One of the best gifts that I ever received was my IPod. It has been serving me well for several years, and has brought a variety of music to every gathering of friends or family. It is small enough to carry in my pocket, which makes it optional as to providing it for entertainment at various small party occasions. But, it is always available should the need arise to pick up the atmosphere with some lively music. The IPod mounts easily into most docking ports of various IPod players to provide music through much larger sound systems.
I have created many files on my IPod for various types of music dependant on the occasion. For example, I have a file for Christmas music that plays 83 different songs, and another file on the IPod that plays only 20 Christmas tunes. What is the difference? Some of the tunes are more spirited than others ranging from a Dixieland Christmas with a jazz group from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the mellow flute of Kenny G, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
There is a file on my IPod for steel drum music from the Caribbean. This music is intermixed with a local group I saw many years ago called the Junkanoo Band in the streets of Key West, Florida. It was not uncommon to hear the Junkanoo’s play at the famous Sunset Festival, which occurs daily on the old Malory Docks of that little island. It brings back the memories of watching the fire dancers twirling their batons, and the magicians, along with all the street vendors that have made the Key West Sunset famous. Yes, there is even a file that contains all the songs of Jimmy Buffet. There is also a file that has Swing Music from the 1940’s, although that was way before my time. Music like Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 has a file, and so does Bob Marley. My IPod is a wonderful resource and a party waiting to happen!