Today's #throwbackthursday post is a tribute to one of the late, great stepping stones to portable music. When it was first released, Apple's iPod was advertised as "1000 songs in your pocket." Nowadays, it's quite a few more songs than that + a phone + a web browser + almost everything else. I've owned a few iPods over the years, a couple of which I still have stashed somewhere in the attic. The one pictured proudly sits atop an Apple HiFi Speaker system in the studio and plays music when needed. The pictures show a lot of wear and tear on this guy but nothing compared to those Merrell Boots.