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Pandora: when everything else stalls, you can always try radio

I’m looking forward to Pandora’s impending new radio offering featuring Questlove of Tonite Show fame. The press release says the program will be called “Questlove Supreme”: ” . . . a raw and ingenious three-hour show curated and produced by the four-time GRAMMY winner. The show will be a weekly ride through the global musical landscape featuring adventurous music selections, […]

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Think Twice Radio

Think Twice Radio is ten years old

Happy anniversary number ten to Think Twice Radio, the online talk cornucopia that invites you to think many times, actually. TTR is basically a matrix of interesting people who cogitate out loud about everything from dating to the origins of rock and roll to the BDSM scene in Buffalo, New York. A lot of the participants come from Buffalo, […]

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Online turntable rooms: the next generation is gone, but the idea of a service that offers virtual dj rooms to music sharers will not die. Four alternate turntable room style applications have become more prominent over the last six months:, Juqster, Beatsense, and Compared to and its predecessor, they’re pretty bare bones. But maybe that’s the application/economic […]

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The perils of a young audience: why died

Shortly after the announcement that the turntable-style music sharing room would cease operation, I wrote to the site’s founder, Jason Grunstra, for an analysis. “It really just comes down to money,” Grunstra responded. “The development and hosting of a massive real-time application is no small feat. It’s incredibly complex and we just couldn’t find […]

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I was very sorry to see the following announcement posted in my room today: “Thank you for joining our party and plugging in with us,” the statement says. “Unfortunately, we did not reach the amount needed to keep online any longer.”’s latest blog post doesn’t offer much more information. I don’t have […]

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Why is worth your support

“It has come to the point that the costs of running exceeds the income that we are generating, and that could prove disastrous to the future of if we don’t make some important changes very soon,” warns the latest missive on its blog site. is asking its members to donate six […]

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