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Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/12/05 02:39 PM
Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player  

Today I bought my first MP3 player.

Or to be more accurate (and long winded) about it, yesterday I decided to buy my first one. I pulled out the Argos catalogue (apparently, that's where rock stars shop) and looked at the bewildering array of options from not-much-more-expensive-than-your-average Walkman to only-marginally-less-expensive-than-your-average round-the-world trip. Being an out-of-touch-oldster, I decided I'd better consult with the nearest available expert: my 13 year old daughter. Her advice was fairly clearcut: "If it's less than 100 Euro, it's crap!". But crap how? Her answers did little to dissuade me that she was making pronouncements based on her current paradoxical phase that combines rejection of all things mainstream with snobby brand consumerism.

So after assuring her that I wouldn't bring shame on the household by allowing some cheap piece of sub 100 Euro junk in the front door, I furtively rang my go-to guy for all-things-sound-technical: oldest son and budding sound engineer Paddy. He cheerfully debunked Fiona's advice as the naive ramblings of someone who hasn't read No Logo yet, and explained the deal to me in terms I could understand. In essence, MP3 player equals USB memory stick combined with Walkman. So, the only real question is how much memory I want. That decision made, I chose a cheapo sub 50 Euro player and made a mental note to scrape the price sticker off before Fiona got home from school.

Mireille went to collect it for me this morning (think of her as my version of the woman in the Argos TV ads, only hotter), and this afternoon I loaded a few MP3's from the computer (till now, an MP3 has been something I download or am sent, and listen to once or twice on the PC) onto the glorified memory stick. Then I peered at the hieroglyphic excuse of a user's manual trying to figure out how to get the damn thing to play. After a few unproductive minutes, I accepted the inevitable and called in the expert. My 11 year old son Oisin in this case, who combines an autistic's lack of interest in other humans with a startling intuitive knowledge of how all things mechanical work. He snorted as he disdainfully discarded the hieroglyphics offered to him, fiddled and pressed buttons for about 10 seconds, then handed it back to me. Turns out the switch you're supposed to twiddle to toggle different functions and menus becomes a button you're supposed to press once you've made the desired selection.

So this afternoon I made my first run without my trusted Walkman in years. Actually, that's not quite true. This decision to buy an MP3 player was brought on by Adam lending me his to run with a couple of times last week, and the obvious advantages (not having to change the channel every time they play Mariah Carey, not having to worrying about reception dips) suddenly outweighing the disadvantage (the loss of random newness).

The main reason I held out for so long against buying an MP3 player is I clung to the old-fashioned idea that radio is how you find the best new music. I grew up in an era when this was certainly true, and the arrival of the Walkman was a Godsend as it meant instead of only being able to listen to a couple of hours radio a day in your leisure time, you could add in commuting time, running time, and even working time to listen to up to 10 hours a day.

However, times change. Radio is now formatted to death, and more interested in nostalgic necrophilia than playing new stuff. In the last few years, my first exposure to anything new generally comes from some source other than radio, like one of the 21 cable music channels, or a recommendation from someone else.

So I guess this is goodbye to the Walkman for me.

I'm not sure if this also means a goodbye to radio for me. Perhaps it does, or perhaps I'll go back to doing what I did as a kid: listen to it as background in the evening while I do my homework.

Am I the last person here to get an MP3 player? Did it change your lives (or at least your listening habits)?

Slan libh,

Dara

"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

blacktropic84
(cracked actor)
10/12/05 02:51 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

I refuse to buy an MP3 Player.

The End.

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You are a real bastard!!! --- Claude

to_dizzy
(kook)
10/12/05 08:45 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: blacktropic84]  

Dara;
I too jog with music and have found that portable headphones last 3 months at the most before one side or the other shorts out. Do you have this problem? If not, what headphones do you use?



syndrome
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/12/05 11:30 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: to_dizzy]  

Buy yourself some Good Headphones. As in, not the ones you get for free with things, ones from a music shop. And be careful with them - when you think about it, headphones get bashed about a lot.



SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
10/13/05 00:43 AM
onya Dara new [re: blacktropic84]  

In reply to:


I refuse to buy an MP3 Player.

The End.


