Dispatches from Maine

Just another person of little note writing about ordinary things. That I reside in Maine is icing on the cake.

04 October 2007

Buying a New iPod?

A few months ago I finally filled my iPod to the point that I can no longer store all of my media on it. I am no music pirate, but with music, podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, and games...space runs out fast. I was all set to buy an iPod Classic. Armed with 160GB of space I could even store a number movies from my DVD collection. Then Apple responded to the iPhone unlocking by enmeshing it with 3rd party software. I work for an ISV, so the notion that 3rd party software is intrinsically evil naturally makes me a bit uncomfortable.

I still need a new device, but perhaps the time has come to leave Apple and its iPods behind and go look for something else.


02 January 2007

25 Most Played

As usual, I am following the Wilberian lead with this list of my top twenty-five iTuns tracks during the past year. In my defence, I do have two young girls, so that explains Jack Johnson and Hampton Hampster!

Song TitleArtistAlbumCount
RestlessJana HunterBlank Unstaring Heirs of Doom59
Girl from the North CountryBob Dylan & Johnny CashNashville Skyline (remastered)56
cowboy songSocalledGhettoblaster55
Trapped Under Ice Flows+/-Holding Patterns50
Upside DownJack Johnson...Curious George50
Diary of the Mass TrappistThe Jai Alai SavantSXSW 200549
Hell YesBeckGuero47
Pipebomb on Landsdown (Dance Remix)Dropkick MurphysThe Singles Collection, Vol. 247
Hiding Behind the MoonJeff HansonSXSW 200543
Que' Onda GueroBackGuero40
Betcha NeverCherieCherie40
Rainbow FlowsHusky RescueCountry Falls39
The Littlest BirdsThe Be Good TanyasSXSW 200535
BreakthroughHope 7Breakthrough - EP35
L-L-LoveAstaireDon't Whisper Lies - EP34
California Uber AllesDead KennedysMutiny on the Bay34
Orange Blossom SpecialJohnny CashAt Folsom Prison34
Like a SoldierJohnny Cash & Willie NelsonUnearthed34
She FloatsA-LyriczLow Tops and Polos33
Sab Kahete Hain (remix)Anuradha PaudwalSab Kahete Hain (remix)33
Guns Don't Kill People Rappers DoGoldie Lookin ChainSXSW 200533
Wanted ManJohnny CashAt San Quentin33
The HampsterDance SongHampton the HampsterHampsterdance Hist - EP31
The Sweet Sunny SouthJerry Garcia & David GrismanShady Grove31
Banghra Fever (Heavy Nitro Mix)MIDIval PunditZSix Degrees Remixed31

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