Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What's on Your iPod?
OK, I'm going to sound kinda OLD here, but recently while perusing Reader's Digest . . .
Yes, America's favorite little magazine has found that ideal place of prominence in our home--the magazine rack of the master bathroom. And by "magazine rack" I do actually mean atop the toilet tank. I'd put the Sunday School book in there, but who's got that kind of time?

Back to the subject. Over the last few months, I have enjoyed reading the celebrity interviews. In many recent articles RD has included a sidebar interview related to pop culture. Often the question that gets asked is, "What's on your iPod?" This month, Tina Fey confessed to having Britney Spears' "Outrageous" and the soundtrak from Annie in "high rotation".

Well, I have owned an iPod shuffle for less than a day now. It as a lot of music from grade school through college on it such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Spin Doctors, No Doubt, and Cranberries. But I had to give into guilty pleasures and pick up some more contemporary sounds. So in there with Don Henley you'll find Wyclef Jean because I'm working on incorporating the phrase "dolla-dolla bill, y'all" into my lexicon. Might slip it into the offertory prayer some weekend. And thank you, Fergie, for the way you say "Check it out!" Chris Brown is helping me add an entry under "boo". It's no longer only an interjection, folks!

What's really cool about my late entry to iPod-dom is that Trisha got the the "product RED" version. Apple will give a portion of it's purchase to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. (http://www.joinred.com/) So, having a red iPod gives me something else to talk about than the importance of having Green Day's "Holiday" turned waaaaaaaayyyy up! "Say! . . . Hey! " Of course, when I'm wearing my red iPod while riding my Heifer Project (www.heifer.org) water buffalo into a that needy village, a Big and Rich song might be a little more appropriate.


Cliff Marshall said...

Welcome to the digital music revolution! I got my ipod last March, and I 've got about 3,000 songs on it. It is without a doubt my favorite thing I own.

DMaC said...

About 2 years ago I was a proud subscriber to Readers Digest LARGE PRINT. That version was cheaper but sitting on the coffee table it says "I'm old and I'm squinting".
I have a pair of Nike Max 180's with the receptor in the soul. Transmits to the Ipod and tells you when you have to go to the bathroom. Another handy feature when you're old.