Tuesday, March 15

Yes, that's right, I got an iPod. Now who wants to touch me?

Yesterday morning it came -- my new 20GB Apple iPod. Thus for the first time in my life I got something cool before every freaking person I know got one.

And it seemed like the perfect time to do what all the cool kids are doing -- put the sucker on Shuffle and write down the first 10 songs it plays. Thus the first 10 songs to be listened to on my iPod were:

1. Pet Shop Boys, "Disco Potential"
2. The Strokes, "Is This It"
3. Fluke, "Absurd"
4. R.E.M., "Let Me In"
5. Steely Dan, "Reeling In the Years"
6. Nu Shooz, "I Can't Wait"
7. Thievery Corporation, "Focus On Sight"
8. A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)"
9. Underworld, "Something Like a Mama"
10. Underworld, "Mo Move" (Hernan Cattaneo Re-Edit)

Huh. I'm guessing these lists are sort of supposed to give people an idea what kind of music you really like, but this one is pretty damn inscrutable. Aside from the fact, of course, that it lets on a) I like Underworld enough for the machine to pick out two of their songs in a row out of more than 1,200 and b) I have a fetish for the cheesiest of cheesy '80s pop songs that's probably making my friends very ashamed of me right now.

Oh, well. I guess I should just count myself lucky the iPod didn't dig up those Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson tracks I had on th . . . uh, I mean, I don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.


Anonymous said...

iPods are awesome. (I have a pink mini 4GB one. Yum.) Enjoy!

Mary said...

Thievery Corporation is pretty cool though.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Doug? We all have iPods. We've had them for months now.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey Doug-

The cheesy 80's music thing? I bought the Just Can't Get Enough discs. All of them. Fifteen. Including the Christmas disc. enough cheese to gag a buffalo.

Congrats on the iPod. I can't live without mine.

DougBot said...

My iPod pulls up Underworld all the time. Then again, when it's maybe 15% of your total capacity (Pulling numbers out of the air here--is this how Greenspan does it? It's kind of a rush!), it's maybe not that hard to figure out.

Do you have the Everything, Everything DVD? A friend of mine let me borrow it, and it's pretty sweet.

Astronaut Mike Dexter said...

Embarrassingly, I only made the jump to DVD technology at Christmastime, so I'm still catching up on all the DVDs I need to get, but if the Everything, Everything DVD is as good as the record then it's definitely on my list.

Kevin Church said...


Make sure you have 5.1 sound. Make sure you have a thumpa. Then go with E,E. It's genius.