Friday, June 20, 2008

Fine, you bastards.

You got me, ok?

You finally made me buy one of your stinkin' iPods.

Believe me, I hemmed-and-hawed about it for a good long while — months, probably — and I debated the merits of one brand of MP3 player against another.

My old player, this little crappy 512 MB one I got a couple of years ago, is frustratingly awkward to use, especially for podcasts — when you power the thing off and eventually turn it back on again, it goes back to the start of the track you were listening to. This would be no big deal if you were listening to an album of fairly short songs, but for an hour-long podcast, when you were 53 minutes into it when you reached your destination, that means you've gotta scan the thing forward through most of the track until you pick up where you left off last time (and here's hoping you actually remember where you left off last time).

So, yeah. There we go. A 4GB silver Nano, currently sitting on my coffee table, containing three podcasts (CBC Radio 3's R3-30 and the Radio 3 Podcast, as well as KEXP's Music That Matters), is evidence that, on very rare occasions, I go with "the vast unwashed masses" in the area of electronic doohickery.

6 comments:

Dan said...

J, I thought you weren't one to bend to peer pressure! You're half way to getting yourself a cell phone now.

JTL said...

You will TAKE THAT BACK YOUNG MAN

Dan said...

Keep on truckin', you hipster!

Eve said...

ONE OF US, ONE OF US

JTL said...

Jesus. This is the last time I tell you bastards anything.

Renee said...

Welcome, young one. Soon, you will know the powerrrr of the daaaahk side - iTunes.