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you and your mp3 player

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 23, 2007 22:01

me and mine... having gone all summer with 'nowt but indiePOP on my mp3'er things have take a turn for the eccentric, wilful and sometimes rather loud, I'm blaming mutantchoux's influence

so there's assorted psychobilly (the frantic flinstones 'twisted retard', for one) and dirty garage (the outcasts '1523 blair') plus whole albums by the detroit cobras; the bristols; fabienne del sol; stereolab; tim gane and sean o'hagan; gert wilden; gas huffer; cheater slicks; jonny trunk; the tall boys; mustafa oskent; three albums worth of pipas and liberal helpings of comet gain; manhattan love suicides; mary weiss; the giant robots; the pains of being pure at heart; slgtm; the cramps and the smiths

I've also got ted cassidy doing 'the lurch' and the frantics doing 'wolfman' for hallowe'en

and 5 versions of 'I'm in pittsburgh (and it's raining)'

it's perfect for autumn and the frosty mornings and the evenings drawing in

what's on yours?

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Post by Mr Bear » Tue Oct 23, 2007 23:02

In the last few days I've been thinking that I want to upgrade to the latest 80Gb ipod. One of the nicest things with ipods is putting the shuffle songs option on. It leaves me thinking that not only is my taste really eclectic, it's also all really good.

What?
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Post by Contravene » Tue Oct 23, 2007 23:46

I've never quite got to grips with my iPod, I use it about once every three months, I think cos its only got a hundred or so songs on it rather than my entire mp3 missing out on the whole collection or any decent films, I'm kind of missing out on the mp3 player 21st century thing.

Should I get one of yer 80gig iPods and try to embrace the medium? or just leave it be

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Post by let it ride » Wed Oct 24, 2007 00:04

I have the 160 gb one. I really love it.

I listen to 'Lola stars and stripes' by The Stills a lot at the moment. Michael Nyman, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and his orchestra, The Strokes (especially 'Reptilia', surely one of the best break-up songs there is) and all that jazz.

But The Stills plus The Strokes are at the very core of my favourites, so that's nothing new. But yeah. I love the 160 gb one, it's so neat.
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Post by darvé » Wed Oct 24, 2007 09:18

I have a 20gb iriver with a slowly corrupting hard drive.

Random songs only play half way through, random songs don't play at all. Certain albums have had their order reversed, it's all quite amusing in its shambolic nature.

It also fails to be picked up by my PC rendering it unable to be updated so anything i've picked up in the last 5-6 months i can't put on there.

So, i mostly listen to the old reliables on there - All the Beat Happening albums (although Black Candy suffers from backwards album syndrome) A whole load of Comet Gain; Sportique, TFC, and Pastels all play OK; Tilly and the Wall, The first 2 Urusei Yatsura albums, most of the Pocketbooks catalogue; Continued Story by Daniel Johnston; The last 2 Blow albums (Poor aim-love songs suffers the same fate as Black Candy) ..

Theres still about 8gb spare space, but no real hope of ever filling it..

I fancy one of those new 5gb ipod nanos, i don't want any more than that really, too much music at my fingertips means i miss out on new stuff.. I like the idea of a max amount that i need to constantly revolve.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by mutantchoux » Wed Oct 24, 2007 18:01

Linus wrote:I'm blaming mutantchoux's influence

I'm well chuffed, I am.

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Post by Spike » Wed Oct 24, 2007 19:28

I have a little 1GB jobby because I prefer CDs, tapes and records, so I put all my new mp3s onto it and get to know them while I'm wandering around. Then I replace them once I know them properly. At the moment there's quite a lot of Jens Lekman, The Arrogants, Free Loan Investments, The Hi-Life Companion and Hong Kong In The 60s. I also keep a few old favourites on board as well (currently Jarvis Cocker, A Craze, Bob and Jilted John). It works for me!

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Post by rainking123 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 14:42

hmm pearl jam, tegan and sara, flaming lips adn texas are all on my mix right now, my 1 gig minidisc has a more eclectic selection though
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Post by RAK » Sat Oct 27, 2007 04:38

PandaBear wrote:In the last few days I've been thinking that I want to upgrade to the latest 80Gb ipod. One of the nicest things with ipods is putting the shuffle songs option on. It leaves me thinking that not only is my taste really eclectic, it's also all really good.
i just got the 80Gb one, i'm so glad i didn't replace mine with a nano, i was thinking of doing it because i've had three hard drives die on me, luckily apple have a good warranty, specially if you get applecare, my first ipod got me two free replacements.

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Post by saviourette » Fri Nov 02, 2007 14:34

my silly old 20g ipod picks certain days where "shuffle" really means "play 2 consecutive songs by the same artist all day long." monday was one of those days.

