I got an iPod last year for Christmas. Well, it was actually a Christmas gift from me to me. I knew there was no way on God's good planet that anyone, including Geo, was going to shell out the cash for one. Geo thinks he bought me the iPod, or so I told him he did. Truth be it known, we have been living on a shoe string budget for some time and I knew he couldn't afford it. He wanted this thing for his WWII reenacting and I wanted the iPod. So, I told him to buy the whatever it was and he can get me the iPod. In his mind, that worked. In my mind, I knew we just forked out a beaucoup amount of money on two objects I knew we couldn't afford. But that chapter in our life is closed now. He still has his WWII thing, I think it was a Fallschirmjager helmet or a jump smock, and I still have my iPod.
It's a nifty little gadget. Of course, it was considered out-of-date a month after I got it because the ones in color were then put on the market. I put my entire CD collection (approx 100 CD's) on my laptop via iTunes and transferred it all. Plus, I've ripped and downloaded other CD's. This is a 20GB iPod. I have used 4.7GB to date. I fear I will never fill this thing.
The one feature I like is the ability to play music either by artist, album, playlist (which you create), songs, genre, or composer. I also like the shuffle feature, gives it variety.
Okay, why am I babbling about this iPod? Glad you asked.
I was checking the genres listed on it. It only lists a genre if that particular type of music has been uploaded. I have a bizarre and motley taste in music. I listed below my genres and the contents therein. Some of the lists are complete, some have doubles, and some are far from complete. The biggest genre is Rock. It's like the catchall category. "Well, it's not edgy and it's not filled with dubbing ... we'll just call it rock."
Alternative: Franz Ferdinand; Jason Mraz
Alternative & Punk: Barnaked Ladies; Coldplay; Linkin Park; REM; Rufus Wainwright
Classical: JS Bach; Beethoven; Chopin; Mozart; Tchaikovsky
Country: Alan Jackson; Alison Krauss; Garth Brooks; The Jahawks; Montgomery Gentry; Trick Pony
Folk: David Gray; Gordon Lightfoot; Rufus Wainwright
Gospel & Religious: dc Talk; Jars of Clay; Michael W Smith; Third Day
Hip Hop/Rap: 50 Cent; Eminem; The Game; Snoop Dogg; TI
Jazz: Billie Holiday; The Brian Setzer Orchestra; Harry Connick, Jr.
Latin: Daddy Yankee (I have to build this one up)
Metal: Black Sabbath; Metallica; Ozzy Osbourne; System of a Down
Pop: The Beatles; Dave Matthews; David Gray
R&B/Soul: Ciara; Destiny's Child
Rock: Audioslave; B-52's; Blackmore's Night; Elvis Presley; Grateful Dead; Jack Johnson; John Mayer; Johnny A; Led Zeppelin; REM; Richard Thompson; Rolling Stones; Squeeze; U2; Ziggy Marley
World: Ottmar Liebert
Remember, I still have 15GB. Imagine how much more rock I can put on here.