That really is your loss and no-one else's BT. I travelled NZ for two weeks earlier this year this year listening to all my own music, never hearing one song twice and not lugging around tapes or cds, and I only own a mini iPod which cost less than Aus$300 and is smaller than a pack of Horizon 50s.

I'd never live without one now.

PS Dara, radio is alive and very well if you're into streaming while you're online: RRR
Seriously cool radio for grownups like us

Get Bowie Back Downunder!
GBBD 2005 !!!!





Humbert
(kook)
10/13/05 03:02 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

I got an mp3/discman thing, but I never utilised its mp3 capacity. I guess I'm stuck with CDs. I can't be bothered reading the instructions and even if I could it would be pointless because I have like four mp3s. Basically, I regret paying more for something I don't use.

In other, slightly related, news, I haven't listened to my discman for two days (which may not strike others as notable, but I have an hour and a half trip to school on two buses and a train, and I'm so obsessed by music I usually listen to my discman whenever I can) because I suspect I have tinnitus. I'm by now reasonably sure. I can't get to sleep at night because of the shrill whine in my ears (it's not really a ring, it's more like a whistle). Worst of all, if I listen for it even in a noisy room I can hear it. I blame my headphones. Don't use the ones that sit in your ears. They're stupid.

"C'mon, let's rock 'n' roll! But let's rock 'n' roll responsibly..."

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
10/13/05 03:50 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Humbert]  

Humby, MP3s include your own cds that you load on the player through your computer. You don't have to be downloading music only to have a collection of MP3s. You could transfer every single one of your Bowie cds into MP3 and load it on the player (if you own the music yourself, it's legal for personal use). You don't even need to read instructions, computers tend to do it once you press the "import" button after you've opened iTunes. Easy. Personally, I think people are mad for ignoring technology, it's not going away at all, you may as well learn to live with it. And if you learn today it will be easier than trying to learn it in 5 years time.

That said, I hear you loud and clear about the tinnitus. I suspect I also have a mild form of it, due to way too many pub gigs in my youth. I don't play the iPod loud, it just hurts my ears if I do. Still beats listening to people's boring mobile phone conversations on the tram though!

Get Bowie Back Downunder!
GBBD 2005 !!!!





blacktropic84
(cracked actor)
10/13/05 03:58 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

Do you also think it is mad for people to listen to vinyl records? How about people who buy cellphones without cameras in them? An acoustic guitar instead of an electric? A banana instead of Liquified Chinka Brain Import Fluid?

Mad? You think I'm MAD, woman!?!?!

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You are a real bastard!!! --- Claude

Emil
(acolyte)
10/13/05 04:01 AM
Re: Goodbye MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

Today I bought my first MP3 player.


and yesterday I got my mp3 player stolen. Coincidence? Tell me Dara, was the one you bought full of bad sound quality Bowie bootlegs?

or David Bowie.

Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
10/13/05 04:18 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: blacktropic84]  

Nothing at all wrong with vinyl, but just try listeniing to it while on a long train journey.



blacktropic84
(cracked actor)
10/13/05 04:54 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

That would be silly. Hmm . . . . . There has got to be a better way!

--------------
You are a real bastard!!! --- Claude

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
10/13/05 05:53 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: blacktropic84]  

In reply to:

Do you also think it is mad for people to listen to vinyl records? How about people who buy cellphones without cameras in them? An acoustic guitar instead of an electric? A banana instead of Liquified Chinka Brain Import Fluid?


BT, I own not only crates of vinyl but a turn table to play it all on, I own a mobile phone without a camera in it (and looked long and hard to find it) AND I own an accoustic guitar and not an electric. As to your last question I HATE bananas so there

I'm no tech head, but you're living in denial - from someone who, until a year ago didn't care for an MP3 player either until I was given one!!!! I'll give you two years before you cave in because yes, that vinyl is hard to play on long train trips and loads of CDs suck to carry 'round.

Get Bowie Back Downunder!
GBBD 2005 !!!!





RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
10/13/05 06:31 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

Let's put it this way, at the moment I'm looking for loop holes in law in order to marry my I-Pod Mini. My only gripe is that I should have bought the regular model, there just isn't enough space!

