2009 has been pretty good so far. There is a new job to get my teeth into and i've been able to have some cracking time at home with little Imogen whilst waiting for the start date. The new job has also lead to a new car which comes with an iPod dock rather than a CD player ( though you can play CDs through the DVD SatNav...posh huh! ).

I've been waiting for a good excuse to get an iPod for years ( to date I've got by with a Shuffle for the Gym and long trips ), so after checking out what was on offer I went for the 120gb Classic ( the Nano was too small and I needed a music player with plenty of space so the Touch was out too ).

So began the mission that was converting the CD collection to itunes!

A week later and it is pretty much done and the mighty iPod still has 90gb left! ( I've got a cheeky external drive with another 30gb of music on, so when I get time i'll add that too ).

Now here comes the really icing on the cake....the new 'Genius' feature ( on itunes v.8 onwards ). There has been a lot said about this new Apple tool....is it Good or Evil? To be honest I don't really mind, I work in marketing so I know the power of information and if it means I can find a lost Wolfmother track or a forgotton Cream riff, then I am happy.

Just look at the playlist which was generated when I used 'Cream - Crossroads [live]' as the starting point:

  • Cocaine - Eric Clapton
  • Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • All along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
  • Woman - Wolfmother
  • Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
  • The Metal - Tenacious D
  • No Such Thing - John Mayer
  • All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
  • Badge - Cream
  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
  • I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
  • The Wind Cries May - Jimi Hendrix
  • On the Road Again - Canned Heat
  • Ace of Spades - Motorhead
  • Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
  • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • The Times they are a Changing - Bob Dylan
  • Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles
  • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Ok there are a few duds in there ( Twisted Sister doesn't really work after SRV ), but it is still pretty awesome.

Have you got Crossroads on your iTunes? What playlist does it generate on yours??

Right I wonder what you get if you start with Prodigy's 'Firestarter'.........

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