Two weeks ago I bought my first iPod. Yes, I know. I’m quite possibly the last person in the world to own one, but I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t one of those “here today, gone tomorrow” consumer trends (yes, Betamax video, I’m talking about you).
I now have a bright, shiny new toy onto which I have downloaded 700 of my favourite songs (along with a whole bunch of game apps that I am hoping will not become mindless timewasters – BubbleWrap app, now I’m talking about you).
It has now become clear to me why avoiding an iPod for so long was a good thing. With all my favourite music gathered into one conveniently portable device, it is now totally impossible for me to avoid acknowledging that my taste in music is not only dated but more than a little bit daggy.
We’re not talking reasonably main stream with a few quirky choices here. Nor am I redeemed by an overwhelming interest in a particular style of music. My preferences are just sadly out of touch with the modern music scene and, with the inclusion of some sentimental German folk music favourites, more than a little bit embarrassing.
Am I the only one out there with an entire iPod full of songs that would embarrass their children and/or partner should word ever get out? Anyone have a dedicated playlist with some deliberately downloaded “cool” songs just in case they need to play their iPod in public?
For the record, I will defend the inclusion of Herzilein by Die Wildecker Herzbuben on my iPod to the death. If you’re ever caught out and need some emergency music to schunkeln to, you’ll be sorry you didn’t heed my words of advice and grab a copy yourself. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Leave a comment and share your most tragic iPod song selections. I need the morale boost and trust me, I’m in no position to mock you.by