Monday, November 16, 2009

A List

What I listen to most, according to iTunes at work (where my library went screwy about six months ago).
  1. In The Club - 50 Cent
  2. Paris 1919 - John Cale
  3. Get To The Choppa - Austrian Death Machine
  4. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers - Austrian Death Machine
  5. Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top
  6. Screw You (Benny) - Austrian Death Machine
  7. An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno
  8. Loverman - Blossom Dearie
  9. With Teeth - The Melvins
  10. DJ_teds_techno_tubes - Paul Holcomb
  11. Always Returning - Brian Eno
  12. Electric Counterpoint, Part 3: Fast (feat. guitar: Pat Metheny) - Steve Reich
  13. Cool Change - The Little River Band
  14. Rags And Bones - Nomeansno
  15. The Last Drop Of Morning Dew - The Flaming Lips
  16. We Are So Fragile - Gary Numan
  17. Chapter III - Killing Joke
  18. Fra Diavolo - Laurel And Hardy
  19. Cow - The Melvins
  20. N-Sub Ulysses - Nation of Ulysses
  21. A Man Is An Insect Is A Flame - Sun City Girls
  22. Theme From "The Swaying Gardens Of The Apocalypsia" - Sun City Girls
  23. Calling It Quits - Aimee Mann
  24. She Said She Said - The Beatles
  25. D. Feathers - Bettie Serveert


M. Bouffant said...

Or "B List."

Also, much chitchat at B. Juice on Widowmakers vs. Mac, w/ many complaints about iTunes. Wondered where your 2 cents were, as we know how invested you are in the Great Controversy.

[Something representing "It's a, Ah say, it's a joke, son," here.]

Substance McGravitas said...

I think Mac software is getting worse and worse as time goes on. There's feature bloat and taking it for granted that you can cut-and-paste and drag-and-drop anything anywhere doesn't work so much anymore, the most obvious example being in iTunes.

That said, it's free and plays music, which goes along with my feeling about cars: if they roll from one place to the next under their own power I don't much give a shit about extras. iTunes plays mp3s according to my very modest organizational desires.

I have visited the iTunes store for podcasts and other freebies and that's it. One stupid thing that's likely to happen if you download iTunes is that the software updater will try to download Safari to you system unasked. That's not harmful, but it's a dick move.

fish said...

I think iTunes is crippled by DRM agreements. Obvious things that should work don't to prevent you from moving music easily from one computer to another. The dickishness source is the record companies.

Substance McGravitas said...

You can drag and drop a few files at a time, but not hundreds. The secret is in something cool that Apple still has, which is Applescript. I have a script that'll move files from a folder on to a flash drive. More generally Apple users should also enable the script menu because it's cool.

Dunno what the Windows equivalent might be, peasants.

Substance McGravitas said...

For "folder" read "playlist".

mikey said...

I don't know what the windows equivelent might be either, but under Linux it's called a shell. And if you feed it a hunk of sudo, it can do ANYTHING.

I have Cool Change, and for the Flaming Lips I have "She Don't Use Jelly" and "Turn it On".

Do you really groove that much on Austrian Death Machine?

Huh. That'll get you some nookie for sure. Limp Bizcut told me so...

Substance McGravitas said...

You can sudo on a Mac to your heart's content, but Applescript is easier to write, and comes with a recorder like a Word macro. Saved a lot of man-hours at the workplace back when we were all Mac-y.

Sometimes I will listen to one song for about a day or so because it feels right. And yes, Austrian Death Machine fits the mood sometimes.

M. Bouffant said...

Damnit, s'posed to be a joke, marni!

Substance McGravitas said...

I understand, but it's the "avoid certain subjects with grandpa" game. YOU DID NOT AVOID.

mikey said...


Tell us again about that time you touched that Italian Hooker...

Substance McGravitas said...

Ah! You wanna know about ol' Stumpy here!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Needs more Ozzy

Brando said...

LOL at ZZ Top sandwiched between Austrian Death Machine.

Substance McGravitas said...

That has a pretty aggressive guitar for a top 40 song.