The Weekly Playlist – July 26th 2014

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The Playlist

The Story

I am not really in the mood this week, I was overtaken by my illness few days ago and I still can’t get myself up. I did however managed to finally restore my entire and original music library. I’m sorry about this short post, but it’s hard for me to write at this time.

The Winner

I’m not really sure how many people knows Anathema but go listen to We’re Here Because We’re Here.

The Request

As Always, if you have any recommendations I’ll be glad to hear! just leave a comment here or in any channel you feel like.

The Weekly Playlist – July 19th 2014

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The Playlist

The Story

So it seems like my iPhone is dead, I ordered original cable in hope it will work. If not, I have a cell phone the annoying part is that I can’t setup WiFi sync without connecting it to the computer first, I really don’t understand Apple’s logic in forcing that. I’m also planning to get a new iPhone when I’m replacing my computers, but it will take at least 6 more months due to a problem with the new Intel CPUs.

I’m also a victim of a very viscous iTunes bug, it doesn’t mark tracks as played or last played, meaning, I can put a track on 200 times, all the  same for iTunes. Because I use a random album playlist it changed quite a lot, and because I’m listening from remote computer (used to be my iPhone, now via iMac) the playlist won’t update. The only solution I found is to play it on the MacMini, but again, it’s a RANDOM playlist, so at the end of the week, I might end up with wrong play count.

The Winner

This week I can barely, even after being aware to that annoying bug and the lack of iPhone I still managed to listen to pretty darn good music, in fact it was a very hard to select one when you have B.B. King, Frank Zappa and Sepultura in the same playlist, But B.B. King wins, no one can really win against 89 years old heavy dude who performing all his life, right?

But there’s another reason this one wins, this is not just another album. First of all, it’s King’s 50th album, quite an achievement for a person growing up in racist Mississippi USA, Sure there are other great black blues musicians about there, but how many of them are 89 and still performing? Second reason is that this album is not just blues about life, This album is about Lucille, Mr. King guitar and companion. Most people can’t understand the connection between a musician and the instrument, if you’re one of those people, leave everything and go grab Six Silver Strings, if you think you understand this connection, go grab it too, and if you just want great music, go grab it.

The Request

As Always, if you have any recommendations I’ll be glad to hear! just leave a comment here or in any channel you feel like.

The Weekly Playlist – July 12th 2014

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The Playlist

The Story

It appears that the hit and war got me this week and I forgot to sync the last week’s playlist. There’s a lot going on these days in Israel, we are being bombarded hundred  times a day (last night it was about 160 before I went to bed) and my little brother serves in IDF and it makes us worried.

But trying to ignore the war and all this stress, I replaced the frets and strings on my 7 course lute . Last time was about 3 years ago. Replacing the strings is just like replacing guitar strings, only more strings. The frets are completely different, if a fret is too loose it creates an annoying and unwanted buzz, so some you need to apply some force and position the fret perfectly. I used a little too much force and I actually hurt my forefinger but it was worth it. I hope to do the same for my 10 course lute (these are my actual lutes, thanks James!) this week or next one. I also need to order new strings and frets, but still not sure from where and what type.

The Winner

It took me a while to understand I forgot to sync my list by a while I mean two days. Because I have so much music I can pick another winner from the same list. Last week it was Genesis, a nice cool Pop/Rock platinum collection. This week I chose something similar, but not the same. David Bowie with Heroes win this time. So why David Bowie you ask? He’s not limiting himself for one style or genre. Like a true musician he’s collecting influences from other styles and just do whatever he wants to do. However, I’m not fan, and I can’t really say the music is that great, sometimes it’s just plain stupid, interesting, but stupid. But it’s not  “reality” shows stupidity, it’s the late 70′s stupidity. I’ll give it 4 stars.

The Request

As Always, if you have any recommendations I’ll be glad to hear! just leave a comment here or in any channel you feel like.

The Weekly Playlist – July 5th 2014

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The Playlist

The Story & Winner

This was a bad week, really bad. Sunday morning we decided we don’t want cable it costs too much for, 200NIS (about 60USD) I spent a total of four hours trying to get customer service, never got that human response. In fact, I never got to customer service. It wasn’t on the recorded menu and even in their Facebook page there’s no answer. So I had to do the two things the law allows me to do, first, I sent a complaint to the ministry of communication. Second, I sent a fax to the company with a specific request for disconnection, they must respond to that in three days, they haven’t, so I stopped all payments. I have free cable, internet and telephone now, until the other company install my new order.

On tuesday morning I resumed my work on my guitar project, I finished it but made a beginner’s error and forgot to save it. The power went down and I lost three hours of work. Other then that, my network is going crazy, the MacMini and iMac showing signs of fatigue, I’m not even sure if it’s the new OSX upgrade or just old age.

And if you hear the news, three Israeli teenager were kidnapped and murdered by the Hamas.

The only two good points in that week was my guild getting WoW heroic boss after hard work and of course, music. And Genesis came in the right time with the platinum collection I have, as usually with collections it brings the best of the best and some less better pieces. Now, I’m not a big fan of Genesis,if I’ll have to describe them it will be genuine pop, it’s not the instant crappy pop made by MTV or Born Star/whateveritscalledinyourcountry. At the same time, it’s not really rock music. Whatever you describe it, I must say the platinum collection brought me some peace of mind only for that great timing I’ll give it 5/5 as for the music, there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just plain music, created in the name of music, which makes it better from most pop artists out there today.

The Request

As Always, if you have any recommendations I’ll be glad to hear! just leave a comment here or in any channel you feel like.

 

Spoils of Pandaria Heroic – Praetorian Guards

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So yes, this is what I do with my free time. Twice a week, 4 hours each time. I wouldn’t mind adding another day, but I can’t due to work and some personal stuff.

Anyway, after few weeks of long hard work, we managed to finish this part of the raid. We are not super duper elite group (and as far as I understand it, we are not trying to be (correct me if I’m working dear guild members) It feels nice to finish a raid boss on heroic, So good Job Praetorian Guards!

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You can clearly see me in our kill group photo