Planning a trip to Miami/Florida – want some good music to put me in mood (other than Gloria Estefan/Pitbull/Will Smith) — Miami doesn’t seem as readily associated with any rock bands songs as other major American cities, so any recommendations would be gratefully received. Thanks!
Listening to Tom Petty Hard Promises the other day it struck me what a fantastic album it is – til you get to side 2. Bowie oftern seemed to do this – stick all the best songs in side 1 (see Scary Monsters) … with Todd Rundgren, if you took side 1 of Initiation and side 2 of Faithful you’d have one fantastic collection of songs (though i must admit I do love Initation side 2 Treatise on Cosmic Fire). So what do you think are the top 10 albums with only one good side?
Is the Wiki claim true, that wrestler Mick McManus co-wrote Silver Machine? Really??? And have any other top TV grapplers made forays into the rock world?
…and Elvis Costello, and certain other artists? I put stuff on my Moto phone and some albums have missing artwork. The bizarre thing is that it will not allow any artwork by some artists – eg every Dan album is blank… Any explanations/suggestions?
I just tried to add Downtown by Neil Young and Downtown by Crazy Horse to my smartphone, from iTunes library, and it tells me for the second one I can skip, or replace. Cos it has the same title (and cos both are track 6 on their respective CDs) it thinks it’s the same track – so I can’t have both. Short of renaming tracks, does anyone know of a way to get round the ” skip or replace” ultimatum?
Just replaced my old iPod with a smartphone – switching between Google Play, Media Monkey and Black Player to find which I prefer… Any others I should try? Each seems to split certain albums up arbitrarily and not even recognise certain artists/albums. Black Player has an editing facility but it doesn’t seem to stick. Plus of course there’s a load of”protected” stuff bought from iTunes which won’t transfer – anyone know of a way to get round that?
I know the Afterword doesn’t often do classical, but “Storm” from Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes recently came up on shuffle – I’m sure I have heard it in some film – I’m thinking Hitchcock – but cannot find any reference on tinternet – anybody agree/help?
For any KC fans who don’t know, there’s a whole bunch of free new downloads from their 2017 Americas tour on the DGM site. There’s pretty much a full concert in total – and a particular highlight is the version of Schizoid Man from a Mexico concert – the uninhibited whooping away during the instrumental bit is major fun – makes a real change from the often po-face reaction that seems to be expected from a Crimso audience. Can’t help feeling even Fripp enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
Afterword has become my resource of choice when it comes to consumer advice —- this time it’s the Amazon ‘top up’ offer. This seems to say that if you too up your account by £70 they give you £5 to your account – I interpret this as meaning I can add £70 to my gift card, then spend it on a new smartphone, and afterwards they’ll add £5 to my account. Am I right? Has anyone done this?
My old iPod Touch seems unlikely to last much longer – the battery currently won’t last as long as the length of an album without recharging. I want to replace it – I can’t justify the cost of an iPhone much as I’d like one, and I’m quite happy to carry on using my old Nokia mobile… I really need it most as a music player that’ll take good-quality photos and has a really good battery life. I’m tempted to just get another iPod Touch – even though it appears it’ll soon be obsolete – or I could fo for a cheaper smartphone (under £200). Any thoughts/suggestions/insults? Thanks
No, not the Police track but one of those moments that seem to have been scripted somewhere else – driving home yesterday, after the storms, IPod on shuffle, ‘Thunder & Lightning Kid’ by Man closed, the finishing note blending perfectly into the start of ‘Chain Lightning’ by Steely Dan. Everything matched – musically, thematically – even the band names rhymed! Any other examples of perfect combos?
Gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket- any recommendations for best box sets or similar for £10 to £50?
Amazon are offering an “Amazon MasterCard” – it seems that if you apply you get a £10 gift card from them — now I’m something of a numbskull when it comes to finance, so is anyone else aware of this/a user of it? Can I really just sign up and get a £10 freebie and then just forget about the credit card? I wouldn’t want to use it anywhere else and I don’t ever plan on spending £1,000 a year on Amazon. But I enjoy a freebie…
These days I probably spend as much time listening to music in my car as anywhere else – but currently I use a Belkin plug-in thingy and it’s constantly being drowned out by interference/BBC Radio Wiltshire (pretty much the same thing)… can anyone recommend a simple (cheapish) kind of speakers that’ll just run off batteries/car charger and connect wifily/bluetoothly to one’s player?
Has anyone here tried it? Is it any good/ better than aaaghTunes? Is it possible to run it alongside iTunes to try it out? This article makes it seem an attractive option…
Thinking of investing in the Doors collection – all 6 albums remastered/remixed – anyone heard it, is it worth it? Does the re-doing add anything to the originals?
OK – trying to add/delete music on mu iPod Touch – I delete it from the IPod through the Mac but its still there later on the iPod (but doesn’t show in the Mac). Tried syncing it after deleting but now if I delete anything through the Mac iTunes tries to autofill my iPod and I don’t know how to stop it! Can anyone help me?
Help! iTunes library – if I want to look at my library organised by artist I get multiple entries for certain artists – it seems to that certain albums/tracks as being by different artist even though I’ve tried just copying and pasting the artist name to avoid any silly mistakes re spacing etc – for does it seem to have anything to dos with file type, genre or anything else I can think of. It works fine under the other hearings, it’s just under ‘artist’ it goes crazy – and when I want to browse by artist through the Apple TV certain albums don’t show up at all. It is infuriating. can anyone help?
Help needed – I’ve transferred my iTunes library to a hard drive – but now it won’t home share any more on Apple TV? Any advice?
Everyone probably already knows this, but the DGM Live website is currently offering free downloads of KC tracks from the current Europe tour. They seem to be doing one from each gig and it would seem to be building into a complete record of the current setlist. So far highlights include Pictures of a City, Epitaph, Starless, etc etc. Apologies to anyone to whom this is old news.
Hesrd on American car radio, a sorta reggaefied version of the Volga Bostmen song ( what I used to know as the Yo Heave Ho song). Any ideas who it might be?
Help – something’s happened to my Mac and my entire iTunes, all 25,000 items, have disappeared. They must be there somewhere cos they’re using up the usual 260+ gb in storage, but I can’t find them in the library. It’s blanks apart from some stuff that was purchased through iTunes. tried doing a restore from Time Machine but I don’t have enough storage space… I think it’s just looking in the wrong place, or something. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated….
Help – after years of idle imagining, I -and family – are going to wind from Chicago to LA (SF actually) we’re detouring from Route 66 ar Santa Fe – but we want to take a camcorder/dashcam – so it would need plenty of memory. And be cheap! Any advice/instructions/warnings gratefully received. Also – what’s the best version of Route 66 songwise?
Just one question – which song links Fear The Walking Dead and The Sopranos?
Just been rewatching Mad Men – and what a fantastic ending- better even than Sopranos? Any thoughts/contenders?