Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Love Technology

"So, sorry Tuna, but if you don't know why that's awesome, then... you need awesome lessons."

Have you seen the new feature of Genius on iTunes? If not, I highly suggest you figure out how to get it. You click on a song, click the fancy swirly Genius icon and BAM! iTunes puts together an impeccable play list from your own music to entertain you for 25 songs. In the side bar, it then suggests songs you might enjoy buying from them, of course.

In the mood for some hip-hop? Click on some Timbaland song & you're off on a hip-hop journey to rival even the best DJ.

Something more mellow? Try clicking on a Jason Mraz song & see where it gets ya.

Lately I've been starting with a good Til Tuesday song (no they were NOT just a one-hit wonder!) and Genius has then chosen a plethora of artist with slight or full lezbeen tendencies.... Tori Amos, Alanis Morisette, Indigo Girls, Lisa Loeb and Hanson. It's reminding me of that one King Of Queens when Spencer's Tivo thought he was gay. I wonder if my iTunes saw that picture of me with the mullet in Ohio.


ajesplin said...

I've been too lazy to download the new iTunes version--it takes forever, and they constantly alert me of new versions (annoying)--so I finally started clicking "later" and continuing on my way. Guess I'll have to do it now.

Pst. If you want to update to modern music, don't push pause on my blog music. I'm worried about you. Til Tuesday? Lesbian artists? My mom stopped updating her music after ABBA, and my husband stopped after Rush. Be careful. 10 years from now, you don't want to be the only one driving around in your hoover craft, listening to lesbian 80s/90s music.

samandlysander said...

Yeah! the genius speaks for itself because it is a genius. Every time I click on it the genius takes me by storm. It's like it is reading my mind pumping out all the songs I wanted to hear.
I'm Mark's daughter Sam in case you don't know. I've noticed you've become one with the family so I thought I would check out your blog. Anyway yeah I'm excited that someone else is finally catching the shear genius of the genius. It's about time, I've been tryin to tell my family about it since it came out.

Markie23 said...

I'm glad my Sammy caught on to your blogging genius (no pun intended)
I also have a confession to make. I am a closet Hanson fan (suppress laughter now).

Landee said...

Too lazy to download the new version? Is there more work involved than clicking once? Maybe I missed something.....

And I have plenty of modern music (because Memzy & Queso send me CDs regularly to keep me updated) but I thought I'd use bands/artists the general public would know about. Mark obviously appreciated the Hanson reference. Having said that, if you sent me a CD, I wouldn't throw it in the garbage.

Sam! Nice to have you here! I had no idea Mark had procreated! And I totally agree with you.... Genius can read minds. It doesn't just pick a Debbie Gibson song... it picks my FAVORITE one!

ajesplin said...

OH.MY.GARSH. This thing is freaking genius!!!! I owe you a mix tape big time!

And so you know, it took me several hours of trouble shooting to download the new version, I even had to call software support. Apparently, all my Microsoft software was as outdated and I had to update tons of software in order to download the new iTunes. I was using software from like the summer of 2008, if you can believe it!!

PS. What's a CD again? Is that like before digital music?

ajesplin said...

EEEEEK! I love this! I'm gonna make you TWO mix tapes.

quesetescapa said...

It only takes a sec if you have a Mac but PC users, like you 90s playlist, are outdated. I had downloaded a trial version of a widget called Tangerine that created playlists based on bpm for workouts, etc. and it was sooo cool. I read that the new itunes does the same thing so I am excited to check it out, just in time for my soon to be started workout routine...

Landee said...

Ooooh, my spin teacher played a song that rawked a couple of weeks ago. Don't be scared by the artist... just DL it and thank me later.

Britney Spears
Brave New Girl

Srsly, it made me pedal, like, faster & stuff.

90s playlist or not... if it's good music, it's good music. Who cares what year it came out???

Memzy said...

1. There is not such thing as moderation in picture taking. FACT.

2. I remember the "little arms guy" phase with Tbone cuz we visited your house once upon a little arm guy. His hurr keels me. Heart it.

3. My compy is about to I may not be able to "genius out". But I am readily willing to accept any and all music suggestions for workout or otherwise. ps. I saw a new NKOTB video today (#5 on the top 20 list this week btw) and I have to say.........i still heart them.

pss. Being away from the blogosphere for three days SUCKS.

Cristin said...

this better be worth it because like Jenny I totally click later and I'm pretty sure it's waaaaaaaaaay outdated lucky for me I'm soooo caught up to date with microsoft ::thanking LM::

ajesplin said...

I do enjoy 80s and 90s music from time to time--there's some music that can stand the test of time. (And some bangs and coats that can stand the test of time, too.) I'm just saying don't get complacent when it comes to updating your music. My mom stopped updating her music in 1977, so she's been stuck listening to the same songs over and over for 40 years, as if she's been living in an underground bunker or something. Sounds torturous. Be careful. It can sneak up on you.

::adding Britney Spears and Flock of Seagulls to your mix tape::

Cristin said...

SWEEET! Flock of Seagulls! can I get a copy of this mix tape?