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"...Bestest girlfriend already rated an iPod simply for being a Taurus, but on that deserted strip of Chicon, Heat Wave became our tropic getaway, competing with a cricket-pocked absence of civilization. Here was a desert island disc as bright as the North Star yet also wearing SPF 60 sunscreen and talking volleyball with Tom Hanks...."
"...Starring: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Malin Akerman, Jackson Bond, Jeffrey Wright and Veronica Cartwright. It's almost impossible to think of a sci-fi story that speaks more eloquently to these paranoid, fearful, "iPod, youPod, we all pod for iPod" times than Jack Finney's Body Snatchers, the 1955 novel that spawned three excellent film adaptations and introduced the concept of "pod people" to the world at large..."
"...But Jobs, which focuses on the genius entrepreneur's early years before ending – or, rather, beginning – with the introduction of the game-changing iPod in 2001, glosses over plenty of salient material (Jobs’ acquisition, in 1986, of what would later be Pixar, for one) in favor of already twice-told tales of formative LSD experiences, home-brew computing, and nefarious boardroom doings. It fails to rise above the inherent limitations of the traditional Hollywood biopic and it's about as insanely great as a Mac "low cost" LC model – which was, to be fair, pretty cool...."
"...Baby Driver is behind the wheel, and what a kickass joyride it is. Filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) has accomplished something truly original here: an action film choreographed to music, with the soundtrack supplied by an eclectic playlist of songs streaming from the iPod of an angel-faced daredevil who drives the getaway car for some brazenly dangerous bank robbers..."
"...Maybe it’s their first time swimming; often it is. I float as I watch them and my iPod clicks to Inland Sky: “Little hands, the world is yours/ Hold it close with open arms/ I see me in you.”..."
"...While it largely performs to Apple's 10 hour claim, the recharge rate is significant. The included cable is the standard length that comes with an iPhone and iPod touch, which makes connection to a floor plug or wall outlet in a coffee shop a bit impractical without an extension cord..."
"...POD PEOPLE I got an iPod for Christmas, and I've been obsessed with importing all my CDs onto it. During the heyday of Napster, I religiously saved all the music I loved..."
"...Austin Convention Center, Wednesday, March 15 It was impossible to miss the central point of Ted Cohen's SXSW interview: "It's not about the technology, it's about the business model." Cohen, head of digital business development for EMI, was a little vague, however, on who the models served, because ultimately the fights in the digital world are the same as those in the world of round, shiny objects, namely: Who gets how much? The bulk of the panel was basically a quick survey course in technologies and trends, to which the iPod was central. There are a number of portable players on the market with more features than the iPod and at a better price, but the iPod has 80% of the market..."
"...Download our online Chronicle guides to your iPod: austinchronicle.com/ipod...."
"...Just look at these recent partnerships, as reported by Jennifer Armstrong in the Entertainment Weekly Dec. 16 issue: ABC is working with "Apple's iTunes and the new video iPod to provide downloads of shows like Desperate Housewives and Lost for $1.99 an episode." CBS and Comcast Cable have partnered "to offer select shows on demand (CSI, NCIS, Survivor) for 99 cents starting in January." NBC and DirecTV are getting together to sell Law & Order episodes and other series..."
"...As Sebastian emerges from his ever hovering grandmother’s home into the light of day, Jared just wants to live a normal, punk rock life, if his ticker doesn’t go out on him, that is. (In a smart riff on the typical meet-cute setup, Jared blows Sebastian’s mind by playing him Los Angeles first-wavers the Germs on his iPod.) The two decide to form a band, of course they do, but will they name it Punkminster Fuller? So much at stake, and only two weeks before the big church talent show, too! Time to steal a bass guitar from the church basement and nail down those infamous three-chords-and-the-truth...."
"...(Check.) Then I spent an afternoon on South Beach. I got it the moment “Tin Cup Chalice” poured pedal steel into my iPod...."
"...brain space. How can the nation pay attention when animatronic desert boot Keith Richards still doesn't own an iPod?..."
"...G: It’s the age of the iPod...."
"...Maybe it’s because I’ve had almost no experience when it comes to online music services that it seems so exciting. I’ve never owned an iPod or any portable music player other than a Walkman and I haven’t used one of those in more than 15 years..."
"...(presumably) everything, acne and all, but I'm fairly certain that only in this movie can you see the great Coogan as Hades, stroking a flaming, phallic shaft of lightning while verbally ejaculating the priceless phrase "Zeus' master bolt!" Great galloping gumdrops! How long has the twisted comic genius behind I'm Alan Partridge and Monkey Trousers been waiting to say that million-dollar line? Only the gods know, and perhaps only the gods care, but Coogan? There's a gleam in his eye that can't be missed. Other highlights include former 007 Brosnan as a very serious centaur, Pantoliano as the stinky stepdad to the half-blood son of Poseidon (Lerman as the titular Percy), and Thurman's haute-couture take on the serpent-maned Medusa, who, in the most egregious bit of overt product placement in recent memory, is defeated via the mirrored backside of an iPod..."
"...While it's certainly possible that a theatre full of Southern-fried rednecks might not get the joke, or care to, the converse is so ill-tempered here that you almost feel bad for all the cultural flotsam and jetsam on parade here. That includes the group of Deliverance-esque bunny hunters who accept Brüno into their midst (why?) and the Dallas-area talk-show crowd that recoils at the sight of Brüno's newest fashion accessory: an African baby he "swapped" for an iPod on his way to the U.S..."
"...Who knows where things like that go? I don't, but I'm currently licensing my name for a line of sturdy new safety helmets that are so pretty that you hardly even realize that you're wearing combat gear. Selflessly, I also donated an unused iPod dock to a needy friend who only had headphones..."
"...While his music is rooted in the past, at 63, Fogerty's still a man of the times, speaking of playing video games and owning an iPod...."
"...G: Do you have an iPod?..."