Is This It? (the 200th post!)
Don't get me wrong. I have an Ipod. I have Memorex earbuds. I've got my playlists.
The running playlist:Beat City by the Flowerpot Men, Go! (club mix) by Tones on Tail, Ever Fallen in Love (with someone you shouldn't've) by the the Buzzcocks, Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim remix) by the Beastie Boys, I Get Wet by Andrew W.K., and 138 other songs.
The Sunday morning mix: Ghost by Neutral Milk Hotel, Grounds for Divorce by Wolf Parade, All I Want by Joni Mitchell, and sixty-three others.
Multiple dance mixes: Renegade Master by Wildchild, Train by Goldfrapp, Little Secrets by Passion Pit, Dance Wiv Me by Dizzee Rascal, Funkytown by Lipps Inc., Filthy/Gorgeous by Scissor Sisters, and so many others.
Got the most played: Flourescent Adolescent by the Arctic Monkeys (this surprises me).
Got the recently added: Fancy Footwork by Chromeo.
Got a whole bunch of songs on there that I haven't listened to even once: Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row, Get By by Talib Kweli, There Are Very Tiny Beasts in the Ground by We Are the City, Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen, and too many others.
I walk down the street with my ears all blocked up. I sit on the subway and tune everyone else out. The buds are in my ears as I fold my clothes at the local laundromat. Still, I think it's anti-social and I really don't know what to make of it when I see people who are clearly together wearing separate headphones. Just too strange.