After many years of faithful service, Kathleen Turner Overdrive (nee Roland, nee Roland II the Electric Boogaloo) has retired. I am a little sad to see it go. I loved that iPod more then one should probably love inanimate objects, but, well, I have issues.
KTO still isn’t sure how it will live out its retirement. Currently it’s hanging out on the dining room table and enjoying the warmth.
So thus begins the age of Eurydice, my new 80GB black beauty. The name came flying out of me from the wide blue yonder. I was leaning towards either Kinky Wizard or Elaine Miller. But for some reason neither of them were clicking.
As some of you might know Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, Greek god of music and other goodness. Eurydice was the one bitten by a snake and taken to the underworld. Orpheus, so overcome with grief travels to the underworld to get her. When he finally finds her, Hades is all no way dude, you can’t have her back. But Persephone takes some pity on poor Orpheus, and says you can have her as long as you don’t look back at her until you get to the world of earthly delights. Of course as they’re almost to the earth, Orpheus looks back to make sure Eurydice’s still with him and well, tragedy. You should watch the director’s cut of Winged Sandal’s sad tale of Orpheus & Eurydice.
Please welcome Eurydice. The first song that she shuffled up was “Chopsticks” by Liz Phair, which made me laugh. Because that song has the line “that way we can fuck and watch TV.” And, well, I can totally watch TV on Eurydice.
Long live Eurydice!