Over the past year, I have started to notice I tend to use alot of the different musical services/bits. In this blog entry, I'll try and outline the different ones I use and the main motivation I use them. By the way, I am based in the UK so all you American's, I am a bit jealous you have Pandora!
I have an Ipod 160gb classic and Iphone on me pretty much everytime I'm moving around. My main machine is running Win XP and keep itunes synched to my Apple hardware.
Itunes - Ok, not exactly revolutionary I know but I have been using itunes since I got my ipod a few years ago. It's my main hub for my music and I synch the whole contents to my Ipod. I lost all my music once and oh boy, once you loose your music, you get paranoid about loosing it again!
With recent updates to Itunes, you can now build a genius mix based on a single tune plus it even automatically builds Genius lists based on genre, at this exact moment I am listening to a dance mix playing Xpaner, Sasha Works really well when I can't be arsed to decide what to listen to from my library and go into "radio-play-something-to-me" mode.
So peeps, how about you? What do you use? Listen
Anyways, just reading through it quickly I saw some real cool stuff:
Holy heck, it's February and it seems to be like I haven't been doing as much as I should be with regards to my regular tasks. Anyways, I decided time to do more stuff and to learn some more programming and cool web stuff. I thought to myself how best to motivate myself and stumbled upon
So here it is, the badly fitting table on the right hand side. Lets see if I actually keep it up!
It does'nt seem to be available for the Treo but I downloaded the google maps for treo anyways, bloody heck! Amazing! Finally I do not have to take out my A-Z
On Monday 22nd October at the South Bank Royal festival hall, there was (IMHO) the highlight of the games calendar (no not Halo 3 release I'm afraid), the Video Games Live concert. Essentially it was an evening of classic video games music played live! Well to be more precise there was the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing game tracks.
It was hosted by the two creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Both are gaming composers who team up a couple of years ago to create an event drawing in music from the 30 odd years of gaming. So we got to hear music from Frogger, Tron, Halo, Metal Gear, Civilization, Chrono Cross along with others.
The night started with a group of us DS:london crowd meeting in hall of the South Bank center. I was really looking forward to this night given that I been meaning to check out the South Bank Center hall since it's refurbishment, plus last year was just bloody good fun when it was at the Hammersmith Apollo. There was a nice cos play in the hall whilst we waited for the show to start. When it did, I think the sell out show (the first sell out show since the refurb) was enjoyed by everyone. The cencert was comprised of the cosplay comp (nice) ,the blind folded pianist's of youtube fame (brilliant) who could play the tracks thrown at him at amazing speeds, the composer of outrun (was ok), a couple of stage comps (frogger and space invaders) along with just a whole bunch of tracks. My personal favorites was the Final Fantasy, War Craft, Halo and Tetris tracks. Simply amazing.
Can't bloody wait for next year.
Just for all you bloggers out there, the next meet up is this Thursday 4th of October from 8pm at the Churchill Arms (Kensington Church Street). More details and etc on
So here I am sitting on my ass in my new flat browsing
Bit lacking on what to blog about today. So I decided to pick some random photos from Flickr.
Every once in a while, just when I pull some decent beats on level 5 of Tetris on the DS. I find people like the following....
If you get bored at the beginning, check out the last quarter of the clip.
The other day I was at the very excellent