February 8, 2006

What's in your iPod?

I'm loading up on podcasts of Supreme Court arguments from last term!

24 comments:

Bruce Hayden said...

Ann,

That is really, really, bad. But I will have to tell my daughter the story. She lives and dies with her iPod. It has been acting up recently, and she is apoplectic that she won't be able to replace her Mini when it does die.

Well, maybe I won't tell her the story. I don't want her to think that law school grads (or, worse, profs) are any worse than she already thinks they are. Rather, I hope she keeps the law open as a potential career, and don't want to scare her away.

HD_Wanderer said...

Elvis, Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakum, Billy Dean, and about five CDs worth of The Chieftains.

Wade_Garrett said...

I just downloaded fifteen songs by a new British band called the Arctic Monkeys, whose albums is due out in the U.S. in a couple of weeks. The British press is really hyping them up, saying that theirs is one of the best first albums they've heard in a long time, ranking with Nirvana's Nirvana, Oasis, and the Arcade Fire. I've played it about ten times so far, and I'm convinced!

Then again, the British press sad the same thing about The Gay Dads, and that band didn't hang around very long.

Marghlar said...

Ann, the link you posted is freakin' sweet! Don't listen to these philistines -- if you wish to stroll through Madison listening to the dulcet tones of the Supremes, I at least cannot criticize.

bill said...

Honestly? Last thing I downloaded was a 10-hour audio book of John Milton's "Paradise Lost." Makes for a great listen during the commute.

Just before that, it was Zappa's "Apostrophe."

PatCA said...

I don't own a iPod.

I confess.

bill said...

Forgot to mention. I think the Supreme Court argument podcast is a great idea and wish someone would release them the day they happen.

chuck b. said...

I've been trying to make myself go through a 60s garage rock phase since I was in college, so I've been listening to Barry and the Remains and the Chocolate Watchband recently.

But not on an iPod. I fret too much about future hearing loss to do headphones.

Meade said...

I've got some Supremes on my iPod too! Along with some Temptations. The early stuff, before they went all white-ish and disco-y.

Elizabeth said...

Since you asked:

I lost my iPod! On the first day of this semester, it fell out of my front seat onto the parking lot and I didn't notice.

It was a 60gb photo iPod, and it had 40gb of music, books, photos and backup files. The morning I lost it, I was listing to the soundtrack of The Harder They Come.

Glenn Howes said...

Bruce,
The iPod Mini is still available on ebay for a premium. I bought my sister a refurbished one two months ago from an online store, but that source has pretty much dried up as people have realized you can sell them for a profit by auction.

Also, if it is the hard drive which is failing, you could potentially replace it with the same or larger size drive; it's a standard OEM part I believe.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

PatCA: For your penance, say three Hail Marys.

Steve Barton said...

Humorous podcasts -- I recommend "Seven Second Delay" from WFMU and "Teknikal Diffikulties."

Political podcasts with an inherent sense of humor -- Wizbang podcast (formerly Rip'n'Read Blogger Podcast) and Shire Network News.

And free audiobooks from the fine volunteers at Librivox.org. I'm in the middle of Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground" and it is a hoot as an audiobook.

The New Pornographers, Cracker, and Mark Germino and the Sluggers.

Palladian said...

my ipod contains, among other things, about 10 gb of Glenn Gould, which includes most of his recordings, from Bach to Handel to Beethoven to Brahms to Webern. I've also got a lot of early and baroque music, such as harpsicord works by Bach, Orlando Gibbons and Handel played by Kenneth Gilbert and Davitt Moroney, and about 4 gb of Purcell, including two different recordings of King Arthur and three of the Ode for St Cecilia's day.

There's also some Beatles, some Who, some Brian Eno, a cobbled together bootleg of the Beach Boy's original sessions for "Smile" and about 30 episodes of Audible Althouse.

Oh, and a text file of Shakespeare's sonnets, which I'm trying to memorize.

Matt Brown said...

Prof Althouse: I'm sure you're just saying this so that we'll be impressed and your students will think highly of you. We know you've got the Black Eye Peas' "My Humps" on there...

PatCA said...

Hah, Ruth Anne. :)

We used to call the Three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers the full house.

Dave said...

Led Zeppelin. Natch.

Christy said...

Just now I have Rob Moore's podcasts for episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I was keeping it filled with audiobooks until I discovered that the library allows us to download books for free from a couple of systems. Unfortunately they are Windows based systems and will not work with my iPod. So with that Apple-Windows deathmatch thing going on, I had to go find a Windows based mp3 player.

Just now I have the Naxos audio edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire on my not-iPod. I just finished the latest Sara Paretsky mystery.

Ann Althouse said...

Steve Barton: Since you like WFMU... Back when WFMU first started in the late 60s, we used to call them up and talk to the DJs for hours. We even would go over to the station and hang out with them, in East Orange, NJ. I remember they used to play the Stooges all the time.

Ann Althouse said...

Actually, I've just got a Shuffle and I don't keep much in it at any given time. Right now, it's only spoken word, including several episodes of NPR's "Science Friday"! So it's a really nerdy iPod at the moment. I do listen to music in the car, but not so much when I'm walking.

Aspasia M. said...

eeek! Not the science friday NPR broadcasts!

I want an ipod. Someday I will emerge from the Dark Ages and purchase one.

PDS said...

Dean Martin's Amore, believe it or not. The fact that I like it confirms my middle-age-ness.

Word verification: wnkal. Dangerously close to being wanker.

Ernst Blofeld said...

I think Scalia sampled and looped with a strong base would go top ten.

"And if the State allowed it/
the Federal Government would have to allow the drugs/
to be used/
to be used/
to be used/
for that purpose/
have to allow the drugs/
have to allow the drugs/
to be used"

etc. etc.

Seneca the Younger said...

Hah, I've got the complete set of MIT "Structure and interpretation of Computer Programs" on mine. I've out geeked you.