Welcome Eurydice to the Supergenius fold

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!

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  1. NBFB 08.Feb.07 at 11:48 am

    OMG you suck. And I thought we had a date to buy new ipods together?

    Also, I’ve emailed you a couple times and text’d you too. No answer!

    Am I on the shit list or what?

  2. Jodi 08.Feb.07 at 12:49 pm

    I got no texts! though I did get the e-mail and just haven’t had a chance to respond. This week is kicking my ass. I’m hoping things will simmer down by Saturday.

  3. kara 08.Feb.07 at 3:21 pm

    I, too, had to replace the first iPod because I have issues. Glad I’m not the only one who had to upgrade. 🙂

  4. david 08.Feb.07 at 10:05 pm

    Congratulations on the new addition! I just ordered my 3rd iPod yesterday (Golden Boy > Narakaloka >???)

  5. Karen 09.Feb.07 at 2:44 am

    I bought an 80GB iPod on Sunday! It’s black and shiny and very, very sexy. I don’t have a name for it yet. I didn’t name my last one, but I’m leaning toward naming this one – I always kinda felt bad that my last green 6GB was such a large part of my life and yet lacked a name. My new one has a black silicone case and I sorta can’t stop touching it.

  6. Nick Cave 09.Feb.07 at 8:53 pm

    Orpheus sat gloomy in his garden shed
    Wondering what to do
    With a lump of wood, a piece of wire
    And a little pot of glue
    O Mamma O Mamma

    He sawed at the wood with half a heart
    And glued it top to bottom
    He strung a wire in between
    He was feeling something rotten
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Orpheus looked at his instrument
    And he gave the wire a pluck
    He heard a sound so beautiful
    He gasped and said O my God
    O Mamma O Mamma

    He rushed inside to tell his wife
    He went racing down the halls
    Eurydice was still asleep in bed
    Like a sack of cannonballs
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Look what I’ve made, cried Orpheus
    And he plucked a gentle note
    Eurydice’s eyes popped from their sockets
    And her tongue burst through her throat
    O Mamma O Mamma

    O God, what have I done, he said
    As her blood pooled in the sheets
    But in his heart he felt a bliss
    With which nothing could compete
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Orpheus went leaping through the fields
    Strumming as hard as he did please
    Birdies detonated in the sky
    Bunnies dashed their brains out on the trees
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Orpheus strummed till his fingers bled
    He hit a G minor 7
    He woke up God from a deep, deep sleep
    God was a major player in heaven
    O Mamma O Mamma

    God picked up a giant hammer
    And He threw it with an thunderous yell
    It smashed down hard on Orpheus’ head
    And knocked him down a well
    O Mamma O Mamma

    The well went down very deep
    Very deep went down the well
    The well went down so very deep
    Well, the well went down to hell
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Poor Orpheus woke up with a start
    All amongst the rotting dead
    His lyre tacked safe under his arm
    His brains all down his head
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Eurydice appeared brindled in blood
    And she said to Orpheus
    If you play that fucking thing down here
    I’ll stick it up your orifice!
    O Mamma O Mamma

    This lyre lark is for the birds, said Orpheus
    It’s enough to send you bats
    Let’s stay down here, Eurydice, dear
    And we’ll have a bunch of screaming brats
    O Mamma O Mamma

    Orpheus picked up his lyre for the last time
    He was on a real low down bummer
    And stared deep into the abyss and said
    This one is for Mamma

    O Mamma O Mamma
    O Mamma O Mamma


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