Category Archives: Music

General music posts. Posts that are about music.

“Thicker Than Water” by Vallejo

While I was in Austin, TX for CodeCamp 2008, I made a stop by Waterloo Records (6th & Lamar) which is probably my favorite record store. I randomly browsed for a bit before getting the definitive item I went to the store for. That item was Vallejo’s latest album, “Thicker Than Water” and it was the only think I managed to walk out the store with. Continue reading

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Why Giving Away Free (or Cheap) Music Works

You see, I don’t really like Nine Inch Nails musically. Why? I’ve never really been the “mad at the world” type. Stuff happens, I deal, and move on as best as possible. I’m not saying that Trent Reznor is not talented, in fact I think quite the contrary and find him to be an incredibly talented musician. I just don’t like his music. And a person does not have to like everything. Continue reading

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"Nightmare" Live

Back in late 1999-2001 I was in a band that went through several name changes.  The names were Refuge, Diadem 4, Diadem, and finally H.O. Easy.  We wrote probably around 8 songs and some of them even ended up with … Continue reading

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“Nightmare” Live

Back in late 1999-2001 I was in a band that went through several name changes.  The names were Refuge, Diadem 4, Diadem, and finally H.O. Easy.  We wrote probably around 8 songs and some of them even ended up with … Continue reading

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Mp3 Tagging Best Practices

The phrase “best practices” gets thrown around a lot in IT (Information Technology). You have best practices for programming, server configuration, SOA, and even software installation. There are best practices for other things like cooking, organizing, and cleaning. So today we are going to take a look at some of the best practices that I use when tagging and organizing my digital music. Some of these go against other “best practices” for tagging that you might find on the internet, but everyone has their preferences and you are not stuck to listening to just me. Continue reading

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Another Missed iPhone SDK Opportunity

I was running a quick errand earlier this evening when something hit me.  Since the iPhone SDK does not allow developers to run code in the background (ie when music is playing), that means no one can create a Last.FM … Continue reading

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