You, A Desert Island & Your iPod


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Postby Cooter Brown » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:36 am

gh wrote:I've tried to keep my list to close to 5000 pieces, just for managability, so every once in a while I'll purge lesser songs from a lesser album.


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!
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Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:51 am

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?
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Postby skyin' brian » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:06 am

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.
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Postby gh » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:32 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
gh wrote:I've tried to keep my list to close to 5000 pieces, just for managability, so every once in a while I'll purge lesser songs from a lesser album.


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!


I find it easier to keep the list pared down (and to do Smart Playlists) than to have to manipulate that many pieces of data.
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Postby DrJay » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:12 pm

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.
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Postby wineturtle » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:46 am

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!
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Postby gh » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:59 pm

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!
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Postby gm » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:59 pm

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.


Give them the board game and Hot Wheels. Their ears will thank you later.
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Postby Friar » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:18 pm

Top 5 transition instumentals (played to end the hour) of the 60's:
5. Lonely Bull - Alpert
4. Soulful Strut -?
3. Good Bad Ugly- H.Montenegro
2. In Crowd- Ramsey Lewis
1. Soul Coaxing - R.Lefevre
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Postby wineturtle » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:15 am

Friar wrote:Top 5 transition instumentals (played to end the hour) of the 60's:

4. Soulful Strut -Young-Holt Unlimited-Eldee Young-bass, Ken Chaney-piano, Issac Holt-drums
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Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:18 pm

oh crap . . . Ringo Starr turns 70 this year. My how time flies when . . . you're getting really old. :shock:
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Postby AS » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:35 pm

MY current top 10:

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”

But I'm still stuck in the letter D: http://onealbumaday.wordpress.com/all-t ... ar-ranked/
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Posted: 12 Jan 2006 16:19
tlb747 wrote:I am finally on this thread, but I do not have an ipod. I think they cost too much money anyway. :lol: Have fun.


And after four years, I still do not have one.
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Postby DrJay » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:37 pm

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.


Santa brought 'em!
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Postby DrJay » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:44 pm

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".
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Postby DrJay » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:24 am

I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you...FIRE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8
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Postby gh » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:18 am

The Metallica video explaining One, with selected footage from Johnny Got His Gun is excellent watching.
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Postby DrJay » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:36 pm

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.
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Postby rasb » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:55 pm

Latest, and probably last,, Johnny Cash CD is either just released, or about to be. Sounds like a "must have" to me...
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:03 pm

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?
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby Davidokun » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:54 pm

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby gh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:49 am

DrJay wrote: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?


CD songs don't require any authorization; only ones you bought from iTunes. You can simply burn them onto DVD(s) and carry them over that way if nothing else.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:13 am

gh wrote:
DrJay wrote: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?


CD songs don't require any authorization; only ones you bought from iTunes. You can simply burn them onto DVD(s) and carry them over that way if nothing else.


Right, just thought using the iPod would be easier. Haven't plowed throught the instructions on the above link yet. Thanks, David.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby rasb » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:28 pm

definitely taking "recollection", 2 disc new release by k.d.lang. Includes some of her old stuff, and some of her new stuff, and everything inbetween, including a new version of Hallelujah, and her duets with Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, and others.

Also, just enjoyed a brilliant hour of musicianship and humanity, with Elvis Costello hosting Spectacle, with guests Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, and Jesse Winchester. Excellent !
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby kuha » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:45 pm

On music in general, over the last couple years I've been going deep into the old Blue Note catalogue, particularly the 1955-65 period. Some wonderful things I hadn't know of before. My current favorite "find" is tenor sax guy Tina Brooks: his best two albums, "Back to the Tracks" and "True Blue" (both recorded in 1960), are really great.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby Marlow » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:42 am

There's a poster here who kept squacking at me to listen to remastered Beatles songs on his sound system, so I went to his place last month and listened. :shock: :shock: :shock: He was right - it's all new again! :oops: :oops: :oops:
So now I'm in the midst of watching the 5-DVD "Beatles Anthology" documentary and it is absolutely fascinating!!! Anyone else ever seen it?
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Re: cover versions abound, from Bing Crosby to Gheorghe Zamf

Postby cullman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:13 am

wineturtle wrote:
wineturtle wrote:Does anyone have a link to Todd Duncan doing Unchained Melody either as a clip from Unchained or as a stand alone song?

Thanks

Anyone?

