Yesterday was my birthday. I was updating some info on my iTunes, as it had somehow decided that all my Beatles albums were disc 2 of 2, and I am a stickler for accuracy. I had got to Let it Be, I think, and suddenly the laptop started playing a track from Sgt Pepper, an album I hadn’t yet got to in my updating (I wasn’t actually listening to anything at the time). The track was When I’m Sixty Four and yes, I am now 64! Anyone else had iTunes getting a bit too personal?
OK, I’m 63 and a quarter (nearly) and have been retired for over 4 years, but have never felt “old”, though am unfit, overweight and drink too much.Today I went to see the touring ‘musical’ Let It Be – I probably don’t need to tell you the gist of this – and I quite enjoyed it, though it wasn’t as good as the Bootleg Beatles doing Sgt Pepper last year. However, on my way home I began to reflect on why I felt let down; then it came to me – a vast proportion of the audience seemed to be older than me. These people shouldn’t like the same music as me. What happened to the generation gap? I suppose that I am of the first generation when the “gap” was invented – but it seems to have moved, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I have no kids of my own, so I am not used to so-called generation gaps further down the line – I like what I like, and don’t care what youngsters like, but I do take exception to oldies liking the same as me. I realise that I am being extremely unreasonable » Continue Reading.
I have recently noticed that some tracks are missing from my iTunes. My laptop has very little storage left (about 6Gb) and it won’t update windows 10 anymore, or even let me defrag ( it says over 60% fragmented). I subscribe to Apple Music, so the library should be in the cloud. My question is: if I copy all my mp3s to an external drive, then delete them from my laptop, followed by iTunes, then clean up the laptop, and re-install all music + iTunes, will all my playlists still be there on the latest iTunes? Is it possible to put a bigger hard drive in a laptop?
We have a Gourmet Society card which is a perk of the bank account, so we don’t pay a fee as such. My question is really about use of the card, rather than the auto-renewal, which seems to be the usual complaint (e.g. following a cheap/free trial period). Nearly all restaurants in the scheme require that you inform them in advance of your intention to use the card to get a discount. I was just wondering why this is necessary; my cynical view is that the quality etc of the meal is ‘adjusted’ if they know that you are going to make use of an offer (same would apply if a printed voucher was being used). Am I justified in such a view, or am I just being mean-spirited? I suspect that I already know what the views of the massive are, but wondered if anyone could put my mind at rest?
My energy supplier is pestering me to get one of these new-fangled smart meters fitted, but I’m a bit wary of doing so as I believe they are still fairly new and likely to become more efficient after several months of use (by other customers) has ironed out bugs etc. I don’t want to end up with an ‘old’ one when the new updated ones come in (as they surely will). Has anyone had any experiences with these meters, good or bad? Am not really sure whether to ignore them for the time being. Thanks for reading this non-music-related post. Cheers.
It’s June! It’s p*ssing down and freezing cold.
Let’s have some summer songs…