First of all, the iPod has totally changed the way we listen to, buy, and think about our music. The way we think about music has become totally song-based rather than CD-based. Secondly, by downloading our friends' CDs, we've really broadened our musical horizons. We listen to stuff now (i.e. French, Italian, Cuban, country, folk, techno, etc.) that we never would have listened to before because we wouldn't have bothered to buy the CDs. Finally, by using our Bose docking station, we've found that we just listen to music and talk after dinner rather than turning on the T.V. I'm not kidding, there are weeks when the T.V.'s probably on only for a total of two hours.
As far as the PowerBook goes...I love it. Switching from Windows to Mac was really easy, and going from a desktop to a laptop (along with our wireless network) was a great move. I love the fact that I don't have to go into our office to use the computer. I can use the thing on the balcony, rooftop garden, or wherever - AWESOME!
So now that it's been a year, I thought I'd report on our "most played" songs. Here it goes:
1. Sarah McLachlan - Possession
2. Geddy Lee - Working At Perfekt
Sarah McLachlan - Plenty (tie)
3. Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow (tie)
4. H.I.M. - Sweet Pandemonium
Pink Floyd - Hey You
U2 - Beautiful Day (tie)
5. Cheap Trick - Surrender
H.I.M. - Join Me
Sarah McLachlan - Ice
Queensrÿche - Silent Lucidity
Most of the time, we just listen to the songs in shuffle mode. Therefore, I'm not really sure why Sarah McLachlan is so prominently represented on the list. I like her, but it's not like I make a point of listening to her. Maybe Mrs. TBF is listening to her when she's traveling.
Anyway...I'd say we have room for about 3,000 more songs. We're up to 6,533 songs, 19.5 days of music, and counting!