Saturday, October 11, 2008

I may have to apologize to technology.

I am in love. With a genius. Okay, not a genius (sorry babe), but the Genius. It is my iTunes newest thing to make me weep with joy and kiss my computer screen.

It is a well known fact in my family and circle of friend that I cannot make a mix CD that doesn't either suck or make you feel awkward as you listen to it. Those songs? In a row? Really?

I never know what to listen to, what I like, or what I want to listen to at any given time. This is the reason I either listen to the same CD or set of songs over and over and over and over... well, you get the picture. It is the real reason I love the random setting on my iPod. Fate choses my songs for me. If I feel like listening, I listen; if I don't, I move on. Coincidentally enough, this is also my philosophy on advice and guys.

This is why the Genius is so, well, genius. I hit random until I find a song I want to listen to. Then I hit the Genius button. Genius takes over from there, looks at all my songs, thinks to itself "Self, what would go good with this song?" and makes me a playlist. And, it ROCKS! It reminds me of songs I had forgotten I even had on my computer. It puts amazing groups of songs together and bam I have an hour and a bit of listening bliss and no decision making.

Ah, Genius. You may have just replaced Lyn.

Update: Genius just made a mix with the Patrick Swayze song in it. Seriously. In. Love.


  1. I just discovered Genius last week and I'm totally in love with it. I always used the random setting on my iPod too, but many days while exercising I spent more time hitting the next button than listening to songs!

  2. i, too, have the genius love ... it gets me through my work day quite nicely ... and with the occasional chair dance and moment of bursting into song. :)

  3. I've been waiting until I have more than 8 songs on my new computer to try it out. I'm sad that it might replace me as the resident kick-ass CD-maker. Ah well. I'm pretty sure I've still got the corner on Christmas. You need heart to make a good Christmas CD, and Genius hasn't got a heart, as far as I can tell.


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