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iTunes Sentience (pt 4)

By Asides, iTunes, Music

I haven’t remarked on the amaz­ing powers of the iTunes shuffle facil­ity for over two years but this one is a zinger. From Eminem’s angry attack on the Iraq War, “Mosh” (from the 2004 CD Encore) straight to Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner”. There are 17,000 songs in that playl­ist so a seque like that kind of freaks me out. It’s as if there’s a little man in there, pro­gram­ming it all, it really is.

iTunes Sentience (pt 3)

By iTunes, Music

OK, I know I haven’t fixed the col­ours but I’ve been away for a few days – the longest sus­tained absence of Internet in 10 years I real­ised yes­ter­day (A fam­ily wed­ding in Christchurch if you must know).

But this really is freaky: The Million Dollar Quartet’s 1956 ver­sion of Don’t Be Cruel fol­lowed by Elvis’ ori­gin­al. With 1745 tracks on that playl­ist to choose from, iTunes becomes a radio-programming-God.

iTunes Sentience (pt 2)

By Hurricanes, iTunes, Music, Wellington

Gary Numan - Complex sleeveApologies for the lack of entries this week. The real world has inter­vened – but in a good way for a change. This sunny after­noon, pre­par­ing to take in my first two Fringe shows of the sea­son, iTunes threw Gary Numan’s live ver­sion of Bombers at me, fol­lowed by New Order – Shellshock.

What a great way to start the weekend!

I’ll try and squeeze the Hurricanes and Cats in between shows and if I can pull that off I’ll be a very happy man.