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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Parting Shot

It's a good thing I don't do this professionally.

Today, I'm retiring a Rob Report regular, the iPod Update. Because frankly, it was never that cool of a feature and it's a year old this month. That makes it a good time to put it to bed. So, without any further ado, the last installment of iPod Update (some of the earlier entries are here, here, here, here, and here):

Gigabytes used: 11 GB

Number of Songs: 2,896

Number of Podcasts: 4

Most random recording: "I'm Still Here," a song by Kristy Eliason, who was once Kristy Tew, yes, that Kristy Tew -- a past friend and one-time ballroom dance partner in high school. Random because she's just started recording music with her brother and so some mp3s of her stuff popped up on the Web site my old Davis buddies maintain. And especially random because 10 years after high school, apparently, she's still here. Eerie.

Most eclectic recording: "Grumpus" by a band called Lambchop. Really, the whole album, a disc called "Nixon," is pretty eclectic. And "Grumpus" gives pretty good feel for what it's all like. It's really mellow stuff, kind of alt-country by way of loungey R&B. It's really pretty good, but definitely out there.

Favorite recording currently (as always, this is subject to sudden change):"Satellite" by Guster. If you haven't checked out this band, you owe it to yourself to do so. It's just solid indie pop and for the past week, I haven't been able to get enough of their song "Satellite," a hip little love song off their album "Ganging up on the Sun."

Most embarrassing recording: "Heaven Help my Heart" and "I Know Him So Well" from the "Chess" soundtrack. The songs' titles speak for themselves. I mean, the whole album is kind of a guilty pleasure for sure, but really, kind of fun. Except for those two songs. They're just embarrassing.

Number of U2 songs: 449

Number of the B-52's songs: 1

So let's break down the numbers. Over the course of a year, I've added 929 songs, using three full gigabytes. I've added 166 U2 songs to the original number I had on there and I'm only listening to one more podcast than I was a year ago.


Thom G. said...

It is interesting, what we come up with as the "Flavor of the moment" in song. I've been listening to a ton of Pixies (a band sooooo cool, that they decided to cash in on a reunion disc, then wrote a bunch of songs and decided they were not Pixieish, so they decided not to do it), then I hear "Lazy Eye" by the up-and-coming Silversun Pickups and I'm reminded why I listen to music in the first place. There's always someone creating something. Oh, and yes, I've gotten on the Nordic bandwagon. My guilty pleasure? "Cobrastyle" by Swedish popsters Teddybears.

TheRobRogers said...

You can't go wrong with anything called "Cobrastyle."

Urpy said...

I can't believe you've added over 900 songs to your iPod this last year. That's insane. You should start sending songs for my mom to download and listen to on her new iPod. That would be fun!

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