Category: Music

  • Charles L. Black on Louis Armstrong

    I am in the middle of watching Ken Burns’ awesome Jazz DVD Set.  I never realized the importance of Louise Armstrong had in our music and culture: Charlie Black, a freshman from University of Texas, happened to go see Louis Armstrong at a club in 1931.  He knew nothing of jazz and never heard of Louis Armstrong. […]

  • Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

    This song was released in 2005, and this week was the first I heard of it.

  • Trade Your iPod

    I would like to trade my iPod for a day with different people I know. It would be great way to get exposed to knew music, flirt (if you are trading with a potential hottie) and spice up your day. Maybe there should be a “Trade Your iPod Day”?

  • Valentines Day

    p>I’d say we had a pretty unique Valentine’s Day: First I gave her my gifts: Put the wedding CD I created on her iPod Nano and changed the Artist to the wedding day, the album to “Scott Loves Samantha”, and changed each song album cover to a picture of us. Compiled another wedding CD from […]

  • iPod with Video Fun

    The one gift I got this Christmas/Channuka was a new iPod. Technically, I got several gifts that I didn't like and took them back to get it, but whatev's…I got it. I have had an iPod since the day they came out for Windows. I mean, this thing looks vintage. It's big, its scratched up, […]

  • System of a Down

    I have mentioned System's newest album Mezmerize before, but I was listening to it in the car and had some revelations. If you haven't heard System before, the best way I can describe them is “frantic bitch slaps”. I say this seriously, because their music will go from a more soothing, normal melody to a […]

  • Three CD Rule

    A rule I devised (yeah, I’m real smart…) that I continue to apply every day is the “Three CD Rule”. Simply put, (like there is anything hard to understand here) you must listen to a CD 3 times before you can really render an opinion. This is not to invalidate you if you hate an […]

  • Yahoo Music Engine

    I have been really enjoying the Yahoo Music Engine, along with the Y! Unlimited access. With it, you can download an unlimited number of tracks and abuse them until you stop paying the monthly fee. It is exactly what Napster offers, but at 1/3 the price. You can pay $4.99 per month if you sign […]

  • ITunes RSS Generator

    Pretty nifty…

  • Deauthorize iTunes Before Reformatting

    I added this to my Reinstall Windows Todo List, but felt I should devote one blog on it because of its importance. To put it simply, iTunes allows you to play or “authorize” your music on up to 5 computers. If you reformat your machine before “deauthorizing” it, you waste one of those licenses. As […]