I'm spellbound, but a woman divides
And the hills are alive with celibate cries


Remade/Remodeled
(stardust savant)
10/13/05 06:35 AM
Always greener new [re: RabbitFighter]  

You can never have enough. I have the 20 gig, but all my friends are getting 60g ones, which makes me (obviously) ridiculously jealous.

Someday I'm going to have a 500g one, that will show them

All virgins are liars, honey

AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
10/13/05 07:19 AM
My own little musical world new [re: Dara]  

My MP3 player is 1 GIG and does just over 200 songs. Deciding which 200 songs I would have was tricky - whether to go for 20 full albums or my 200 favourite songs. I went for the latter but placed a condition on Bowie and Beatles that the song must be fairly obscure. It's stange walking around public places with this thing - tapping my feet to something no one else can here and refraining from singing my lungs out in the London underground.

The Last of the Disco Kings MP3 by Adam D Versus David B

http://www.bowiedownunder.com

white rabbit
(acolyte)
10/13/05 09:36 AM
Hell is other iPods new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

Am I the last person here to get an MP3 player? Did it change your lives (or at least your listening habits)?


No, I am seeing as I still don't have one. I continue to use my trusty CD walkman that I've had forever when I go walkin' the dogs but an mp3 player might be in my future since I got a new home computer that'll actually support it. If anyone would enjoy and appreciate it, I know it'd be me though I've been reading articles dealing with the separation and solitude it enforces in society by allowing one to tune everything else out. I think it'd make an interesting topic for a paper but one that I'm not about to write anytime soon.


I can't be late I got a date

GreatApe
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/13/05 12:59 PM
Torrid Love Affair new [re: Dara]  

I love technology. I was the first kid in school to have an MP3 player, the first to have an MP3 CD player and the first to have an iPod.

I also love vinyl.

Getting my first iPod was a semi-religious experience. My third generation with it glowing red lights (the prettiest and higest sound quality until the ipod released yesterday).15 gigabytes of information to hold in my hand. surely, no man could ever fill up 15 gigabytes with music. At first, i only had about 1 gigabyte worth of music. then 5. in about 10 months i was pushing 10 gigs. after a year and a half.... my iPod was full.

the world itself collapsed. my ipod became worthless. it no longer could hold my entire collection, so i had no reason to own it anymore. fortunately, the ipod shuffle came out soon thereafter. i ordered a 1 gigabyte shuffle and was quite thrilled with it until the nano... and now the new generation.

most do not understand why i went from 15 gigabytes to one gigabyte, and how that solved anything. the ipod shuffle is not meant to hold your collection. it is meant to be updated daily. it also doubles as a jump drive. the whole purpose on the ipod is to hold your entire collection of music. it is a moveable library. my third gen could no longer this, and thus useless.

it was very painful to see it go, but i sold it to a friend and i know its happy. and loved.

do not fear the ipod. it is glorious. and let me offer this information: if you refuse to enjoy the ipod and iTunes - at least do not torture yourself with windows media player format. it is horrible.

get a third-party CD ripper - check out www.downloads.com for some good free ones. encode your music at at least 160kbps if you're using MP3 for good quality. if using MP4 [iTunes], you don't need to change anything. if you must use WMA [windows media], at least cfrank up the settings to somehweres above 128kbps. anything lower is tinny and sharp sounding.

so, if you listen to vinyl or CDs for the sound quality and want to get an MP3 player, go with iTunes and iPod. yes, they work on windows.

And what costumes shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow's parties? Thursday's.... fucking SHIT! - All Tomorrow's Parties Demo, Take 1

LadyGravedigger
(stardust savant)
10/13/05 01:58 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

My only gripe is that I should have bought the regular model, there just isn't enough space!


True. I love my little green iPod mini, but it's running out of space! I can't keep my whole Bowie-collection on it anymore, since I've again started listening to other music too. I hate it when I have to choose which songs I have on it

Of course the same problem would be with the new iPod nano. I'm totally drooling over it, but I don't really need two players. And still I think the regular model is too big. I like things, especially electronic things small and cute.

But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals, sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten

Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/13/05 02:18 PM
Everyone says hi with a little help from my frends new [re: to_dizzy]  

In reply to:

I too jog with music and have found that portable headphones last 3 months at the most before one side or the other shorts out. Do you have this problem? If not, what headphones do you use?


I'm lucky if I get one month.

