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Widget Hopes To Save Pandora, Internet Radio

August 27, 2008 10:48 AM ET

Can ailing internet radio service Pandora be saved by a widget? That's what I <3 Pandora is hoping, as the new site pleas to "keep the music on" by having people add their widget to keep internet radio from the brink of extinction by raising awareness and support. While Pandora's woes have less to do with awareness and more to do with outrageous royalty fees, at least the widget brings some attention the government's targeting of internet radio. We expect a Save Muxtape widget any day now.

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“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

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