Monday, August 27, 2007

Speakers: This is what they look like

A picture may say a thousand words, but it will not give you any idea what these works of art sound like.

I'll have to have some kind of listening party soon.

(This is not my living room.)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Speaker Shopping Playlist

If I were going to make a CD to take with me speaker shopping, this is what I would put on it.

Dave Matthews Band - #41
Breakestra - Stand Up!
The Betales - Blackbird/Yesterday (from LOVE)
KT Tunstall - Silent Sea
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Frank Zappa - Montana
The Good Life - Lovers Need Lawyers
Cake - Comfort Eagle
Toadies - Away
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, Choral, 2nd Movement
Rossini - William Tell Overture

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Today I got a piece of semi-spam at work.  The hilarious part was this disclaimer at the bottom, especially the ominous first sentence. 
Important - This email and any attachments may be confidential. If received in error, please contact us and delete all copies. Before opening or using attachments check them for viruses and defects. Regardless of any loss, damage or consequence, whether caused by the negligence of the sender or not, resulting directly or indirectly from the use of any attached files our liability is limited to resupplying any affected attachments. Any representations or opinions expressed are those of the individual sender, and not necessarily those of [name of organization removed to protect their confidentiality].

Monday, August 20, 2007

Organizing mp3s

I'm thinking about once-and-for-all cleaning up all of my mp3s.  The scope of the task:
  • Half of my music is ripped from CDs.  These are very well tagged and organized. 
  • And then there's the 6,700 "acuired" mp3s dating back to the days of original Napster.  Most of these live in an "unsorted" directory, with horrible metadata, inconsistent naming, tons of duplicates, and the occasional poor quality rip.  I would like to get these in shape. 
Does anyone have any experience doing this, or have a recommendation for a good piece of software that can help automate the process?