A couple of weeks ago I downloaded Pandora radio to my phone. Finally. I’m enjoying it so far, for the most part.
I like the fact that you have the ability to listen to one of their pre-programmed stations, or create one (or more) of your own, based on genre or artist.
I’ve created several of my own stations: Queen, The Bee Gees, Buddy Holly, and Neil Diamond. If you use Pandora, you know how it works. You select your artist and a station is created based on your choice. The station plays songs by your choice of artist and by others of the same ilk. About every fourth song that is played should be by the artist you chose for the station. Except for the Neil Diamond station, I guess.
As I stated, I created a Neil Diamond station. The first time I listened to it, at the time I created it, I listened for almost two hours and heard a total of one Neil Diamond song the entire two hours. The Neil Diamond channel was not the first station I created, so I had an idea how it was supposed to work. The first song played was “Sweet Caroline”, and that was the only Neil Diamond song played. There was a number of songs byf Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot. One Neil Diamond.
The next few times I’ve listened to my Neil Diamond station, the number of Neil’s songs has increased, but not with the frequency of Queen songs on my Queen station, or Buddy Holly songs on my Buddy Holly station. Hopefully, Pandora will realize soon that there is more to Neil Diamond than “Sweet Caroline”, “Holly Holy”, and “Cherry Cherry”.