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Dec. 14th, 2008 11:04 am
lauralh: (spiritualized)
• I keep saying Brandon Flowers is like the new Freddie Mercury, which led [livejournal.com profile] velvet to say, "Brandon Flowers is the Jesus Queen of Latter Day Saints."

• I've sent a few of you this interview about the Police, but it really must be read to believed. Even if you don't like the Police at all - actually, especially if you don't like the Police and/or Sting, you should read it. They basically go for each others' throats and it's quite like watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I wish there was one for Morrissey and Marr, or Jason Pierce and Pete Kember.

edit:

Revolver: Synchronicity II is easily the best song about the Loch Ness monster to ever appear on a Number One album. Explain.

Sting: It's about two separate but synchronistic events. One, the Loch Ness monster...

Stewart Copeland: ...which is synchronous with...

Sting: um... my penis?

Stewart Copeland: Yes, yes, yes! A little boasting there, perhaps; a little self-aggrandisation, but what the hell, we'll let that slide. I remember we argued about the tempo of this one.

Revolver: Wait a minute. Sting, what's the Loch Ness monster really synchronous with?

Stewart Copeland: His penis, he answered that question.

Sting: Yes, my dick! It's another monstrous, hidden thing from Northern Britain.

Stewart Copeland: That comes out of the slime and that no one has ever seen, or believes in!

Sting: And the Japanese are fascinated by it!

Stewart Copeland: And a photograph of which would be worth a lot of money!

• Every time I end a contract I have a huge collection of mp3s that I haven't always listened through. I keep meaning to sort through them and failing. I spent about an hour doing so yesterday, mostly just deleting stuff I already have downloaded - or that Reg has - and importing stuff into iTunes and backing it up on my external hard drive.

• On that note, until yesterday I had no Explosions in the Sky on my machine. This horrifies me and I am making up for it.

• I got a Sansa Clip thing for music, which is cool in that it allows ratings but I don't have it in auto-sync mode, so I can't get the ratings to import back over. Or maybe I'm just missing something. Like a manual, since it was refurb.

• I really should use headphones when I'm mixing music, as my speakers are pieces of shite.

two things

Jan. 14th, 2007 12:40 pm
lauralh: (pirate queen)
happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] goldfischegirl!

here's 58 great songs from 2006, all in mp3 format, compiled by an Irishman with great taste.
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Band Rec: The December Sound
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
[livejournal.com profile] perich: If you're burning a large playlist as a standard CD (as opposed to an .mp3 CD), iTunes will warn you that it'll take more than one disc to handle. If you proceed, iTunes will merrily burn one disc, then pause and allow you to swap before burning the rest. The problem, however, is that iTunes won't tell you what songs are going on which discs until the drive is already whirring. I discovered this on Friday, when I tried to burn a 45-song set to CD. iTunes would take exactly 44 of those songs on 2 CDs, then tried to ask for a third CD for the very last one. "Screw that noise," I said, having already slogged through four CDs to get this right, and cancelled the process.

I tried to convince him that he was dumb, as the industry standard for CDRs is 80 minutes, but he pointed out that iTunes uses the unhelpful decimal format instead of minute format. Also, they don't use exact calculations. 1.2 hours could really mean 1.11 or 1.19 hours. Or even 1.3 hours. Not really helpful, as he pointed out, when deciding whether or not to include LL Cool J.

So, [livejournal.com profile] perich wins on all counts. He's not dumb, AND I've figured out a way to fix this problem using Smart Playlists.

* Create the monster playlist. [Party Time]
* Create a smart playlist with the conditions: Contains 80 minutes of songs from Party Time playlist. [Party A]
* Create a smart playlist with the conditions: Contains 80 minutes of songs from Party Time playlist AND NOT Party A. [Party B]
* Create a smart playlist with the conditions: Contains 80 minutes of songs from Party Time playlist AND NOT Party A AND NOT Party B. [Party C]
* You get the idea.

