Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I got my iPod today and oh my, I can barely stand to even peek at it. It's so tiny. The coolest thing I've ever seen. I don't think anyone will ever be able to unseat Apple in the mp3 player market because they got it so unquestionably right from the start: the simplicity and elegance of the click wheel can't be improved upon. It's like reinventing the wheel. Just ain't gonna happen.

I bought a neoprene skin for it today, as these things are notoriously scratch prone; it came with two cute socks to slip it inside for added protection.

The earbuds are no damn good, though. Suprisingly bad.

New music for it: The Flaming Lips' At War with the Mystics, which is amazingly beautiful and cracked all at once. Imagine Paul Simon, not Buck Rogers, in the 25th century. No, wait, do throw some Buck Rogers in the mix: Gil Gerard was the mack in a big way.


MSW justly corrects me in the comments below: for the longest time, the question I was asked more than any other was, "You ever seen Silver Bullet?

I haven't been asked that since 1992 or thereabouts, but I was asked so often there for a while it still retains its noble crown of idiocy.

And, yes, I have seen it.


cK said...

I used to envision--and perhaps will again?--an action film called At the Core. It pitted Coreys Haim and Feldman against one another in a 90-minute crime thriller shoot-em-up. (Feldman with handlebar 'stash seems to be the most cop-ready...though I suspect he's consider a loose cannon by the chief, who's perhaps played by Ernie Hudson.)

At the moment, my interests are sans Core. I'd really like to write the screenplay for Six Pack 2.

Melissa said...

Uhmm... I loo-uuved Silver Bullet in my early teens. I think what drew me was the apparent strangeness of that preacher from the minute he appears. But I would've never asked had you seen it in relation to the wheelchair thing. That's really a dorky inquiry.

Congrats on your ipod. I'm so far behind in this music technology stuff.

Josh_Hanson said...

That priest is Big Ed!

Oliver de la Paz said...

I <3 my iPod. Anyway, what kind did you get? Can you watch videos?

Also, so the new Flaming Lips album is good? I'm thinking about getting it. Sounds like you dig it.

Grats on the iPod! I take mine everywhere.

Paul said...

I got the 30 gig video. It's awesome. I had purchased a couple of episodes from Lost and Battlestar Galactica that I'd missed to watch on my pc, before I had the iPod. The video quality is surprisingly good.

The Flaming Lips album is great.

Diana Marie Delgado said...

Seriously, the I-pod revolutionized my life. Let's see what it does to yours...