Saturday, March 26, 2005

New iPod 4.6 GB!

If there is a cutting edge of technology, then I am the equivalent of a folded piece of paper that you lick before tearing at the edge of a table. Case in point, with everyone living the iLife to its most full, I jumped on board a year or so ago not with a new iPod, but a used 10GB that someone else upgraded from. There's the first warning.

So the Gen. 1 10gig has served me well short of an incident where it locked up in San Jose last summer. Frozen on "You're the One for me Fatty" by Mr. Moz. I spend 72 hours away from my iBook, wondering what the song would sound like if it was playing. The next upload remedied that problem and all has been dandy since.

Until last weekend when I was creating not-so-fresh basslines over Jay-Z's "lucifer." turns out my iPod must have made a deal with the aptly-named track, as the screen once again froze and "lucifer" took the soul of my once hip and cutting edge 10GB. Unlike San Jose, this time I was armed with the power of DSL and the myriad of answers contained therein.

I now know every possible phyiscal command that you can enter into an iPod. Over the past week I have reset my iPod to factory defaults a handful of times each day, manually loaded songs from my library only to have the thing crash again. Only the story doesn;t end there. It seems that in its deal with the devil, my iPod will operate with only the correct library. One song out of place and it will crash. So, Kings of Convenience's "I'd rather dance with you" is fine, but Ace of Base's "living in danger" will set it over the top.

So I have sucessfully found the library that my demon-possessed iPod desires. Evidently, it loves the Outshine "AOWW EP" but is not a fan of "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." Everyone's a critic. That's okay iPod, it took me awhile to appreciate it too. Anyways, I now am the proud owner of the new and improved Gen.1 4.6 GB iPod! 1223 of my favorite songs (and some that I'm not the biggest fan of, but I'm not about to argue with the devil's iPod) in a bulky sharp edged bit of technology from 2002.

Before you suggest that I just by one of those sleek, updated iPod Photos, or a new 20GB, remember that I am broke. That, and I am on the "lick-and-tear" edge of technology. I'm hopelessly outdated.

...after all I still like Morrissey.


At 10:49 AM, Blogger Sloop said...

Wow. 4.6 gbs! If only there was a way to give you the unused gbs from my iPod. I've been mostly happy with my, um, 40 GB iPod, except for the 2 times that it turned to crap and I had to exchange it within a few months of buying it new. Anyway, good luck with yer latest pod, and thanks for the comments on my blog.


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