Feb 08

iPod Embarrassment

ipod touchTwo 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.Die Wildecker Herzbuben

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.

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  1. anothercookiecrumbles

    The great thing about iPods (or well, maybe not so great) is the fact that it brings out all your musical guilty pleasures.

    A friend was driving me somewhere once, and his iPod was on shuffle and then Spice Girls (or something similar) started playing. For a 28 year old guy to have Spice Girls on his iPod is well, umm, embarrassing….

    I’ve been in the same situation – different artiste. Not going to mention what though….
    .-= anothercookiecrumbles´s last blog ..Sarah Waters – The Night Watch =-.

  2. Megan

    LMAO at the “cool song” play list. I like to listen to my iPod on perpetual shuffle which is an occasional danger. I like to think that my large collection of slightly unusual music will mark me as “different and edgy” instead of “lame and loserish,” but I worry that I might possibly be deluding myself…. 😉
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg =-.

  3. Jess P

    The real worry is when you turn on ‘iPod Genius’ which allows iTunes to make recommendations based on your existing library. I think every song that mine has suggested I try was released before 1990.

  4. Desert Book Chick

    I only converted to an iPod late last year, when my partner bought an iTouch (previously, I’d used a Sony MP3).

    I really hated that stupid little wheel on the original iPods. Try fiddling with that when you’re driving a Toyota troop carrier up the side of a hill!

    Everyone has daggy music that they love … my husband likes The Pussycat Dolls! Kinda funny for a 50 year old ranger!
    .-= Desert Book Chick´s last blog ..Lazy Sunday Musings: Big News, Goodreads Giveaways, and Books You Just Can’t Get Into =-.

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