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Butter

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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2007, 11:30:18 AM »

Winamp's shuffle mode sure does suck.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2007, 11:43:31 AM »

Which is why I don't use Winamp anymore. Bleh.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2007, 01:29:32 PM »

"Rock the Cradle of Love."  Betsy Lynn George.  Went on to do some horror/soft-porn videos.  Now a gymnastics coach.

I missed this post before, but THANK YOU so much. I think I know what I'm renting next. :)
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2007, 04:10:20 PM »

Winamp's shuffle mode sure does suck.

Because it always hits the same songs over and over again?
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2007, 08:50:50 AM »

For years, I thought that, in "One Night In Bangkok," Murray Head said "I get my kicks above the waistline, suction."

Turns out, he actually says "sunshine" not "suction."

I liked suction better.









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Butter

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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2007, 10:08:55 AM »

Winamp's shuffle mode sure does suck.

Because it always hits the same songs over and over again?

Same artists, it seems.
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Bronzetree

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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2007, 12:01:37 PM »

For years, I thought that, in "One Night In Bangkok," Murray Head said "I get my kicks above the waistline, suction."

Turns out, he actually says "sunshine" not "suction."

I liked suction better.

I thought he said section. Huh. Learn something new every day.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2007, 06:30:43 PM »

For years, I thought that, in "One Night In Bangkok," Murray Head said "I get my kicks above the waistline, suction."

Turns out, he actually says "sunshine" not "suction."

I liked suction better.

I'd like "suction" better if the lyrics were, "I get my kicks below the waistline, suction."
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2007, 09:49:01 PM »

i used to think that people here and on woxy were being hopeless snobs by being nickelback-hatas, because i found them to be great musicians with a cool & unique sound.

then one day when i was tuned into "all songs considered", i realized i was confusing nickelback with nickel creek. so yeah, nickelback really does suck. but nickel creek are pretty darned good.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2007, 05:45:56 AM »

"Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who" sucked donkey cock.

I have known about this new documentary for year, hearing a while back that Daltrey was actively pursuing archived footage and photos/articles about the band.

I even got excited by the idea and was thrilled when VH1C said they were showing it. We watched it last night.

Yeah, well done Rog. GET all this old footage, including terrific Kit Lambert 'promo' filmreel from back in the day, BUT mash it the fuck up so people can't watch it properly. Intersperse it with chatty bollocks from both Pete and your own fat-head and end it by essentially saying the band are as strong now as they ever were.

The Who ended when Moonie popped his clogs. Spin it anyway you want Mr Daltrey, you fake Mod shitebag, but Keith WAS The Who

"The Kids are Alright" STILL stands as the "Audrey Hepburn" of Who documentaries. This was Courtney Love. Particularlly skanky and smelling of fish.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2007, 12:38:35 PM »

So I downloaded some songs from Amazon yesterday.  It's a bit disappointing.

First, you can't just get download the songs.  You have to have the "Amazon .mp3 downloader."  Which I'm like okay, I can see why.  I'm not sure what it does but I can see how they wouldn't want to just give you a secure link and let you DL because that could get hacked.  Of course they do this with software that's a lot more expensive than an .mp3, but whatever.  The app might also save them some bandwidth by dl'ing in pieces or compressing files, I don't know.

So anyway, I install the app.  I download some albums.  Every single album stopped halfway through.  I got no notification of this, so I could have been ripped off half the songs.   Then I have to find the folder where the stuff is going, because it doesn't ask you where you want them or tell you.  It puts them in "My Music" which is at least somewhat logical, but I shouldn't have to look.  And then in the folder I see a temp file.  I open that temp file with the "amazon .mp3 downloader."  Nothing.  I shut down the "Amazon .mp3 downloader" via task manager, because the "exit" option on the tray icon isn't working.  Try it again.  It works.

At least the application didn't set itself up to run on startup, leaving me with a useless background process and system tray icon.  And now that I know where the downloaded files are going, I can move them to my music library myself and monitor the downloads.  Still, a bit of a pain in the ass.

Also, it seems to me like all I really have to do is hang on to those .tmp files it creates that I think have hashes in them.  It would be pretty easy to just save it when you first start your download.  Then I can email that file to anyone and if they have the mp3 downloader installed, they can get it for free.  Unless there's some sneaky shit where that program is sending info. to Amazon about my machine or my Amazon account in which case they should have told me first and is also vulnerable to exploit.

So... not terrible or beyond redemption.  But I don't think I'll be using it again until they get some stuff straightened out.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #86 on: November 15, 2007, 01:13:50 PM »

rva - I guess this is my experience as a UI tester, but the points you mention would be totally unacceptable unless in beta.  Is it still in beta?  And are they keeping users in the loop if it is?
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #87 on: November 15, 2007, 01:43:50 PM »

Nope, not a Beta.  It's version 1.01.  But I dorked around a bit and got it working.  There actually is a UI with options.  It's not just an icon and hidden processes.

When the UI comes up, there's an "options" tab where you can set your download folder, and another option where it will automatically update your WMP library if you use WMP.  It also shows you the songs you've selected for download and tracks the process.  And it's a mini mp3 client so you can listen to stuff as you're downloading.

If you ever used eMusic, it's pretty much exactly like their client (the old one, not the new eRemote thingy).  In fact, it might BE the same client with some different dressing.  And it doesn't install itself to run on start-up, so points for that.

I think some other app on my machine must have been using some resources or preventing the app from writing to the registry or something so it didn't install right.  It took a reboot to get it going.  I have no complaints now about the application itself once it's running.
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2007, 04:18:01 PM »

This year has been a little poor, musically. I'm grateful for that in a way, because it's helped me re-aquaint myself with many records I haven't heard in quite some time.

Case(s) in point:

Johnny Winter - Second Winter
Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness
Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
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Re: Random music thoughts
« Reply #89 on: November 17, 2007, 10:29:34 PM »

I love the album "John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together." I know it's not post-Thanksgiving yet, but I sent it to a friend and decided I should give it a listen. It's actually better right now than in three weeks because I'm not tired of Christmas music yet. So yeah, bitchin.
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