My iPod Has Issues – Like For Real This Time

23 Apr

Some of you know about this series of posts. I write for a while about how messed up and confused state in which my iPod stays. It is filled with such an array of music that is gets confused and does not know exactly who it is. In short, it has an identity crisis.

Now, my iPod has some really serious issues. When my old laptop fell to the Blue Screen of Death, my files were trapped inside.Blue Screen

Luckily, the computer guy saved those files and brought them over to the Mac. Tests. Syllabi. Papers. Speeches. They are all here. He was also able to retrieve the music files I had uploaded from CD’s. Unfortunately, the computer guy was not able to get them back into iTunes.

You know about iTunes. They like to protect what you have purchased but have no use for what you bought in a real record store and put on the computer yourself.

Anyway, my music library is lacking. That means my iPod is in limbo. It still has the songs that were there before, but I cannot add any cool new stuff. You know, like the Jeremiah Johnson soundtrack that I bragged about the other day. Hopefully, my nephew can fix it when he comes back from college in a couple of weeks.

Until then, I will keep my iPod busy with a list of twenty random songs that can be found in its brain.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

“Rovin’ Gambler” by Mac Wiseman (who was just today inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame)

“Dark Night” by The Blasters

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears

“Moody Blue” by Elvis Presley

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” by Propellerheads

“Arriving in Deadwood” by Michael Brook

“Don’t Bring Me Down” by The Animals

“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell

“I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That” by Elton John

“500 Nations” by Peter Buffet

“You Send Me” by Sam Cooke

“Brown Eyes Girl” by Van Morrison

“Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi

“Love, Love, Love” by Ted Jarrett

“He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones

“Quiet Dog” by Mos Def

“Missing You” by John Waite

“Honky Tonk Women” by The Rolling Stones

“Oh Yeah” by Yello

Now, let us hurry up and get this music situation fixed.



15 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Like For Real This Time”

  1. frontrangescribbles April 23, 2014 at 02:06 #

    Nice selection of music!

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 02:17 #

      Thanks. I just have to figure out how to hold on to it.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong April 23, 2014 at 02:52 #

    I still listen to music on cd’s using a (gasp) cd player! I blush to admit it, but i love having a room full of sound. And I can’t lose all my files. Clouds are so fragile.

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 12:54 #

      Dang, that’s like listening to a phonograph.

  3. satanicpanic April 23, 2014 at 03:48 #

    For some reason I can’t get ITunes to work on my computer anymore, so I’m stuck with the same IPod files from 2 months ago. oh well

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 12:55 #

      It feels like being trapped in a cage.

  4. DyingNote April 23, 2014 at 10:54 #

    Why would you not be able to load the files converted from your CDs into iTunes? I assume these are mp3s. You’ve got these now on your Mac on some folder. All you need to do is click on File->Add to library on iTunes and select the files from the folder (I think just selecting the folder itself will work without having to select the individual files). And if this is what you’ve done and it’s still not working, what message do you get?

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 14:17 #

      I know there has to be a way. However, I am going to let my nephew do it. I trust him a lot more than I trust myself.

  5. DyingNote April 23, 2014 at 10:57 #

    Oh, by the way! That one on top of your list? I’ve got “Lovely Day”, a Bill Withers compilation, on frequent play (along with a bunch of others) these days.

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 14:16 #

      Bill Withers is one of my favorites. I believe he is very underrated.

      • DyingNote April 23, 2014 at 14:24 #

        I’m beginning to see that. I had heard just the one song – THAT song – before. But recently I picked up a compilation and I totally love that set

  6. Andrew Petcher April 23, 2014 at 12:12 #

    When I was a boy I had a reel-to-reel tape recorder and I used to record things off the radio with a microphone and I tried to insist that the entire household stayed quiet while I did it – you could always try that!

    • Rick April 23, 2014 at 12:56 #

      Man, the lengths we used to go to get what we wanted. I did the same kind of thing.


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