Wednesday, January 21, 2009
iShuffle - and iLove it!
I love my iPod nano. I know it's not the latest one, or the most technologically capable iPod out there, but it's revolutionised my gym and travelling sessions.
Now, instead of using the gym for thinking-about-important-stuff time, I listen to music
Now, instead of using travelling time to read and expand my mind, I listen to music
Now, instead of buying 50 cds a year at sale prices and uploading all the songs (probably about 1,000 songs), I buy individual tracks for $1. If I were to buy 1000 songs for my iPod over the year, I would be paying $1,000.
Ain't that brill? The best bit, however, is the potential for humorous juxtaposition of songs.
I've downloaded the entire Messiah as I love the music. But when you stick songs on shuffle, the best combination of music is possible.
Here are two recent juxtapositions which made me snort with laughter publicly (once at the gym, once travelling). I might get arrested for this one day.
The Messiah: 'And he shall stop their mouths'.
The section ends: 'And they shall shake their heads, saying.........."
"Caught in a trap/There's no way out/Because I love you too much baby...."
The Messiah: 'And suddenly, there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying....
"Can you feel it? Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT???"