Current top 10 from my reviews (but I've only done the letters A & B (plus 7 from C):
The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”
The Audreys – “Between Last Night and Us”
Ryan Adams – “Heartbreaker”
Dan Brodie and The Broken Arrows – “Empty Arms, Broken Hearts”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk One”
Just got in from seeing Yes and Asia in Denver. Excellent show. Don't care too much for Asia's music, too pop, but they covered "In the Court of the Crimson King" and "Fanfare For the Common Man" and both were great. Carl Palmer is drumming for Asia and at about age 60 is still a beast. However, Alan White on drums for Yes looked like he was close to needing the defibrillator at the end of the show. Steve Howe played both bands and was really on and having a great time. Yes's chat room has two gals that rival Marlow with some 36,000 posts each. Both were at a pre-show beer and burgers gathering we attended, one coming from Australia for four western shows. The gathering was like going back through the Time Tunnel to the 1970s. It was a hoot.
gh wrote:are you shitting me? Somebody covered Court of the Crimson King and Fanfare For The Common Man (both staples on my iPhone) in the same show?! wow.
"Court of the Crimson King" was great. "Fanfare" didn't track the studio version closely enough for me, wandered a bit but seemed to leave out some sections. Good, but not great, but it incorporated a Carl Palmer drum solo, which is hard to beat (no pun intended!)
Anyone see the 40th anniversary Woodstock documentary on VH1? I caught it the night this forum went locked for the WC. It was pretty good, 2 hours long. "Modern day" interviews with some of the protagonists such as the main organizer Michael Lang, the financial backer, folks who filmed and edited the original "Woodstock" movie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve (Santana's drummer), Country Joe McDonald, Richie Havens, people who were in attendance (including the couple who are on the cover of the albumstanding togther in a blanket), and even Wavy Gravy from the Hog Farm (who, sad to say, weighs as much as a full-grown hog these days). A nice compliment to the movie "Woodstock", worth seeing if they broadcast it again.
gh wrote:I have a friend this weekend whose iPod is scheduled to go over the 50,000-song barrier. Make that iPods, as one is no longer enough, obviously.
If the songs average 3 minutes in length (and that's probably a bit low) it would take more than 104 days to listen to them all even if you consider it "listening" when you're asleep. So I gotta wonder if there isn't some material there that's been heard once and never again.
I recently broke the 20,000 barrier. When set on random, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Pink Floyd (I have the complete discography of each) appear at least once out of every dozen songs. Never thought much about how deep their catalogs were until now.
Cooter Brown wrote:I used to do that but it got to be such a chore that I bought an iPod classic with the 120 GB hard drive so I can store everything...until I break 120 GB. Then I have no idea what to do!
Speaking of memory capacity (and trying to get this thread to the 1K mark), I saw my first Terabyte (TB) hard-drive for sale - only $99! How long before TBs become the standard for such things as iPods? And do we really need a TRILLION bytes of info for our everyday affairs?
Marlow wrote:Speaking of memory capacity (and trying to get this thread to the 1K mark), I saw my first Terabyte (TB) hard-drive for sale - only $99! How long before TBs become the standard for such things as iPods? And do we really need a TRILLION bytes of info for our everyday affairs?
Nah, 640KB should be anough for anybody.
Note: Some quick internet research tells me that the above statement was never actually made by Bill Gates.
DrJay wrote:My children, ages 10 and 8, look to be wanting iPods from Santa this year. Boy, at that age, I was excited getting Hot Wheels and a good board game like Life.
When I was eight if you wanted to use a computer your only choice was to rent some time on Princetons computer, handcranked Robert the Robot was the toy du jour and The Chordettes were singing ~Mr.Sandman~on a 45!
Keeping lists pared down is a bitch if you have the Genius Bar working in iTunes (works for both Macs and PCs, as far as I know). That means that, if you let it, the iTunes store will run a scan on your entire music library (big brother is watching!) and any time you play a song, it checks your library against other songs availalbe in the genre/artist, and subtly suggests, "psst, sailor, only 99 cents!" And of course, as soon as you buy and download, that leads you to something else, and those little 99s (not even a buck!) turn into a dozen or so in a matter of minutes.
All those songs you forgot from yesteryear, there at your beck and call, without having to buy a whole album of crapola!
1 The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
2 The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
3 James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
4 Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
5 De La Soul – “3 Feet High and Rising”
6 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury”
7 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Henry’s Dream”
8 Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
9 Died Pretty – “Doughboy Hollow”
10 James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”
Netflix is amazing. I'm finding a lot of music documentaries. Some are not well made, with mostly boring commentary from boring music critics, but some are good. Check out "Classic Albums: Dark Side of the Moon". It's about the making of that album and is a nice mix of interviews, old photos, performance footage, and some MTV-like video scenes. The interviews are not just with boring critics, but there's tons with the band members as they are today (gray-haired), including scenes of the guys plinking and strumming away on their instruments (solo), plus Alan Parsons (who produced the album) playing around with the tracks on the mixing board. There look to be a number of other films in the "Classic Album" series, like "Bat Out of Hell", and, I believe, "Who's Next".
Next Netflix rec: "Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Beyond the Beginning." Two discs. The first third is an odd assortment of mostly black and white film clips of their very early days, even a few pre-ELP (The Nice, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, King Crimson), studio tinkering with songs, roadies confiscating cameras at the door, even an interview with Robert Moog. Next third is concert footage from various shows (California Jam in 1974, Montreal, Live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001, and others), the final third is some nice interviews with the three, their promoter, their manager. No droning on by any music critics. The concert footage is pretty good, full-length "Pirates", "Fanfare", a good bit of "Karn Evil 9" (including Carl's drum solo), "Lucky Man", "Take a Pebble", many others. Highly recommended if you like ELP.
iPod question....my iPod is synched with my music library on my home coputer, maybe 400 purchased songs and 2000 (yeah, I'm way behind some of you guys) from my CDs. I want to load all that music onto my computer at work. I authorized that work computer today and was able to "transfer purchases" (songs purchased from iTunes) from the iPod to the computer, but if there's a way to transfer the CD songs from the iPod to iTunes on the work computer, I can't figure it out. Can it be done?