Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Me and My iPod

I bought an iPod a couple of weeks ago. It was strictly an impulse purchase. I went to Best Buy for a new stereo, and as an after thought asked about iPods, and ended up with an iPod Nano. I didn't know how to use it, wasn't sure what I'd use it for, but omigod! I love this little thing!

I didn't know how to work any of the controls, and it didn't come with instructions, so I bought a "Rough Guide to iPods" instruction book. That helped a lot. Also, the Apple website has instructions and a tutorial, but if you're impatient like me, you won't sit still to wade through it.

To be honest, my iPod purchase was influenced a little bit by Kristen Nelson, an agent in Denver. I'm in the habit of reading her blog and everyday she mentions the name of the tune playing on her iPod. I'm always interested in knowing what music people listen to just like I'm curious about what books they read. By the way, you might want to check out her blog. She's been explaining and analyzing agent and editor contract clauses.

I probably won't use my iPod while I'm writing, but now that I've learned how to put my own music on it, I'll use it mostly while working out at the gym. Here are the albums I have on my iPod so far:

- Play by Moby

- Indigo Spirit by Higher Octave Music
- Myth by Chorus of Tribes
- Life by Simply Red
- A Decade of Steely Dan by Steely Dan
- Music by Madonna


Bulldoglvr said...

I was thinking about the music and writing thing... I can tune out anything - I think you learn to do that if you have ever worked in a Dilbert-type cube. But, I find at home I really like it quiet. I seem to get into my writing more and focus on my research. Here is an aside thought on music: I have a nature series that has thunderstorms, whales along with orchestra tunes. None of these bothers our dogs EXCEPT for the songs that contain loons! Our dogs go nuts. Not sure what that says about loons, but thought I'd share!

Traversecitysue said...

This is a first time for me writting to a blogger, but couldn't resist trying C.C. - as I am S from RO and am absolutely so thrilled for you. Eager to purchase and read The Charmstone - have a mystery author from Ft. Lauderdale. If you care to check our RO website, you can contact me - would love to hear from you. Congrats are certainly in order. S