So I listen to Pandora a lot. It is my de facto method of listening to music at work. But for the last few days, Pandora has been getting on my nerves. Actually, Pandora and George Lopez are getting on my nerves. I have the free Pandora subscription which is subsidized by ads, that I have no problem with, that is how you get free stuff. There is a portion in the Lopez ad where he says congratulations on not pirating music.
The first time I heard it, I did not think much of it, but over the course of time, this shit is getting on my serves. Their assumption is that if I were not listening to Pandora, I would be stealing music. As someone who has never pirated any music, this really bothers me. It bothers me to the point that I am not sure that I will be listening to Pandora any longer.
I am sure that Pandora does not really care about me no longer listening to their station, but I care. And I know that Pandora probably does not listen to every single ad that is on their service, but that is their fault, and it is also the reason I am no longer watching George Lopez’s late night talk show. While most will not care, I have long believed that I do not fit in with most, nor understand as most do.
I hate to end my love affair with you Pandora, but I need you to better vet your ads.