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  • Libre.fm & me in a tree

    10 Feb 2013, 15:19

    Been thinking a lot about data and the internet recently and was wanting to use my music data to help teach myself some work-related tools. Couldn't find a way to download all my data from this site.
    That prompted me to take another look at libre.fm, the freer version of here. It can forward your scrobbles and you're able to download your listening history from the site.
    I'm not leaving Last.fm, but this is a good insurance policy if I ever want to.
    If any of you I'm connected to want help setting up the various pieces of the switch, ask & I'll try and talk you through it.
    x
  • ABC Glasgow

    6 Sep 2007, 20:02

    You would think that a venue which:
    * is less than 2 years old
    * charges £3 for a pint of lager
    * is massive

    ...would not have foot-sized holes in the floor waiting to grab your leg and hammer a lemon-sized bruise into it.

    But you'd be wrong and you'd never've been to the main hall of the ABC on Sauchiehall Street dancing by the wall on the right hand side where some genius decided to raise a wall next to a blocked-up door but not fill in the space caused by the frame between the door and the new floor.

    No pictures, it's too nasty.
  • Over familiar for a good reason

    20 Ago 2007, 18:05

    Recent anniversary celebrations of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus got me thinking about their relative influence.

    I hadn't ever consciously listened to much by either artist, canonical stuff turns me off, but I think that globally, Bob's the one with greater reach. Listening to Exodus has been a strange experience because it all seemed very familiar.

    I mean that in a good way. The songs have been in the air around me a lot, at some of the best times of my life. And though I can do the hipster-oh-yeh-this-again sneer, I like the album a lot. Getting global reach (everyone knows who Bob Marley is) with a message that boils down to "people be nice," would be hard to criticise even if the music didn't sound fresh after 25 years.

    What it boils down to:
    When I think of Bob Marley I get a warm comforting feeling inside; when I think of the Beatles I think of mansions.
  • hmm

    3 Jul 2007, 17:06

    How do I connect my record player to last.fm, then?