Archive for the ‘Digital Age’ Category

Should I get an iPod?

Saturday, February 1st, 2003

And here’s an interesting musing about iPods from that same site. My brother got one of those things, although one of the 5GB models. It’s pretty sweet. I think I’d love to have one, if I had the cash to spare, but the thought of how much my listening habits would change is actually a big deterrent. Besides, making the transition from CDs to MP3s would be a big pain in the ass, even though I’m partially doing it already since I bought a CD/MP3 player for Christmas.

I have plenty more thoughts on this, but not right now.

Modern day pirates

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002

The away message of some random girl I don’t even know reads:

i’m a pirate, and so are you if you download music. and for some reason, this makes me happy to konw that i can be considered a modern-day pirate. maybe they should come up w/ a new term that makes me feel shitty for downloading music, but for now…..ARRRRRRRR!


Been downloading some good stuff lately

Friday, February 1st, 2002

I’m on an MP3 binge. I’ve been listening to Dream Theater’s new one, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, for a while now - since before it came out - on MP3. I like the first disc a fair amount, but so far the second one just strikes me as alternately (or simulatenously, sometimes) boring and cheesy. Hmm. That’s a real shame, because I thought Scenes From a Memory was their best effort since Awake. Oh well. I blame Jordan Rudess.

Other MP3s I’ve been listening to include Xploding Plastix’s Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents, the first half of which fucking rocks. I don’t know how to categorize this sort of music - I guess it’s vaguely IDMish the way Thievery Corporation is, but more active, faster-paced, with more jazz influence. Maybe it’s acid jazz? I dunno, but I love it. Also, a few from Bardo Pond’s Dilate - which a friend told be to check out. He described it as Mogwai-like with female vox, but I find that somewhat inaccurate - more like a slower My Bloody Valentine or Sonic Youth, I’d say. Something along the lines of Yo La Tengo’s more droney stuff. I like it.