Music High

I’m so on a music high.  This is partially thanks to last night’s excellent “The Power of Madonna” episode of Glee.  Yes, I downloaded the music last night during the episode.  Yes, I listened to it in the car and therefore used my iPod touch to download the episode itself.  Yes, there’s a good chance I listened to the music five times… and the episode once during work (I couldn’t watch the ep because I was looking into the microscope, but this was not an issue).

The iPod Touch is a tiny bit dangerous.  I can download music (and videos) right onto the iPod, which means that if I want to listen to a song right then, it wouldn’t require me to turn on my comp (if it wasn’t on), download the song, hook up the iPod, wait for it to sync, then detatch it.  And sometimes I wouldn’t hook up the iPod until I had several songs or a major playlist update.  Now, I can just wait for it to download and listen right away.  I don’t even need headphones.

I’m a little more impulsive.

The other day I woke up, checked my e-mail (on the iPod, which is faster than starting up the compy), and being bored turned on iTunes just to see if anything exciting was there.  And I saw that a group called Straight No Chaser, whose “12 Days of Christmas/Africa” mash-up I downloaded and loved on December, had a new cd.  I previewed it, and on the iPod speakers, I was only wowed by a few songs, especially the “I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” mash-up.  So I downloaded the four songs that most appealed to me. 

 Then I went back to the iTunes music homepage and noticed the free download of the week.  I was booooored.  So I checked it out, which is not something I normally think to do.  And loved it.  So I downloaded it, and I still love it. It’s “Something Good Could Work” by Two Door Cinema Club.  For some reason, it reminds of some song I heard somewhere else–a commercial, a tv show or movie?  I’m not sure.  But it’s peppy and makes me happy.

Then on the way to work, on my car speakers, I listened to those Straight, No Chaser songs and they sounded way better than on the iPod speakers.  Dangerous iPod Touch, remember?  I downloaded the rest of the album as soon as I was at work.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t like the others as much, but it turns out that I loved a lot of them more.  The one that most surprised me was Coldplay’s “Fix You.”  I never liked the Coldplay version.  Listening to the SNC version with headphones on was like having a religious experience, lol.

Meanwhile, I’m making up my Hero/Villain playlist.  Nothing official yet, but the songs on the temp one so far are:

  • Christina Aguilera – Keeps Getting Better
  • Verve Pipe – Villains
  • Scissor Sisters – Almost Sorry
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – My Eyes
  • Motion City Soundtrack – Capital H
  • Radiohead – Creep
  • Darren Hayes – Creepin’ Up On You
  • Shonen Knife – I’m a Super Girl
  • Fall Out Boy – The Take Over, the Break’s Over
  • Jason Mraz – Common Pleasure

And finally, I will leave you with my agent song of the week: Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet.” 

Except that I can’t forget:

Currently on iPod: Cuba Libre by Gloria Estefan

Lots of love,


3 thoughts on “Music High

  1. Ok, I’ve watched the ep 3 times already, I’m there with you. And your right, Straight No Chaser is good! I remember what they did with the Xmas songs. I need your Ipod to update mine!

  2. Oh God, I’m soooo obsessed with Glee! They made me listen to Madonna’s old songs all over again after that episode 🙂
    I made a long playlist before I start writing my stories- usually, they contain a heavy dose of Conor Oberst! 🙂

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