I tried to get a mix posted today. Picked out songs and everything but just ran out of time. I might finish it later this weekend, but it’s hard to say. Either way, I hope all of you have the holiday you are hoping for. Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it. Or even if you don’t, I suppose. I’ll be back soon with more music.
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I was hoping to get a post written today, but I’m leaving for Bonnaroo in about 3 hours and I still have a fair amount to do. I was hoping to get to the gym and take a nap, too, but neither of those are going to happen either. I have just enough time to finish gathering my gear, eat one last home cooked meal, and take one last real shower. I will not be posting for the rest of the week and Monday looks a little sketchy, too.
I thought I was going to get around to a post today, but it just didn’t come together. I was going to recommend a couple Christmas albums: Vice Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” because this is simply the single finest Christmas album ever made. Really. You probably know it. If you don’t, do yourself a big favor and go get it immediately. Vince Guaraldi is perhaps my favorite jazz artist and this album is fantastic. The other was to be “Merry Mixmas.” This is a series of classic Christmas songs by artists like Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, etc. that have been completely regrooved with updated percussion and instrumentation. It’s fantastic. Sadly, I didn’t wind up with time to give you details and specific recommendations, but both are wonderful discs and you will definitely enjoy them both.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. I’ll be back on Monday.
I’m really busy today and won’t have time to put together a Friday mix (sorry) but I have a question. One of the things I do now is post a link to entire songs on YouTube instead of the sample clips on Amazon. I figure you will get a better sense of the song by hearing the entire thing and if you like it you can find a copy yourself. Frequently, I can’t find what I’m trying to recommend on YouTube so I have to fall back to Amazon samples. What I’d like to do is post stuff that isn’t on YouTube yet and link you to that.
So, my question is, does anyone know how to create a movie of an MP3? I don’t need actual video. I would be content to simply put up a still of the album cover, as I’ve seen many others do. All the instructions I find on how to make and post something using iMovie show you how to film yourself, which I don’t need to do. I can’t figure it out and haven’t found good instructions, so I put it to you, good readers. Can anyone give me or link me to step-by-step instructions? Your input will improve this blog. Thanks!
I’ve gotten a few requests from readers who wondered if I would allow readers to write a review of their own. I think this could be a really cool idea. Some readers have already suggested bands and I have listened to several of them and even reviewed a couple (notably Baroness, which generates a few page views for me every day from search engines). But if someone would like to write a review, that would be great. I would love to share the insights and discoveries of some readers with other readers.
If you would like to guest post, probably the best way to let me know is to comment on a post. All comments come to me for moderation so if you comment, I see it. Get creative, too. Today, for example, I drove about 400 miles and never had time to put together my usual Friday mix. I would be happy to publish someone else’s mix. Or even to build a mix based on someone’s theme or suggestion. Or just review a disc and we’ll work out a way to get your review posted here. Try it. You may get hooked and launch your own music blog.
This blog is not going away. I will be occasionally posting on AltSounds when I get brand new music to review and I will give you a link to those reviews here, but I will continue posting here most days. I usually put together a mix on Fridays but I just haven’t had time today. Instead, I am putting up a review I have saved for a rainy day of Anathallo’s Floating World. Thanks for reading.
Well, I have made the jump to a commercial site. I was invited to be a contributor at AltSounds and, being a fan of the site, I was happy to accept. I have a profile there and future posts will show up there. Whenever I do post a review, I will pop a link to it at this blog so those of you who have subscribed or visit regularly will get them. Actually, I think you can subscribe to my posts at AltSounds, but I’m not sure about that yet. I’m still pretty new to the game there and I have a lot to learn about how one contributes there. I’ll let you know what I find out.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please continue to check me out at AltSounds.
Potential changes coming to the MissedMusic blog, maybe by the end of the week. Keep reading for more…
No music recommendations for you today. Busy packing. I’m leaving in about 10 minutes, in fact, for a few last minute errands. I will try to check in from the Roo and talk about who I’ve seen, who surprised me, who you might want to check out. This will depend on the availability of the computers in the tech tent. We”ll see. Either way, I’ll be back in action on Tuesday the 16th.