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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hearing Holiday Hooey

I know this is nuts. I know I probably shouldn’t even be blogging this, but that’s exactly why I am blogging it:

I believe iPods are performing some sort of tomfoolery in regard to playing certain songs at certain times of the year. What I mean is, during several weeks near the Christmas holiday, I had the distinct impression that my iPod was playing more tracks that had the genre marked as Holiday than it does any other time. For the record, I tend to often hit the Shuffle mode on my iPod, accessing the entire library and not just one artist/album. I like the variety, and I just hit the skip if I don’t want to hear a particular song. But now that we’re a couple weeks out from the holidays, I’m not sensing as many holiday songs geting randomly picked. And no, I did not add any new holiday tracks to my library this year.

What do you think? Are iPods’ genre tag somehow in cahoots with the date setting?

» Posted by ALBj at 12:51 AM (ET)
Category: Musings


Given that there are new devices that do specifically that sort of thing, although usually based on “user ratings”, it would not surprise me at all if Apple would implement such a feature. But then, why hide it?

» Posted by Queue
January 22, 2006 03:14 AM

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