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Old 10-14-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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Yikes, I created a monster... It all started innocently enough with me googling for the lyrics to Stormy Weather. It ended (but we all know it isn't really over-) with 31 songs downloaded from iTunes, mostly Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, with a few odd items like a ca-razy rendition of "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps" (originally a Cuban song called Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) by a ska band out of DC called Eastern Standard Time. I have 3 covers of Perhaps and 2 of Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, both recorded by Ella--one live)--and I love to listen to them in a row.

I don't even have an iPod--or speakers other than the cheesy ones built into this old Mac laptop. And I've blown out the left speaker by cranking up things like Ella skatting "How High the Moon" (live in Berlin!).

The only other piece I ever downloaded was when I felt like hearing Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch (violin classic) 6 months ago. erp.

Is this a passing fancy, or I am hooked already? Maybe I gotta find another 30 smackeroos in the budget per month...and speakers...and an iPod...and headphones coz I wanna listen RIGHT NOW but DH is asleep.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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stro,

Put the cork back in the wine bottle and sleep it off. If you don't feel better by noon tomorrow, it's the flu.

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You're hooked.

You can buy a cheap cable to play the iPod through your car stereo system after you are done wiring your house. Then one of those speaker/cradle gizmos to play it in every room of your house. Then podcasts of Ray Lucia, NPR, and the WSJ. I also back up my Mac onto my iPod - simple as pie.

Then they'll come out with a new iPod that you just have to have. Getting the picture??
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Put the cork back in the wine bottle and sleep it off.

OK, I admit it, I did have seconds on my glass of Amarula last night. But the glass has a company logo from a former employer, which automatically removes some of the fun
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