Pandora for Australia!

I noticed works now here in Australia! Previously the service was bound by legal teams and could only operate within the US and Canada.

For those of you unfamiliar with the awesome service:

“About Pandora®

When was the last time you fell in love with a new artist or song?

At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you’ll love. (OK, we’ve added comedy as well so we’re also up for playing some jokes you’ll love.)

To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project®.

Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken.

Together our team of musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every track – melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics … and more! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favourite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analysed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favourite songs for you.

You can create up to 100 unique “stations.” And you can even refine them. If it’s not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you.”

It really is great we can finally utilise this amazing service, try it out Australia!

(As this is current news, we should expect the classic pandora app for iOS available for the Australian AppStore soon!)


Police Powerless To Arrest Drunk Riders

Police Powerless To Arrest Drunk Drivers

When transport chiefs wanted pub goers to get a ‘sober friend’ to give them a lift home they jokingly used a horse in their advert – not expecting anyone to take it literally.

But some drinkers in Montana, U.S., have started returning from bars on horseback – and police have confirmed it is legal to ride the animal while drunk.

The Department of Transportation were concerned that people were putting themselves at risk by not planning in advance how they were getting home.

Yet after the advert was produced, Helena Police Chief Troy McGee has revealed he has been inundated with calls from people wanting to know if they can ride home under the influence.

The Montana State law definition of a ‘vehicle’ excludes anything that runs under animal power – so police are powerless to stop drunks going home on horseback.

(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)