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People always look at me strangely when I talk about folders in iTunes, so let's have a poll.

[Poll #1413920]
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So here's what I want: when I have iTunes on shuffle, I want it to display the list of songs in the order they're playing. It will do this for an individual playlist, but not for a folder or for the entire music library. Is this just something it does not do, or am I missing an option somewhere?

(I also still wish it would put the song name in the window title bar so I could hover over minimized iTunes and find out what's playing without having to switch windows, but I've wanted that forever and Winamp was the only player that ever did that anyway.)
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I was chatting with a friend this weekend and telling him that I'd been listening to Steve Carlson and that I don't really mind that the player doesn't seem to have a way to turn off the repeat function because I tend to listen to the same album over and over and over again for whatever period of time before I switch to something else. He said this is one music-listening personality and that it's the one way in which he would compare me to one of his coworkers. He'd given said coworker a song to listen to, and the coworker listened to the same single song on repeat for the entire forty-hour workweek, driving my friend crazy.

I bring this up because I've recently become enamored of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel." I heard it in a coffee shop last week, and both (a) recognized it as vaguely familiar and (b) remembered enough of the lyrics to look up what it was when I got home. I've been playing the video repeatedly because YouTube is a good way to listen to a song. (I have yet to actually watch the video all the way through. I can also swear that Seth Roberts [who I think is something of a crackpot, but sometimes an interesting one] had a post about listening to music on YouTube, but now I can't find it.) The difficulty, of course, is that I have to actually hit replay (unless YouTube has a secret continuous repeat feature I don't know about), which makes it a pain if I want to listen to it repeatedly while sitting somewhere other than at my computer. So the question I'm asking myself is: is it worth the 99 cents it would cost to buy it on Amazon or the iTunes Store? They are on Nettwerk, which is a non-RIAA label, so I have no ethical issues with buying their music, and I'm pretty sure I don't want their whole album, just the one song. It might mix in nicely into my iTunes Country folder (which also includes Jason Manns and Jensen Ackles' "Crazy Love," which is not country but which I wanted iTunes to shuffle in with Kane; if I ever buy one of Steve Carlson's CDs, I'll probably put it there too for the same reason).

And now I think I've talked myself into it. Off to the iTunes Store I go!
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I have a shiny new DVD burner and a spindle of CDs and I promised to make Sarah a copy of Mrs. Potter (a Molly Mix). I also keep thinking that maybe I would try my hand at making a mix CD. However, I've never done this before, and I have no idea what I'm doing.

The Great Mix CD Poll )

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