I've tried more expensive ones, like Syndrome suggests. They last longer, but they eventually crap out too. I worked out they last 2-3 times longer. But they cost 10 times more than the cheapest ones, so I went the other way: just buy cheapies now.

I'm hoping the move to MP3, which means less headphone-lead-twisting retrieving from my pocket to change the channel, means I'll get longer out of them.

They seem to be getting worse and worse. I think it's a planned obsolence conspiracy.

What do you listen to while you jog, Too Dizzy? Do you find it affects your pace or effort? How much do you run every week?

SLC:

In reply to:

Dara, radio is alive and very well if you're into streaming while you're online


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll give it a try. For some reason I never got into the whole listening to music on the computer deal. I've listened to Marquis' show a few times but that's about it till now.

I never even registered at BowieAudio. And now of course that I might want to, they won't let me any more.

Humbert:

In reply to:

I got an mp3/discman thing, but I never utilised its mp3 capacity. I guess I'm stuck with CDs


I tried CD discmans for a while and they just didn't work out for me. Apart from the fact that they're a little too big to run comfortably with, the jarring they get from the pounding as you run just seemed to make them do all kinds of horrible things.

Emil:

In reply to:

yesterday I got my mp3 player stolen. Coincidence? Tell me Dara, was the one you bought full of bad sound quality Bowie bootlegs?


Well, yes, yes it was. When I asked my wife about it, she said she never took it from no stinking Swede, and certainly not a nuclear scientist stinking Swede. When I said I never said anything about him being a nuclear scientist, she told me to shut up because I was confusing her and if I didn't shut my trap there'd be no more quality time for me and she wanted her lawyer. So there you have it.

Rabbit:

In reply to:

Let's put it this way, at the moment I'm looking for loop holes in law in order to marry my I-Pod Mini


But think of the children. Where's JarethsGirl when you need her? I'm sure she could show us what they'd look like.

Adam:

In reply to:

whether to go for 20 full albums or my 200 favourite songs


I started with some MP3's that were lying around on my computer. A mixed bag. Some dude called AdamD's remix of The Last of the Disco Kings which was quite excellent and survived the first cull. Some other dude mucking up Seven on an acoustic guitar which didn't. Forbidden Colours, one of my all time favourite songs, did. Some other 80s tripe didn't. Once I'd culled, I copied on two full albums for my afternoon run and hopping session.

Other Rabbit:

In reply to:

I've been reading articles dealing with the separation and solitude it enforces in society by allowing one to tune everything else out.


This probably explains why I regard it as almost essential equipment when I run, but not so much when I travel. When I'm on a train, I'd rather strike up a conversation with someone, or at least look like I'm amenable to such an outbreak. When I'm running, I need to be able to block out the catcalls, the snarling dogs and the leering young wans.

GreatApe, thanks for the tech info. You probably just saved me at least an hour's googling, and perhaps several other hours mucking around with substandard apps. You rock.

Slan libh,

Dara

"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

jonasf
(electric tomato)
10/13/05 02:55 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

I am sure you¨re not the last one to buy a mp3 player. You´re just the first to write a poor novel about it. I was to lazy to read all of it.


I was always looking left and right!

Strawman
(acolyte)
10/13/05 03:10 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: jonasf]  

Hark at you!

Most of the time it seems that you're too lazy to even post and thank fuck for that, you idle, Swedish shit-piece.

As far as Walkman's & MP3 players go, they're rendered completely useless on my one good ear.

There's Old Wave TW
There's New Wave TW
And there's Strawman


Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/13/05 03:39 PM
Is "to lazy" a verb? new [re: jonasf]  

In reply to:

I was to lazy to read all of it.


As honoured as I am that you took the time away from your undoubtedly busy schedule in the exciting world of molten metals to make your first post in several weeks in response to one of mine, I'd rather you'd restrained yourself until you found a post you had the prerequisites to get through and something more obvious to say about it than a simple admission of one of your many glaringly obvious faults.

Not necessarily one of mine.

Slan duit,

Dara


"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
10/13/05 06:24 PM
Re: My own little musical world new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

It's stange walking around public places with this thing - tapping my feet to something no one else can here and refraining from singing my lungs out in the London underground.


