Nexusmods user Macadaynu created a mod for Daggerfall Unity that controls an instance of Spotify running in the background and utilises playlists for music within the game.
Not a real live album, nor was it recorded at Pendleshire Poly in 1979. Porl King of IDIE doesn’t play live shows, or indeed interact much with other humans at all due to his chronic fear of catching the lurgy off them. However this album was released as a document of a fictionalised set and … Read more
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 everything. Nuances and original intent can be lost.
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 I’m also a keen fan of vinyl records. As this is an analogue medium they aren’t easy to scrobble, but not impossible.
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 … Read more
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.
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/INFO/21×21/ Ambitious and annoying as I won’t be able to make it for any shows, but it would be nice to be an unemployed, rich and bored Sparks fan in London next May and June as the veteran pop band will be promoting their new, as yet untitled, 21st album by not only performing it … Read more
The score Thomas made for Ken Russell’s critically panned horror film following a chaotic house party involving Lord Byron & friends. The album was quite rare on CD and merely featured the two sides of the vinyl LP as a pair of long tracks. This cue-sheet breaks those tracks up into the listed movements. Thomas … Read more
update (24th Jan): Since I posted I’ve discovered the original Finnish demo-scene artist Tempest has responded and claimed he’s been consulting with a law firm since September. His site is at http://www.fairlight.fi/tempest/ and is the only official source for this growing controversy. Ad yes, I don’t need it pointed out to me the irony of … Read more