A Milestone Crossed

userpic=ipodThis morning, a milestone was crossed: the 33,000th song was added to my iPod. Although I can’t identify exactly which song that was, I can identify the 33,000th song that moved from the unplayed playlist to the Music playlist: Crazy by Patsy Cline, from the album “The Definitive Collection” (Patsy Cline). What prompted crossing the line was an email this morning announcing a large number of $5 digital albums. I went through the list and identified a number of potential albums (including multiple Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Glen Campbell, and others), but for pocketbook reasons, settled on six:

  • Endless Summer (Beach Boys)
  • When Country Meets Dixie (The Dukes of Dixieland and The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • The Definitive Collection (Patsy Cline)
  • Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan)
  • Rock Of The Westies (Elton John)
  • Surrealistic Pillow (Jefferson Airplane)

[What were the “near misses”? 11-17-70 (Elton John); 20 Greatest Hits (Glen Campbell); All The Best (Glen Campbell); At Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash); Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits (Vol. 1) (Bob Dylan); C.W. McCall’s Greatest Hits (C.W. McCall); Heart Like a Wheel (Linda Ronstadt);  Live in Australia (Elton John); Love Has Come for You (Steve Martin); Monterey International Pop FestivalGreetings from Asbury Park NJ (Bruce Springsteen); Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen);  Best of the Irish Rovers (Irish Rovers)]

I’ve still got a few LPs to record (including some big band, Willie Nelson, and Julie London); once those are in and I get the “5 or fewer plays” playlist back down to zero (0), I’ll devote some more energy to getting the “10 or fewer plays” playlist to somewhere around 29,000 songs before binging on music again. (well, at least that’s what I’m telling myself). Oh, and if you’re curious, I still have 27GB free on the iPod — this is why I love the iPod Classic, and have no desire for a modern iPod or iPhone with significantly less storage. Apple — if you want us iPod Classic folks to move over to the new ecosystem, you need to make an affordable iPod with at least 160GB of storage after accounting for the operating system and a typical app load (i.e., go for 256GB).

Current Music: “Feed Me” – Rock Of The Westies (Elton John)