I am in the process of switching over from one laptop to another as my primary computer, but haven't yet figured out how to copy over my music library. I tried downloading it to a flash drive and transferring it, and managed to get the titles to show up in my iTunes library, but not the music itself. Right now I'm playing the music by wireless connection from the old laptop, which is unwieldy. If you can give me a quick lesson on how to complete the transfer, send me an email? Thanks!
1. "The Infinite Pet," Spoon. Spoon combines the best of the 1980s with the best of the new century; I love their sound, which includes a bell-like instrument I can't identify (marimba?).
2. "Factory," Bruce Springsteen. Incredibly cool: Bruce Springsteen being recognized at the Kennedy Center honors later this year. Absolutely terrifying: Bruce Springsteen on the cover of AARP magazine, in honor of his 60th birthday.
3. "The Last One Standing," Ladytron. Echoey, intense electronica; this CD (Witching Hour) was a gift, and is one of my favorite new acquisitions of the past year or two.
4. "More," Bobby Darin. We sang this song in my second-grade music class, which in retrospect strikes me as surreal. Our version didn't swing.
5. "Little Bird," Annie Lennox. This entire album (Diva) is an exercise in taking oneself too seriously, but why shouldn't Annie Lennox demand to be taken seriously? For that matter, why shouldn't any of us?