Saturday, July 12, 2008

Best Paragraph: the iPod Shuffle

Hat tip to CB over at Monitormix for providing the best paragraph I read today. It's on the very relevant notion: the iPod shuffle.


"The drawbacks of the shuffle feature mean more work for the listener -- and iPod shuffle should be about passivity, about letting go. I suppose that's the crux of the problem for me. In the shuffle mode, I spend most of my time hitting fast forward until I find a song I feel like listening to; I can't help but try to carve out a story. I love contrast and the blending of genres, so it's not about disparity. It is, however, about intention. What iPod shuffle lacks is one of the best parts of a great mix -- album sequence, or a justification for why one song follows another."

I am so very glad to know I'm not the only one who feels some measure of anxiety thanks to this 'feature.'
I concur, I concur.

5 comments:

JJ said...

For real. A lot of weird music that you never thought you had in your iPod gets picked up for some reason. I call it music karma. It's a witch!

dave said...

The only thing I like about the shuffle is the happy discovery of cool music I never thought I had.....

Will said...

I rarely use it for the same reasons.....

Will said...

I rarely use it for the same reasons.....

Anais said...

i kinda like finding out i have songs i did not know i had. Though i do think there should be a reason behind a certain song following another.