Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

I love my iPod

I finally got an iPod two days ago. I was going to hold out till Apple came out with video iPods but with the new low prices, I coudn’t resist getting one now. I got the 60 GB model which has a color screen. It is great to be able to bring my photos around with me. I like that feature a lot. I also got the Monster Cable cassette adapter for the use in the car which works and sounds great.

But the thing I am really thrilled about it are Podcasts. FM radio really sucks now. It was so good in the seventies and still good in the eighties. The nineties sucked though and it only got worse. A few large companies are controlling almost all the stations now so you get fed bland and boring radio. Safe radio. Now, with Podcasts, you have freedom.


I love that word. With Apple’s smarts the iPod is now like a Tivo for radio. You can listen to what you want when you want. And the choice of what to listen to is fantastic. I can now listen to the BBC on my way to work or I can listen to what Adam Curry, the proclaimed father of Podcasts, has to say. Awesome.

Here is a much better write-up of falling in love with a new iPod. A friend of mine, Eric, just got an iPod recently and also wrote on his blog I heart my iPod. Not always a work-safe site though. You were warned. 😯


One Million Podcast subscriptions in two days!

From Apple Matters. Apple(R) today announced that in just two days iTunes(R) customers have subscribed to more than one million Podcasts from the new iTunes Podcast Directory. “With the release of iTunes 4.9, listeners are voting with their ears,” said Adam Curry, co-founder of the PodShow Podcast Network.

Wow. 😯

CommonTunes – a community directory of freely available music

CommonTunes. This site is pretty good. I’ve just browsed around it and there are all kinds of songs to download. Most are BitTorrent downloads. Check it out. Did I mention free? 😯

Hendrix albums needed

Still need to replace one older Jimi Hendrix album and get two others I’ve not owned yet.

  • Are You Experienced?
  • First Rays of the New Rising Sun
  • South Saturn Delta

Strawberry Fields is not forever

Strawberry Fields shut down: 31/05/2005 21:52 London – The Strawberry Field children’s home, immortalised in song by John Lennon, finally shut down its operations on Tuesday after 69 years.”

That is kind of sad. My father grew up in a children’s home for while.

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