Wednesday, May 13, 2009

An Old Boy with a New Toy

by Pa Rock
Happy Camper

It's been a few days since I have written about the new love of my life, a slight that needs to be addressed. I am speaking, of course, about my iPod, made even more accessible and friendlier by the addition of a docking station. I am listening to it now, as I type, without the encumbrance of headphones. In the last fifteen minutes I have been treated to Michael Buble, Meatloaf, Simon and Garfunkel, Harry James, and now Elton John.

My entire CD collection now resides in the iPod - 257 albums, or 3,040 songs, or 7.3 days of different selections. The little silver wonder is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, but only about one-third as thick - and it is just 20% full!

Listening to the music coming from the docking station is like having my radio tuned to the best station anywhere, with no static or interference, no commercials, and no music that does not rise to my high standards!

The Doobie Brothers have finished serenading me, and now Waylon Jennings is banging out a country tune.

I just learned something else - the iPod is charging while the music plays! How cool is that!

Gotta run. The Beatles are here singing about A Hard Day's Night - and the Moody Blues are on deck!


Phillipia said...

Ipods are awesome:) Now that all my kids have one, the next purchase should be mine; but I did recently put all my albums on my computer and let my favorites play as I do my household chores...which is almost as good.

Pa Rock's Ramble said...

Yes, I just learned how to do that also. The interesting aspect of the iPod is that it will shuffle the songs, always keeping the mix fresh.

My docking station also doubles as a clock radio. This morning the alarm decided to suddenly go off. Now I am going to have to get out the manual and try to figure out how to set everything! I desperately need a twelve-year-old to stop by and get all of my electronics lined out and functioning properly.

The only good thing about living in Arizona is that they don't have Daylight Savings Time - so at least I don't have to reset the clocks!

Small mercies!

Carla said...

Wow! I'm impressed. I knew you'd be hooked once you tried it. I don't have a docking station. I'm still searching for headphones I like. My new toy of choice is possibly a Blackberry. I'm up for a new cellphone and have been considering joining the world of Texters!