome Project on Pandora -- they don't get too technical to be understood, I think. A quick read (five paragraphs), and pretty interesting.
1. Rats ~ Pearl Jam (Vs.)
2. All Apologies ~ Nirvana (In Utero)
3. I, Zombie ~ White Zombie (Astro-Creep: 2000)
4. Mumble mumble (i.e. I'm too embarrassed to write it)
5. It Could Be Sweet ~ Portishead (Dummy)
6. Thru The Eyes Of Ruby ~ Smashing Pumpkins (Disconnect - A live bootleg)
7. Are You Gonna Go My Way ~ Lenny Kravitz (I don't even know why this is on there?!)
8. We Only Come Out At Night ~ Smashing Pumpkins (MCIS)
9. Face Of The Earth ~ Days of the New (Days of the New)
10. Kaiowas ~ Sepultura (Chaos A.D.)
11. We Who Are Not As Others ~ Sepultura (Chaos A.D.) My shuffle function seems to be wonky!
12. Endless Quest ~ Enigma (ewww I really should delete all this Enigma, I thought it might be nice and relaxing but its just odd)
13. Right of Way ~ The Von Bondies (Pawn Shoppe Heart) (Impulse CD buying based off a song on the radio at the time. bad idea)
14. Black Hole Sun ~ Soundgarden (Superunknown) Thats more like it!
15. mumble mumble again
16. Patichio Medley ~ Smashing Pumpkins (Zero EP [UK])
17. He's My Thing ~ Babes in Toyland (Compilation album)
18. United States ~ Smashing Pumpkins (Zeitgeist)
19. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B) ~ White Zombie (La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol 1)
20. Sinfony ~ Smashing Pumpkins (Earphoria)
Anyone notice a recurring theme? ^_^
Used to be a rabid SP fan. Still like their past work but have definately gotten over that phase. Didn't even go to see them live earlier this year (They've only played Chch, NZ like twice total ever and once was before my time so that is a big thing for me!)
TBH though thats not really indicative of my listening habits.
My last.fm will give you a better idea.
I don't see why they'd use family income as a factor anyway. "Hey, you're parents are rich! My parents are rich!". For my school, I'm not sure what criteria they used, but they did ask us if we smoked/drank/tolerated that sort of thing.
edit: Now I'm tempted to list my top ten albums. I don't know enough about music to even have a top ten. Hmm....
I was just watching TMBG's Friday Family podcast and it is pretty good... tin foil robots and sock hand puppets.... they can do it all...
Now I wish I'd taken a picture of her with the ponkey while I still had it. I don't know why I didn't think of that, I must have been too distracted by the guy in the Portal shirt. (And yes, I will put my photos up eventually... I seem to be busy all the evenings this week though.)
By the way, Gamith, did you notice the new song, Every Proton of You? It was added to the site some time between Hardronic 2007 and when I noticed it a few months ago.
BTW because you are MitchO, If I do get it downloaded and you for whatever reason are unable, I will make a copy available to you.
7/25/2009 8:00 PM at Joes Pub - Record Release -w- Jim Boggia
425 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York 10003
1. Under Den Sidste Hvide Bro - TV-2 (Under the Last White Bridge)
2. Lilly - Moby
3. Ukulele de Chocobo - Nobuo Uematsu
4. Patterns - Paul Simon
5. Surfing the Warm Industry - Kashmir
6. Hard to Make You Mine - Tim Christensen
7. Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head - Gorillaz (strangely appropriate for a JoCo-forum, innit?
8. Heigh-ho - Tom Waits
9. You're an Angel - Annette Bjergfeldt
10. De-Evolving - Jonathan Coulton
11. Dr. Stephen - Stephen Lynch
12. Kom, Alle V
But as you can tell, I'm a massive massive Bob Evans fan. (dodges jokes about how it's a restaurant chain in the US - the guy didn't know about that when he was picking his stage name ... )
ETA: Since this is the thread for other music... for any K's Choice or Sarah Bettens fans out there, I've just uploaded quite a few concert videos of them to YouTube (after finally getting around to getting permission) here. I'm still uploading a few others.
And his "day job" once was (and occasionally still is) the lead singer of Jebediah: if you don't like Bob you may prefer the Jebs
I know what your thinking, a bucket on his head, this means HE MUST NOT be a good guitarist. But what happend to not judging a book my its covers? Also I listen to steve ouimette alot, who some of you may know is anothe great guitarist that has done alot of work for guitar hero.
And most of you have probably never heard of her before, so I'll give you a few links to some of her songs on YouTube:
Last Day On Earth:
Space They Cannot Touch:
But my FAVOURITE song of hers is "Are You F***ing Kidding Me?": (Yeah uhhh, NSFW)
Yes, she's a classically trained opera singer, too.
And on the 23rd, I'll be going to see THIS: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/happy_xmas_war_is_over.aspx
I am FANGIRLING at the line-up!
And if you don't know who any of these people are, you need to listen to more Aussie music!
Jonathan Coulton, of course.
The Beatles. And all of the individual Beatles' solo work.
Bond. Elton. Billy Joel. Alexa Ray Joel. I used to have a bunch of Weird Al, but I gave it away.
I like Molly Lewis' cover of Poker Face better than Lady Gaga's version.
Sam Kinnison (yes, he did music). Neil Young. SuperTramp. Harry Chapin.
Tom Smith: most esp. "A Boy and His Frog". If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye you must be some kind of robot overlord.
Jalea Bates (anybody else know who that is?)
Various soundtracks from Star Wars to LOTR to The Sound of Music. I'm also a sucker for Gershwin, the blues, and Rogers & Hammerstein.
My guilty secret, which I shouldn't even mention, is that I like the music I write (until I hate it). I know it's crass, and it marks me as an egotistical asswipe, but I can't help it. At the time I'm writing them I invest a lot of "me" in the effort, so my "favorite song" is usually the very last one I actually wrote, even though I don't record them very well. I know what the song should sound like, and that's what gets stuck in my head. I wonder if that's true of other songwriters, and they just don't admit it...?
Dammit...and now I had to go listen to it on Youtube.
Somebody sent me that video a while back. It made me cry. But what really got under my skin is that the video has been flagged for adult content. WTF???? I wrote YouTube an email complaining about that but it doesn't seem to have made a difference. :-(
I have somewhere to be tonight, so I'm posting this before the YouTube video is done uploading. I'm simply going to put it in an easily escapable situation and trust that everything goes according to plan.
Like everyone, my tastes have moved around a bit over the years, but I guess my staples have been, for rock, Talking Heads, (the great) Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon, The Clash; for folk, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan; and for dawg, David Grisman. More recently, I've been really enjoying Jill Sobule, Gogol Bordello and ETHEL, amongst too many others to name. I am very happy to have picked up new artists recently through W00tstock and the cruise. I "hate" Amazon for their $5 album promotions.
I get to hear a lot of new music by subscribing to the following four podcasts, which post a song a day each: