What’s in my Dell DJ 30

I spent most of my free time today loading up my Dell DJ 30. It’s an excellent 30 GB MP3 player that I bought from Dell for half the price of an iPod 30 or 60.

  • 8.97 GB used
  • 191 full albums (includes multi-CD sets as 1 album)
  • 2207 songs

I have full discographies in there from:

  • Alcatrazz
  • Autograph
  • Balance Of Power
  • Black’n Blue
  • Black Sabbath
  • Buckcherry
  • D.C. Cooper (solo)
  • Def Leppard
  • Dio
  • Iron Maiden
  • Judas Priest
  • Krokus
  • Mogg-Way
  • Saxon
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  • Westworld

I also have multiple albums from UFO, Triumph, Gotthard, Queensryche, Metal Church, Lacuna Coil, Jag Panzer, and Alice Cooper. I usually put in new purchases and delete them if they are less than memorable. I have about 7.5% of my collection in this little player that’s the size of my Visa and as thick as 2 jewel cases.

Technology is cool!

Just bought a guitar

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to play guitar. I was the oldest of 3, and when I got seriously into Metal, Mom was recently divorced. Putting extra money into a guitar and lessons just wasn’t in the cards. Over the years, I’ve had the idea to buy an axe and learn but I always gave up on it. Until…..

My father-in-law is a good guitarist. He grew up in England and started playing guitar in the mid-1960s, influenced by Brian Jones from the Stones. For the 3 years I have been telling my wife that I wanted to learn and she kept telling me to just do it.

I finally decided that it was time, that my dream of plugging in would happen on this vacation. My father-in-law had scouted the local shops for a decent used acoustic and we were off to the Guitar Center Wednesday night. We ended up buying a brand new Takamine G320 Dreadnought Acoustic for $200.

Takamine G320 Dreadnought

I just needed a basic guitar. It sounded great compared to the others, we must have been through about 20 before we settled on the Takamine. Nice sound, low action…..great for a beginner.

Any players with tips for a humble beginner, please send them along.