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Five O’ Friday: Today’s Driving-To-Work Songs

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For most of this week, I’ve been afraid my iPod had died.  Afraid and terribly depressed — the thought of an iPod-free life was quite funk-making.

Everything was working fine up until a Tuesday or so, when I noticed that the battery was dead dead dead, which struck me as very strange as I’d just charged it the night before.  But dead dead dead it was, and I spent the next two days trying to charge it with no success.  After several attempts at charging it across two different computers, I bought a new charger/sync cable last night which charged the thing right up.  (The old cable apparently still works just fine for syncing, but won’t pull in enough power to charge the battery anymore.  Strange.)

Anyway, my iPod was so happy to have a fully-charged battery again, it blessed me with a blood-pumping collection of favorites on the drive into work this morning.  It would seem charging it up has also made its built-in moodometer function properly once again, as said blood-pumping songs meshed beautifully with the gorgeous, gorgeous spring morning we’re having here in N.C.  Here, have a look:

“Rabbit Run” – Eminem.  I have an entire post brewing on this very song.  I kid you not.
“All These Things I’ve Done” – The Killers. I have not much to say about this song other than I loves it.  It’s one of those songs that goes straight from my headphones to my spinal cord.
“Behind the Wall of Sleep” – The Smithereens. She was tall and cool and pretty and she dressed as black as coal.  No wonder I love this song, as I think that lyric described most every woman I crushed on in my early-to-mid 20s.
“The Waitress Song” – Blue Sky Salesmen. Very, very few of you reading this will have ever heard this song, and those that have will understand and know why it brightened my mood this morning.
“Holiday” – Green Day. 
 This song brought on a most impressive fit of air guitar-n-drums from me this morning.  My hands still hurt from enthusiastically pounding the steering wheel in time with Tre Cool.

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April 20th, 2007 at 9:46 am

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  1. i don’t remember what model of iPod you have and how old it is, but iPod batteries do wear out after a while. i bought a replacement battery online and did the replacement myself – it was fairly painless and my battery life is way better now. let me know if you want more details :)

    ben c.

    20 Apr 07 at 11:32 am

  2. Yeah, I know I’m gonna have to replace it at some point — I think I’ve probably got somewhere between nine months and a year before I have to, based on the estimates I’ve read online. I’ve got a 4th-Gen/Video one that I’ve had for less than a year, and until the last couple of months I hadn’t even used it all that much. (So happy I got the play-it-in-the-car-thing for Christmas.)

    But when it comes time, you bet your booty I’ll be hitting you up for those details. :)


    20 Apr 07 at 11:36 am

  3. She was tall and cool and pretty and she dressed as black as coal.

    That’s a great line, but the one that follows it is better (and more appropriate to my taste in women back then):

    Well she held a bass guitar and she was playing in a band and she stood just like Bill Wyman; now I am her biggest fan.

    Timmy B.

    20 Apr 07 at 1:42 pm

  4. Oh my GOD, do I miss the Blue Sky Salesmen.

    You know, I never got a copy of their cd. What are the chances of your burning one and snail mailing it to me? I’ll pay for the postage! ;-)

    Jeff Newberry

    25 Apr 07 at 5:35 pm

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