(Or, you know, don't burn CDs with iTunes.)
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
lauralbaby: the only non fast music I can listen to now is shoegaze/postrock/hendrix stuff
anote2self: no groovy psych?
lauralbaby: maybe, i wouldn't know what you call that
anote2self: you just need to be stoned more
lauralbaby: i like grand national
anote2self: that is space funk
lauralbaby: hahhaah
lauralbaby: that is my FAVORITE

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lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
If you're going to lose a year's worth of mp3 backups, it's quite useful to live with someone whose music collection greatly intersects with your tastes.

Although it also helps if they keep their music in one directory instead of three.

holy shit

Aug. 17th, 2006 09:52 am
lauralh: (sunglasses)
Von Iva is ahigh-energy party band that brings heavy bass lines and a big focus oncatchy keyboard riffs to get you moving. Frontwoman Jillian Iva is apowerful presence with a strong bluesy voice and a clear and passionatesnarl of a delivery. These ladies, like a lot of the dance-punk bandsout there, bring a lot of swagger with their rock, they'll hit you inthe mouth and leave you wanting more. Von Iva is on Cochon Records.

For fans of Gossip, Peaches, Electric Six, Hot Hot Heat, 50 Foot Wave, Out Hud and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. A Von Iva concert review from Venuszine.com.



(I got the links back when it was posted, and just now listened to them, but they are as awesome as they claim.)
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
A couple weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] bythesea asked what my favorite Morrissey songs were. So I made a quick list, and told her I'd send her a few. Well, a few ended up being 18 (i strive for CDs) and I zipped them up and put them up on Yousendit. Enjoy.
lauralh: (sunglasses)
Dear Stoners,

Hell Yes.

Love,
Laural
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
free track of the day: The Editors - Blood

think Catherine Wheel but less shoegaze-y.

uh oh

Apr. 4th, 2006 12:40 pm
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
For some reason my head is creating a mashup of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" and GnR's "November Rain"...
lauralh: (blue hair)
song for friday

Robyn - Who's That Girl?

swedish eurotrashy

edit: "[This single] will be very much worth a listen for any electro-pop fans as not only is it one of the best electro-pop singles I've heard recently, but it was also made with the help of top Swedish electro stars The Knife. It's the most instant song on the album and seems to be a fan favourite. " (emph. mine)
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Men, Women, & Children, "Dance in my Blood"

if you like Loverboy/Toto/ELO, check it out.

friday fun

Feb. 3rd, 2006 12:03 pm
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Time for a fun party dance song!

S Club Juniors - Sundown

woah cool.

Jan. 13th, 2006 02:49 pm
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Flagrantly missing from everyone's best-of 2005 lists is Four Tet's new one.

here's a track to taste.

argh

Jan. 11th, 2006 10:29 pm
lauralh: (just plain evil)
C:\Documents and Settings\Laural>chkdsk g: /f
The type of the file system is FAT32.
Volume Serial Number is 0E4B-1ADF
Windows is verifying files and folders...
Folder \backups\shins is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\garbage is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\gus gus is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\foreigner is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\U2 is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Madonna is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\high violets 44 down is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Magnapop is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Journey is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\RJD2 is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\cat power is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\poe is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Bjork is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Bjork is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Aesop Rock\Labor Days is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Beatles\Magical Mystery Tour (11) is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
Folder \backups\Beatles\A Hard Day's Night [UK] is entirely unreadable.
Folder entry removed.
File and folder verification is complete.
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
just some random stuff
nine happy songs:

Simple Minds - All the things she said
Anubian Lighst - Fur Immer und Ewig
Labyrinth - Magic Dance
Deltron 3030 - Virus
DJ Buzz Buzz - Cocaine
Franz Ferdinand - the Fallen
Her Space Holiday - My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
Human League - Don't you want me
Madonna - Hung Up (radio version)

aw jeah

Nov. 23rd, 2005 12:53 pm
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
The Darkness - One Way Ticket

(first single off the new album)

some mp3s

Nov. 3rd, 2005 03:51 pm
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Proof that girls rap!
what Blondie could/should have sounded like.
lauralh: (something wicked this way comes)
Still need to get some albums.

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