In keeping with the “music” theme, I want to discuss iPods, MP3 players and smart phones. Specifically the shuffle feature. As you all know (because I’ve made it perfectly clear) I love music. Not only do I like to sing to it, but I like to listen to it. While exercising, cleaning the house, driving the car, shopping. (Shop Rite has some great music. It does make the act of grocery shopping a bit less painful. But just a bit.)
I would love to love the shuffle option but I don’t. The concept is awesome on paper. I have about 450 songs on my iPhone. Yet somehow the device plays the same 50 or so. Actually, I think it’s less than that. With a random one thrown in there to keep me from bitching. But mostly the same songs over and over and over again. I often have to resort to hitting the “next” button a million times before I land on one I haven’t heard in a while. And when I say “a while” I mean in the last 2 weeks. When I peruse my playlist there are some great songs that I haven’t heard in ages. But who wants to sit there and handpick every song? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
So anyway, I thought it was my phone. But then the same thing happens on my iPod and MP3 players. Sometimes I even hear the same song two or three times in one listening session. So my nice relaxing walk turns into a walk of frustration. I may love it, but I don’t need to hear “These Boots Are Made for Walking” every 10 minutes. What it should be is “these boots are made for smashing you to smithereens if you don’t play a damn different song.” And one I haven’t heard within the last 14 days would be simply divine. Thank you very much.
So, hear this all you digital music gadgets — you better shape up. Please don’t make me resort to pulling out my Walkman. Because I will dig up my old cassette tapes. And it won’t be pretty. Unless you like Purple Rain. Damn, Prince sure could rock those heels!