Okay, I’ll admit it – I’m probably the only person on the face of the earth who doesn’t own an Ipod. It’s not that I don’t love music, I do. I’ve just normally streamed stuff of archive.org, so I never got around to joining the Ipod nation.
Last week I went nuclear on the “bring your tunes with you” issue. Forget about your 2 gig, or even your 80 gig Ipods. I got a 160 gig MyBook and downloaded my whole library. Sure, I have to use the laptop to access the songs, but I’m rarely at a place where that’s a big issue (you can plug into any stereo with one of these). If I really wanted to go wild, I could have gotten one of these…one whole terabyte baby, in a case roughly the size of hardcover novel. That’s more storage than your major metropolitan daily newspaper had before the turn of the millenium.
So what’s on my MyBook? Everything…from pretty much everything the Grateful Dead played between 1969-1973, to String Cheese Incident at the Veegoose festival last weekend. My tip for those of you who haven’t heard her is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Grace rules…check her out here with Joe Satriani, Steve Kimock and Stephen Perkins at last years Jammies doing “Cortez The Killer” (mp3 link) – no Hammond B3 on that one but man does she have pipes…
Or you could just watch her do “Nothing but the water” at Wakarusa this year.