December 29, 2008
Seeking iTunes help again
Last year, I asked for help buying music from the iTunes store, as I'd been given a gift card for Christmas. I scored some more gift cards this year, so I'm back asking for more help. You've got a decent idea of my taste in music from the various Friday Random Ten postings I've done, but please don't feel constrained by that. Tell me what you like, what you think any idiot with some semblance of taste ought to have, whatever. If you can find a link to a video of the song in question so I can give it a test drive, that'd be awesome. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
And as long as I'm asking for help...Some months ago, I heard a song called If You Steal My Sunshine, by a group called LEN, on the local Jack station, and I liked it. I went looking for it on iTunes, but all they had (and still have) was the video. Since I can see that for free on YouTube, I declined. I've tried Amazon and LEN's MySpace page, but cannot find that version of the song available anywhere. I don't want to buy a full CD, and I don't want to take a chance on a cover version without a solid recommendation - I've been contemplating making a request at Coverville, just to see what I might get - so I'll throw the question out here: Anyone know where I can buy a copy of this song, the one performed in that YouTube link? Thanks.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 29, 2008 to Music
For some heavier material, I'll recommend some downloads of the Stone Gods. It's basically The Darkness without Justin Hawkins and not as lighthearted.
For the more eclectic catalog, there's some relatively new Todd Snider on the market. That may be hit or miss as to whether it's your cup of tea.
I would suggest you make sure you have the most up-to-date version of iTunes, and then give the Genius recommendation system a try.
I've really been into both Jenny Lewis and the Ditty Bops recently for more mellow music. One album from this past year I was really liking was The Watson Twins' Fire Songs. Also, Jakob Dylan's album "Seeing Things" is very Bob-esque, if you're into that sort of thing.
Metallica Death Magnetic. It rocks.
How about Paul McCartney's recent release Electric Arguments?
I have a problem retrieving and transfering my music, they have (!) exclamation points next to them, I've been trying to find the music but been unsuccesful and it is over 700 titles that I would like not to loose. Any help?
I just listen to Love Will Tear Us Apart over and over and over. Been doing it for years now.
Deep Purple looks like it would fit well into your tastes. Yay for Rock Band leading to 70s rock revival. I like Nothing Is More (the album) by Go Betty Go but I don't see much like it in your collection. Perhaps The Cloud Room's self-titled album.
Flatlanders - More a Legend Than a Band
John Prine - Souvenirs
I too have exclamation points on songs. These songs won't play while I am on the itunes site and can't be transferred. Assorted other difficulties that I am sure I caused, but would start with this one. When I click on this songit says. "The song "______" could not be used because the original file conuld not be found. Would you like to locate it?"
When I click yes it gives me a list of playlists. a mess. Can you help. Thanks so much.