It finally showed up on YouKnowWhere: Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby bhall » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:29 am

kuha wrote:On music in general, over the last couple years I've been going deep into the old Blue Note catalogue, particularly the 1955-65 period. Some wonderful things I hadn't know of before. My current favorite "find" is tenor sax guy Tina Brooks: his best two albums, "Back to the Tracks" and "True Blue" (both recorded in 1960), are really great.


I'm not a sax guy but listen to a lot of jazz. If you get the chance to go to a show at the Blue Note do it. It is quite the intimate venue. LA and I saw Hiromi Uehara and Sonic Bloom there last year. They are spectacular in general but were even more amazing sitting 12-15 feet way surrounded by people who know their music.

The album I've been wearing all the bits out of lately is "Highway Rider" by Brad Mehldau. Saxman Joshua Redman plays with Mehldau's trio for a decent chunk of the album. The album has been getting rave reviews across the board, as have the performances.

If jazz fans haven't listened to the Esbjörn Svensson Trio you're missing out. Esbjörn Svensson died a couple years ago but there are some excellent recordings of his work. "E.S.T. Live In Hamburg" is my favorite. Listen to the track "Dolores In A Shoestand" to see what they can do.
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Re: cover versions abound, from Bing Crosby to Gheorghe Zamf

Postby wineturtle » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:35 am

cullman wrote:
wineturtle wrote:
wineturtle wrote:Does anyone have a link to Todd Duncan doing Unchained Melody either as a clip from Unchained or as a stand alone song?

Thanks

Anyone?

It finally showed up on YouKnowWhere: Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody

cman


Thank You
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:25 pm

The holiday season must be upon us....the crews in Woodland Park were putting up "Happy Holidays" banners and the fake garland on the lightpoles yesterday.

Got any favorite Xmas music? I just found "It Snows in Heaven Too" by Annie Haslam, the five-octave vocalist for Renaissance. Most beautiful voice in the world doing Christmas classics.

When I was growing up, one of my family's standbys was the original (1957) "Now is the Caroling Season" by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. You can get it on CD and probably can download it.

http://www.amazon.com/Caroling-Season-F ... 916&sr=1-5
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby gh » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:53 pm

DrJay wrote:....
Got any favorite Xmas music? ...


I refuse to ansewr any such questions until December!
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby Marlow » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:11 pm

gh wrote:
DrJay wrote:....
Got any favorite Xmas music? ...

I refuse to ansewr any such questions until December!

I don't know what it is about that stupid "Little Drummer Boy" song, but it gets me every time!! :?
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby tandfman » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:07 pm

New this year--a Christmas album by Susan Boyle. I'll bet it's good.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby bambam » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:28 pm

DrJay wrote:Got any favorite Xmas music?


In the early 1990s, every year in Vienna they had a concert called Christmas in Vienna, backed by the Vienna Philarmonic, which was always hosted by Placido Domingo, who would invite 2-3 other great singers, not necessarily classicists. One year he had Charles Asnavour and Sissel, one year he had Tony Bennett and Vanessa Williams. There were about 6-7 of these that were made into concerts and they were wonderful. I have about 4 of the old CDs and now are on my iPhone.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:45 pm

gh wrote:
DrJay wrote:....
Got any favorite Xmas music? ...


I refuse to ansewr any such questions until December!


It's time. :)
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby no one » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:53 pm

Annie Haslam - running hard - sounds a bit like grace slick
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby gh » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:55 pm

DrJay wrote:
gh wrote:
DrJay wrote:....
Got any favorite Xmas music? ...


I refuse to ansewr any such questions until December!


It's time. :)


Well, there's always Dr. Demento Presents The Greatest Novelty Christmas CD Of All Time (!)

Seriously, though, I'm a big fan of The Lost Christmas Eve by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (the dudes who wrote the piece that illustrates the house in Ohio).

But No. 1 on gh's Xmas Island is Christmas by The Players. This description from Amazon says it all:

<<This charming instrumental acoustic album, which even the most vehement of scrooges will find hard to resist, is a collection of 33 carols performed on an assortment of instruments including the Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, button accordion, oboe, fiddle, cello and jaw harp. From the first note, The Players find the Christmas cheer within them and vividly evoke the spirit of a rural Victorian Christmas. All the favourites are on this album, but played in an authentic way which reminds the listener of how important carols were and are in the celebration of Christmas. ...>>
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:59 am

My god, can't you guys push this thing past 1000 posts?
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby tandfman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:24 am

OK, if you insist, it's now at 1000 posts--the original plus 999 replies.
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