Then last week, I got a noise complaint from my new upstairs neighbors. The unit above me had been empty for a while, and I'd gotten pretty used to cranking up the music, especially when I work out, which I tend to do at odd hours. I can't stand bad neighbors, wouldn't want to be one myself, so I apologized profusely, said it wouldn't happen again, and bought a Sansa Fuze 8GB mp3 player today. It's this little guy right here:
I purchased it mainly because I recalled it being favorably reviewed in this recent boing boing thread about DRM-free alternatives to Apple's iPod. Just charged it up, and its doing what it's supposed to, and bonus!, it has an FM receiver and the ability to record FM broadcasts. Since Chicago still has good non-commercial radio, this will be sweet.
see also: http://anythingbutipod.com/