How many of you guys use internet streaming while driving?
(Right now I mostly fill up a USB stick with music I like and listen to that while driving)
BTW I am a paying subscriber to both Pandora and Grooveshark (which predates Spotify).
NPR 50% of the time, Pandora 40% of the time, Spotify Radio 10% of the time (via aux in and my iPhone). That's for my daily commute of about 15 minutes each way in the morning and evening, Monday - Friday.
On a road trip or weekend driving, it's more like 80% Pandora, 20% Spotify Radio. I haven't subscribed to Spotify Premium in order to access the playlists I assembled on the desktop simply because I don't spend enough time in front of my personal desktop to assemble enough lists to not get bored with music.
Pandora radio is much better than Spotify radio. If I was in front of a desktop where I could spend more time building playlists, I would use Spotify more. They really have a robust catalog of music and I can almost always find whatever I am looking for - and I have some ecclectic musical tastes (with playlist titles like Nerd Rap, Exotica Lounge, Beach Music and the Justified Mix).
Originally Posted by hustler
I am a total ***** to DT/NuJazz/Acid Jazz/Electro-Lounge/Electro Jazz. Some of my favorite artists/comp albums:
Pandora 100% of the time in my wifes car and Sirius 100% of the time in my car. However, I am starting to find that even Sirius is beginning to replay a lot of the same stuff on a given channel and I like my music to vary. This is why I like quick mix on Pandora and upset sirius cannot do the same.
I was sad when my headphone jack on my phone died, as I quite liked streaming my google music songs that would not fit on my microsd card.
But now I have a $20 mp3 player loaded up with 4 gigs of Umphrey's McGee, which will hopefully last me until I get a new phone. Sidenote: even though they are a liberal hippy jam band, you might like there newer stuff which is more like that crazy club music all the kids are listening too.
Other **** I think you gays should check out if you like this genre (specific songs and bands):
Elak - Remember Me
Jaffa (an all-time favorite) Do it again, Elevator, Star 67, Legz, Fila's Evelvator Remix on Cassagrande Lounge
Leggo Beast - Petite (all their **** is awesome)
Pork 100 (album)
I can keep going. I have a massive collection of this stuff.
In my experience, its due to the facts that most people:
lack the technological sophistication to access free internet music sources
can't afford smartphone/data plan to stream audio from said sources
don't/can't buy music online
don't buy music CDs at the store
don't know how to pirate music
feel they need to listen to Top40 HIP-HOP to stay in touch with their peer group.
The other issue is radio conglomerates like CLEAR CHANNEL buying up stations and forcing the Hip-hop/Country down our throats. Out where I live, there are no more independent stations. I literally almost WEPT when I heard that ClearChannel purchased KPIG.
there was an awesome college station from wilkes university a while ago that only played metal and some really weird alt rock ****.
now it's mainly hip hop. not the **** you hear on the radio, but i liked it more before the switch.
now it's just a station that i used to listen to