Archive for the ‘iPod’ Category

Harvey Danger – Why We’re Releasing Our New Album for Free on the Internet Sep 29 2005

Via BoingBoing, torrenting this album right now, will give it a listen. 🙂

Harvey Danger – Why We’re Releasing Our New Album for Free on the Internet

Why we’re releasing our latest album for free on the Internet

In preparing to self-release our new album, we thought long and hard about how best to use the internet. Given our unusual history, and a long-held sense that the practice now being demonized by the music biz as “illegal” file sharing can be a friend to the independent musician, we have decided to embrace the indisputable fact of music in the 21st century, put our money where our mouth is, and make our record, Little By Little…, available for download via Bittorrent, and at our website. We’re not streaming, or offering 30-second song samples, or annoying you with digital rights management software; we’re putting up the whole record, for free, forever. Full stop. Please help yourself; if you like it, please share with friends.

P.S. I’d never heard of this band before.

Update: After listening to the high-quality tracks, gotta say, love the music! Sweet! 🙂

Boing Boing: Cory starts podcasting Sep 28 2005

One word, w00t. Cool, thanks Cory! Awesome!

Boing Boing: Cory starts podcasting

Cory starts podcasting
I’ve finally started podcasting! I love reading my stuff aloud, but it’s not practical for me to find quiet places to sit down with a mic and a Powerbook and record. So the idea is that I’m going to record my stories in serial form from wherever I am: hotel rooms, friends’ sofas, airport lounges, whatever, and post ’em. You can subscribe to the feed here, or download individual installments as MP3s here. The podcast is also available through iTunes. Thanks to the Internet Archive for hosting the MP3s and to Feedburner for munging the feed.

Live, from Arts for the Soul in Steamboat Springs, CO Sep 3 2005

Gabriel, Kristin and Brie

Just got back from a really neat concert at the Ore House for Arts for the Soul. Musicians playing: John Sant’Ambrosio, Dmitri Pogorelov, Jane Price and Paul Reynolds. They played a neat program of late Beethoven, including a selection from his last composed piece.

Short video from rehearsal:


Audio clip from the rehearsal:

Tomorrow we’re going on a long hike to the Devil’s Causeway, then the wrap-up celebration and dinner. Returning to St. Louis on Sunday evening.

The Hype Machine – Today’s Blog Music Aug 27 2005

Archives of mp3s mentioned on mp3 blogs. Pretty sweet! 🙂

The Hype Machine – Today’s Blog Music

What is the world listening to today?
Click a link on the right to hear music posted today on dozens of blogs! Listen using Winamp, our Flash player, or any other player that supports podcasts or m3u playlists.

Put Linux onto your iPod Photo (4g) – Mac installer that works Aug 26 2005

Want iPodLinux running on your 4th generation iPod, iPod photo, or iPod mini, but hate doing all the steps manually?

Well now you can get games, videos, gameboy games, Doom, text input, and much more all on your iPod!


Thank you for the simple installer that actually works! 🙂

REBOOT STEREOPHONIC – Sweet mexican remix – Cha Cha No. 29.3.1416 Aug 25 2005

So… I THOUGHT I had found this via Boing Boing, but then, looked again, no dice. So, finally tracked it down, was driving me crazy. Not sure if they posted it and it got disappeared or what. Anyways, download, give it a listen, I find myself listening to it twice each time.


Listen to the Mexican Institute of Sound remix of Bagels and Bongos Cha Cha No. 29
(IMS, or Instituto Mexicano del Sonido (Mexican Institute of Sound), is Camilo Lara, a Mexico City based electronic musician, DJ, and EMI Mexico’s VP. of Marketing. For the past decade, Lara has been at the forefront of Mexican alternative music and a pioneer in bringing the music to worldwide audiences He has remixed artists such as Placebo, Babasonicos, Marco Antonio Solis, and Le Hammond Inferno, and has just released his debut album of Latin American sound collage, Mejico Maxico (Love Monk/Discos Buenos).

