• Saving iTunes, Our Bloated, Essential Companion iTunes is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to iTunes.
  • I Won’t Do What You Told Me Update 2009-12-13 17:54: updated Facebook group URL, charity total Update 2009-12-13 21:49: original Facebook group is back! Update 2009-12-14 08:00: It’s Monday! BUY IT NOW! Update 2009-12-15 13:00: Keep buying! A one day push isn’t enough, it needs to be sustained throughout the week! We’re currently up 10% over X Factor Joe! Update 2009-12-20 00:10: […]
  • burnin’ hole in yr pocket It’s Sonic Youth Week on iTunes to celebrate the release of their new album, The Eternal. It’s a classic Sonic album, g’wan, give it a go, you’ll love it as much as I do!
  • Battlestar Galactica’s Endgame When I was a kid, one of the stand-out moments of the week was getting to watch an awesome American action-adventure serial on TV. Airwolf, Street Hawk, Manimal, Automan, The A-Team, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, The Fall Guy, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Knight Rider, even Blue Thunder. What drove me to keep watching (and re-watching in some cases) was a blend of good characters, fun stories, and usually mind-blowing technology. These shows gave us über-advanced helicopters, talking cars, massive starships, morphing holograms and time travelling scientists. I want to talk about Battlestar Galactica, to many just another one of those weekly shows with guns, action and silly plots. So, before I start waffling about the end of the 2003-2009 re-imagined version, and if you'll indulge me, some history.
  • Strange iTunes Censorship I was flicking through the iTunes Store this morning and noticed something odd … some words in reviews and track titles had asterisks in them as though they were swear words (e.g. ‘b*ll*cks’). But they didn’t appear to be swear words. iTunes uses allmusic for the bulk of their album and single reviews, so luckily […]
  • Operation Undisc: For Sale: 1990-2008 I’ve decided to take a leaf out of Jemima‘s book, and rip and sell all my music CDs. Why? Well, I have the following: a shitload of CDs a shitload of hard disk space a desire not to have my lounge cluttered with CDs any more, and an impetus to make a wee bit of […]
  • Ketchup I like to blog, but I’ve been remiss in posting. So what better time than the end of the year to post what I’ve been up to. Three tomatoes are walking down the street: a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes […]
  • Clerks II I finally caught up with the new Clerks II trailer at apple.com. It bodes well that it received an eight minute standing ovation at Cannes last month, but after seeing the first 20 minutes of Jersey Girl again on Sky, I can’t get over the dichotomy that Kevin Smith is a dick. Let me rephrase, […]
  • Godspeed, Maestro Anyone who knows me will eventually discover my passion for movie scores and soundtracks. When I was younger, I would listen to the greats — John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Michael Kamen, Ennio Morricone and so on. As time has moved on, I’ve discovered more depth to those composers I loved in my youth, […]