Recently I upgraded my iTunes to version 8, installed a service pack for my tablet, backed up my computer and other routine neglected things. Two things happened with the combination of updates. The first is that when ever I click a song on iTunes a thwwwpt sound occurs as the Genius Sidebar loads up. This happens even if I am playing a song at the moment and is *highly* annoying. The second is that I love the genius mixes.
I try to make fabulous playlists and it is basically how I listen to music most of the time. Sure when I first get an album I listen to it as a whole a few times. Then I pick songs I like and mix it with stuff I already have. The problem is that when I went digital I had 200 CDs and now I have a lot of music in diverse genres. I have a lot of music I’ve forgotten about. My playlists are overused ruts of yoga music, Buddha Bar, Cake, Modest Mouse and The Shins. I had forgotten I had gotten a Solas CD or that the rest of Nu Afro Beat Experience was awesome.
I was listening to a Genuis mix off of Donna DeLory’s Om Namah Shivayah and a fabulous playlist of music I had been paying attention to came up. From that it turned to a song in the same key from Krishna Das. Christopher said “Christine I like your music even better with this genius thing on.” At first I was a little insulted because I thought my playlist prowess was immense, but the Genius behind the sidebar is even bigger.
If I can get rid of the annoying thwwwpt sound I will be ecstatic.