And Now, No New Kenickie Videos. But iPods!

Well, it is Apple Day again, after all.

Firstly - the new Apple Shuffle. Oooh. Shiny. Metal is back. But this time, it's brought a clip! No change in storage or price, but it does look swish!

The new iPod nanos are…well…mini-ish, aren't they? All your favourite colours, now back in a flash memory stylee. Apple seem to be playing their 'fun and zany' games with options and pricing again; if you want a black nano, it only comes in the maximum spec 8Gb option, whereas, you can get all the other colours only in 6Gb flavours (but, bizarrely, you can buy a 4Gb silver one. I have no idea why). And 24 HOURS FROM TUSLA! (or: battery life)

The iPods don't seem to have changed that much, but battery life and storage have been extended (to 20 hours and 80Gb in the top model). And, finally, after what seems like years of rumours, you can now play games on your iPod. I'd be more impressed if Apple had released the iPod SDK in Xcode so we could all try our hand at writing iPod games and software, but perhaps they'll do that later on.

iTunes has changed! Back to a blue icon, new scrollbars, and a better system of organising music, films, TV, radio, podcasts, iPods. Lots of people are excited by the new gapless playback feature, but for me? iTunes is currently downloading artwork for all the tracks I've ripped in the past. Hurrah for Apple!

(note: I reserve the right to post a bitchfest against them tomorrow when it inevitably screws up my music collection)

currently playing: Aimee Mann — Lost In Space

Lauren's Hair Is A Little Dodgy

But still…Save Your Kisses For Me .

currently playing: ABC – S.O.S.


Hurrah for YouTube! More Kenickie videos, please!

currently playing: Saturday Looks Good to Me – Everyday


Listening to Paddy McAloon late at night doesn’t really lift up your mood…

currently playing: Paddy McAloon – Fall From Grace

I See No Chance Of Your Bright New Tomorrow

So Stand Down Margaret…

(normal service will be resumed after term settles down…)

currently playing: The Beat — Stand Down Margaret

Turn The Clock Back? I Think Not

Speaking as somebody who gazed enviously at adverts for a VTX5000 modem for my Spectrum, I find this to be mostly bobbins. The most unemployed since the war, the country recovering after a strike that turned large portions of the North into police camps, regular terror campaigns and violence in Ulster, a moribund music community, oh, and negative equity around the corner. Hurrah for 2006. Although I’m still waiting for Autobot City: Earth…

currently playing: Bruce Haack – Incantation

So That's Where Norman Tebbit Has Been Hiding!

He’s crawled inside Mr. Tony Blair’s Head!

Could he go back on holiday again? I feel much better when he’s not around…

currently playing: James Dean Bradfield – Say Hello To The Pope

Mighty Beings!

AP2 - The best website devoted to a magazine that I never read, but should have! (My excuse: I didn’t have an Amiga. Weak, I know)

Also, Sweeping The Nation reminds me that the comic shop still hasn’t got back to me about Phonogram #1. Grr.

currently playing: Pipettes – Pull Shapes

Ooooh...oooooh...The <del>White</del> Whiteish Knight

Ouch. Prime suspects in this theft must include this bunch of fearless hoodlums, of course.

currently playing: The Dresden Dolls – Dirty Business

An Image Heavy Week

currently playing: Cola Boy – He Is Cola (Do You Dream In Cola?) (Full Length)