Category: "Music"

What's a bit of confusion between friends?

04/09/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music
What's a bit of confusion between friends?
While looking to exchange a worn vinyl record with a newer CD, I encountered an unexpected problem. The album I wanted to replace, "Hooked On Swing", actually had several Amazon entries, each of which showed entirely different track listings. more »
 

Country And Western Science

04/06/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music, YouTube
This probably isn't appropriate for Dena's students. This, on the other hand, probably is. more »
 

David Arkenstone's "Atlantis"

03/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Reviews
There's not a lot to say here: it's, well, more David Arkenstone although this time he seems to be channeling a fair amount of Adiemus. Otherwise you more or less know what this sounds like without having heard it first. It's not as aggressive as… more »
 

The music of Barry Adamson: a very incomplete primer

01/21/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music
I've had an adoration for Barry Adamson's music since I first encountered his "Split" on a Mercury Prize compilation CD back in 1992 in the UK. It was unlike anything else I'd heard before. more »
 

iTunes pass-offs

01/08/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
Wired has an interesting article on a British band ("Red Sauce") that specializes in cover versions of popular songs. The interesting thing is that they're remarkably close to the originals. While sometimes you can hear the difference in the vocalist… more »
 

Video Games Live in Calgary

11/10/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music, YouTube, Calgary
A few posts earlier, I referred to how computer-sourced music -- specifically game music -- was a rather transitory affair. It was therefore with great interest I saw that a roadshow called Video Games Live was making a stop in Calgary, using the… more »
 

CD/45 RPM hybrid

11/02/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
While I love the ingenuity that went into designing a gramophone-compatible CD, I don't think I would dare stick it into a CD player after the first time a needle had touched the top surface. (Via BoingBoing) more »
 

Amiga WB 1.3 Website

10/19/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
This is a neat concept: a website built in Ajax that looks just like a Workbench 1.3 vintage Amiga. more »
 

David Pogue on iTunes ringtones

10/11/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Copyright
I don't get it either: Pop song ringtones from T-Mobile and Sprint cost $2.50 apiece; from Verizon, $3. You don’t get to customize them, choose the start and end points, adjust the looping and so on. Incredibly, after 90 days, every Sprint ringtone… more »
 

Pointless lyric sheets

10/10/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music
Sometimes one wonders about the things people add to the internet. This lyric sheet for Daft Punk's "All Around The World" is a pretty good example. (Via Kottke) more »
 

One Hit Wonders

10/09/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music
Convention has it that any band for which you can name one major single but absolutely nothing else is a "One Hit Wonder". Of course, when one tries to actually define specific examples of that it results in failure. more »
 

So where's the Bluetooth A2DP support in MP3 players?

10/04/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
As regular readers (all two of you) know, I've been schlepping a large chunk of my music collection backwards and forwards from work on an external laptop drive. It works just fine, but I'd much prefer to play music from it directly without having to… more »
 

Audio CDs being premastered for MP3 artefacting

09/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
This is a little worrying. The Wall Street Journal has an article on how it's becoming common to master CDs optimized to sound good when compressed to MP3 and played on a specific DA converter and headphones. This is just so wrong on so many levels.… more »
 

Odd iTunes shortcoming

09/21/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Macintosh
Depending on the genre of music I want to listen to, I typically either want to listen to a random collection of individual tracks or a random selection of albums. For example, most rock and pop albums work best when excerpted so I like to use a song… more »
 

Wurlitzer iPod dock

09/14/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music, iPhone
Although the illustration has an iPhone rather than an iPod, this is quite a novel dock for the system. If I had the money (or an iPod for that matter) I could be tempted... :) (Via Gizmodo UK) more »
 

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