As a very occasional blogger, the idea that I might post regularly is still intimidating and foreign to my sense of normal. But this morning I decided I would like to record a daily (not that I anticipate being disciplined enough to post daily, mind!) occurrence that continues to intrigue me.
I usually drive in to work with my iPod set to shuffle songs from its entire library. I have an old 80GB (deck of cards size) iPod that holds most of my music collection (4853 songs, or so it tells me) and gets used primarily for the car, so it has a wide range of music from which to select.
What it does select and present to me is what I find so interesting. Not the first time I've felt like the iPod makes a darned good mechanical DJ. Of course, since it gets to draw on music which, by and large, I have intentionally collected and stored on it, I suppose I have little room to be surprised by this. Someone else listening to my iPod’s ramblings might not be at all impressed with it’s musical offerings.
This morning (top down, soft blue skies, pale moon high up and very visible, turning to fog as I got closer to the Edmonds waterfront) my iPod was in a particular musical mood, since everything it served up came from a similar genre vein:
- Cake: When You Sleep (where do your fingers go?)
- Train: Heavy
- Ellie Lawson: Gotta Get Up From Here
- Wilco: Kicking Television
- Weezer: Why Bother
- Camera Obscura: Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
A really good mix of tunes, a couple of which I haven't heard in quite some time. Thank you iPod.
So, purely to satisfy my own curiosity, I plan to track my iPod’s daily mood. It’s a short commute, so the lists won’t be long. This is now my first iMood post.