I love Pandora radio! If you don't know what it is - it's a music streaming app that allows you to pick from different categories of what you want to listen to, and then you can give things a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down"...which will help to make stations specific to your likes. I listen to Pandora in many settings. On my iphone with headphones if I'm going for a walk. I listen to it from my computer when I'm working or crafting. I listen to it from through my iphone on speakers in my kitchen when I'm cooking or cleaning. And sometimes I even stream it through bluetooth through the speakers in my car when I'm driving (even though I have satellite radio which is similar). I'm not sure if everyone gets it everywhere and even around other countries? I'd love to know - so let me know if you know about or get Pandora friends. And if you do what are some of your favorite stations? But today I thought I'd share some of my favorites.
I often listen to Nature Radio on Pandora. This is music like you'd hear at a spa. Pretty classical or new age kind of music - but mixed with sounds from nature (like birds singing, or a fountain of water flowing...). I also put under this category stations like classical (like classical guitar station, or just straight classical music). I also love the Joshua Bell station (he's a wonderful violinist - he played the music in the movie Ladies in Lavender). I like to listen to stations like these as a backdrop to reading, crafting, blogging etc. It's nice to have soothing music playing, that doesn't have many words, when I'm trying to focus or concentrate on something. Do you see the thumbs at the bottom of the photo? That's where you'd click on either thumbs up or thumbs down and Pandora will keep track and it helps to make the station more specific to your likes and not play your dislikes again.
I love the 80's pop radio station! I'm a child of the 80's so I grew up as a child and teenager listening to these songs. They bring back so many memories. But also they're a lot of fun and many of them very upbeat, so I often use this station to workout on my treadmill. And also many times when I'm cleaning - basically when I want something to put a "pep in my step" in some way. Lol
I love Celtic music. It's definitely in my blood, as I have a Celtic heritage (relatives that came from Ireland and Wales). I love listening to Celtic Thunder station, Celtic Women station and Enya. I was fortunate to see both the Celtic Women and Celtic Thunder live - and their shows were amazing!! I also love Keith Harkin station (used to be in Celtic Thunder but now has solo career). These stations are also,at times, my backdrop when I work or craft. And I especially love listening to this music when I go for walks, or am out in nature, gardening etc.
I also love the Praise and Worship station. I listen to this often and at many different times. When I'm journaling and doing my devotional, but also as a backdrop when I'm working, or sometimes in the car etc. It's music that always gives me a lift and touches my soul. I especially love John Michael Talbot and listen to his station often as well. I grew up listening to him as my Mom loved him and had his albums. Other artists I love here include Michael W. Smith station and Amy Grant worship station.