Songs of Connaissance, Sara Pollard
It is with great excitement that I wake my hands out of hibernation and get back into the swing of things.
Unrelated to this blog, but related to my life, so it goes in my general stream of consciousness: much of my time and efforts have been poured into a term of national service I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. But, that’s a different day, a different blog. All in all, I apologize for my leave of absence and am grateful to be able to continue pursuing what I have always loved… laughing alone at my own jokes as the world unfolds itself.
Back to the real stuff. My hands and mind grew restless as Tim Cook and co. at Apple released some BIG SHIT last week. Like the iPhone 6 Plus (literally big shit) and the Apple Watch. So much for consistency, amirite? Side note: I can literally not stay mad at Apple for longer than like, three minutes tops.
So, this reflection is post-those three minutes. A lot of people have been losing it over Apple & U2’s free gift of an album, Songs of Innocence, that was forcefully loaded on yer iPhone. (Go in your music and check it if you have not.) So much so that there’s a pass-aggress special site to SUPER DELETE the album from iTunes.
Yes, I get that it’s a little off-putting that this LP just sat itself in my library. And on a danger scale of texting and driving to [insert not dangerous activity. the power’s in your hands], U2 is super harmless. I suppose the act does have potential to be used invasively.
BUT. So does everything.
For now, I’m just going to keep on pretending to text people on my iPhone to avoid unwanted conversation and enjoy my semi-okay, well, as good as U2 can be in 2014, U2 album
Also, it was supposed to be a gift. Pfft.