15 Albums

Got this thing passed on. The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what albums my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note – underneath the Body is a section for tagging -just start typing friends names, including mine.) 

Note: It seems this isn’t a “best of” or “fave albums ever” but more of a look back to certain albums that bookmarked their importance in your musical personality.

    15 Albums
  1. Velvet Underground – Loaded
  2. Led Zeppelin IV
  3. Men At Work – Business As Usual
  4. The Beatles – Revolver
  5. John Coltrane – Giant Steps
  6. The Temptations – All Directions
  7. Jennyanykind – Revelater
  8. The Mothers of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money
  9. The Beatles – Abbey Road
  10. Johnny Cash – Live At Folsom Prison
  11. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
  12. Prince – 1999
  13. B.B. King – Completely Well
  14. Led Zeppelin III
  15. The Doors – The Doors

Apple Records

I spent an hour or so at the Genius Bar last night. It seems that my iPhone’s ability to find a 3G network was compromised. Probably dropped it on cement floors once too often. I dunno. Of course now I’m scouring Amazon for a new case…looking at an “Otterbox,” they look pretty durable.

The nice thing about owning an iPhone in D.C. is that you can always get some service just by bopping in at the Apple store. And the service is pretty damned good. I don’t know of many companies who will take a peek at your gizmo and, when it’s clear you have a serious hardware issue, will honor the warranty on the spot and replace the thing. But that’s what they did. They wiped my old phone and activated a new one for me and sent me on my merry way. That’s pretty awesome.

Unfortunately, one thing they don’t do a good job of at the Appley store is that of selling accessories. They don’t have squat to pair with your iPhone. Not even much in the way of cases. Oh well. I can always use an excuse to surf on Amazon.

Which brings me to the recent e-mail change. I have eschewed signing up for Apple’s “in-the-cloud” service, MobileMe. But, I recently figured what the hell, maybe in the 60-day free trial they can convince me that it’s worth $99 a year.

They did that in a day.

The synchronization is so good that when you delete an e-mail on your iPhone, it nearly instantaneously is deleted from your server. That ability to keep your mailbox cleaned up like that? Hell yeah that’s worth $99 a year.

So this guy’s new official e-mail address is as follows: aabp at me dot com.