Humming Nursery Rhymes

I’ve been in a steady busy state this week. Between meetings at work, getting Mithra settled into his new life and a night of gaming on Monday, I’ve had little time to relax or get much writing done. I think it’s safe to say I have to abort Nanowrimo again this year. I’m sad to do so, but I’ll keep working on the novel when I can give it proper attention.

A week ago I bought myself an MP3 player. I’d been without one for about a year and was tired of using my laptop for portable music so I decided it was time to get a new one. I ended up choosing a Creative Labs MuVo Slim, mostly because of size and sound quality considerations (Creative has the best sound quality on the market, as far as I’m aware, and as a music junkie I appreciate that). It’s a nice player, but I’m still disappointed that music players have not yet moved into the 100GB-120GB range beyond a couple products. I’d like to be able to have my entire music collection with me but that’s not yet possible in any reasonably priced models. I won’t be buying a higher end media player until they can hold my library fully.

One of my favourite online music stores is Zunior, which offers up some wonderful indie albums. Last night I decided to buy a spilt release from My Favorite and Entre Rios, the newest installment of Intercontinental Pop Exchange, Volume 7. It’s a really hip series of split EPs that bridge continents and genres. This album featured the New York ecclectic pop of My Favorite and the Aregentinian electronic pop chill of Entre Rios, which was a pleasant compliment and contrast. I’m looking forward to listening to some of the other installments, especially the Paper Moon and Leslies package.

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