Tuesday, November 01, 2005


I was at a stoplight on Maple and Scio Church road today and I watched this jogger with an iPod waiting at the same light. He jogged in place and kept hitting the shuffle button on his iPod. Over and over with each hit, I saw him shake his winter-capped head as if to say "Nope, not Cat Stevens [click]...Nope, not Nick Drake [click]...Nope, not David Gray [click]" until I finally saw him smile, nod his head and say "Yeah, that's my Jam!" and take off when the light turned green.

I thought "There's gotta be a better way."

You should be able to hit one button on your consumer electronic device and have it bring back exactly what you're looking for, whether you're jogging in traffic or trying to get some on a Saturday night...today's technology should make it easy for you.

That guy's particular jam was in there, but it took him fifteen or twenty bad hits until he got to where he needed to be. We're smarter than that, people. This should be available to everyone. The iPod has revolutionized the way we listen to music (and don't let anyone tell you different, they are uninformed) and that little round wheel doesn't do nearly enough.

P.S. I've been drinking and may be going out of my fucking mind.

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