The Weekly Playlist – August 16th 2014

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The Playlist

Wrong date, another fail.

 

The Story

Of the iMac

So, after 5 years my iMac died, as far as I able to figure, it wasn’t only the hard drive but the graphic card as well. It adds up to the death of my iPhone and other failures around me.  My MacMini is still working, and I have my Lenovo so I’m not completely out. Now I’m thinking where to go next. I can buy parts and get my self Hackintosh or a keep waiting until Apple wakes up with the new iMacs and MacMinis.

Of the Playlist

There was nothing really amazing in the list, none of the albums were something super good or super bad, it was just average. So, I can’t recommend for or against any one the albums.

The Request

As always, if you have recommendation for artists or albums you think I’d like you are very welcome to send it here, email or facebook.

The Weekly Playlist – August 9th 2014

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The Story

Of The Sickness

Well, I wasn’t feeling very good in the past few weeks and last week was the hardest, I was at a hospital for a day but I couldn’t stand it and went back home. I’m not feeling any better, but at least I’m in my own environment. I’m heavily medicated and sleepy all the time. All my work came to an halt until I feel better, which I hope will be soon.

Of The Smartphone

My iPhone died when I was in the hospital, the battery went down from 100% to 0% in about an hour and recharging it was impossible at the hospital. Although I am able to charge it now that I’m home, but I can’t sync it at all, it’s useless even for phone calls, it can’t be charged all the time and I’m not going to hand around with the cable everywhere I go.

So, I took an old Blackberry Bold 9700 from my parents house, surprising as it may sound, I love this device. It has quite long battery life, it’s very easy to handle, and it just works out of the box. It’s not perfect, I can’t setup email and I only have 2G memory card, but again, it works. In 3 months I’m supposed to upgrade my systems and buy a new iPhone, but now I’m thinking perhaps I should buy a Blackberry instead. And to be honest, I don’t think an iPhone can hold 5 years. The Future of Blackberry is uncertain so I’m not sure what will be in three months. Will keep you posted of course.

Of the Playlist

Back to music, in the last playlist I had Country Gems by Chet Atkins. Now, Chet Atkins is one of the best guitar players ever and he knows how to play the guitar, but this album is just pure trash. Many of the tracks are so childish can probably hear them in music for infants CD, these tracks are so bad and make me want to smash my head on a rock. Other, and more disturbing issue with the album is the sound itself, The guitar is so compressed and heavily under effects that you can’t really call it guitar playing, it sounds just as a midi file, very robotic and very boring.

Lucky for me, I wont listen to this album for at least 3 months, and I wont recommend anyone to listen to it, even if it was recorded by one of the most respected guitar players ever existed.

The Request

As always, if you have recommendation for artists or albums you think I’d like you are very welcome to send it here, email or facebook.

The Weekly Playlist – July 26th 2014

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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 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.