28. Apr. 2009, 18:2566666th track on Last.fm was High Rise.
7. Dez. 2008, 15:20The 60000th track was Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely from When It All Caved In (where it's spelt incorrectly as "Oh, Comely").
My overall top ten:
1 Nine Inch Nails - 2385
2 Tori Amos - 2239
3 YUP - 1217
4 Absoluuttinen nollapiste - 1204
5 David Bowie - 1135
6 The Beatles - 1052
7 Marilyn Manson - 990
8 Einstürzende Neubauten - 958
9 Therapy? - 932
10 Radiohead - 908
*50000th track post, it was in May
27. Okt. 2008, 21:50Okay, I presented my old Amiga modules earlier but now it's time to do it again.
I hereby present Anno amini.
*What is it?
Five modules made on the Amiga computer at least ten year ago. Some may call it music.
Because I can! My ultimate reason might be that I hope I'd begin composing music again. We'll see.
*Whence the name?
By 1998, I was studying chemistry and knew about amines. I thought about amines when thinking about 1998.
If you want to hear the tunes, you can
*listen to them on Last.fm
*download all the tunes as a zipped file in higher quality (LAME quality V4 except Tira, which is quality V3 and in mono)
The sound is typical of many Amiga modules. Some *good* Amiga composers were eg. Dr. Awesome, Gluemaster and Mahoney. I guess there's something from Jean-Michel Jarre who I listened a lot at the time, and also earlier.
More detailed information:
*Anno amini, 5 modules by Toni Keskitalo, not later than 1998.
*Track 1 made with MED, version forgotten, saved as ProTracker module, on Amiga 500.
*Tracks 2-5 made with OctaMed Pro on Amiga 500.
*Converted to wav with uade123 2.07.20070528.
*Encoded to mp3 with lame 3.97 (beta 3, Sep 5 2006).
*"Tira" is in mono because the bass sounded too heavy in the left ear in separated stereo.
04 Listen If You Can? II
05 Plimpton Squirt
2008-10-27, Toni Keskitalo,
My Last.fm page:
18. Jul. 2008, 5:38Okay, I'm writing some of my observations about the new Last.fm and its shortcomings. I'm not commenting much on features I didn't previously use. This entry will be growing...
1. The drop-down menu at the top right-hand corner!!!!½½§ Ugh, that does help to reduce the top bar vertically but adding clicks is very annoying.
2. Playlists are subscriber-only.
The rest are in no particular order.
3. Too much white space between site elements.
4. Group descriptions aren't shown entirely on the main group page and I can't figure out how to see the whole description.
5. Icons are show for artists despite the setting "no images" when I'm browsing. And I can't disable the library on my main page.
6. I can't see neighbours without clicking
7. I can't see the shoutbox without scrolling (not that I used it much)
8. Recent tracks are shown with two lines each.
9. In general, additional clicks! Writing a new journal requires more clicks, getting to settings requires more clicks (see 1.)
Charts restricted to around 200 items (as compared to earlier 500)UPDATE: They should return to 500 in near future.
11. In groups, the same number is show for members, pending members and banned users. This is really a bug, though.
12. The big player on pages. I blocked it immediately.
13. Only ten groups per page on the groups page.
14. The compose box is small. This should be fixed next week.
As a reference, I link to my stored profile page at archive org. It's from 2006 and the layout isn't correct and I had listened to Mozart with long track names but... I think that was close to ideal.
Soundtrack: Marilyn Manson - This Is the New Shit
10. Mai. 2008, 17:25Hey! My 50000 tracks passed without me noticing so I counted backwards from 50167.
The winner was: VargTimmen
See also the 40000th track journal.
Top ten with play counts:
1 Nine Inch Nails: 1,950
2 Tori Amos: 1,899
3 YUP: 1,179
4 Absoluuttinen nollapiste: 1,108
5 David Bowie: 1,011
6 Einstürzende Neubauten: 866
7 Marilyn Manson: 836
8 The Beatles: 832
9 Therapy?: 825
10 Radiohead 806
Suzanne Vega dropped from the top ten again because Marilyn Manson rose so high.
9. Mär. 2008, 10:39Using last.fm tags to tag eg. Paris Hilton as brutal death metal is a common pastime. I didn't want to use any genre tags for such thing, though...
