Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0

Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0 It’s here: The Free iPod Book 2.0, by! Weighing in at 194 pages, this revised and expanded second edition of our popular Book is your one-stop answer to every major iPod and iTunes question… plus much, much more.

Happy New Year…

...with crab cakes! Ellen and I had the house, and New Year’s Eve, to ourselves last night. We had homemade crab cakes, asparagus, salad, and peach sorbet, with a nice 2003 merlot. We welcomed the new year listening to H. Johnson’s Jazz Classics on our public radio station. His show has been on for more […]

iPod Tips From Small Dog Electronics

This came as part of Small Dog Electronics’ Kibbles and Bytes enewsletter. I’m keeping it here – below the fold – as a reference for me and for anyone who might find it useful. Thanks to Small Dog! For iPod Newbies A very good, very clever friend of mine was delighted to receive his […]

“Jimmy Page Was My Co-Pilot”

Jimmy Page Was My Co-Pilot – “My English teacher’s assignment was an oral report on a book of our choice. I had no trouble selecting a book, because I had just read the definitive work on one of my favorite topics: Led Zeppelin. Stephen Davis’s cheesy Led Zep biography, Hammer of the Gods, had just […]

Walk the Line

Saw the Johnny Cash biopic tonight (spoiler: he marries June and sings at Folsom Prison). E and W liked it more than I did, and I liked it, but it was too… patterned. A.O. Scott describes it well in his comparison with the Rac Charles biopic: Walk the Line”offers more tribute than insight.” I recommend […]

The Rockettes

We watched the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular this evening at the Fox Theatre. The show was fun, the precision dancing was impressive, and the Fox is a great venue for this kind of old fashioned entertainment. My favorite part was how impressed the little kids were. One little boy walked by during the […]

iPod Wired Into a Civic Hybrid?

O’Reilly: Hacking Your Car: How to Get Clean Audio and Video Signals into Your Car Manufacturers There are only a handful of primary manufacturers in the “12V” accessory market (as they call it.) There are also a large number of one-off products designed and manufactured to solve a specific vehicle and model need, such as […]

The Roadhouse – Blues Podcasts

The Roadhouse We get back to the full sound of big guitars, big horns and big beats this week. Thanks to NorthernBlues, Alligator and Vanguard, there’s new music aplenty in this edition. Kenny Traylor, Charlie Musselwhite, Toni Lynn Washington, Guitar Shorty, and The Holmes Brothers take the fore, while seven more great blues artists bring […]