Monday, May 23, 2005

Music

An aural symphony is taking place in our house. I've just discovered how easy it is to download CDs onto the computer, and I'm finally understanding why everyone is so excited about ipods. What I want to know from one of you computer genius' (genii?) is how wireless can we make it? Could we for instance get a device which plugs into our stereo that is like a receiver from our computer? And does this make any sense?

To explain a bit. We have virtually no storage in our small mansion, and the CDs are almost impossible to access. We also have a little fairly underwhelming stereo that doesn't do any tricky, random, cd stacker type things.

Not really sure what I'm asking. However I want to hear lots of expert advice about what my listening habits should be.

Then I'll go and buy me some nice new music. On the wish list Phoenix Foundation, Toy Love, Fat Freddy's Drop (for starters).

Music trivia. During my last labour I listened to Phoenix Foundation and Beta Band. I still can't really enjoy Beta Band. I'll get there though.

Musical memories eh? But that's another story (eh Mike).

7 comments:

Alan said...

Check out Apple's Airport Express. It's designed to do just the thing you are thinking of.

Martha said...

I knew you'd have the answer Alan. That is exactly what I'm after. Aren't they clever?

Em said...

Jan still can't listen to Macy Gray after 12 hours at home in pre-labour - ouch!

Jessie said...

Wow, I never thought of how that kind of experience could ruin music for you! The only example of music association I can come up with off the top of my head is linking Queen's 'Now I'm Here' with playing a fighting-fantasy novel called 'City of Thieves'... it was my brother's - honest...

Martha said...

Ha! I have too many music experiences to even list. Jumping on the bed to Footloose when I was 11, Dinosaur Jnr when I finally made Glen like me (at the concert - he lost his hearing and probably just imagined I was interesting - ha sucker).

Mike said...

Nice equipment Alan.

Musical memories: yes ... I think, *gulp* ... should I know something here. Or is it merely a reference to the on-going and ever expanding 'life soundtrack'. Eeek.

Martha said...

You know you're the father Mike, lets not pretend.

No, just a reference to life soundtrack.