Tuesday, March 07, 2006

For Fun: The Pope's iPod

Even B XVI has an iPod now....

The gift – a 2GB model – was given to recognise the pontiff's first visit to the radio station's headquarters. It was the station's 75th anniversary.

"We don't have a huge gift to give to the Pope, but we do have small signs of our work to give him", Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican Radio's general director, told the Catholic News Service.

On receiving the iPod, the Pope reportedly remarked: "Computer technology is the future."

As well as a number of Vatican Radio shows, the iPod contains music by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Awesome...so if I download that playlist, does that get me some graces? I love Beethoven but Stranvinsky seems a bit post-modern for this pope...maybe I'm reading too much into it.


RC said...

Hey...the pope is hip enough for stravinsky...especially if he want's to make the Russians happy.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Probably, but I can't imagine him listening to Rite of Spring ...that just seems very far from Beethoven. :) But it is a good diplomatic choice.