Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Musical Embarrassment

Let me start this post out by saying this: ‘I love my iPod.’

My new iPod, which I received as a Christmas gift last month, has become another appendage, a cyber-attachment if you will.

Having said that, there is one thing missing… and that is a way to hide certain playlists from prying eyes.

What am I talking about? Well, there needs to be something within iTunes that would allow the user to place a password on certain playlists so they can’t be seen by others who may borrow or look at your iPod… like wives, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, etc.

Why am I brining this up?

Two words… Debbie Gibson.

I have a playlist on my iPod called ‘Guilty Pleasures’ (I know, I know, maybe I just need to change the title to something less conspicuous… and less feminine, but at the time I thought it was an ok title)

You may be asking yourself (and if you aren’t, what’s wrong with you? Get involved!) ‘Kemp, what kind of songs do you have on the Guilty Pleasures playlist… something embarrassing?’

Perhaps… but let me answer that question by first asking all of you dear, dear people who are taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog…

Don’t we all have songs on our iPod that would be cause for embarrassment should other people find them?

You know what I’m talking about. A Mariah Carey here [cringe], a Tiffany there [double cringe]… a Britney Spears here [retch], a Celine Dion there [double cringe with a retch twist]

A few weeks ago I wrote a post where I said I was going to download EVERY CD I own onto my iPod… even my Debbie Gibson CD from 1986.

I got a little… no… make that a LOT of flack for that revelation.

But it’s hardly the most embarrassing thing I have now downloaded onto my iPod.

Within this guilty pleasures playlist I have songs and artists such as…

And various other songs from such forgettable acts as Bay City Rollers, Roxette, Taco, Styx, Journey, Falco, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and, of course, the aforementioned Debbie Gibson

There isn’t anything wrong with that is there?

I think Apple needs to create a software update that would allow the user to place passwords on certain playlists. That way the user can be safe from the potential embarrassment that would occur once someone sees a song like; 'Queen of Hearts' by Juice Newton.

Now it’s YOUR turn dear readers… what songs do YOU have in your musical repertoire that you are a tad embarrassed by?