So I pulled up the iTunes Music Store to download a copy, and while doing so noticed a new feature on the home page called "Just For You." Upon closer inspection, this turned out to be the equivalent of Amazon's recommendations: "You bought X, therefore we think you'll enjoy Y."
Unfortunately, the people who will probably unveil a 400GB video iPod the size of a Rice Krispie for Christmas 2007 are having problems refining the database queries that determine what's just for me.
Here are my last five purchases from the iTunes Music Store, aside from "Cherokee Maiden":
- "Va, pensiero" from Verdi's Nabucco
- "Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella" sung by Marilyn Horne
- "I'll Fly Away" sung by Alison Krauss
- "Au fond du temple" from Bizet's Les Pecheurs des perles
- The Brokeback Mountain soundtrack
- "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas
- a dance remix of "Toxic" by Britney Spears
- "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
If this were 18th century France and iTunes were the Marquis de Fromage-Verte, I would slap its face with my glove and call for pistols at dawn.
Stitches in Britches
Chicago's own men's knitting group, Stitches in Britches, meets tonight at the Argo Tea Café, 16 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. I will be there. Dolores will not. She says she's going to a prayer meeting.