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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...."

And then:
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???"



Anonymous said...

Hi Mermaid! Was that Elvis mixed in there? I thought I saw Suspicious MiInds...
I have an MP3 player I take to work and listen to while I slave away in my office. I love shuffle. It's always a grab bag of fun!

Thanks for coming over and visiting me!
Happy day to you. :)

Scrobs said...

Merms - I've just posted something similar!

Quite right - Messiah after Peter Gabriel just make London Bridge a magic place...

The Old Tarf said...

yah, I am first again. Tried to log on last night with some comment couldn't due to some work at blogger. Have a great day hope you are fine.

Captain Smack said...

I think the Martians are speaking to you through your Nano.

The Old Tarf said...

hi, I am first and second and third. Where are you my little Mermaid. the condo closed today. so we are now homeless. First time in over 20 years we haven't owned a home. Weird eh!!!

We are off to florida next week to see Ernie and Lorraine in a place called Dade City. Will check the emails on occasion.

Daisy said...

i have a purple nano and i don't go anywhere without it...i play it in my car through the work...everywhere...and i LOVE the shuffle!!!!!!!!!

Barkis said...

Barkis is willing.

Anonymous said...

Very funny merms! I to have a shuffley music abouty thing - I must leaven the mix with songs with more comic possibilities...

Destiny Angel said...

A similar thing happened to me once when I was in the Negev on the Saturday before Christmas waiting for a bus. That was a long wait. Nothing. Not even a kosher tumbleweed blowin' across the road to Damascus. So I got out my new AD33 player and put it on shuffle hoping for something seasonal and heard:

"Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight o'er all the earth; ye who sang creation's story, now proclaim Messiah's birth. . ."

"Well it's One for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready, Now go, cat, go. . ."

"Away in a manger, No crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. . . "

"Stayin' Alive! Stayin Alive Ooo-Ooo-Ooo-Ooo Stayin' Allah-haha-ive. . ."

"Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay, close by me forever, and love me I pray. . ."

"I'm only a poor little sparrow (ahh) no colourful feathers have I (it's a shame). . ."

"Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight. . ."

"of Ernie. . .and he drove the fastest milkcart in the West."

Homo Escapeons said...

I received one for Christmas along with a vinyl adaptor thingamabob.
I am prolly the only person on Earth to have 1 single song on their ipod nano...

and no it isn't Feelings wo-oh-oh fee-lings.

jmb said...

I love my iPod too. I have moved from the iPod mini to the iPod touch. Just like an iPhone but no cell phone or camera but I already have those so I don't care.

The software is brilliant but I think I have only downloaded half a dozen songs in all these years. Mine is full of my own CDs.