How to Win at Pandora

Music is of the utmost importance to all of us here at 1423 South Congress Avenue. Sometimes we play records from the collection of LP’s we have for sale. Sometimes we experiment with “genius playlists” on iTunes. Most of the time, we play highly customized “stations” created with Pandora.

Pandora’s a great and powerful application. As awesome as it is — and it is — creating a station on which you’re going to actually like everything you hear can be tricky. We’re here to help. Because just a little while ago, we hit upon what may well be the Perfect Pandora Station. Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for Pandora.
  2. Create a new station based on the Drive-By Truckers.
  3. Add variety to the station with The Specials.
  4. Add more variety to the station with Morphine.
  5. Occasionally “thumbs-down” some unfortunate third-wave ska.
  6. Relax and enjoy as the Dexateens segue seamlessly into Desmond Dekker.

Anyway, that’s what we’re doing.