That's why the initial iPod advertising was so fantastic - SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE, while they had Jet's awesome "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" music playing. Of course, that song makes you want to scream out the lyrics all the time. WHen you're listening to something fantastic you really do feel sad that those around you can't share it with you!

Get Bowie Back Downunder!
GBBD 2005 !!!!





RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
10/13/05 06:25 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

My Mini was full after few hours of intense ripping and even then it had only a fraction of what I intended to put in. I'd need the 60 gig I-Pod to include everything essential...

In reply to:

Dara: I'm sure she could show us what they'd look like


You shouldn't give the girl such demented ideas. I'm not ready to have such nightmares!

I'm spellbound, but a woman divides
And the hills are alive with celibate cries


to_dizzy
(kook)
10/13/05 09:21 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

I'm lucky if I get one month.

I've tried more expensive ones, like Syndrome suggests. They last longer, but they eventually crap out too. I worked out they last 2-3 times longer. But they cost 10 times more than the cheapest ones, so I went the other way: just buy cheapies now.

I'm hoping the move to MP3, which means less headphone-lead-twisting retrieving from my pocket to change the channel, means I'll get longer out of them.

They seem to be getting worse and worse. I think it's a planned obsolence conspiracy.

What do you listen to while you jog, Too Dizzy? Do you find it affects your pace or effort? How much do you run every week?


It's kind of a relief to know that others' headphones short out too. Knowing this, I won't waste money experimenting with a more expensive pair. I guess buying a new $11 set every month is not so bad.

I listen to discs on a Discman when I run; mine does not skip at all. I find the combination of great music and an endorphin buzz exhilarating. I run 5 miles every other day.







forgetthatim50
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/14/05 00:26 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: to_dizzy]  

i have been jogging with sometype of tape player radio and now a rio for ..a long time. at least since '82.i have dropped radios,had them stolen lost them,and when i was young,the suns heat destroyed at least three of them,cause i held my end up on mad dogs in the midday. but my headphones all held up well. i have had a set from radio shack that cost about $30 and have used them for at least 4 years. i would buy for comfort over sound quality. i have some great bose,but they are too hot in summer. radio shack and others sell a battery powered amp,with multiple sockets,so i took 2 pair of headphones apart and put them in my full coverage motorcycle helmet. works well.i have seen earbuds well into the thousands for stage use instead of monitors,and a set for $500 in a bmw catalog.got ziggy,electric lady land and stop making sense on the rio for running.



BigFatDog
(electric tomato)
10/14/05 11:38 AM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

Slan duit


Hold on! Now what the fuck does this one mean?!

____

Sing you little fuckers, sing like you have no choice

JarethsGirl
(cracked actor)
10/22/05 02:08 PM
Re: Everyone says hi with a little help from my frends new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

But think of the children. Where's JarethsGirl when you need her? I'm sure she could show us what they'd look like.


Sorry for the delay!



Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth.
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs.


Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/22/05 03:46 PM
Re: Everyone says hi with a little help from my frends new [re: JarethsGirl]  

Awr, isn't that just the cutest little thing ever?

I bet when it (he? she?) has had a few, all you can get out of it are Finnish drinking songs.

Slan leat,

Dara

"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

Emil
(acolyte)
10/23/05 06:10 AM
Re: Hell is other iPods new [re: white rabbit]  

In reply to:

when I go walkin' the dogs


I could never listen to music when I go walking my dogs. I want to be able to hear everything around me, to be warned for other dogs etc. Perhaps that just tells you how ill-disciplined my dogs are, of course..
I ended up buying a new 256-megabyter yesterday to make up for the lost one. (That's the last time I trust a French woman, do you hear me Mireille! Whatever you put in my drink gave me a terrible headache too.) The family budget does not have room for an Ipod this month and I wanted something to listen to on the bus (be warned, Dara, in Scandinavia you'd be considered quite creepy if you make conversation with someone on the bus. I guess foreigners are an exception, though). Too bad it can't even display track names.

or David Bowie.

Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
10/23/05 06:20 AM
Re: Hell is other iPods new [re: Emil]  

Also there are bad tempered Irishmen with Ipods, who would think nothing about kicking your dogs into the sea. You really need your wits about you when walking dogs.



