My Christmas stocking held a beautiful little gift from “Santa.”? Most girls would die for a diamond ring (have 2) or some other little box holding a sparkly of sorts.? Not this girl… ok, yes, I would like a pair of diamond earrings.? But my trusty husband put an iTunes gift card in my stocking.
I love gift cards.? They are like little treasures to me.? I hoard them.? Except Starbucks cards.? I open that envelope and jump in the car.? And leave my family at home.? MINE!? Not your coffee!
(stop that lady, your butt does not need that Caramel Macchiato, even if it is soy)
Oh right, iTunes.? So the problem is that the card is $15.? Not enough to buy two whole CDs.? Also, I don’t listen to the radio so I have no clue what music is new.? The closest I come to that is music on my digital cable box and whatever they play on Grey’s Anatomy.
However, I am a rock star when it comes to finding new artists on iTunes.? I had the Colbie Callait CD looooong before she was popular.
I am horribly particular when it comes to music.? I like a few select bands and will buy every CD they have ever made.? Trouble is, with my lack of knowledge of new music and selective taste I am finding it hard to spend my precious $15.
I really would like the debut Cake album (released in 1993).? The only album I don’t own.? Shame on me. ? But they also have a new B Sides and Rarities out that I want.? There are a bunch of single songs from various artists that I would like.? There are a few Feist, Corine Bailey Rae and Rilo Kiley songs I want.? Too much music and not enough money.? I feel the need to make the most of this gift.? Like every other gift card given to me.
So does anyone have any suggestions?? I’m the Cake, U2, Dave Matthew’s Band, John Mayer, Alanis Morrisette, Jack Johnson, Teddy Gieger, Beastie Boys kinda girl, but I’m willing to try something new.? My iPod will thank you for it.? It’s been stuck on Barenaked Ladies for weeks.