Sep 20, 2006 · 1 minute read
I finally managed to get hold of a copy of Phonogram #1 yesterday. Only a week after #2 was released. I think I’m going to have to resort to desperate measures in order to follow the series. Still, I’m looking forward to seeing Kula Shaker being ripped to shreds in further issues. And hopefully more Kenickie, of course…
Sep 19, 2006 · 1 minute read
It’d be Pirate Day again! Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
Sep 17, 2006 · 1 minute read
This might be the greatest thing on the Internet so far. A video walkthrough of Jet Set Willy, from start to finish, losing just one life in the process.
Also, in a similar vein, for those of us who used to despair: you can complete Atic Atac in six minutes
. I feel as if I wasted many hours of my childhood…
And because if I have to see disturbing videos of Kevin Rowland, then I have to inflict it on the rest of you.
Have some Primitives to cleanse.
YouTube has almost everything, and in retrospect, the first anti-rockist song?
Watching fourteen episodes of Gilmore Girls in one day is completely insane. But then we’ve never claimed to have much hold on sanity.
Sep 14, 2006 · 1 minute read
And the wonderful wi-fi feature of Microsoft’s iPod killer is that you can share a song with another user who can then listen to it three times before it self-destructs. Yes, that’s incredibly useful.
I’m settling into the new iTunes, currently at the stage of forgetting that there’s anything new about it. The album view feature is definitely fun, but it’s crippled by only working on your hard-drive library and not your iPod (where most of my music is stored).
Oooh. Very shiny. Very SHIIIINY…
Sep 12, 2006 · 2 minute read
Well, it is Apple Day again, after all.
Firstly - the new Apple Shuffle.
Oooh. Shiny. Metal is back. But this time, it's brought a clip! No change in storage or price, but it does look swish!
The new iPod nanos
are…well…mini-ish, aren't they? All your favourite colours, now back in a flash memory stylee. Apple seem to be playing their 'fun and zany' games with options and pricing again; if you want a black nano, it only comes in the maximum spec 8Gb option, whereas, you can get all the other colours only in 6Gb flavours (but, bizarrely, you can buy a 4Gb silver one. I have no idea why). And 24 HOURS FROM TUSLA! (or: battery life)
don't seem to have changed that much, but battery life and storage have been extended (to 20 hours and 80Gb in the top model). And, finally, after what seems like years of rumours, you can now play games on your iPod. I'd be more impressed if Apple had released the iPod SDK in Xcode so we could all try our hand at writing iPod games and software, but perhaps they'll do that later on.
iTunes has changed! Back to a blue icon, new scrollbars, and a better system of organising music, films, TV, radio, podcasts, iPods. Lots of people are excited by the new gapless playback feature, but for me? iTunes is currently downloading artwork for all the tracks I've ripped in the past. Hurrah for Apple!
(note: I reserve the right to post a bitchfest against them tomorrow when it inevitably screws up my music collection)
Sep 11, 2006 · 1 minute read
But still…Save Your Kisses For Me .
Sep 10, 2006 · 1 minute read
Hurrah for YouTube!
More Kenickie videos, please!
Sep 9, 2006 · 1 minute read
Listening to Paddy McAloon late at night doesn’t really lift up your mood…
Sep 6, 2006 · 1 minute read
So Stand Down Margaret…
(normal service will be resumed after term settles down…)