awfulhorrid: (Love my coffee)
Why not?

Grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] the_other_sandy.

Type these words into the search bar on your iTunes MP3 player of choice (which should be Media Monkey) and list the first song that appears in the results.

NotesMy default sort is by title, so this isn't nearly as random as it could have been. (Or perhaps more so: say if default sort was 'genre' ... that could skew the results quite a bit. I also specified 'title' as the search field, least we get results by The Happy Schnaps Combo and other other artist word matches. I've also noted the number of tracks returned by each term.

Billy Cutlass -- The Scurvy Pirates )
awfulhorrid: (Love my coffee)
OK, so this will only really make sense to four to six people, depending upon who was sitting at the table with me when I was babbling about the music: the song was "Midnight Stroll" by the Revels. It just came up in my MP3 player, set for Halloween selections.

So there you go.
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This is an expansion on a post I made in my Google+ account. This post includes links to all site listed in my original post, but another one I'm considering.



I'm searching for a better online MP3 purchase experience. Amazon has been rubbing me the wrong way with their restriction on downloads for sometime now (short version: install their download manager or be forced to download your tracks one at a time), but now they've set it up such that all of your purchases go to your 'cloud player.' This means you not only have to download one song at a time if you don't want to install their software, but you have to say each and every time that you don't want to install their software.

Yeah. Thanks, but no thanks.

I've already been trying to purchase directly from the artists when possible, or from other sources if not, but I guess I'm going to need more sources. I'm already using CDBaby and sometimes BandCamp, but what other sites out there do people use? (Please note that I wish to own my music, so while sites like Rhapsody are interesting, they don't really meet my needs. Also: no &$#*ing iTunes.)

Added: I'm also considering using eMusic. There's a monthly membership fee, but your fee grants you equal credit for purchases from their collection. (The trick, of course, is that the fee does not roll over. If you forget to buy anything for a month, you've lost that credit.) The prices seem pretty decent and they've got a lot of music I like, and the fee structure isn't bad. At an average cost of $6 per album, the $12 basic membership gives me two new albums a month ... which currently costs me around $20. Still, I'm wary for problems: If anyone has any experience with them, I'd love to hear about it.
awfulhorrid: (Bacon!)
Bratwurst and bacon and thickly cut gammon,
Salami and roast beef and sometimes a salmon,
Fine cut bologna curled up into rings,
These are a few of my favorite things!
awfulhorrid: (Bajoran Communicator Pin)
Testing my 'Blip.fm' to LiveJournal option with a familiar sounding mix. The cake is a lie.

Edit: No, I don't like the way this is formated, nor the lack of appropriate tags. I won't be using this part of the Blip.fm service. (Adding tags, moods, etc. myself.) I do still like this music mix, though.
awfulhorrid: (Love my coffee)
I'm going to blame [livejournal.com profile] ericcoleman for this, although to be honest we can blame Eric for so much already.

First the boys take on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. (Eric posted this one in his LJ, so some of you may have already seen this one.)



After that finished, [livejournal.com profile] bookwurm and I saw this one and ... well, now we need to order some CDs from these guys: Alien Abduction Probe video

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My mp3 player seems to have a sick sense of humor. Barely had I gotten my last earworm out of my head (Vote Zaphod Bebblebrox) when the damned thing pops up with one that always stays with me for days.

So naturally I'll post it here to share with everyone!

Enjoy: Mr. Fancy Pants by Jonathan Coulton.

Music Meme

May. 13th, 2009 09:37 am
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I got this from [livejournal.com profile] tarrestrial ...
1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List 5 songs (with links to them, if you can find them) that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't got the joke yet. -- Oliver Herford )
awfulhorrid: (Bacon!)
It's fairly short notice, but who wants to go see Jonathan Coulton at the Park West on the 28th of February? [livejournal.com profile] bookwurm, [livejournal.com profile] tarrestrial and I already have tickets. We'd like to get a group of people together and attend together, so if you do want to go, let me know and we can arrange meet up times (and possible rides.)

Note: I couldn't find anywhere on the TicketMaster website that would actually sell me a ticket. When I went through their automated phone system, I was able to buy tickets, but note that they do have a rather interesting mark up, so consider yourself warned.
awfulhorrid: (Celtic Knot)
For some reason, I suspect there are people who read my LJ that might appreciate this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFDEX3QdqXE

(Yes, it's safe for work!)
awfulhorrid: (Golden Moose)
I've posted about our sandwich notes before. I had to share the two I've received so far this week. (Yes, I'm aware this is my second posting in the same day, please try not to faint!)

Look under the roast beef and cheese ... )
awfulhorrid: (Worship the Coffee)
I really like the Austin Lounge Lizards. One of the songs on a CD of theirs that I got recently is in Spanish, with English translations. However even with my very limited command of the Spanish language, I can tell that what they're singing in English isn't exactly what they're singing in Spanish. I ran the lyrics (as listed on the CD insert) through Google Translator and while it gives me a good idea of what they're singing, it's still not quite right ...

Aqui! )
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I really shouldn't drive while "Pump Up The Volume" by M/A/R/R/S is playing. Luckily I realized how fast I was going on the little side road in the Wisconsin country side and slowed from my 68 in a 50 before I got into trouble! (There's a reason I used it as one of my "fighting songs" back when I was playing World of Warcraft.)

So speaking of music, there's something I've been meaning to share lately. I found an internet radio website that has a lot of stuff that I like. You select a list of artists (from what they have available, of course) and let it go. It'll play songs from the list of artists, eventually weighted by your ranking of songs should you rate the individual tracks. Now they certainly don't have the variety that I have in my collection at home so they don't have Tom Smith, The Four Postmen, or Sudden Death, but they do have artists like Richard Cheese and Jonathan Coulton. That was enough to get my attention right away! I like random play from a large selection because it amuses me greatly when I get a transition from say Johnny Horton to Cypress Hill. With that in mind, I've been adding everything to a single "station" that can be found here.

Come by and see to what I'm listening!
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Saturday Fran and I went to Milwaukee to see Avenue Q at the Marcus Center (Uihlein Hall). We had our first bit of adventure when we got there and found that the address Ticket Master gave us (929 N. Cass Street) wasn't quite the same as the address of the actual theater! (929 N. Water Street ... about five or six blocks West.) Luckily we ran into some locals who were pretty sure they knew where the theater was actually located and who didn't mug us for our tickets despite the "Oooo! I want to see that!" after they asked what we were going to see.

More! )
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That iTunes Meme ... even thought I don' t have iTunes, I applied the meme to my MP3 player (MediaMonkey) just to be curious.

Results behind the cut )
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About two or three times a week I find myself listening to this song by Sudden Death:

I'm On It

Just thought I'd share.

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