April 21, 2008

I done blowed it up

I was working on something for a friend and ended up blowing up my iPod. Well, blowing it up is a strong phrase. Let's just say iTunes had no idea that there was an iPod attached to the end of the USB cable. The bad news is I had to restore it from scratch. The good news is that I've embarked on a project to rip all of the CDs in my music collection. I figured since I had to rebuild it, I might as well stick as much on it as I can.

Sitting next to me is a stack of CDs to be ripped. Since iTunes does it so easily, I'm using it to rip them. When I'm done, I'll blow the iPod away again and reload all the music. The only thing I don't like is I can't figure out how to get iTunes to automatically find the album art when I rip a CD.

I've discovered some stuff I haven't listened to in years like old (and good) REM, The Replacements, YES from the early 70's, old blues that I'd forgotten about, and several other gems I can't think of. This is going to be a bitch, but I think it'll be good in the end.

And to the RIAA? This is MY music, bought and paid for, so back off Biyotch.

UPDATE: I love listening to old REM. I can sing along even if I forget the words. To this day, I can't understand half of what Michael Stipe says.


Wait until you import a boatload of CDs, then click the Advanced > Get Album Artwork button up at the top. I don't think you have a Mac...but if you do, there's a nifty little widget that lets you force a certain image (from Amazon/Google/whatever) into all the songs in an album.

Posted at April 21, 2008 05:41 PM

The new R.E.M CD is really really really worth getting - it's Classic R.E.M...!

Posted at May 2, 2008 03:59 PM