When you visit a branch of the Public Library in NYC, there’s a security guard that checks your bag as you leave to make sure nothing’s been stolen. During a visit last year I opened my bag… & inadvertently exposed my soul. I hate listening to music on my phone because of some neurotic issues I have regarding “control” & “privacy” ( you’re not the boss of me man). And so I also carry around a fully loaded, overly-curated ipod. Upon seeing the ipod in my bag the guard smiled & laughed, “oh, old school !”. It was then some involuntarily defense mechanism kicked in & I found myself explaining to him why I had it. But truth is, I totally love that little machine to it’s antiquated, President Obama era core ( note: I mean my current one as a few ipods passed away over the years) & as long as I’m roaming the planet & can find replacements as each blessed machine “expires”, I’m gonna keep using these tiny, beautiful metallic nerd stereos & will continue to bow in reverence to their obsolete & old school hearts.
And so just wanted to honor my longstanding musical partner who tirelessly assists me in compiling the WEEKLY NEW WONDERS PLAYLIST each week, the latest edition of which you can hear below ! It features the finest, most life-affirming, heart-squeezing & foxiest songs we’ve heard over the past week & I hope it brings you light tonight.
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I have two of those old dark grey iPods, both a decade old and still going. Love them! No explanations (to security guards or anyone) necessary! (Another great playlist, too, Hope; thank you!)
Oh wow! This is terrible….but in a really great way. I’ve discovered this site and am working my way through the articles (which are excellent, fun, and informative).That was fine, but now I’ve listened to all the clips from this Spotify playlist and want to hear more of all these tracks. Very well chosen and right up my street. There are only so many hours in the day to catch up though Hope! I may well steal the “inadvertently exposed my soul ” line too….very good. I am very much attached to my Ipod. I still have a few earlier generation white one’s too.The sound of the clicky wheel. I can’t wait to have a bit of time off over Christmas to play catch up on almost 4 x years of articles. I didn’t know I needed this site until I found it. Thanks again, Dave