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Sam

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Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« on: December 05, 2008, 05:58:19 PM »
Here are the most played 25 tunes on my computer:

1) City and Colour - The Death of Me
2) Whiskeytown - Easy Hearts
3) Clayhill - Please please please let me get what I want
4) Gabriel Yared  - The Unfeeling Kiss (City of Angels OST)
5) Bonnie Prince Billy - I See a Darkness
6) City and Colour - Constant Knot
7) David Sylvian - September
8) City and Colour - As Much as I Ever Could
9) Damien Jurado - Denton
10) Tom Waits - Barcarolle
11) Katatonia - My Twin
12) Sun Kil Moon - Moorestown
13) Tom Waits - You Can Never Hold Back Spring
14) Sun Kil Moon - Ocean Breathes Salty
15) Tom Waits - Tell it to Me
16) Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You
17) Brett Garsed - Vein of Gold
18) Norin Ni Riain - Lullabies
19) Pat Metheny Group - So May It Secretly Begin
20) Tom Waits - Down There by the Train
21) Bon Iver - re: stacks
22) City and Colour - Confessions
23) Eddi Reader - Prayer Wheel
24) Editors - Fingers in the Factories
25) Katatonia - Deliberation

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 02:46:13 AM »
Ever used that 'Genius' thing in Itunes?  By some algorithm or other (via the Itunes store), it'll put together a playlist 'based' on a chosen track -- try 'Highway to Hell' and you'll get a lot of hard rock and more 'old-fashioned' heavy stuff, for example, with a few left-fielders in there.  Can have some neat/amusing results, and it's a bit more interesting than what ordinary shuffle comes up with.  Has a tendency to put the Pistols' "God Save The Queen" into every list though, which is a bit bizarre when the list basis was, say, Ann Peebles...

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1. Lion's Jaws - Neko Case
2. Safe European Home - The Clash
3. Street Life - Roxy Music
4. Winners - Insurge
5. Black and White Boy - Crowded House
6. The Old Man's Back Again - Scott Walker
7. The Further I Slide - Badly Drawn Boy
8. Bikini Girls With Machine Guns - The Cramps
9. Erotic Nightmares - Steve Vai
10. Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - Neko Case
11. White Girl - Soul Coughing
12. Born Again - Badly Drawn Boy
13. Whole Lotta Rosie - ACDC
14. Coming Into Land - Badly Drawn Boy
15. Cuckoo for Caca - Faith No More
16. Star Witness - Neko Case
17. White Noise - Stiff Little Fingers
18. Waggy - Blink 182
19. Locked Out - Crowded House
20. Carnival of Light - Dead Can Dance
21. Ugly in the Morning - Faith No More
22. Vanity Fair - Mr Bungle
23. Feed the Tree - Belly
24. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
25. Voodoo People (Pendulum mix) - The Prodigy

Itunes gets a lot of reflexive complainers, but I switched to it after winamp mysteriously stopped working one or two computers ago, and the library focus of it is a godsend compared to that winamp mess.  It probably doesn't help that my winamp-using buddies are the most disorganised people on the planet, so I've unfairly come to think of locating and playing a song in Winamp as more of an arcane fuckaround than it really is, but whatever; if I want a song in Itunes, there it is.  That said, the inability to enqueue tracks with a keystroke IS an insane deficiency of Itunes (that fiddly fucking 'Party Shuffle' does NOT count).

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 05:10:42 AM »
That, and it slows your computer down to a snail's pace.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 09:10:16 AM »
Does it?  Hmm, maybe I'm just spoiled for RAM/cycle-busyness.  Hurrah for gaming rigs!

