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Awesome!

I'm gonna bet that the tabla music is the "Taxi Ride" one.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 3:56 PM
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Hmm, freaking me out, I listen to a LOT of jazz, and have only heard of about half the people on the playlist.

Cool.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:21 PM
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You certainly listen to and are familiar with more jazz than I do/am, ttaM, it just doesn't overlap much.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:22 PM
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Speaking of tabla, I saw Trilok Gurtu, years ago playing as part of a percussion concert in Glasgow.* The music wasn't brilliant -- bit too fusiony for my taste -- but tabla is such a joyous thing to watch, especially when they start with the vocalisation.


* there were performances of Varèse's Ionisations, some percussion pieces by Tan Dun, that sort of thing.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:29 PM
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Once again, your file refuses to fully unarchive and crashes my computer.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:43 PM
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Where does it stop?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:44 PM
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At the very tip of the end. Your files have done this to me before.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:46 PM
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I wonder if the problem is the exclamation points in the Blue Cranes file. I'm reuploading the zip with a renamed, bangless file. But I don't think that should be a problem on macs. I think the problem lies with you.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:47 PM
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What does "at the very tip of the end" mean? What gets successfully unarchived?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:47 PM
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My problem lies with you, Benjamin. No one else gives me such pain.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:51 PM
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I can successfully extract the files on both mac & linux.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:52 PM
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I can extract it fine on a Windows machine.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 4:55 PM
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See? See?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:22 PM
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Line from that cartoon: "Man, I'm so hip I won't even eat a square meal."

Excellent.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:34 PM
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What does "at the very tip of the end" mean?

Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex but Were Afraid to Ask, by Ben W-lfs-n.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:35 PM
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From a Mac, at the conclusion of unzipping the file: "Error 1 - operation not permitted."


Posted by: BooBoo | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:43 PM
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I saw Trilok Gurtu at Intermediate Theater in PDX back in the day. Awesomely awesome with a side of awesome pie, it was.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:47 PM
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great music and cartoons, i followed its other episodes at youtube, thanks
can't listen to the ogg files at work


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 5:52 PM
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re: 17

Yeah, his playing was awesome. I'm just not a huge fan of that type of fusiony music. Ditto, say, most post-1970 McLaughlin. As a player, he's a genius, but as music ... meh.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-08 6:11 PM
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Blortch old school, not know how to play .ogg file. Please recommend player for blortch...


Posted by: blortch | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 6:12 AM
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Blortch using PC, not Mac, if it matter...


Posted by: blortch | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 6:14 AM
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re: 21

Foobar2000. Best music player on Windows, anyway.

Has a fairly basic UI, though, compared to iTunes or Winamp.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 6:16 AM
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Thanks M2.


Posted by: blortch | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 6:21 AM
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I'm pretty disappointed that this hasn't turned into another downloadable mixtape thread. Oh well -- back to work!


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 7:41 AM
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Me too, NCP. For own self, I'm too damn busy today.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 7:56 AM
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Me three. I could help solve that problem, but A. My understanding from a recent mixthread is that there are multiple steps involved, and I can't even get pictures onto fucking Flickr*, and B. You all would make fun of my music.

* motivation, not aptitude


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 8:10 AM
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25 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 8:23 AM
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I think all of us with iTunes should let it make a mix for you all with Genius. Some of them are surprisingly great! Others are like, "Why is my choice of Rage Against the Machine as a central theme leading to the Bee Gees and Simon and Garfunkel?"


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 9:21 AM
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I might make a mix.

How does a guitar mix sound? All different genres -- just themed around the instrument?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 9:49 AM
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How does a guitar mix sound? All different genres -- just themed around the instrument?

I'd be really interested in this, FWIW.


Posted by: NickFranklin | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 10:32 AM
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I have some stuff I can upload later on, too.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 10:55 AM
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I have some stuff I can upload later on, too.

The loincloth picture?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 11:07 AM
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Others are like, "Why is my choice of Rage Against the Machine as a central theme leading to the Bee Gees and Simon and Garfunkel?"

My first tries at toying with Genius resulted in me saying to Rah, "So here's what the 'genius' button does: it takes whatever you've selected and it pairs it with disc 2 of the Led Zeppelin box set." Things were much better the next day, though, and some of the results have surprised me.