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Post by RITH » Sat Nov 03, 2007 14:01

I only listen to my MP3 player when I'm cycling.
Which is every day.

For that, I mostly like upbeat happy songs, mixed highlight after highlight. Average song won't do when I'm on my bike.
So lately it's a mix of Bristols, All Girl Summer Fun Band, some Herman Düne, Shangri-Las, Tiger Trap, Bishop Allen and all that.

The hardest part is to try to not sing along too loud too much without noticing.

Then I come home and it's back to the real world, in which unhappy songs exist too (and often loved even more).

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 13:05

I just bought a new mp3 player. It's a 2Gb one, from play.com - their own brand. Amazingly cheap at 18 quid, I think it was. It's just arrived through the post!

No, of *course* it doesn't work.

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Post by Elvistears » Wed Nov 14, 2007 14:07

iPODs are evil. Anything that makes you work with iTunes is evil. Get a nice, cheap mp3 player that allows you to drag and drop songs onto it. That's the way forward. Oh yes.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 14:10

Hobart Paving is right!

Just don't get *too* cheap an mp3 player, because if it's the £18 one from play.com then it won't work.

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Post by Martijn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 18:13

My mp3 player is my phone. Which just means one thing less that I can lose. Though now the headphones stopped working. For a while they only worked on one side, except for when you didn't plug the plug all the way, which was annoying, but something I could live with. Now they've stopped working altogether. Which is terribly annoying.

Though, while writing this post, I found that these "Headphones Jack Adapters" are dead cheap. $0.72 if you buy a hundred of them. Anyone interested in buying 99 Headphones Jack Adapters?

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Post by Tomb » Wed Nov 14, 2007 18:50

I have finally put Rockbox on my i-river ihp-140. Slowly moving my vinyl singles over in a lossless format (FLAC)

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Post by darvé » Thu Dec 13, 2007 14:28

davo wrote:I have a 20gb iriver with a slowly corrupting hard drive.

Random songs only play half way through, random songs don't play at all. Certain albums have had their order reversed, it's all quite amusing in its shambolic nature.

It also fails to be picked up by my PC rendering it unable to be updated so anything i've picked up in the last 5-6 months i can't put on there.

So, i mostly listen to the old reliables on there - All the Beat Happening albums (although Black Candy suffers from backwards album syndrome) A whole load of Comet Gain; Sportique, TFC, and Pastels all play OK; Tilly and the Wall, The first 2 Urusei Yatsura albums, most of the Pocketbooks catalogue; Continued Story by Daniel Johnston; The last 2 Blow albums (Poor aim-love songs suffers the same fate as Black Candy) ..

Theres still about 8gb spare space, but no real hope of ever filling it..

I fancy one of those new 5gb ipod nanos, i don't want any more than that really, too much music at my fingertips means i miss out on new stuff.. I like the idea of a max amount that i need to constantly revolve.
So i tried to fix my iriver last week, downloaded all the up to date firmware, patiently sat there and updated everything.. and now it doesn't even turn on.. Subconciously, i think i wanted this to be the case though as i've been eyeing up those Nano's for about a month now..

Yesterday i picked up the 8gb nano, 2 years warranty.. i'm pleasantly surprised to find out its a flash drive so less chance of a hard-drive error (which has killed both my previous MP3 players)

I loaded up about 6gb's worth yesterday, and so far have only listened to The Deirdres on repeat.. It made walking to the tube station this morning slightly more bearable.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:12

I think I've got myself a decent mp3 player at last. And it's absolutely tiny!

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Isn't it cute?

It's called a Creative Zen Stone Plus (yeah, I know) and it cost me 50 quid and it's got 4Gb which is loads, and an FM radio and voice recorder, and you can just drag and drop stuff on it using Windows Explorer. Ticks my boxes. Let's see if it lasts longer than a week...

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Post by gloom button » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:25

That's pretty cool!

I'm always one step behind everything; I've just this month moved to a CD discman thing, which is a totally new and brilliant concept to me. I've listened to two Magnolia Electric Co records dozens of times, the way I used to listen to things when I was 19. It helps that they're both amazing records, mind.
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Post by let it ride » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:50

Ah, a discman! Gosh. I've had about a million of those as they all tended to break.

I've also had what feels like a million different mp3 players too, mostly cheaper ones. I have a small one that I can use for shuffle that still works, that I'll probably use at some point, but the rest have ALWAYS been rubbish rubbish rubbish.

I know iPods get a lot of bad-mouthing, but mine is easily the best music player I have ever owned, and I have BAD luck with technical stuff. It's never failed me so far. And I love iTunes!

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