Btw, did I mention that I iPod-enabled my Volvo 240 GL as the first thing after buying it a few months ago? I got a Pinoeer DEH-P4500R car stereo, which was the cheapest one I could find with an RCA connector, so I could hook up my iPod via the Belkin Auto Charger w/Audio for iPod. Works perfectly, though I’ve only used it once so far for a podcast – I dont’ use my car for commuting.
Anyway, one thing I miss is something that’ll help me pick the songs I listen to, when I’m in the mood for music. Here’s the situation: If I’m in the mood for a particular prince song, I’ll pick that. No problem. If I’m not particular about what I want to listen to, the iTunes Party Shuffle feature is great. But then, it’ll play stuff I decidedly don’t want to listen right now to, like an IT conversation – not appropriate for background entertainment music – or it’ll play something stupid that I just have in my library for the occasional fun, like the corporate anthems (my brother-in-law works for KPMG, we once sang that one for him, and he was—stunned). Ok, so what to do. Yes, I could create my own playlists. But just like photo albums, it’s the kind of organization I rarely get around to doing. I just don’t care that much.
So what I’m looking for is some kind of playlist feed. Say I like Adam Curry’s taste in music. He puts together a playlist of stuff he likes. And I subscribe to his playlist feed, and a bunch of others. Now I might not have all or even most of his music in my library, of course, but the songs I do have, it would play. And the others, well, they could show up as links to the music store (or, gasp, Acquisition). I’m sure I’d enjoy that kind of service, and I have friends (Jonas) who I’m sure would love to publish a feed of music that he thinks all the rest of us should listen to :)
Adam, Jonas, I hope you pick up on this one …