A few weeks ago I made a fairly random mix of mostly pop revolving around bad weather and clairvoyance for the game I run when I did a prequel session set during a historical hurricane.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 11:24 AM
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re: 30

Cool, will do this later.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 11:29 AM
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32: Hell no, I'm not giving away the good stuff for free.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 11:33 AM
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Hell no, I'm not giving away the good stuff for free.

Fine, send in the tighty-whitey pic.

Sheesh.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 1:49 PM
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Shit, I was thinking, "where can I post what I want to say about Genius?" Completely forgetting about this thread.

Pretty cool. Most impressive is the speed with which it compiles.

Also, this should be a good way of generating contenders for playlists, esp. like my bike riding mixes, for which I might have a few songs come right to mind, but then fade out a bit. I really like the idea of iTunes looking at my 3000 songs to find the ones I can't think of.

OTOH, they really need to let you pick more than one song at a time - OK, what songs go with "Sure Shot" and "Manic Depression"?

Last: I do wish it used the Pandora technology - I feel as if that would be a better path to new music; probably a wash for looking into my existing collection.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 1:55 PM
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So, guitar mix, here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0czyfv

It's a mixture of stuff, there's some nice 'classical' stuff here from the late 1500s to modern stuff, some jazz, some funk, rock. Just random things in various genres with interesting guitar stuff going on. Very few 'name' players.

Tracks:
01. Nigel North - Lachrimae Pavan
02. Oscar Aleman (Trio) - Jeeper's Creepers [1939]
03. Jim Campilongo - Monkey In A Movie
04. Victor Villadangos - Piazzolla: Midnight In Buenos Aires
05. Les Barons ft. Henri Gao-Bi - Lagos Soundsystem
06. Enno Voorhorst - Bach: Adagiosissimo, BWV 992 (Capriccio Sopra La Lontananza De Il Fratro Dilettissimo)
07. Radiohead - Nude
08. Elena Papandreou - Dyens: Tango En Skai
09. Tom Waits - Hang On St. Christopher
10. The Rosenberg Trio - Minor Blues
11. George Benson - Shadow Dancers
12. Anabel Montesinos - Hungarian Fantasy
13. The Gipsy Boys - Caravan
14. Julie London - I Should Care
15. Dejan Ivanovic - Arnold: Fantasy, Op. 107 / Arietta
16. Dejan Ivanovic - Arnold: Fantasy, Op. 107 / March and Postlude
17. David Bowie - Stay
18. Charlie Christian - Rose Room
19. Joe Bataan - Aftershower Funk
20. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
21. Smits, Raphaëlla - 6 Schubert'sche Lieder (Johann Kaspar Mertz): Ständchen
22. Todd Rundgren - The Last Ride


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 4:38 PM
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Hey, thanks, ttaM. I was hoping for that kind of variety.

Downloading as I write...


Posted by: NickFranklin | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 4:51 PM
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FWIW: The Villadangos and the second Ivanovic track feature some nice 'modern' classic techniques [percussion on the body, scrapes, fake 'snare' sounds, etc]. No overdubs -- just a single guitar.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 4:54 PM
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Thanks, ttaM.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 4:58 PM
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I saw Jim Campilongo a few months ago, opening for the Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline & Jeff Parker. Very good show.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 5:04 PM
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re: 42

Yeah, he's a brilliant player. Reading some of the stuff he's written -- he used to write for a magazine and has some stuff on his website too -- pointed me to a load of music that I wasn't that familiar with. Various things that live on that odd and often forgotten interface between western swing, rockabilly, traditional country and jazz.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 5:37 PM
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Foobar2000. Best music player on Windows, anyway.

Thanks. I hadn't heard about it, but I just installed it, and it is good.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 9:08 PM
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Damn, ttaM. This mix is great.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 9:21 PM
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really
i'm enjoying the mix so much
and donwloading the RmCMP's
thank you all
still can't listen to ogg files coz at home the folder doesn't open, the error message says 'the compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted' something's wrong with my pc downloader
work pc, i could listen to the other files, should try too foobar maybe, just downloading programs is prohibited at work


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 9:48 PM
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Oookay then. Up this goes and then I can finally download ttaM's mix (probably tomorrow, I guess).

