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Ronny’s Music

Posted in Downloads,iTunes by M on April 29, 2007

So if Chan Marshall at Wal-Mart represents a thread to indie rock, what does it mean when Audioslave shows up in my iTunes?

Don’t blame me; blame my next-door neighbor: “Ronny” is leeching my wireless Internet! Ever since he made himself a part of my local network, “Ronny’s shared Limewire music” has appeared as an all-new iTunes playlist.

And it’s alllllllllll crap.

Take a gander at his playlist in all its glory, then come back here. If you ever doubt that you have good taste in music, print out this picture and tape it to your wall. Look to it as a daily affirmation: you do not live in an arid, classic rock wasteland.

I’m also glad my iTunes library is carefully maintained. I don’t blame Ronny for the misspellings, the mislabeling, even the dubious formatting of the word “Rock and Roll.” This is all Limewire, after all; the music comes to him as garbage. Still, I look at what’s there and I cringe. Ronny, doesn’t this sloppy information bother you? Doesn’t this music?

We’ve all seen Cat Stevens credited for this Harry Chapin tune:

Cat Stevens being credited for Harry Chapin's Cat's in the Cradle

But I never made this connection between the Doobie Brothers and Dobie Gray. I guess all it takes is an extra “o”:

The Doobie Brothers credited for Dobie Gray's Drift Away

Then there are the misspellings. I do hold out hope for the tape deck. And the Creedence!

Creedence Clearwater Revival credited as Credence

And sweet Jesus, Sinead O’Connor‘s name is spelled differently within the same track! It requires hard work to make things that bad!

Sinead O'Connor credited as Sinead O'Conner

Lynyrd Skynyrd credited as Lynard Skynard

Same thing with Skynyrd. But it gets worse:

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird on the Meet Joe Black soundtrack

Ronny’s version of “Free Bird” is off of the Meet Joe Black soundtrack! Seriously? Did Anthony Hopkins pull off some whammin’ air guitar in that movie?

Only Ronny knows. Too bad he’s getting kicked off the network. Come on, the guy has a White Lion album!

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My iTunes Seems To Know Which Way To Go…

Posted in David Bowie,iTunes by M on February 22, 2007

Oh, iTunes, you raise my hopes and dash them!

Borne.  Free Download Single of the Week

I see this ad on the iTunes Music Store and think: “Ooh, free Bowie!

Wishful thinking on my part.

And besides, the bigger artists on iTunes only get featured for their Celebrity Playlists. Which, come to think of it, haven’t been so prominent lately.

And do you know why? iTunes now offers so much more! Hair metal music videos! Terminator movies! All sorts of things which make the iTunes Music Store far less of a cool music destination and much more like just another FYE.

And who’s borne?

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Speak and Smell

Posted in Depeche Mode,iTunes by M on May 24, 2006

Bonus Depeche!

I didn’t even realize until now how I rated DM’s “Speak and Spell” in iTunes until now:

The Depeche Mode album Speak and Spell in iTunes, with every track rated only one star, except for the four-star Just Can't Get Enough.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

That Fucker Can See!

Posted in iTunes,Pop by M on April 29, 2006

Andrea Bocelli, as featured in an iTunes Music Store advertisement

I was at a party two years back, and for some reason, someone started talking about Andrea Bocelli. After a few minutes, one of the partygoers, apparently jealous and suspicous of the singer, shouted out: “That fucker can see!” I’ve been unable to keep a straight face while looking at Bocelli since.

So thanks a lot, iTunes Music Store; now I can’t visit until you rotate off that ad.

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The Commish is Delish!

Posted in iTunes,Music Videos by M on March 29, 2006

Come on, iTunes, give us real music videos! Not crap like The Best of Ghost Hunters…

The stars of Ghost Hunters

You know what, though? I like how every iTunes Music Store reviewer is a smartass….

Excellent, Five Stars, by BrianBolf.  Man, I will watch anything that has Michael Chiklis in it.

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