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Mix: Q101, Schwarzenegger, Wine guide, Lollapalooza

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2006
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Chicago’s Q101 radio station is giving away iTunes gift cards to anyone they spot carrying an iPod. “Now thru August 3rd, our ‘iTunes spotters’ will be running around Chicago giving away iTunes gift cards featuring over 20 Lollapalooza bands. If you’re spotted around town with your white earbuds and your iPod, you’ll get free a Lollapalooza music card from Q101 and iTunes.”

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave British Prime Minister Tony Blair a 60GB iPod preloaded with songs about California during Blair’s visit last weekend to Silicon Valley. The iPod was inscribed: “Presented to the Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California.” [via MDN]

CyraKnow has released its new Mark Phillips Wine Guide in audio format for iPod-using wine enthusiasts. The guide was designed to be an “introduction to wine specifically for iPod use with the intent of helping new and seasoned wine students learn by a novel, practical and humorous approach.”

The Lollapalooza 2006 ClickGuide is an interactive guide to this year’s festival. “It’s packed with the lineup, schedule, song clips, photos (iPod) and more. With this handy tool on your iPod or PDA, you can check out the bands and plan your Lolla weekend on the train, in a meeting or right there in Grant Park.”

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1

“If you get spotted around town wearing the white earbuds and with your iPod, some scrote will pull a knife on you. We might, er, might give you some free music too. But mainly the potentially fatal stabbing.”

Posted by Liam on August 2, 2006 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

2

Now, I’m not 100% sure about the law, but wouldn’t they be breaking some kind of law by filling the iPod with music and giving it away?

Posted by Eric on August 2, 2006 at 12:54 PM (PDT)

3

You are quite mistaken Eric my friend… those kind of laws only apply to suckers like us ordinary folk. Big companies can break whatever laws they want… it’s not like they’re gonna sue themselves right?

Posted by Just me on August 2, 2006 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

4

More to the point, I’d think it would be significantly more illegal to fill your iPod with music and then sell it.  Giving it as a gift probably slips through a loophole.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on August 2, 2006 at 1:36 PM (PDT)

5

but isn’t the ipod like the opposite of radio. it’s like they’re promoting people to listen to their ipods instead of the radio station.
and i got from the article that the gift cards will feature the bands on the face of the card. unless if it contains a code that you can only download those bands from itunes.

Posted by matt on August 2, 2006 at 2:04 PM (PDT)

6

...if they get to you before someone who wants to steal your iPod.

Posted by LukeA on August 2, 2006 at 6:27 PM (PDT)

7

Actually, while I haven’t exactly spent too much time in Chicago, there are people that walk around listening to their iPods.

I really can’t be completely honest, because I don’t spend as much time actually in Chicago as I probably should before coming to a decision about this, but walking around in Chicago with headphones on isn’t exactly going to cause you to get jumped and robbed right on the spot.

Posted by Andrew on August 2, 2006 at 7:39 PM (PDT)

8

I live in Chicago as well, and i’m often outside, and I see plenty of ipods, whether it be on the streets or on public transportation. I’d find it hard not to spot someone with one on a short trip.

Posted by Gabe on August 2, 2006 at 8:40 PM (PDT)

9

That iPod Lollapalooza guide is nice and all, but I think I’d rather, you know, look at the piece of paper they give you when you walk in the gate.

Posted by Kevin on August 2, 2006 at 9:18 PM (PDT)

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