As a metadata nerd I’ve been a long time Musicbrainz user. Last night I was trying to tidy up the Severed Heads releases and realised that a lot of the original online references have gone. Sure, the basic facts about many releases are stored by fans on the likes of MusicBrainz.org or Discogs.com, but not… Continue reading The Importance of Storing Metadata in the Digital-only Age
I’ve written a song. It’s untitled so far, but I’ve put a lot of personal feeling into it. I think it could be a hit on the radio. I just need to get a band together to record it. Or just a sound engineer who’s handy with his thumbs… Anyway, see what you think.
Since AudioScrobbler first arrived on the scene back in the early naughties I’ve been ‘scrobbling’ my listening behaviour to my AudioScrobbler profile for the interests of fellow music aficionados, friends, prospective employers and the NSA. While this was as simple as installing a plugin or ticking a box in my mp3/ogg/whatever player of choice… Continue reading Scrobbling Vinyl to Last.fm
It’s come to a point where I feel inconvenienced by an album not getting a digital release. Having to *buy* a CD online and *wait* for it to come to my home, then having to rip the thing… and then find somewhere to keep the case and physical disc, having to put it away somewhere… Continue reading Gone Digitally
I just posted this massively off-topic rant on a mailing list I’m on. It’s a variation on something I’ve been banging on about for ages; the deification of celebrity. I doubt it’ll be the last time you hear from me on this topic.
Loyalist Michael Stone’s planned incursion on a crucial meeting of Stormont politicians was “performance art”, his defence lawyer has claimed. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6193169.stm) This is a new one! “Performance art”. Jesus fuck. Was his attack on Milltown Cemetery 20 years ago performace art too? Should the media coverage be in the Tate? Is “art” going to be… Continue reading Is this art?
Yet another in a long line of badly thought out internet mixtapes…
“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.” Poached… Continue reading Meme #472
In other music news: “Things get damaged, things get broken…” It may not have escaped your notice that the new Depeche Mode single ‘Precious’ has been leaked onto the net months earlier than planned and, despite likely being a rough edit, it sees the band somewhat back on form. A fusion of Broken Frame &… Continue reading My Precious…
Look at this: £15 for a tiny bit of cheap looking plastic, and that was from ‘shopping around’. Most places wanted £20 or more plus postage. But at least my life has been somewhat improved by its long overdue purchase. Anyway… MP3 of the week: To show off my reknewed vinyl ability I present Bridge… Continue reading “Please to be minding der head”