Music 音楽

I'm happy about the AI results now. :)

I’ve finally gotten over the loss in American Idol and after watching some media interviews with the top 2, I’m glad to say that this was the best possible outcome we could have gotten: Adam doesn’t need to win American Idol to be a superstar while I’m happy that Kris is getting the media coverage he needs to boost his career. Both guys come across as really sweet people in their interviews and I love the fact how they’re a model of how true friendship transcends differences. (See video below for ultimate cuteness). I twittered recently that music preferences don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and both are deserving winners in my book.

Subjects: Film, Television & Anime 映像, Music 音楽

Mood: Gratifications

Tags: Adam Lambert, American Idol, Kris Allen

Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are like Led Zeppelin meets Vanilla Fudge

Feeling a little down. Not completely into the acceptance stage yet.

The second half of American Idol Results Show Finale was totally awesome, with the awesome Adam singing with KISS and Queen in two very brilliant performances. Yet the ending of the results how seemed so anticlimatic because the clear star of the show didn’t win and we had to suffer that gawd damn awful ‘coronation’ song for the third time.

I love Kris, and I’d be happy if he’d won in any other season… but THIS… is like Led Zeppelin being the opening act for Vanilla Fudge in 1968 and blowing the latter out of the water. :( On the positive note, Led Zeppelin went on to be so much bigger and I believe Adam will too.

That voice is just so versatile and magical! Congrats Adam for turning this fan who never before followed American Idol into a complusive addict for your singing! Goodbye American Idol, probably won’t be seeing you next year (unless Glambert makes an appearance, of course).

Subjects: Film, Television & Anime 映像, Music 音楽

Mood: Raves and Rants, Sombre

Tags: Adam Lambert, American Idol

The power and the glory; the pride before the Fall

So tonight was my favourite Idol episode of the season so far, mostly because of the sense of vindication over last week’s fiasco.

People who know I’ve been following this season (purely because of Adam) probably also know my immense distaste for Gokey as a television figure. I don’t know the guy and he may very well be a nice guy out of this show but man, he comes off as incredibly cocky to me on screen.

Subjects: Film, Television & Anime 映像, Music 音楽

Mood: Gratifications, Raves and Rants

Tags: Adam Lambert, American Idol

My level of obsession has hit unearthly levels

When I found out Adam Lambert had hit the bottom two this week I felt sick in my stomach. I hadn’t even watched the episode because I got my news through the grapevine.

I’ve never been an American Idol fan; never will be. This is the first season that I’ve been following dutifully and the only reason that got me into it was when I first heard his ethereal version of “Mad World” by accident when I happened to turn on the telly that day and thought to myself, oh my god this guy, he’s pushing the limits of what’s supposed to be a popularity singing show for the masses.

Subjects: Film, Television & Anime 映像, Music 音楽

Mood: Philosophical Musings, Raves and Rants, Sombre

Tags: Adam Lambert, American Idol

Rockin' good 60s music that make me feel good

Felt in the music mood today so am re-living some of my favourite live 60s songs (not that I was born in the 60s though).

Woodstock (Live version) by Joni Mitchell
One of my all time favourite songs.

Subjects: Music 音楽

Mood: Gratifications, Philosophical Musings

Tags: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, music, Rolling Stones, Woodstock, YouTube

Mp3tag Export script for organising music in UMS/MSC players

After I bought my new Samsung Yp-U3 (MSC mode) player, I discovered that the latest firmware (1.12WA) has limitations with regards to reading files from file directory folders: it is able to play files in folders in repeat mode or in shuffle mode, but it is unable to play only files within the folder sequentially once. For example, if I have two folders each containing ten mp3s. If I were to select the fifth mp3 of the first folder in the default play mode, the mp3 player will play all the remaining mp3s from both folders sequentially until there are no more files left and the player then automatically shuts down. There is no way that the player will only play songs from one folder, unless it is the last folder in the list. This is a big problem for me because I often listen to music when I’m about to sleep and it’s obviously not a good thing if the music player keeps playing nonstop.

Subjects: Music 音楽, Technology 技術

Tags: Mp3tag, MSC, music, UMS

Why, Creative, why?

Why, Creative, did you not release this earlier? If you had released this instead of the Zen Stone, or had at least advertised this product in advance, I would have definitely bought this instead of the Sansa Express! Too bad you just lost a customer because of poor marketing.

Subjects: Music 音楽

Mood: Raves and Rants

Tags: Creative, mp3 player

Awesome Zep news

Possible future release of Led Zeppelin Fillmore West video? And inclusive of one of the most superb versions of Killing Floor? I have the audio bootlegs for these concerts but video would be heaven’s send. Hopefully the stash also includes As Long as I Have You. That would make me one very contented person. ^_^

Legendary promoter’s stash to be released and it ain’t only rock’n’roll

The full article can be found here

Subjects: Film, Television & Anime 映像, Music 音楽

Tags: Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, music

Favourite Stairway to Heaven's

It’s been a very miserable 2 days for me: down with a nasty cough which resulted in a horrible tension headache; was feverish too. Today’s Saturday but I’m stuck at home nursing my throat and my irritated nose isn’t making matters easier :-(

Anyway since I’m bored out of my mind I decide to rip and share the 2 Led Zeppelin concert Stairway’s that I blogged about in the Earls Court post. In spite of my being medicated I found a way to increase my site’s php upload limit to something more than 8Mb which means that I can now put stereo versions of my mp3s (the Earls Court is in mono because at 128kbps, that would have meant a file of at least 10Mb; I will reupload the file in the near future — subject to my malfunctioning memory)

Subjects: Music 音楽

Mood: Raves and Rants

Tags: bootleg, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

Earls Court 1975-05-24 video

Just found another 2 interesting Led Zeppelin video clips. These form a complete pro-recorded Earls Court 1975 Stairway to Heaven that didn’t make into the official DVD:

Part I

Subjects: Music 音楽

Mood: Discoveries & Relevations

Tags: bootleg, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, YouTube

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