Sunday, October 5, 2008
Stupid Post Day: The world’s smallest money waster
Yeah, I got hep and bought myself an I-pod shuffle several months ago for my birthday. Laid down the $53 (plus shipping and handling) and I had it in my hand two days later. Funny, considering I have ordered DVDs (Japanese anime fan here) and it takes about three weeks to get the movies even though the store’s warehouse is about a 4-hour drive from where I live.
Useless Information Alert! I actually tracked a shipment once. It travels from the warehouse in Ohio, across Pennsylvania, and reaches a processing facility in New Jersey. Then it gets shipped back through Pennsylvania to a UPS holding dock in Ohio. Then it’s packed in a truck and finally delivered to me - in Pennsylvania. Yeah. Okay.
It holds about 250 songs since I could not imagine shelling out the $150 for the bigger I-pods. I have about 58 songs on there so far, or about 5.7 hours’ worth of music, on a storage device that has a lithium ion battery with only a 4-hour charge and no AC adapter unless I wanted to shell out an extra $19 for it. Do I hear someone sighing? Oh, it’s coming from me.
My playlist is a simple one. I have about five full albums and a smattering of individual songs.
Tool: Aenima Album
Sting song: "Desert Rose"
Tool: Lateralus Album
Peter Gabriel songs: "Mercy Street," "Don’t Give Up," "One"
Tool: Undertow Album
No Doubt songs: "Spiderwebs," "Tragic Kingdom," "Home," and about five others
Tool: 10,000 Days Album
A Perfect Circle: Mer De Noms Album (the lead singer is from the band - Tool)
That’s about it. I want to get a few more albums by these artists.
Bob Marley and the Wailers
A Perfect Circle
The White Stripes
Rage Against the Machine
Puscifier (the lead singer is from the band - A Perfect Circle)
And several others . . .
I guess you can tell what my favorite types of music are. If you have any suggestions for me from your own collections, throw them at me no matter what generation you may be. I probably do like the song but can’t remember the name of the group (it happens to me a lot.)
Oh well, I am off to spend some more time on my little money waster. Sometimes, I feel like such a tool.