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 09:39:03 AM »
Yeah, I've never understood the iTunes hate. I've tried all the alternatives; Winamp, foobar, WMP (ha), media monkey etc and none of them are as easy for me to use. Sure the inbuilt iTunes store is irritating and it's a resource hog, but I've got lots of resources to hog so I don't really mind. /smug

Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 03:13:00 PM »
Extraordinary - Mandy Moore
Aurora Tour    - NiNa
Better Than Nothing - Juliana Hatfield
Number One - Juliana Hatfield
Substitute   - The Who   (Live At Leeds)
Power Off! Power On!   - Masaya Matsuura (Um Jammer Lammy Original Soundtrack)
Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)   - Nine Days
Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do   - Goldie Lookin' Chain
I Get A Kick Out Of You    - Jamie Cullum
Meals On Wheels   - Vic Reeves
Take My Time - Junior Senior (with Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson)
Terry's Holiday - Reeves & Mortimer   
Spanish Castle Magic   - Spin Doctors
S' Afti Ti Geitonia   - Mikis Theodorakis
Happy Tomorrow   - NiNa
WE ARE MILKCAN!! - Milkcan
Margarita - Spin Doctors
Fireflies - Juliana Hatfield
Out Of Nowhere - Athlete
Boom - Flight Of The Conchords
Just - Radiohead
Alphabet Of Nations (Live) - They Might Be Giants
El Salvador - Athlete
Self Suicide   - Goldie Lookin' Chain

There's 24 of my top 25 (the other one that comes up is a demo of a song I wrote that I listened to over and over to make sure it was ok).

I LOVE iTunes, and the saddest day of my life was when my first ipod died, losing 3 years worth of playcount data, as I'd recently been forced to stop syncing it to the library on my computer after a Windows reinstall.

I don't know why it's so satisfying to know exactly how many times I've listened to a particular song, or know to the minute exactly when I last heard it, but it really is.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 05:38:33 PM »
For those of you that don't like iTunes, but want something like iTunes: Song Bird

Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 05:46:32 PM »
I'm with you Jackson, I'm constantly checking when I last listened to a song. My playcount has been distorted by the fact that Thomas would only go to sleep to the sound of No Cars Go by Arcade Fire for the first four months of his life so is about 100 plays ahead of second place.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 09:22:07 PM »

Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2008, 11:47:19 PM »
I also like itunes, it's easier to make it do what I want than winamp or foobar, and reads tags of things properly most of the time.

Massive resource hog though, thats the only thing.

Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 02:11:20 AM »
1) Busy Being Fabulous - The Eagles
2) Get Ready - The Temptations
3) Rise and Fall - Craig David and Sting
4) Two Out of Three Aint Bad - Meat Loaf
5) Everything - Michael Buble
6) Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton John
7) No One - Alicia Keys
8) Don't Walk Away - Four Tops
9) Love Hurts - Roy Orbison
10) I Just Don't Love You Know More - Craig David
11) World Filled with Love - Craig David
12) Didnt I Blow Your Mind - The Delfonics
13) What do I do with my heart - The Eagles
14) Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fallout Boy
15) Joanna - Kool and The Gang
16) Lost - Michael Buble
17) Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
18) Love is a Matter of Distance - Will Young
19) The Problem with Me - Gameface
20) Jones vs Jones - Kool and The Gang
21) I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
22) Its A Shame - Detroit Spinners
23) Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fallout Boy
24) Shiver - Maroon 5
25) Backstabbers - The O'Jays

Bring it.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 02:47:43 AM »
Like, legit shite.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 03:12:13 AM »
To the tagger, I don't listen to classical music on my laptop and shitty speakers cos it doesn't do it justice. Classical music rarely sounds good in mp3 format. No, I listen to my classical music the old fashioned way - from a CD on a stereo with good speakers.

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 03:28:07 AM »
If that's not Mutebanana, he's done his homework.

"from a CD" is the old-fashioned way now?  Surely you should be pushing vinyl, Sam, if not live recital!

("Pushing vinyl" = Rod Stewart desperate for the lavatory circa 1978)

...

("Pushing tin" = Harold Godwinson looking out to sea circa 1066.)

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Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 03:49:02 AM »
"from a CD" is the old-fashioned way now?  Surely you should be pushing vinyl, Sam, if not live recital!

The old fashioned bit was meant ironically and I almost used scare quotes.

Oh this reminds me of this funny Mr Show sketch.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XCumH8LRo1A

Phew, something good came of this thread.

Re: Your Top 25 tunes on iTunes
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2008, 04:54:55 PM »
If that's not Mutebanana, he's done his homework.

It is me. Now explain yourself, sir.