Apple Kills iPod Mondays

Feb 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Digital Music

Ipod Monday at the lift

iPod Mondays are a thing of the past at Des Moines, Iowa’s The Lift bar.

Apple asked The Lift’s iPod Mondays organizer Clint Curtus to stop using the name ‚ÄúiPod Monday‚Äù. For two years, Curtis has organized the weekly event, where iPod fans can get together and be share their music favorites. Curtis also created a site and podcast for the iPod Monday event.

Curtis was notified by Apple’s Pete Alcorn that “Apple has determined that your product name, which incorporates the word ‘iPod’, violates Apple’s trademark guidelines.”

Curtis has posted a farewell letter to fans of the weekly event:

First I’d like to take care of some business for my last post as the Curator of iPod Monday and then maybe tell a quick story. If I were at the Lift right now and each and every one of you were there I would stand up with raised rocks glass (with a pinch of Scotch) and say: Thank you so much, each and every one of you, for attending, for supporting, and even thinking about coming down one day (I know there will be a few out there that say, “Damn! I wish I would have gone when I had the chance.”) But alas, all great things must come to an end.

It’s strange, I had no idea what would happen when I started this thing but I must say I was surprised. I met the greatest people (in my book) and they are, like me, music fanatics. We lovers of notes and melodies and words and sounds and beats are not afraid to speak our mind; to say,“This sucks. Next!” and “Who is this? I like this. Where are these guy’s from?” I think I’ve met the greatest people in Des Moines in the last 2 years (and even a few just traveling through). I remember one guy in particular, this guy who had just up and left his band right in the middle of a tour and somehow ended up at the Lift for a drink or 2 before catching a Greyhound out of town, this great city of ours, in the middle of the Heartland, Des Moines, Iowa, I’d kiss you if it were possible to kiss a city.

And thank you, to you, my dear readers, for putting up with my nonsensical, stream of conscious rants and every once in a while, firing off an angry email to me. Don’t you know a lot of times I’m just trying to rile you up?

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  2. James says:

    Well, iPodMonday is no more, but to not worry Clint has came up with a new event to take place of the weekly event known as iPodMonday. This is event is called BarNapkinMonday and here is the site….

  3. info says:

    Thanks for the update, James!

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