This weekend, I upgraded all of my PCs to Windows Vista (more on that later). As a part of the experience, I’ve gone completely Urge – set aside my ~20,000 track library and am only listening to Urge music for a week. So far, so good.
Saturday AM – Gym time!
Friday I discovered Urge has added new pump-up Playlists for the Gym for each genre under the category “Work It Out: [Genre]”. They have Rock, Alt, Pop, Electronica, Inspirational, even Classical. These are great cheat lists for building your own ultimate Gym mix. I downloaded them all to my Clix (now equipped with the optional armband) and was ready to hit the gym. Then I realized I forgot my headphones and boy, was I pissed! Still, it made for great compilations.
Suggestion to Urge: Let the community rate your playlists and submit our own.
Saturday PM – BBQing
This was guys weekend – Nickie was out at a cabin with her mom’s club friends and that meant Ryan and I were open to do a “Red Meat, Red Wine” kind of night with a few of the local guys in the neighborhood. Any time you open a bottle wine hand-carried from Australia called, “The Factor” from Torbreck, you know it’s going to be a good night. We eased into it listening to Urge’s “Reunion” Radio. All classic rock like K-ROCK used to play in NYC growing up. Here’s the hack not quite worthy of Philip Torrone. I patched the Vista PC into the Aux In on a Sonos receiver and set up a party zone- instant sync’d music in the living room, family room, and patio (courtesy my 2-zone receiver) and we were jammin. Later I broke out the guitar and Stephen played some U2 and Jimmy Buffett. A nice way to cap off the weekend.
I thought going all Urge would be hard, but the more I download, the easier it gets.