I grew up listening to Rodney on the Roq, broadcast from the L.A. station KROQ. I also have fond memories of waiting for Steven Hill's program 'Music from the Hearts of Space' to come on through the classical radio station. That's the Alpha and Omega. Everything in between stems from my particular interests. Swing, darkwave, symphonic metal, '70 folk rock all have a place beside chamber music,opera,and circus calliope music.
And if there are other people out there who like any of these bands I'd be happy to meet you(They are not yet part of the Project): Nuit d'Octobre, Siglo XX, The Shroud, a;Grumph, A Split Second (old punk/industrial band), Hocico, Verne Langdon (organist), The Strawbs (prog), Parallel Project, Cinema Strange, Trisomie 21, Gryphon, Tri Yann, Zeraphine, The Bodysnatchers (Ska), Malicorne, Breathless, Glyn Styler, Frozen Plasma, Janus and I'm sure the list will expand...I also hope it decreases!
Addendum: Songs not yet on Pandora that I highly recommend: "For my fallen angel" by My Dying Bride. Pandora has some MDB so any of you that have come to like that band--go buy that song! Also, since we're talking MDB, check out Virgen Black (band)too.