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Wednesday, December 7, 2005
iPod on Random
When I listen to my iPod I don't use the playlists feature or listen to one particular artist or theme at a time. Instead, I listen to my complete hodge podge of songs on random. It makes things interesting really.

I even try to add in some random stuff to make me smile when they come on. Mostly TV theme songs like Reading Rainbow, Fraggle Rock, Golden Girls, Mary Tyler Moore and Facts of Life. Seriously, try keeping a straight face when walking to work while muppets are singing "Dance your cares away, worries for another day." It always makes me wonder if anyone could ever guess what I was listening to right then as I walk past them with my white earphones in. I'm sure they are frightened by my goofy smile and under the surface laughter. Just the other day, I was riding in a crowded elevator and Olivia Newton John's "Let's Get Physical" started playing on my pod, sharply contrasting with the tense atmosphere. It was too funny, but I guess you had to be there.

But I love things like that. Like when "Midnight Train to Georgia" or "My Baby Takes the Morning Train" comes on when I'm actually on a subway train. Or "Downtown" plays when I'm in fact downtown, etc.

I have the old school 15G iPod, not the shuffle. I want the new video one, but the idea of reloading all my songs is too exhausting to me, lol. I'm currently loading stuff on my mother's.

Link: You can download TV theme songs for free HERE.

News: Blogging as 'intellectual hydroplaning'?

Posted by Tara at 7:53 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:13 AM PST

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 10:25 AM PST

Name: PJ

I figured something out this morning because of Tara's iPod blog, thought everyone might get a kick out of it.

I had my Video iPod on random and it started playing one of my music videos (Foo Fighters live concert I ripped from DVD). But it didn't play the video, just the audio! When you load a music video through your music library or random it only plays the music! How sweet is that! I was thinking about ripping the audio from my dvd's but now I dont have to bother! I'm pumped. Did anyone else know about this?

Also if anyone has any suggestions about this next issue, please let me know.

I use a free program called Videora iPod Converter ( to convert video to my ipod. It's good, but can only do videos that are 4:3. Anyone know of a free program that can rip 16:9?

Tara, sorry if I just totally tech-dorked out your blog.


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