Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:

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Sending "Hello" by Lionel Richie

Receiving "Hi There" by Killdozer

Sending "Do You Come Here Often?" by The Tornados

Receiving "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys

Sending "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns 'N' Roses
Sending "What Brings You Here?" by Sandra Knight



Receiving "Dateless Losers" by Reel Big Fish

Sending "Come On" by Technotronic

Receiving "Bad Experience" by Juan Rogelo Camilon

Sending "You Don't Say" by Pinhead Circus

Receiving "Long Story" by Rudy Mills

Sending "I Got Time" by Letters to Cleo

Receiving "My Ex" by The Jackys
Receiving "We Had It All" by Willie Nelson
Receiving "Money" by Pink Floyd
Receiving "Fame" by Irene Cara
Receiving "Diamonds" by Los Lonely Boys
Receiving "Minions" by Wild Strawberries
Receiving "The Six Million Dollar Sandwich" by The Dead Texan

Sending "What Happened To You?" by The Offspring

Receiving "Love Died" by The Order

Sending "Let Me Guess" by Welcome to Florida
Sending "Someone Else" by The Radio Dept.

Receiving "No" by De La Soul
Receiving "Science Fiction" by Ruffo
Receiving "Outer Space" by The Muffs
Receiving "Infatuation" by Rod Stewart
Receiving "Movies" by Alien Ant Farm
Receiving "Merchandise" by Fugazi
Receiving "Little Dolls" by Ozzy Osbourne
Receiving "Life in Outer Space" by Grand Funk Railroad
Receiving "He Didn't Care For Me" by The White Mountain Boys

Sending "Funny How Love Can Be" by Harpers Bizarre

Receiving "I Don't Know How I Got By" by Edwin McCain
Receiving "I Freaked Out Like a Big Truck" by John Davis
Receiving "Total Nutcase" by A. Graham & The Moment Band
Receiving "Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads
Receiving "I Made Love to a Martian" by Mustard Plug
Receiving "I Did It For The Toys" by Dance Hall Crashers
Receiving "Freaks in Uniforms" by The HorrorPops
Receiving "Kill Them All" by The Upsetters

Sending "That's Not Nice To Say" by 2nd Chapter of Acts

Receiving "I Don't Care" by Black Flag
Receiving "I Don't Want To Care" by Jessica Simpson
Receiving "This Much I Know" by Dwight Yoakam
Receiving "I Like You" by Morrissey
Receiving "Why Don't We Get Drunk" by Jimmy Buffett
Receiving "Let Me See Your Underwear" by Blow-up

Sending, "Hey, Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked" by Minus the Bear

Receiving "Strip" by Adam Ant

Sending "I Can't" by Sammie

Receiving "Tell Me Why" by Neil Young

Sending "Chewbacca's On My Underwear" by Rutherford B. Hayes is Dead

Receiving "Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Bing Crosby

Sending "What?" by Soft Cell

Receiving "The Breakup Song" by American Hi-Fi

Sending "Please Don't Go" by Double You
Sending "I Don't Want To Lose You" by REO Speedwagon

Receiving "Bozo Weirdo Wacko Creep" by David Baerwald

Playing "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan


Ross Rubin is director of industry analysis for consumer technology at market research and analysis firm The NPD Group and a contributing editor for LAPTOP. Views expressed in Switched On are his own. Feedback is welcome at fliptheswitch@gmail.com.

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