A few weeks ago, I received an email about Valslist and for those that know me, sometimes I get a little behind on my responses. Fueled by my new iPod, I wanted to put new music on there but sometimes, I have no idea and then I thought about Valslist! The beauty of this list is that Val, the creator of this list, created a site that optimizes your iTunes player. Whether you have no idea what you're looking for or you're thinking of themes, Val has you covered with multiple playlists to fit your need. In addition, you're able to find out about upcoming shows and to learn about new groups and what their sound is similar to in regards to groups that you may know! I suggest using this when you're loading your iPod or when you're giving an iPod as a gift. I am giving my mom an iPod this year and I have decided to load it up with a few items per the suggestions of Valslist. For me, I enjoy having a filter of items that can direct me to the best music while allowing me to still use the platform that I prefer, iTunes. As you click various links, you find that listening to music and paying for it comes back into iTunes! Take some time to check it out and if you're in Chicago, there seem to be a lot of shows in your area that you could check out!