Had a great weekend that thankfully wasn’t full of work.
The following entries were written in the Music category:
Went with some friends this past weekend to Shamrock Fest. The prevalence of nasty, expensive (and green) Bud Light was kind of a downer, and the fair-like assortment of tilt-a-whirls and funnel cake vendors was just weird, but the music was great. The Street Dogs and Flogging Molly were the main attractions, and it was lots of fun to jump around and sing along with the music.
It occurred to me that I associate certain music with the interface through which I played it. I suppose this shouldn’t come as a surprise (something akin to muscle memory), but I wonder if other people ever experience this?
There are very few things I wouldn’t have considered doing to be able to attend the Long Now seminar from last month with Will Wright and Brian Eno.
You can now “Gift” any iTMS album or song to someone. It doesn’t look like you can do this with full iMixes yet, and iMixes are still always public, but I like where things are headed. We’re getting close to being able to send people full mix tapes via iTunes.
Thanks to Gary for the heads up, we caught Kasey Chambers at the Celebrate Brooklyn festival last night, and it was amazing. I’m so glad I made the trip, because Kasey put on an excellent show.
The D&D game raging in my living room has just entered it’s thirteenth hour.
Because I’m a total sucker for these memes, a list of languages used in my music collection (via Kottke).
Another day, another meme: Total size of my music library, last CD I bought, currently playing, and five songs that mean a lot to me.
Dara, Anna and Heath drove down from Bangor today, and Simon and I joined them for the Jimmy Eat World concert.
I’ve been doing terribly at updating this month. Really quite awful. So here’s a recap of the month.
Simon, Kat and I went to see the Dropkick Murphys show at Lupo’s the other night. It was a great show, and Kat helped me put my spikes up (it’s been so long!).
Simon and I just got back from four hours at Lupos where we saw George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
I can’t believe Kasey Chambers played in Boston last week, and New York this evening, and I didn’t know about it.
New idea: audio installation with a grid of speakers controlled by cellular automata.
Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a sorrowful day.
I want the iTunes Music Store to become friendly to mix-tapes. Except without the tapes.
I’d like to take a moment to mention how awesome Tulsa Drone is.
I was completely making it up when I said I had embedded RDF in ID3 before.
I’ve had some success with embedding RDF in ID3, but I’ve still got a long ways to go before I’ve got a workable system.
I’m having problems embedding RDF in ID3 tags.
I went to sleep with three Godspeed albums in the playlist and woke with a start two hours later certain I was dying.
Once upon a time, all the music industry complained about with the Internet was lyrics sites!
Johnny Cash died just minutes ago.
On Friday, Gary, Lauren and I drove down to meet Rich at San Diego’s Street Scene.
Brad Sucks is going off the DIY deep end with an amazingly cool offer: A CD of his music, hand burned and shipped anywhere in the world for five bucks.
KCRW played ECC’s Rocked by Rape on Pop Secret last night.
Kasey Chambers’ new album, Barricades & Brickwalls has the most wonderful Hank Williams-esque twang in track number five, A Little Bit Lonesome.
Is anybody else noticing that KCRW is using the soundtrack from The Hours as the background music during station identification and commentary on the war coverage?
The Kronos Quartet will grace our studios in live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
A gem found while organizing the offices of WCCS: The hand written lyrics sheet to the Donut Patrol song My Name is Jonas: My name is Jonas I’m ruining the school. I don’t care what you think This is how…
“Father Christmas, give us some money. We got no time for your silly toys. We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand if over. We want your bread, so don’t make us annoyed. Give all the toys to the…
Jen and Kate played at the Den tonight after discovering that they had shown up on campus on the same day. Seeing them play again was wonderful, despite keeping me from working on the-thesis-that-won’t-wrap-itself-up. I asked them to play Not…