Dara
(NiteFlitez643)
10/23/05 11:18 AM
Hell is a stranger in an open bus new [re: Emil]  

In reply to:

be warned, Dara, in Scandinavia you'd be considered quite creepy if you make conversation with someone on the bus


One thing I'm gathering from my time at TW is: you foreigners are bloody weird. Here in Ireland, talking is seen as a good thing, a joyful thing, a thing to be encouraged between people, even (or especially) strangers. But now you tell me it's seen as creepy in Scandinavia, and according to Marquis, it's not even acceptable at a (Halloween) party.

How do you people ever get to know each other?

Slan leat,

Dara

"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

Strawman
(acolyte)
10/23/05 11:36 AM
Re: Hell is a stranger in an open bus new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

How do you people ever get to know each other?



They don't -- That's why they're here

There's Old Wave TW
There's New Wave TW
And there's Strawman


Shelle
(electric tomato)
10/24/05 04:36 PM
Re: Goodbye Walkman, hello MP3 player new [re: Dara]  

Mine's a 60GB Ipod Photo.

Totally fucken wasted on me. I can barely be bothered to load stuff on it.

In fact, the only time new stuff gets on it is when others do it for me.

Still, I'll probably upgrade to a Douglas J. Presidential soon. Because that's what all the cool people have.

I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.


Adam
(cricket menace)
01/04/08 07:08 AM
Hello IPOD new [re: Shelle]  

Finally lashed out and got an IPOD - the 160 GIG Classic.

Essentially, I've been waiting for the capacity to increase to fit my entire music collection - minus bootlegs. So far I have ripped over 13,000 songs and it is not even half full!




_________________________________________________________

ADAM VS BOWIE MASH UP PROJECT - | - BOWIE DOWNUNDER

RabbitFighter
(incestuous and vain)
01/04/08 07:37 AM
Re: Hello IPOD new [re: Adam]  

I got the 80 gig one a few months ago. Even though I settled with shittier sound quality, I'm running out of space fast!

I don't get along with myself
And I'm not too keen on anyone else



Adam
(cricket menace)
01/04/08 07:56 AM
Re: Hello IPOD new [re: RabbitFighter]  

One of the reviewers for the 160 gig IPOD said something like "who in the hell has 40,000 songs?".....they obviously don't know mad bastards like us.

I'm currently ripping my collection at 192 kbps......hopefully I won't regret that further down the track.

_________________________________________________________

ADAM VS BOWIE MASH UP PROJECT - | - BOWIE DOWNUNDER

RabbitFighter
(incestuous and vain)
01/04/08 08:08 AM
Re: Hello IPOD new [re: Adam]  

That's what I told myself when I was feverishly trying to decide which one to buy! Of course, I ended up using the left over money on cds. Well, cds and booze.

By the time I had uploaded most of my records on the iPod, I realized that my choice was less than perfect. To make it worse, I ended up getting around 30 (mostly second hand) cds during the holidays. When you study in a crummy little university town, getting back to civilization is promptly followed by a major culture shock that will drain your wallet faster than you can yell "Oh my god, is that the latest LCD Soundsystem album!?"

Yeah, I need help...

I don't get along with myself
And I'm not too keen on anyone else



Claude
(sound & visions)
01/04/08 04:53 PM
Re: Hello IPOD new [re: Adam]  

This is my iPOD:



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Claude

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SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
01/05/08 08:15 PM
I want 160 too new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

Finally lashed out and got an IPOD - the 160 GIG Classic.


Respec

I found with mine though, that I don't want most of my cds on it, except the new ones (which are few and far between). I just played the CDs so much when they were new that I can't listen to them a lot anymore. Even if I miss an album after not hearing it for a while, I can only listen to it on the iPod for a week or two then I'm sick of it again.

I just like listening to lots of new music and some cool oldies.Which is why I tend to listen to RRR a lot and am holding off on buying a new iPod for the time being.



my face is finished, my body's gone and i can't help but think,
standin' up here in all this applause and gazin' down at all the young and the beautiful with their questioning eyes,
that i must above all things love myself


Shelle
(stardust savant)
01/10/08 09:40 PM
But is yours pink like mine and Paris'? new [re: Adam]  

Ooo, fuck you for now having a better IPOD than mine

This will not stand. No sir.

shelle, you're my only friend in the world Too Dizzy


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