Wednesday, May 07, 2008

New iPod!

Power Tool - Two Heads are Better than One (from the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure soundtrack)

After my first iPod and the hard drive that all my music was backed up on also died magically at the same time about 3 years ago. I haven't bothered getting another iPod because of the pain of burning all the music again. But I got an iPod for my birthday so I saddled up a couple weekends ago and put all my music in there.

Dr. Octagon - halfsharkalligatorhalfman

Most of what I put on there are CDs that I have collected over the last 16 years. You know these, you have listened to them so many times there are some you don't really care about, there are some you still love, and there are some you bought more recently but that you still don't listen to that much.

If you are like me, there aren't as many of the later as there used to be. I just don't buy that many CDs anymore. And I was thinking when I was loading all this music up that my CDs just don't excite me like they used to. It is so much more fun to turn on Pandora, explore the Hype Machine, or turn on the Contrast Podcast and maybe find that one song every few weeks that I can't stop listening to.

Countries of the World - Animaniacs

The stuff I might find on the web is so much fresher than most of the stuff on my CDs. And not just because it's new, fresh like some little song from 20, 30, years or more that you have never heard (Vienna (live) - Billy Joel) or forgot how much you loved. (Golden Slumbers).

And Podcasts! I think it that my iPod will now be dynamic that is exciting, where before it just housed CDs. I wish it had a most recently downloaded. Or! I wish it could read RSS feeds so i could view my friends photostreams or read boing boing.

Maybe there is some way that I just dont know of yet, i'll go look.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Congrats on the new device. I have to agree about Pandora, but on the other hand: some day all of those CD's will be the new again. Just think about what your grandkids will say.

And btw, will you please come over and put all of my cd's on my computer for me...I'm about 10% there and I HATE DOING THAT!