Music makes me happy

A couple of years ago, a former colleague once quipped, “The 90’s called, they want their iPod back.” She was of course refering to my 4th generation iPod (photo) which seemed quite archaic by the then nano, classic and touch versions.

Jokes aside, this baby holds 60GB worth of music. That’s over 8,000 songs and surprisingly it is still going strong.

This will come as no surprise then that I have a love for music. I used to immerse myself in the history, detail and quirky factoids of the artists and the meanings behind their songs.

Don’t get me started on music quiz nights. Suffice to say, our team would always remain victorious.

Of course over the years I managed to collect a vast array of CD’s which took up far too much space in the living room.

Thankfully, with the advent of MP3’s and the iPod, this collection has been converted to digital format and stored on the iPod and a number of hard drives.

Pretty much all genres can be found on this music box to suit any particular mood. Except perhaps for Hoomii Mongolian throat singing. I mean have you heard their version of unchained melody? And a better question yet, what kind of mood must you be in to listen to that?

But I digress.

Interestingly and perhaps serendipitously one of my favourite artists José González popped up a few times in my random playlist over the past few days.

I last wrote about the musical genius that is José González back in 2007. His song Heartbeats still rocks.

And if you have been living under a rock, it was first featured in the Sony Bravia Bouncing Balls advert before it was released as a single. Still one of my all time favourite ads.

Today is post 17/100 as part of my #100happydays challenge. Follow my progress on Instagram.

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2 Comment

  1. I still have my iPod Classic with its 160GB capacity. I use my iPhone for most of my out of office listening but there are still times when my iPod surprises me with some forgotten goodies.

    Music pretty much accompanies most of what I do each day. I started using Rdio last month and it is awesome. I keep finding more stuff to listen to and experiment with.

  2. Hey Paul,

    Absolutely have to agree with you. It’s great to find that forgotten gem, or a randomly selected song at the right time that perfectly matches your mood.

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