Finally I got around to setup a proper system at home, after a while of thinking that a laptop is the overall best solution I am happy to have two 19" BenQ FP93G X, one connected to my main machine, the still in use G4 15" PowerBook and the other one hooked to some older AMD about 2GHz running Ubuntu.
And today I connected the awesome sound system SoundSticks II from harman/kardon. After a little of searching I also found out how to turn up the volume. And they even had thought of allowing to adjust the direction the satellite speakers point, this sound is just awesome. And now listen to Pet Shop Boys Sodom (Trentemoller Remix) (link to iTunes) and this system was worth every cent!
I just stumbled over this article on techcrunch and I gotta say I got stuck on www.sellaband.com, there is some really cool music. And every band I clicked on until now (of course inside the electronic sector for now) really has some hi-quality music to offer. I think I will stick to this site and keep listening, may be I become a believer.
My guess is that the next single PSB release is “The Sodom and Gomorrah Show” from the new record “Fundamental” which had been released 2 days ago.
As usual I need a lot of time warming up and liking the music. I don’t know but this new record is somehow not that appealing to me yet. But I know for sure, after I had been listening to it 10 times I will have my favourites and see it all from a different perspective. It was the same with the last Depeche Mode record. Let’s listen …
Finally Pet Shop Boys will release a new album, I had just heard on the radio that it will come out in May. On petshopboys.co.uk a couple of concerts are listed but none in Munich yet it seems :-(.
Now I just got to listen to the new single I’m with stupid.
(c) Pic from petshopboys.co.uk
Thanks Rafa for suggesting Gotan Project, great music!
Westbam’s music is still cool, sometimes. Well I am actually one of the old Westbam fans. I think it was 1989 when a friend of mine and me we were always going to all of the Westbam parties. The first one, we went to, was in Berlin’s UFO.
Anyway, I was just listening to some mix of him, I think it was "Terminator" and there was a sample of some other song in it, I don’t know exactly from which song. So I just thought why not simply right-click this sample and select "goto original song". Yeah, you just need the right software for it.
So I opened the song. From online it downloaded all the info about this song. Still while playing it started rendering the view of the song. There you saw all the samples and their links to the original songs (my standard view). I clicked the sample and got straight to the song. Then I chose the fade mode and the new song faded in as if Westbam had mixed it. Way cool. Since this song also has the backlink (which means it also shows which songs use samples from it) I can fade back to Westbam again. That’s what I like.
You probably want to know which software it is that does all that, ha?
A while later …
Ok, linked songs are reality. Now the next cool thing this software does (actually this feature is less cool, then the linked songs) is that it lets me search the songs for the lyrics. Today I was listening to La oreja de Van Gogh, I really like their songs! Later I had this piece of lyrics in my mind "me gustaría montar un país contigo" for which I didn’t remember the song. So I searched for the text and it played this part right when it found just the one result, not even a second after I was half done typing (not as slow as Spotlight). Oops I had it a little wrong, it’s "me gustaría inventar un país contigo" from the song Geografía.
Originally from: Linked songs and Linked songs, Part II