Playlist 12/09…

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A odd combination of songs for the December playlist, with a few new releases to look forward to but these are the songs that I have finally put together. I will admit that iTunes makes sorting my music into playlists a lot easier then before, and just installing it int he next iPod is a lot faster then before. So I have music in the car that I jump in or when I got riding with my iPod mini. The playlists are the only way to make use of so much music that I have, some people even have more and I’m surprised when I do find a song I haven’t heard in a long time, if it wasn’t such a heavy piece of software it would be great.

December 2009 Playlist:

  • Iyaz – Replay
  • Priscilla Renea – Dollhouse (Mr. Mig Mainstream Radio Edit)
  • Timbaland – Carry Out (feat. Justin Timberlake)
  • Ke$ha – TiK ToK
  • Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
  • Shakira – Give It Up to Me (feat. Lil’ Wayne)
  • Timbaland – Morning After Dark (feat. Nelly Furtado & SoShy)
  • Madonna – Celebration [Benny Benassi Remix Edit]
  • Dizzee Rascal – Holiday
  • Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
  • Timbaland – Lose Control (feat. JoJo)
  • 3OH!3 – Starstrukk (feat. Katy Perry)
  • Tinchy Stryder – Never Leave You (Radio Edit)
  • Livvi Franc – Now I’m That Bitch (feat. Pitbull)
  • 50 Cent – Baby By Me (feat. Ne-Yo)
  • Tinchy Stryder – You’re Not Alone
  • Inna – Hot (Play & Win Radio Version)

iPod Disappearance @ Toyota

Usually when I’m traveling I try to get a car service done or anything that would take some time to get done. I had this arranged with Toyota to get my 10K service and a little paint job done for the Landcruiser. It took a total of two and a half days to get it all done, when my friend went to pick it up the Body Shop Manager told him that the iPod from my car was missing and they can’t find it, it was listed in the original paper when the car was submitted and they can’t find it. Now my friend went a little ballistic on them before I even knew, but they offered right away to purchase a new one for me. So he called up Alghanim Electronics and they are sold out and waiting for the new iPod Classics which were announced. The body shop work cost 95 KD and the 10 KD service was 25 KD, and the cost of the iPod Classic 120 GB was 85 KD. But it wasn’t available so I ordered it from Amazon and emailed my friend the emailed invoice, he sent it to them and they were reluctant to pay since it was an emailed invoice but after my friend spoke to the Body Shop Manager again, they paid the 80 KD, but that doesn’t include Aramex shipping but I didn’t mind. I usually take out all the items from my car but I wasn’t there this time around, but I have to say I was surprised this happened at Toyota, at BMW I would expect it in Kuwait but not Toyota. They were gracious enough to offer to pay right away, even if it took a little arguing.

iPod Car Integration

After all these years you’d think that every vehicle manufacturer would have some sort of iPod integration. Not every car has the perfect integration, some cars do have issues but they do have integration. Apple has the market cornered and I’m too happy but its a great working product with amazing sound quality. Some have direct integration into the sound system, some have other solutions.

There are a few options for iPod integration, some cars have auxiliary input, and if you have nothing the best quick solution is an FM Transmitter. FM Transmitter is the simple but annoying solution but the only one that really works is the Griffin transmitter and all the others don’t work. Tape deck is only for those cars that have tape decks but very few cars have them anymore. Getting a new deck doesn’t really work for new cars because it really ruins the look but still their are other solutions. Right now I’m looking at the DICE solution for my little problem, because getting used to the iPod in a car every day and then not having it is like going through an addiction withdrawl.

Alternative Solutions:

  • FM Transmitter
  • Tape Deck
  • Auxiliary Input