The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part one

There is a secret to creating the perfect playlist.  It’s a complex process touched upon in Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” (and John Cusack’s performance in the film version).  A lot of variables are involved.  It needs to flow.  It needs to have cadence.  There are a lot of factors. Sometimes, though, it’s too exhausting to… Continue reading The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part one

WASPREMIX Release date set for 11-11-11

The new remix EP from jazzsequence is done and ready for release.  The EP contains remixes by @Slighter and Plague artist @theRaygunGirls and was mastered at The Cell Studio in West Los Angeles.  This album will be the first-ever release that will be available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon (as well as Spotify and… (read more)

Google Music: The revolution you’ve been waiting for is (still) not here yet

A month or so back, Google announced its new plan to take over the world: Google Music.  No one was really sure what it did, but it was made by Google and it had something to do with music, so it had to be good right?  Oh, and there was something in there about syncing… Continue reading Google Music: The revolution you’ve been waiting for is (still) not here yet

Genius

I’ve flipped back to iTunes as my default audio player.  I was avoiding it for a long, long time for a lot of reasons but when WinAmp randomly stopped playing OGG files (which I have a lot of), and I couldn’t fix it, I installed the Xiph QuickTime Components plugin and downloaded the latest version of iTunes.  And I… Continue reading Genius

iTunes Security: Worse than you thought?

On December 1, 2008, I woke up to find a series of disturbing emails in my inbox.  They were a pair of PayPal receipts and the corresponding iTunes store receipts for 2 purchases of $200 gift cards sent to anonymous Hotmail and Yahoo email addresses.  The problem was, I didn’t make the purchases. The transactions… (read more)

lala.com closes their doors: a case study in how to alienate your core userbase

Once upon a time there was a website called Lala.  I think I first heard about them in an issue of Wired as an alternative to filesharing.  Because, when Lala got started, it was all about cd trading — put the cd’s you don’t really care for anymore up in the pool, create a wishlist… Continue reading lala.com closes their doors: a case study in how to alienate your core userbase

fighting music piracy one rapidshare file at a time

sam rosenthal, of projekt records, is back on his piracy soapbox again.  he is asking each and every one of you to do your part to help stop piracy.  he breaks the world down into two camps: camp a says: “Music should be free, fuck you for thinking I should pay for your music.”  camp a is… Continue reading fighting music piracy one rapidshare file at a time

MusicIP Mix handles huge mp3 libraries better than WinAmp [Abandonware]

let me get this out there: i love winamp.  i’ve been using it since its’ inception.  i used to listen to tag’s trance shoutcast station back in the day (tag is/was one of the winamp devs and was responsible for a lot of the visualizations that come bundled with winamp).  i’ve tried many, many other music… Continue reading MusicIP Mix handles huge mp3 libraries better than WinAmp [Abandonware]

now a podcast…sort of

with the latest s3quence mix, i finally fixed stuff up to officially podcast teh s3quence.  i had attempted it once before, but the enclosures were getting all messed up from my download permalinks, so that’s been cleared up thanks, in part, to spiral web consulting‘s podcasting plugin.  it’s not in the itunes store (they actually… Continue reading now a podcast…sort of