What can YOU say in six sentences?
At night when she goes to bed, Marie puts on headphones and listens to a pandora.com radio station she has been developing for herself for several months. She has named her station Stealing Company, after a duo of the same name whose sound inspired her to devise this mixture of music which shares a number of characteristics. Specifically, every night she filters a string of Pandora-suggested tunes with either a thumbs up or thumbs down, poking her stylus at the appropriate icon in the near darkness. All of these suggestions share traits such as “atmospheric”, “downtempo influences”, “slow moving bass line” and “repetitive song structure”. Bookmarking the ones that have a vaguely special appeal gives her an opportunity to hear those songs with greater frequency. This allows her to recognize certain strains that would otherwise blend in anonymously with all the others, giving her a means of remaining somewhat oriented to the passing of time.