There's been plenty of commentary about the new Genius feature in iTunes. A recommendation engine is a nice new feature, but personally there's a couple of other features I'd like to see on my iPod, or in iTunes. These are more in the "reacquaint yourself with the music you already own" category rather than recommending … Continue reading How about a DJ rather than a Genius?
A request to the all-powerful LazyWeb: I want a button, either on a web page or floating around on my desktop. When I click it, it should discover what I'm currently listening to via the Audioscrobbler web services, then automatically add it to a playlist which I can later download, bookmark, etc. Is there such … Continue reading LazyWeb Request: Choon Button
The developers of Jaikoz, a Java MP3 tag editor mailed be yesterday to say that their latest release is now live on their site. I'm mentioning this because Jaikoz bundles my MusicBrainz API for doing metadata lookups using MusicBrainz. Jaikoz is payware although there's a free trial available. I should note that I'm not getting … Continue reading Jaikoz
Audioscrobbler is another service that meets the criteria described in "Scattered Self. I've just signed up, and already have an RSS 1.0 feed of my recent listening. Very cool site.
Whilst winding down this sunny Friday evening (the red wine is a-breathin') I've made the mistake of visiting the Big Chill website to catch up with the latest news on the festival and line-up before next week. Big mistake as I'm now all excited at the prospect of seeing a whole slew of cool bands. … Continue reading One Week to Go
Here's something I came across whilst looking for a Java API into WinAmp. Why was I looking for a such a beast? Well mainly because I'm a Java weenie and can't be bothered to dredge up the bits of C/C++ I know to write WinAmp plugins properly. The plugin I'm thinking about would be used … Continue reading MP3 GPS
Slightly random posting this one. I was listening to the excellent John Peel last week, enjoying his usual eclectic mix of tunes, when he chose to play a 7inch recording of Orson Welles in a studio recording a voice-over for peas. Now I'm sure everyone else has already heard it but it was the first … Continue reading John Peel and Orson Welles