Bates Recital Hall
"...JS: Mostly I buy CD's and listen to them in the car or put them on my iPod. I certainly prefer how vinyl sounds, but because I travel a lot, it's not necessarily super convenient...."
"...and even Sunday's concert by the Medieval/Modern band yclept Compass Rose in a more central part of the ATX. (And while you're carefully navigating the drizzled streets in cars, especially if that makes you remember Gary Numan's hit song from the '80s,you might also want to add this track to your iPod's cache of sonic jointsfrom that master of the Tubeway Army.) And we'll see you again next week...."
"...This is Texas songwriting as good as it comes, so listen up. And if you're an old-timer with dues paid or a longtime Ray Wylie Hubbard fan, get thee to a record store and add The Grifter's Hymnal to your collection or download it to your iPod..."
"...Joshua Bingaman, founder of Austin's own Helm handmade boots, offers gorgeous men's footwear that is exquisitely made by hand. Hex boasts a collection that showcases ever-modern iPod nano watchbands and a stylish array of bags and wallets fusing technology and fashion..."
"...AC: What's the last thing you put on your iPod?..."
"...As a writer, I'm surrounded by music and no longer compelled to hear "my music" in the bank line or between my front door and the car. Though iPods won, those devices are useless to me because I prefer the visceral connection to the music via physical product and packaging..."
"...In her charismatic, vibrant "solo solo," Errin Delperdang, in red running shorts and a T-shirt, performed an energetic warm-up to whatever was coming out of the earphones of her iPod and then made infectiously fun movements, aerobic in their repetitiveness, to a Stevie Nicks song. The audience – or should I say the smattering of people – was a bit serious, but I found the cheeky yet honest moves great fun, and Delperdang's (and Nicks') energy and clarity had me smiling..."
"...AC: So you left your iPod on the shelf for the recording process, at least you did Claire?..."
"...If you happen to be roaming the halls of the Austin Convention Center during South by Southwest, you'll be forgiven for wondering if all the constant exposure to technology on display doesn't indicate some kind of serious pathology. If needing to be engaged with a Blackberry or an iPhone or an iPad or an iPod or a Kindle or a laptop or a MP3 player or a digital camera (or all seven) at all times isn't just as unhealthy as needing a cigarette, a beer, a needle, or an orgasm (or all four)..."
"...I have no idea how my phone works. Or an iPod..."
"...The group proved adept at both extremes, from a hushed and surprisingly effective adaptation of William Blake's "A Poison Tree" to the closing surge of "Broken Skin." Sandwiched between Little Lo and Marmalakes, Danny Malone seemed a tried veteran, and his impressive solo set suggested as much, highlighting how far the local songwriter has come in a couple of years. Before a backdrop of Christmas lights and shaded lamps, Malone arrested the audience with acoustic opener "Close Enough" from his most recent Cuddlebug and the upbeat guitar slap of "My Affection." Despite the odd iPod-backed balloon-drop interlude, Malone's showcase beckoned for breakout attention..."
"...After the last notes of the All City Band's rendition of "Thus Spake Zarathustra" died away, she explained to the invited guests gathered in the UT Alumni Center that she regards improving students' interest and scores in math and science as pivotal in preparing them for a global economy. Using one of the district's new classroom "Innovation Stations," Carstarphen gave a multimedia presentation before fielding questions from the audience posed via iPod Touch..."
"...Music crept into the air, slowly plodding, fading in. My ipod was on in my pocket, playing Lindstrom + Christabelle...."
"...Foreground, from left: December issue of W Magazine for the larger-than-life jewelry porn; found at my grandmother's house, a 1968 copy of 1,001 Decorating Ideas (Book No. 27) that asks the question, in a feature on occasional chairs, "What is Modern, and Is it Temporary or Contemporary?"; iPod with download of Cee Lo Green's sophomore solo effort, "The Lady Killer"..."
"...Usher, Trey Songz, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars still make up the rest my Top 10. But guess who jumped in at the last minute? Pink with her new hit, "Raise Your Glass." Make sure you get this one put on your iPod...."
"...Soul plus Siouxsie: It's what's on God's iPod...."
"...Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes): "We found pretty quickly that we were the late-nighters of the camp, swapping stories and iPod songs. He's one of the most loving people I've met..."
"...According to Mendenhall, 119 people applied for the position (his favorite: "the person that said they had 6,000 songs on their iPod"). The search was narrowed to five finalists that included former Texas Performing Arts Assistant Director Cameron Smith, Texas Music Hall of Famer Paul Minor, and Luneburg, who ran the 150-capacity venue for the last three decades..."
"..."I do have an iPod, and I know how to work it! Then I got an iPhone and learned to play things on it, but then I drowned it. Dropped it in the toilet in London, and I pulled it out and thought I remembered my brother saying you could microwave it for a couple minutes..."
"...Even more impressively, instructor Stephen Roberts had yours truly beat-matching in less than 15 minutes. "I take offense to people that use iPods and call themselves DJs," frowns Barrington..."