update: seems like i'm the only one still interested in this! well, i've read a lot of people complaining that you can't access your ipod when connected with front row, and i have discovered a really simple and obvious way around that. load iTunes first, select your iPod as the source, then play whatever song you want to kick off. then reveal front row - under now playing will be the song you selected, and you can pause/play, skip backwards/forwards. it'll display the album artwork and song info, you just can't browse. not 100% what i wanted, but i have a laptop with precious HD space that i don't clutter up with music. the tunes stay on the ipod, so now i have access to my whole library!