Because I've just discovered iTunes. Okay, not really. I've been using it for over a year to play the student's their songs.
But, like, ohmigosh, I just discovered iTunes.
It started when I decided to download all my CDs into iTunes. See, even though I had them semi-organized, when a student wants to hear something, I have to go digging through my CD collection. And I forget which piece is on which album, or I think I have something I don't, or I think I don't have something I do and I buy it.
When it's catalogued and folderized and playlisted on iTunes, it's just a two second click away. So I'm doing that.
But I've discovered the iTunes store. It started when one of my students (who has excellent taste in music which I take full credit for since I've taught him since he was a little guy) and Mark Terry (who I'm prejudiced to believe has good taste in music since he played piano) mentioned Jack Johnson.
So I went on iTunes and listened to the first 30 seconds of all his stuff. (Edie, he reminded me of you: happy.)
And then I've always been curious about Coldplay.
The thing about iTunes, is there is SO MUCH music. It's like a freakin' aural candy store! There's everything. Everything! I've been listening to thirty second snippets of all my old favorites, Dylan, U2, The Cure, a lot of musicals, and a ton of others.
Then this cataloguing and playlisting thing is SO cool. I have all the Beethoven Slow Movements from his Sonatas in a playlist, and last night I couldn't go to sleep for listening to them.
It's crazy, but it seems like I don't listen to as much music because I'm too lazy to go rooting through my CD collection.
This is SO convenient. iTunes is, like, heaven.
But I can't buy any. No budget for it until at least September. And it's KILLING me. If I won the lottery, I could easily spend $2,000 within an hour. I LOVE iTunes!
I want an iPod for my birthday.
(Update on DH: The internet and phone were down (provided by the same company). All is okay. He hasn't received my birthday package yet and didn't confess his birthday to anyone, so he spent his birthday all alone. Poor guy.
Man, he had me worried. I knew there was NO way he wouldn't call me on his birthday, let alone skip three days! )
Anyway, have you discovered the glory of iTunes? The software is free, if you want to download and catalogue your music. The songs aren't, though. Except you can listen to free 30 second snippets of ANY MUSIC IN THE WHOLE WORLD! That is THE coolest.
So if you have iTunes, what tricks do you use? Do make a new playlist everyday? How do you organize it? I'm pretty new to the whole iTunes universe.