Colin Salmon e' James Bond in Agente 007 Si Vive Sole Due Volte
1. You Only Live Twice (Bjork)
2. T Plays It Cool (Marvin Gaye)
3. Keep On Trying (The ARE)
4. Trap Door (Jake One)
5. Simply Amazin' (Steel Blazin') (Blu & Exile)
6. Always Together (The Dells)
7. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
8. Cha Cha Gitano (Yma Sumac)
9. Ritual (Nico Gomez)
10. Yaye Penda Mbaye (Aby Ngana Diop)
11. Problems (Desmond Dekker)
12. Hotel California (Majek Fashek)
13. The Model (FINK)
14. Tomorrow Today (Mike Vickers)
15. Madness (Deltron 3030)
16. You Look Like a Lady (Lee Hazlewood)
17. A Kind of Hush (Herman's Hermits)
18. Groovy Kind of Love (Wayne Fontana)
19. Egyptian Shumba (The Tammys)
20. Miri Iti (The Royal Tahitian Dance Company)
21. Essence of a Sapphire (Dorothy Ashby)
22. The Man With the Harmonica (Ennio Morricone)
23. You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)

In two files, here and here.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-19-08 10:30 PM
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Thanks, DS. Just downloading now.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 12:14 AM
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Second file won't unzip for me.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 2:22 AM
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The second of DS's? Unzips fine for me.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 2:25 AM
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Hmm, I'll download it again.

Also, it sure took an awful lot of work to get iTunes Genius to work for me. It kept giving me an error while sending my info. After about a billion tries and then some googling, I ran my iTunes Library database through an XML validator, which told me that somewhere (but no indication where) three of the 30,000 songs in my library had non-UTF-8 characters in the genre field (all three were tracks from a couple of W-lfs-n's mixes, btw, if anybody else is having the same problem).

Genius is an interesting toy, but huge chunks of my library are albums that have been out of print for decades, and it doesn't know what to make of most of those.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 2:53 AM
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Nope. Still won't open.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 7:38 AM
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Weird. I'll try re-upping it.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 7:44 AM
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DS,

I'm really enjoying your mix. I'm about half-way through, and it hangs together really well.

Ben,

I liked several of the tracks, but, probably a personal idiosyncracy but some of the sax playing on the tracks seemed to feature that sort of dry querulous tone that a lot of modern(ish) post-bop players use -- Charlie Parker too, for that matter* -- and that tone grates (for me). I have friends that love that sound, but it doesn't do much for me personally.

I liked the Aram Shelton track a lot.

* sacriledge, I know


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 8:15 AM
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Glad you like it. I'm up around the George Benson track on yours and enjoying it all thoroughly.

Here's an alternate second file uploaded specifically for Southerners.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 8:23 AM
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That one worked just fine. Go figure.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 10:08 AM
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apo - Validator is what I used when I had the same problem and it showed what line of the Library XML file had the bad characters.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 10:48 AM
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I used Validator too, but your line numbers mean nothing to me. I sorted by genre and they weren't too hard to find then.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-20-08 11:36 AM
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When I tried to download morejazz.zip the file transfer dropped about halfway through (the first try got to 69,312,040 bytes). Since the index to a .zip file is at the end of the file, an unzip utility is unable to read the truncated file. I'll bet the same thing happened to you, AWB, why don't you see how big the file you ended up with is? Also if you've got a PC, download a copy of gnu unzip. It unzips .zip files containing files with all kind of irregulationary characters in their names where other PC-based .zip utilities fail.

I've had this problem attempting to download your mixes before. I am sure they are so brilliant that I would be vastly spiritually enlightened if I could only successfully download them. But alas no. Wait! Here's morejazz2.zip (same file, second try, renamed at my end) at 130,794,846 bytes, and I can read the .zip index, which means that I've got the whole thing! Sayonara samsara, free at last!

blortch: get this thing

http://www.rarewares.org/ogg-oggdec.php

and convert the .oggs to .wavs, then use lame

http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php

or something like that to compress the .wavs to .mp3s. I had to do this to play some .oggs on my ipod clone, which doesn't understand .ogg format.


Posted by: W. Kiernan | Link to this comment | 09-22-08 3:55 PM
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Actually, blortch, you shouldn't do what W. Kiernan recommends, because the transcoded results will sound awful. There is an ogg plugin for itunes, though.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-22-08 4:02 PM
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That was me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-22-08 4:03 PM
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You know, FLAC files come with much easier-to-use plugins for PC users who don't have iTunes. Just sayin'.

Always thoroughly enjoy the songs on your mixes I'm able to listen to, though.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-22-08 9:12 PM
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