I Love Apple, But iTunes Sucks

All I wanted to do was add one, freaking, song.

This morning, I downloaded Marc Cohn’s “Walking on Memphis” on my laptop (that’s a whole ‘nother blog post) and I obviously wanted it on my iPhone for my morning commute. One song added to an iPhone: sounds like a quick, easy task, right?

Nope, because iTunes is a vortex of suck wrapped in software.

I tried syncing my iPhone over Wi-Fi, and everything seemed to be going just fine, until the sync stopped at the dreaded “Waiting for changes to be applied” stage. Sometimes, and I really mean rarely, it is a simple, harmless message that precedes the syncing of my music. Most of the time, though, it just stays there, forever. Or until it just times out and nothing is added at all.

Anyway, I canceled the Wi-Fi sync and tried syncing via my USB cable. This time, the sync worked, except for one tiny issue: more than half of my music had to be re-added to my iPhone. It was a process that effectively made me late for work this morning.

Seriously, how can iTunes literally snatch out half of my music library, just because I wanted to add one damn song? And what exactly does “waiting for changes to be applied” mean? The change is add my damn music, not delete half my library! The crazy thing is, this isn’t even the first time I’ve had to deal with this! It’s absolutely ridiculous.

It boggles my mind how a company that prides itself on ease of use can allow a software product that is just a disastrous flop to still exist. Either kill iTunes and rewrite from the ground up (which might just make too much sense) or fix these damn issues.


Melyssa Ford Is Everything (And No, Not Because She’s a Video Model)

I had only heard of Melyssa Ford before in reference to her being someone urban blogs wrote about, which typically means that she’s really not famous at all and all of the attention on her is just wasted fingerstrokes. Essentially, I never bothered trying to learn more about her.

She is currently starring on Bravo’s new reality show Blood, Sweat, and Heels, and she stopped by Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club to promote it.

Might I say that I regret not getting to know her earlier, because she is everything.

Yes, she is gorgeous, that’s a given. But she is also very intelligent, well-spoken, witty, funny, shady as all fuck, and can keep up with Charlamagne Tha God (who is the only reason why anyone really listens to The Breakfast Club, because he is also everything), and anyone who can do that is worthy of my interest. Seriously, she used “ostentatious” to describe ex-boyfriend Flo Rida. Who does that?

A flawless human being, that’s who.

If you are like me and didn’t know who Melyssa Ford was before today, watch this video and get into her (seriously, no pun intended).

Lady Gaga Is BACK! Her “Applause” Music Video Is Everything!

Welcome back Lady Gaga!

The megastar has released the music video for her new single “Applause” and it is, without doubt in my mind, the best video she’s done since “Bad Romance”.

For starters, the video isn’t longer than four minutes, which was surprising since Gaga had a tendency to make mini-movies out of her singles.

But more importantly, the video is classic Gaga: artistic, weird, a bit creepy, and visually striking. I could already count three looks that are bound to be iconic, including the smeared paint look from the single’s cover.

What was also apparent was that Gaga had fun making this video. There were so many times when Gaga was smiling, that it made me enjoy the video even more.

Welcome back Gaga! Now I just need you to snatch Katy Perry from the top spot of iTunes, and we’ll be good.