Tuesday, September 4, 2007

My iPod Is Full

My iPod is full. I cannot tell you how distressing an occurrence this is. I had just got done ripping and burning the Style Council's My Ever-Changing Moods, moving it from vinyl to a WAV file, thence into my iTunes and finally into my iPod, and was just getting started on Freewheelin' when the notice popped up on my computer: iPod is full.

When I was given this device as a birthday present, about four years ago, I was told that it could contain 4,000 songs (I was told this by the person who purchased it for me, and truth be told she may not have been paying all that much attention to the ultimate figure, which at that point felt dizzyingly out of reach). It in fact topped out for me at 2,191, and at exactly five hours of music, which may or may not be significant.

I suppose I will need to buy a new one, as I understand there are iPods available that can hold up to 10,000 songs these days. I also understand they play videos now as well, which to my mind is like buying a car that can also make mashed potatoes.

As loyal readers of this blog know, I had recently embarked on a project to transfer all my old wax albums to electronic files and ultimately to my iPod, so I really have no choice but to invest in an upgrade. I don't even have Stop Making Sense on there yet, for pity's sake. At the moment, I have had to resort to triage: I already cut a bunch of Camper van Beethoven songs, and most of Sleater-Kinney's All Hands on the Bad One (except for "You're No Rock 'n' Roll Fun," since I now feel like I am no rock 'n' roll fun). This feels wrong. Music wants to be free, and it wants to be on my iPod.


MJN said...

My iPod is empty. Seriously. I've had it for two years. And you say a full iPod is distressing?

T. Nawrocki said...

It's not nearly as distressing as an empty one would be. It would be awfully boring having to walk the dog while listening to silence on my iPod.