A friend just sent me a link to pandora.com internet radio. OH (unprintable expletive) YES!! All those songs and bands I had forgotten about...the guilty pleasures; the stuff that saved your life, getting you through those awkward early teenage years...awesome. The late 80s/early 90s pre-Nirvana "alternative" is what did it for me. That covers my most of my middle & high school years. Ride? The Jesus & Mary Chain? Joy Division? Pixies? Dinosuar Jr? Catherine Wheel? My Bloody Valentine? Ned's Atomic Dustbin? Oh good God, I am in Heaven right now! How long has this been around and why am I just now hearing about it?