I just got an ipod shuffle for my birthday. Never had anything quite like this aside from a cheap mp3 player that up and quit on me a few months ago. I listen to talk radio at work since FM music channels are bland and repetitive (now that I think about it talk radio can be just that), but I would like to listen to the music of my choosing, and I like to listen to the songs in the order the band put them on the album, which I couldn't do with my old mp3 because it alphabetized the tracks, which irritated me.
The ipod is very cool. I put on a Pantera album and a Mr. Bungle album and they sound great (I use my own headphones -- I hate those stupid ear buds people use these days), but what is really cool is that I found some websites with free public domain audio books. This may very well be the coolest damn thing I've discovered in some time. I can listen to books while I work... I can listen to books while I work!
Today I listened to Robert Bloch's This Crowded Earth as well as a Sir Conan Arthur Doyle story. For tomorrow I loaded up a collection of Lovecraft stories (most of which I have already read) as well as Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow and more Doyle stories. No music.