Download mp3 now

Wednesday workout Aug 25 2005

Shorter workout today, ~45 minutes. 6 miles on the bicycle, arm curls, crunches, some running and walking.

Listened to an interesting podcast from the BlogHer 2005 sessions entitled How to get Naked, talking about personal identity blogs.

Weigh-in: 215lb.

Applescript to automate process of recording Real Player .ram to .mp3 on Mac OS X and putting into iTunes (for Christian Science Bible Lesson podcast) Aug 23 2005

You may recall that I had shared instructions before about how to record the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson using Real Player, Audio Recorder and Soundflower.

Well, after one more time of forgetting to hit the Audio Recorder Stop button after the Real Player was finished streaming the file, ending up with a 37 minute long recording, comprising approximately 9 minutes of silence at the end, I decided to finally do something about it. This application is the result of that frustration.

This application still requires that you have Soundflower, Real Player and Audio Recorder correctly installed. Click on the link above if you don’t have them yet. Once you’ve installed them, you can download and run the scripts below to automatically record this week’s lesson.

This script automates the previously manual process of:

  1. Change System Preferences > Sound > Input and Output to Soundflower (2ch)
  2. Open Real Player
  3. Open Audio Recorder
  4. Open Bible Lesson URL in Real Player
  5. Click Record button in Audio Recorder
  6. Click Stop button in Audio Recorder after the file finishes (~28:31)
  7. Drag timestamped .mp3 file into iTunes
  8. Quit Real Player
  9. Quit Audio Recorder
  10. Change Sound Preferences back to something that I can actually listen to
  11. Delete original .mp3 file
  12. Get info on file in iTunes
  13. Add Artist, Composer, Title, Album, Genre and Comments
  14. Optionally play in iTunes

This script automates ALL of that. So, without further ado, here it is to download, use and modify if you wish, licensed under Creative Commons. Open Source, free for you to take, modify and use as you like, as long as it is not for commercial uses and you give attribution to me as the original author. Thanks!

Download the script

Click here to download Bible_Lesson_to_MP3_Recorder_Script_1.6.dmg

There are two versions of the script in the .dmg file. The Quiet Version simply has all dialogs turned off. It runs the script without prompting you for any input. It is particularly suited to using with a cron script (example: open The other one has fancy dialog scripts to walk you through the process, also have bonus voice promts. Weeeeee!

The final results of both versions are the same: A 28:50 long mp3 recording sitting in your iTunes, waiting to be listned to and added to your iPod the next time you sync.

Thanks to all the Applescripters on the net who helped me figure things out, particularly how to talk to Real Player using the window 0 identifier.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

AppleScript source code:

Click here to view HTML color coded Applescript

Feel free to add any suggestions or comments below.

Enoch Light – Smashing, baby! Aug 17 2005

Spaced Out cover

Have been listening to some of the tracks, and they are groovy, brassy, fun for sure.

Boing Boing: Thursday is the 100th birthday of Enoch Light

The late Enoch Light was a bandleader famous for using “ping pong stereo” effects: bouncing sound from the left and right channels. The effect was put to good use on his two most popular albums, Persuasive Percussion and Provocative Percussion, both issued in the 1950s.

The cover art of his 60s LPs are phantasmagorically trippy blends of exotica, erotica, and psychedelia. The music on many of his albums of the era, however, sound like a slightly (very slightly) more hip version of Lawrence Welk. Lucky for me, I love Lawrence Welk’s sound.

Download albums here complete with sweet analog record player scratch sounds and all. 🙂

Click the Boing Boing link for more links to downloads for the albums.

Internet Archive: Details: xoc – SMW – Another Super Mario Brothers recording Aug 15 2005

SMW album cover

I have a special softness in my heart for recordings and covers of Super Mario Brothers music. Found this one via Boing Boing and going to give it a listen. 🙂

Internet Archive: Details: xoc – SMW

The complete soundtrack to Super Mario World, covered by one man using dozens of instruments. Roughly in game order, faithful to the originals, with some bizarre artistic license thrown around. A private hobby made public. Dedicated to Koji Kondo. –XOC

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