October 7, 2007

Show Us Your iPod

Someone asked me this morning (in Bible Class, no less!) what's on my iPod. Here's my list of current podcasts. Let me know what I'm missing in the comments.

  • Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegone
  • Ask a Ninja
  • Best of YouTube
  • ESPN Best of Mike & Mike in the Morning
  • Fantasy Football Empire.com
  • Fantasy Football Rants and Raves
  • Footballguys.com - The Audible
  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • Issues, Etc. Sunday
  • Issues, Etc. Weekday
  • NPR: Car Talk
  • NPR: Religion
  • Onion News Network
  • Purple on Demand Vikings Podcast
  • White Horse Inn
  • The 5 Minute Drill
I don't have time to listen to all of this - not even close - so mostly it's Mike & Mike, Issues, Etc., and some lectures from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis that I've downloaded. When I want to get depressed, Purple on Demand does the trick.

So, what's on your iPod?


Bridget said...

Ask A Ninja?! That's awesome! I love that podcast. ^_^ My favorite podcast (but not on my iPod cuz I have a 2GB) is KnoxKastRadio. It's by Knox, who makes crazy claymations, and Jason, who made Charlie the Unicorn. Disappointed because there are only 5 episodes left.

Mainly, I got a random assorment of music like: Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, all 3 POTC movie soundtracks, Bond and Logan Whitehurst.

Classes are going well up here in Chicago. Just had a 3 day weekend. Sad it's over.

~Rachel Blase (the Bridget thing is a funny story)

igoactive girl said...

I love the 5-Minute Drill....they help me figure out my team picks each week! That show is a lifesaver.

Mason said...

Footballguys.com? I thought I had an unknown secret! Apparently not... but it is paying off for me! What happened to Ragnarok? Did you use the draft day dominator?

Past Elder said...

Nothing, because I don't have and don't want an iPod!

It does amaze me though, that other confessional Lutherans listen to music I would never have thought of, and in some cases not classify as music.

If I had one there'd be Blues and Wagner on it, and some Jazz (understood as instrumental Blues). And Jimi's Winterland concert version of Red House!

Kristina said...

Where's the music? I was hoping for some recommendations...

I've got soundtracks to Star Wars, the Matrix, and Moulin Rouge, some Over the Rhine, Plumb, Jump Little Children, U2, Leigh Nash & Sixpence None the Richer, Big Country, Rebecca St. James, and a few others.

Richard Townes said...

I don't have an ipod but Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn are definitely in my CD collection. Of Bach I have the Herreweghe recording of the messe in h moll and the Mathew and John Passions. Brahms' second symphony is fantastic, and it has some great trombone work. Mendelssohn's "Paulus" and "Elijah" oratorios are also a must have.

Rev. Christopher S. Esget said...

@Kristina: I'm probably not going to be much help in the music department!
Bach is always first up: Mass in B Minor; Unaccompanied Cello Sonatas; Magnificat; and assorted cantatas are my favorite.

I think I have everything the Tallis Scholars have ever released - they're wonderful. A good intro would be the Tallis Complete English Anthems.

Arvo Pa(e)rt is another favorite - the Berliner Mass and the Te Deum are hauntingly beautiful.

Beyond that- Herbie Hancock, "Maiden Voyage" is requisite listening, as is Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

I've loaded up all my old prog rock cd's (Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Marillion, ELP), but can't seem to be interested much anymore...

And now, confession time: there are two songs, in a fit of reckless impulsiveness, that I've paid for on iTunes: "All Kinds of Time" (Fountains of Wayne), when I'm daydreaming about being fourteen years younger, ten inches taller, and under center for the Vikes; and "Life in a Northern Town" (The Dream Academy) just because I like it (how many pop songs have an oboe, after all? Well, besides that Madonna one from that bad '80's movie that I can't remember the name of.). Thanks to those ubiquitous iPod commercials, I almost bought Feist's 1 2 3 4, because it's ridiculously infectious, but the urge has passed and my ninety-nine cents remains safely in pocket. Beyond this, I have no clue whatsoever is popular these days...

Rev. Christopher S. Esget said...

It would actually only help me if I listened. So, your secret is safe and you may continue to use your jedi tricks on me as you systematically pilfer all my good players by dangling Vikings in front of me.

Rev. Christopher S. Esget said...

@Past Elder and Richard Townes:
For the longest time I thought I didn't need/want one either. What I've discovered is that, besides the music, I really like listening to the podcasts of radio programs I can't listen to when they're broadcasting. It makes for a great walk!

Eric Phillips said...

I am not ipodal.

Re: King Crimson, there was a scene in the recent movie _Children of Men_ (good film, btw) that featured "In the Court of the Crimson King." You just assume it's movie soundtrack, until a door closes and the sound of the music becomes fainter, and then you realize that this unlikely piece of prog rock is actually being piped through the halls of a government building. Neat effect.

habegg said...

Since you like Herbie Hancock, have you listened to any Bob James? One of his old pieces is one of my favorites -- off the album "One" and titled "Valley of the Shadows." You will not be disappointed in the ending!

Kristina said...

Oh, the unaccompanied cello suites are in my top 10 too. Performed by Yo Yo Ma, of course. Thanks for the list!

Speaking of oboe, you and Cassie might like the movie Enchanted April about a holiday in Italy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101811/). It has some really nice oboe lines.

Rev. Christopher S. Esget said...

@habegg - Bob James was my "first love" in terms of Jazz. I discovered an LP that had the theme to Taxi on it at my local library when I was about 13 or so, and have like him since then.

@kristina - We'll have to check out that movie. I wish I hadn't bought into the stereotype that the oboe is a feminine instrument - I would like to have learned to play it.

Kristina said...

Oops. Please don't tell Kassie I misspelled her name. Sorry, Kassie! I must have been in a hurry. I should know better!