I wonder what the songs on a persons iPod says about them. I had never much thought about this before, but the MP3 player that I had had for years finally died. I had multiple playlists and had over the years tweaked with them, adding new songs from new artists as I discovered new sounds I liked. I’d move a song from one playlist to another, and sometimes deleting them. I really loved how I had it set up.
I replaced my old MP3 player with a new iPod. This meant that I had an empty slate to begin with. I had to put iTunes on my pc. It meant I had to recreate play lists for my new device. It required me to think about my artists and what I could not live without. What I had on my PC that I had forgot about. As I was doing this I realized I had some really eclectic tastes. Here are some of the artists that you will find on my device.
The Blues Brothers
Nat King Cole
Crash Test Dummies
Hall and Oats
Monsters and Men
Does this say I have a very diverse appreciation of music or does it hint at multiple personalities?
Today I attended my own personal open air concert. Not at the awesome outdoor amphitheater at Red Rocks, but right here in Buxton, Montana. We are talking the outdoor equivalent of a car concert.
Yes, I was singing out loud as I walked down the road today training for my half-marathon. Keep in mind that I can’t carry a tune to save my soul.
I have been going through my old music library and loading up my MP3 player with what I think will be great music to carry me through 13.1 miles. I remember this album or that one and go looking for it in our collection, though it is now on CD to add to my play list.
I am also doing the equivalent of buying 45’s. I have not done that since I was in junior high school, and Faye Rick and I would go to the local Ben Franklin and get that one song we had to have. We stacked our 45’s on a “record holder” and took them to each other’s house to listen to them on the stereo. That record holder could be considered an early 70’s iPod. Today I am going to Amazon and buying those songs that I don’t have in my collection, that I have now decided are part of the essential collection. Most of them are favorite songs from my friends record collections that I never got around to buying for myself, a few are modern songs I have heard and thought yes they still make music.
Every day I come home from my walk and delete a song here and there, move this one to the end of hour one, two, three, or four (I don’t plan on needing hour five!). I find self thinking that this song should be in hour 4 as it is “ass-kicking” and I will need that about then to finish this great adventure. I am getting this all fine tuned.
But in the meantime if you see a large woman walking down the frontage road looking like she is talking to herself. It is me having a personal outdoor concert and I am singing out loud and enjoying every minute of it.