Playlist 05/10…

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Every few months I always put together a new playlist to drive and ride to, this the list of songs which are the top of the last few months plus a few unknown songs which are really fun to listen to and just fun music. It really is a mix of music, probably something for everyone in this list. Luckily I got jump started by Ananyah’s original list then expanded a lot on it, out of 50 songs I took about 15 songs and added another 25 songs since her mix was more RnB tailored, I wanted something that was a little bit more upbeat or intense. The songs with stars ** are the songs that I really like and the more there are the more I like it, don’t mind listening to it again and again.

May 2010 Playlist:

  • B.o.B – Nothin’ On You (ft. Bruno Mars)
  • Rihanna – Rude Boy ***
  • Ke$ha – Blah Blah Blah (ft. 3OH!3) **
  • Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart (ft. Ludacris)
  • Kevin Rudolf – I Made it (ft. Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne)
  • David Rush – Shooting Star (ft. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf)[Party Rock Mix] **
  • One Republic – All the Right Moves
  • 3OH!3 – Follow Me Down
  • Rihanna – Hard (ft. Jeezy)
  • Ke$ha – Take it Off
  • DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win
  • Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj – Knockout ***
  • Jason Derulo – In My Head
  • Jamie Foxx ft. T.I. & Justin Timberlake ***
  • Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain – Zoosk Girl
  • Usher ft. T.I. – Gulty
  • Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj – Up To My Face **
  • Lady GaGa – Reloaded (ft. Rodney Jerkins)
  • Jackie Chain – Diamonds & Cadillacs
  • Lupe Fiasco – Say Something Freestyle
  • Charles Hamilton & B.o.B – Paperboy
  • Cassidy ft. John Legend – Searching
  • Chrishan – Bitch Look At Me Now (ft. Meech) **
  • DJ Khaled – Victory
  • Lloyd – Internet Love
  • Tinie Tempah – Pass Out **
  • Young Money – She Is Gone
  • Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Kid Cudi) – Solar Midnite
  • Jaheim – Ain’t Leavin Without You
  • Bobby Valentino ft. Nicki Minaj – Stilettos & T-Shirt
  • Lexlife – Poppin’
  • Lloyd ft. J. Holiday & Nicki Minaj – Take It Off
  • Orianthi – According To You **
  • Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon – Body Bounce
  • T.I. ft. Fergie & Will.I.Am – Down Like That ***
  • Kate Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
  • Eminem – Not Afraid **
  • B.o.B – Airplanes
  • 3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha – My First Kiss **

Dirty MP3s

MP3watermark

The one thing that stopped me the most from joining the Apple Bandwagon was DRM on the MP3s, even after getting an iPod I kept buying my MP3s from Amazon when they first opened their MP3 store. Then Amazon went region specific so I couldn’t buy most of the songs because I was based out of the US. Luckily by then Apple switched to DRM free but it isn’t completely clean. To appease the music labels Apple went ahead with another type of scheme. Now all your music is watermarked with your personal information just as the image above. Your name and other details are attached to the songs information, you have to look for it to find it, and it seems hard to find unless you know what your looking for. To them its simple you have nothing to fear from the watermarking unless it gets onto P2P or BitTorrents, then the labels come for your heads. One way or another the labels want control over the music, they don’t want you to have full freedom no matter what. But others have still resisted this pressure and selling songs fine.

Dirty MP3s:

  • iTunes
  • Lala (Owned By Apple)
  • Walmart

Clean MP3s:

  • Amazon
  • Napster
  • The Rest of Them

Link: TechCrunch

Logic3 Valve 80

I have been looking into a docking solution for the iPod. I do have the Sonos system which can be integrated into the Library and access all the songs, but I do prefer connecting my iPod or any other iPod into a docking solution and completely getting rid of my CD/Tape Stereo which I haven’t switched on in over a year. Anytime I want to listen to a CD, I listen to it in the car, pick the tracks that I like, and rip it to my computer, integrate it some playlist.

After looking around the Logic3 Valve 80 seems to be the most interesting solution. I can integrate it into the current Sonos setup that I have, both machines and one set of speakers. I will completely get rid of my normal stereo sicne its just taking up space and nothing else. Retro and funky come to mind when I look at this machine. A clean design with analog audio which produces some very interesting sound, I’m thinking about it for now and some of the rewiring and clean up that I have to do.

Price: £229.99
Link: Amazon

iPod Touch Apps Switch Over

I have shifted my iTunes Library from the crappy PC to the CORE PC (iCore7 Processor), its been running perfectly dual screen and pushing all its processing power to the edge. Since shifting the library to this new PC its been going smoothly, I have synced all the videos and music to my iPod Classic and Nano 4G, when you sync it all the previous data gets erased so you have a fresh install.

Now the issue I am facing with the iPod Touch is the applications. I haven’t really figured out how to shift all the applications to the new computer, the free ones are simple enough but what about the applications that I have paid for, how do I go about shifting them?

Apple iPod Touch – DOA

So for the first time I have decided to order an iPod Touch, and in my case I really have no luck. It arrived DOA, I ordered it online and its a bit of a special case, I’m not going to send it back, I would prefer to be able to fix it in Kuwait if possible. It wouldn’t even start up or charge or anything, right away from the box, right now its just an expensive paper weight. I’m going to take it to the Marina store based on a friend’s recommendation but that doesn’t mean that they would be able to fix it. I’m going to cross my fingers and hopefully they can fix it.