January 17, 2007

About iPods and New Music...

You would think that after all the problems we've had with our iPod (I had to exchange it for the THIRD time this week after it got stuck with a sad face again- thank god for Apple Care!) we would have learned our lesson and would not be coveting the new iPhone as much as we are... but there is something about a bright and shiny new gadget that makes us want to pull out our credit cards and say "I'll take it!" Fortunately they're not available until June, and we're hoping that our iPhone fever will pass by then.

Derek did go to the MacWorld expo last week to catch a glimpse of this crazy new device, and stood in a crowd of people and 2 security guards ogling it as it rotated under a glass case.


The other gadget he reported back about was this hilarious toilet paper holder/iPod dock, a totally useless and awesome invention. All I can see of the box is some type that says "Enhance your Experience" which is good enough for me!

New gadgetry aside, I am actually quite happy with our newly refurbished iPod and have just finished loading all of our music onto it. Some new stuff that we have been listening to nonstop are:

Sam Prekop's new album, Who's Your New Professor. We love the Sea and Cake, but I think I might like lead singer Sam Prekop's solo stuff even better.

The new Shins album, Wincing the Night Away, has been highly anticipated and is really, really good. D brought home an advance copy from work, and I highly recommend getting it the moment it comes out!

Clare Rojas is one of our favorite artists, and she is also an amazing musician, playing sweet country-tinged songs under the name Peggy Honeywell. Her third album, Green Mountain, is the soundtrack for all my mornings working at the studio.

4 comments:

jessamynit said...

oh, man, I feel you... I want that thing so bad, and my ipod keeps breaking too. Plus I spend 90% of my working time at home, in front of my computer, so it's really impractical.
Oh, AND my cingular service is really awful. Which is what comes bundled with the iPhone...
but does that keep me from wanting it? No, I'm like, "oh, good, that means I can get on the iphone plan"... lame!

Conn said...

JUST SAY NO!!!
IT'S LIKE THOSE TV'S WITH BUILT IN VCR...
IF THE TV GOES THEN THE VCR GOES TOO AND VISE VERSA. I ONCE HAD AN ALL IN ONE STEREO AND ONCE THE CD DRIVE WENT THE WHOLE THING WAS IN THE TRASH. I LEARNED FROM THAT MOMENT TO BUY INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS. SO IF YOU GET THIS PHONE AND IT GOES ON THE BLINK.... THEN YOU ARE OUT OF AN iPOD, PHONE BOOK AND CHEESE GRATER. IT DOES GRATE CHEESE RIGHT. IT ALL SOUNDS GOOD TO HAVE EVERYTHING IN ONE HANDY DEVICE UNTIL IT GOES DOWN FOR THE COUNT... AS CUTE AS IT IS... I REALLY WANNA STEER CLEAR. BAH HUMBUG.

baffle said...

I confess to being technology-challenged, but I still fail to see how anyone can keep up with the latest and greatest.

I'll add to Conn's warning:
STEER CLEAR and WAIT FOR THE NEW IMPROVED VERSION.
Much like not buying the new model of a car until the bugs are worked out.

stumblebum said...

Guys I actually got to TOUCH the new iPhone at work today. Unbelievable! This puppy just oozes charisma--the ultimate tech fetish object. (Pity about the price and Cingular service tho'). More details soon.