I’m a late comer to the Ipod scene. I bought a cheap 256 mb mp3 player a couple of years ago which I only used in the car. However, my Ipod friends were on me for years to get one. Last year when my bro got a video Ipod, I was impressed but didn’t buy an Ipod until the new nanos came out last fall and I had some leftover money from a per diem check. I rapidly grew in love with Mouse and use it daily on the morning and afternoon commute, although sometimes I just turn it off and listen to the street and metro sounds.
As I’ve been using an ipod for almost 5 months now, there’s a few things I’ve learned and observed:
If you’re going to talk to someone, take the pods out of your ears out of respect for the other person. Even if you may not respect them.
Don’t sing out loud to yourself on a crowded metro
Don’t sing loudly to yourself on a metro unless you can, well, sing.
Check your volume. Check your volume often. You may love the newest Black Eyed Peas song, that doesn’t mean the person next to you does too.
Watch where you’re going. Sometimes you don’t pay attention where you’re walking/what you’re walking into when you’re listening to tunes. Be cognizant, you don’t want the latest Gram Parsons song to cause an accident.
Steve Martin is cooler than Gram Parsons
Okay, not really. I’ve been writing (mostly in my head) a piece about Gram for a while now and then I stumbled across Steve Martin mp3s and shoved Gram aside. Seriously, as cool as the nudie suit is (just you wait), and as influential Gram is/was—Steve Martin has been my boyfriend longer. In fact, although Bill Murray (even considering Steve Martin is Mormon*) would win in a contest for my heart—it would be a seriously close race.
I adore Mr. Martin and consider him an extremely talented performer/writer/musician/actor/comedian/chef/.
So, they have an Ipod commercial—Dylan does too. This song, as catchy as it is deserves a shout-out and a listen-to.
*Yes, I’m aware that Steve Martin is not Mormon. But since I had several friends who personally told me he was, I like joking about it.