Back in the Mix Tape days, I mean, when there really were cassette tapes, I had a habit of somehow managing to be surprised when song after song of music I like would play from a tape I’d made. On one level, of course, I knew I’d made the tape to contain just the songs I particularly enjoyed at the moment I made it. On another level though, it still somehow seemed like a string of incredibly good luck that my favorite songs were playing. When you listen to the radio, it’s all haphazard. You might listen for hours and not hear anything that would make you want to sing along. What kind of crazy world is it where you can special order music? Who am I to dictate the order of songs?
The iPod of course, takes this thrill to another level. All my favorite stuff in there, and then I can hit “shuffle.” What will be up next? Graceland? The Indigo Girls? that new CD I just loaded? I was on my way home just now, and the audio book I was listening to was too skippy (darn public library discs!) so I pulled out my iPod and shuffled I had to skip a head through a bit of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and a few Celtic instrumentals to get to something singable. Namely “Virginia Woolf” by the Girls. Great. I enjoy being the third Indigo Girl on that number, and magically, somehow the next song that popped up was “Verdi Cries,” by all those Maniacs. And I said, out loud, to myself, in the car, “Wow!! Another GREAT song.”
Then I laughed at myself.
~ by meteowrite on February 13, 2007.
One Response to ““wow, it’s another good song!””
1.jenn, I still do that with my iPod. And when I’m at work, I feel compelled to follow it up with: Of course it is, it’s my iPod.
You know, in case someone was actually listening to me and needed to hear me admit that I am a big dork.
jean said this on February 14th, 2007 at 10:40 am