And, to further the question, does my iPod have different tastes in music than I do?
On my iPod, which is a reflection of my iTunes set-up in my office at work, I have about 4,300 different songs. Most of this music is either there from a CD that I own or a CD that I checked out from the public library. (As an aside, I haven’t downloaded too much illegally, mainly because it doesn’t seem to be worth the effort to me. But I am honestly not sure how legal or illegal it is for me to have the library music there….) Despite this wide variety, there are two or three artists that seem to pop up all the time, all of which are Ypsilanti Public Library CDs:
- The New York Dolls, an early punk rock band;
- Japanese Shinto Ritual Music (it seemed like a good idea at the time); and
- Charles Ives.
At the time, these all seemed like good CDs to load on to my office computer and thus on to my iPod (what’s the harm?), but I am beginning to have second thoughts.
Okay, back to grading. And now instead of shuffling songs, it’s “The Name of this Band is Talking Heads,” also a public library find.