The digital age leaves little room for deniability.
Your iPod is your iPod, and so are the songs on it. Which is great, except for those moments when a friend picks up your device and scrolls through to reveal a few of your awful, embarrassing secrets. Or worse, if someone decides to plug your iPod into a set of speakers at a party.
With that in mind, Asylum decided to poll its writers with the question: Which song(s) or artist in your iPod would you be most embarrassed by if a friend found it in a playlist? Read more … Keep reading »
Your musical tastes say a lot about you, blah, blah, blah, so it’s kind of a big deal that in the current issue of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama divulges some of what’s on his iTunes. Obama says he has “pretty eclectic tastes,” and his playlist includes the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Bruce Springsteen. He thinks hip-hop stars like Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and Ludacris are “great talents and great businessman,” but wishes his daughters could listen to their music without having to worry “that they were getting bad images of themselves.” I poked around the internet to see whether John McCain has a playlist making the rounds, but all I could find were these from his daughter, Meghan. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
We’re suckers for anything that reminds us of our ’80s childhood, like this boombox iPod dock. Do you remember boomboxes? It was a really big deal when my older sister got one. I never had one of my own. Are you picking up on my jealousy? [Insound] Keep reading »