So I created a hearty tag called vomitous shit played on music channels for stuff currently played on eg. MTV and the Finnish Voice TV that I totally abhor. Don't worry, Ms. Hilton is there, too, with songs from such artists as Brick & Lace, Natasha Bedingfield, Sunrise Avenue (a Finnish band) and Good Charlotte.
(There are already many tags where the lovely word vomit is included.)
I invite you to use the tag vomitous shit played on music channels on the songs you abhor. I realise that if the tag gains popularity, common artists will be on the top. :>
I wonder why there are "n" and "Natasha Beding" there in connected music when I didn't enter those names.
27. Okt. 2007, 16:48The 40000th track on last.fm, according to the counter, was Okto Ijas (by Shamaani Duo. It's the last track on their only album, Hunka Lunka. I won it in 1996 (or nearly) from a radio competition.
I had listened to the whole of Hunka Lunka before it. (Then I have Kovemmat Kädet by PMMP next.)
1 Nine Inch Nails 1,663
2 Tori Amos 1,602
3 Absoluuttinen nollapiste 1,007
4 YUP 1,000
5 David Bowie 856
6 Radiohead 739
7 Therapy? 722
8 Suzanne Vega 707
9 Einstürzende Neubauten 696
10 The Beatles 645
My top ten is rather stable. Only Björk has dropped out, and The Beatles are in when compared to 30000 tracks.
Björk and Eva Dahlgren are quite near top ten! Marilyn Manson has also been on the rise.
25. Mär. 2007, 16:4129996 L'attente
29997 A marcher dans le temps
29998 That I Would Be Good
29999 Piano Études, Book 2: VIII. Coloana infinită
...and the winner is!
30000 Sähköpoliisin Valssi
I'm in the process of listening to all my tracks at least once (most twice).
See also the 20000th track post.
My top ten artists are the same as then with the exception that now Suzanne Vega is in and the Beatles are out. :>
1 Nine Inch Nails (1228 plays)
2 Tori Amos (1212 plays)
3 Absoluuttinen nollapiste (865 plays)
4 YUP (833 plays)
5 David Bowie (676 plays)
6 Radiohead (601 plays)
7 Björk (569 plays)
8 Therapy? (565 plays)
9 Einstürzende Neubauten (564 plays)
10 Suzanne Vega (520 plays)
I think David Bowie will go on becoming stronger because of his vast back catalogue but it's unsure when (or if) he'll pass Absoluuttinen Nollapiste.
1. Jan. 2007, 22:22I've really become obsessed at downloading open source music. One great source (sic!) is archive.org with its audio collection. At this point, I can't remember how I began to download -- was I recommended something here at Last.fm?
In any case, I wasn't sure what to download first, so sort of semi-randomly I searched initally for "electropop". I think I had begun to download albums with that tag at Jamendo earlier.
And what a decision it was! Nothing has been completely unlistenable to me but some things are nothing short of immensely enjoyable:
*I Like This Pizzicato -- link -- so fresh
*xenoton - *everything* -- link -- Especially "Interkosmos" and "Seeland"
*Rod Drigg -- link
*Tesla Ghost -- link
*Blisaed -- link -- especially the shorter works
*NO UNAUTHORIZED -- link -- originally from 1987
Swain and Laura Palmer were too demanding on me.
Xenoton must be the number one of them all if I must choose one. I'm quite a novice in electronic music, so I probably can't describe it very well. I like cool harmonies and fine pulses all over the aural space. Loudness isn't a requirement but it doesn't harm much, either.
In addition, I have tagged the artists when I've remembered with archive-org.
(Four artists to drag you here: Björk, Nine Inch Nails, Jean-Michel Jarre, Bodies Without Organs)
18. Nov. 2006, 10:25This is a mix cd I made in January 2004. It's supposed to be depressing among other stuff.
1. Eraser (Denial; Realization)
2. Charlie Big Potato
3. Verta, pornoa ja propagandaa
4. Tungos on lavaste
5. vulpecula (anxiety)
7. Where the Wild Roses Grow (feat. Kylie Minogue)
9. Jos saisin kolme elämää
10. Down In It
11. Climbing Up the Walls
12. The Reflecting God
13. Hetki Hautausmaalla
14. All Neon Like
Urmas Sisask is an Estonian "modern classic composer". His best-known work is the Starry Sky Cycle, of which Vulpecula is one part.