“Everything from Dylan to Andrea Bocelli..”

I mentioned in the comments zone here that last week’s issue of Hot Press carried an interview with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in which he revealed what he has on his i-Pod.. but not having a subscription I hadn’t been able to read the article. Thankfully [*ahem* – Ed] someone at the BBC does.. and they’ve published the info here.. oh, and they’ve also revealed that Gerry doesn’t have a credit card..[and why would he? – Ed]

He said: “I don’t have a credit card, so I have a few times downloaded on iTunes to go to buy a CD but then run into this difficulty. “But now what I do is, I get one of my friends that does have a credit card to do it for me.”

And the i-Pod?

Speaking about what he listens to on the now ubiquitous mobile electronic device, he said: “I have everything on it (his iPod) to tell you the truth.

“Everything from Dylan to Andrea Bocelli, to the Four Tenors, to some light classical, to Ry Cooder, to Bruce Springsteen, Frances Black, Christy Moore, Mary Black, U2 – a whole range of stuff.”

Mr Adams was also asked if he was able to upload songs onto his iPod himself?

“I haven’t been able to do it myself. I got a guy to, no, I tell a lie, I downloaded a lot of my CD collection onto my computer, and then I put it onto the iPod,” he said.

“I have not been able to change it since, so my first sort of batch of 600 songs has remained static.”