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  • My Best of 2014

    23 déc. 2014, 7h46m par RONSAm

    毎年恒例!自己満足の年間ベストセレクション!
    なんだかんだとちょこちょこメモりながら聴いてきたので、今年はすんなり選べましたね。
    そして毎度数枚昨年のや、ちと古いの?混じってるのはご愛嬌!
    とりあえず20枚に絞ってからは、選んでる時の気分や今年の印象などを
    反映するような選出にしたく、結果このような並びになりました。
    順不同でどれが1位で〜とかはなく、それぞれが思い入れのある1枚です。
    昨年も書いてましたけど、本当に洋楽を聴かなくなってるんだなぁと改めて。
    試聴環境が洋楽の方が圧倒的に良いので、そこで満足してるってのも昨年書きましたが、
    それでも買ってまで聴きたい!って音が少ないんでしょうね…そしてピンとこない…
    もちろん、Linda PerhacsやVashti Bunyanの新譜なんて、
    手元に置いてじっくりと聴きたくてしょうがないけど、
    それすらも試聴してう〜ん…となってしまうので、重症なんですかね…
    年々時代やメディアに背くセレクトになっていくような気がします。

    ネガティヴな流れになってしまいましたが、選出した音盤について一言二言。
    気がついたら、インスト盤が4枚も!加藤雄一郎絡みの2枚も結構迷って次点にしたので、
    今年は本当にインストにハマった年だったんだなぁとしみじみ。
    そして、待望の新作や、贔屓のアーティストの新作がどうもハマらなかった感が
    強く残りましたね…
    前者は渚にてや、ベン・ワット、後者はオウガやゑでゐなど、
    坂本慎太郎やくるりは選外になってしまいました。
    そういう経緯も含めて、おいらの感性が鈍ってきてるんだろうなぁと沈みかけてましたが、
    それを覆してくれたのが、新しいアーティストとの出逢いでした♪
    NohtenkigengoYankaNoiは本当にしびれましたし、
    Alvvays の胸キュンメロディはたまらなかったですね。
    さらには、ハンバートハンバートLamp の力作には実に勇気づけられました。
    結局、やっぱり音楽っていいなぁ!ってまとまるんですよね。
    だからいい歳になっても音盤聴いて感動するのやめられない。
    別な意味で重症な道楽です。
    また、シングルにおいては、バシッと強力な10曲になったと思います。
    アルバム以上によく聴いた感が強く、リスペクトです!

    ところで、11月中旬からこのLast.fmにiTunesにしろiPod・iPhoneにしろ、
  • last.fm auto-correct option

    2 fév. 2009, 7h31m par msnaddie

    Okay so by now we all know last.fm have implemented their auto-correct option, and you can choose wheher or not you want to use the option. I for one have turned it off since there are still lots of bugs that last.fm & its users need to fix. To read what kind of bugs this auto-correct option have, go here to last.fm's blog entry.

    I like the fact that last.fm have finally implemented on this, and I know that they have been working hard on it, so I really appreciate their effort. On the other hand, for people who listen to foreign artists, the system is really lacking in certain areas, since we tend to use Unicode and foreign languages. I personally prefer to tag the artists in their original language, meaning Japanese artists would use kanji, Korean ones would use Hangul, etc etc.

    So what you guys can do as users is to flag any incorrect naming of artists (and even their tracks if you want to) according to their correct names - and if you need to know if they're correct…
  • last.fm, why are you so WEIRD???

    31 jan. 2009, 9h10m par msnaddie

    I like the auto-correct function, but I don't like the fact that last.fm totally corrects the wrong thing. Let me lay this out for you:

    Lamp =/= Lamb

    Okay? They're not the same artists, so please stop redirecting all my plays for Lamp to Lamb, because

    lamp =/= lamb

    I mean there's a reason they're spelled differently you know - because they're different. You don't just go "Why did she say I turned on the lamp? She obviously meant she turned on the lamb!" Do I even need to point out the inappropriate use of lamb? REALLY?

    So please, to the wise ass who think that Lamp should redirect to Lamb, DON'T TRY TO THINK.

    I like the auto-correct function because it merges Clazziquai to Clazziquai Project, and thus my last.fm Library is all shiny with Clazziquai Project as its 2nd top artist. It was my fault for tagging 'em wrong, but I've had so many plays on Clazziquai by the time I realized it that I don't want to change it. …
  • LA-di-DA di-di di-di-di-di-di-di-DA

    26 avr. 2007, 15h02m par fontgoddess

    Sun 22 Apr – The Decemberists

    I hereby propose that all venues have a section reserved for short people. Like 5'4" and shorter. And all people 6' and over should not stand in the front or near the center. Unless they can make arrangements to stand in a trench or the orchestra pit.

    The opening act, My Brightest Diamond, was fantastic. They played for 30 minutes, and I could have listened to them longer. Their cover of Feelin' Good was very enjoyable. The rest of their set was off their debut album, Bring Me the Workhorse. The lead singer, Shara Worden had a Cranberries vibe, but the friend I went with said it also reminded him of Lamp. So now I'm going to go look up their music too. And it was Shara's birthday, so I hope we were a good audience. We sang "Happy Birthday" to her in the middle of The Decemberists' set (with extra effort to be in tune).

    The Decemberists were fantastic. Colin apologized right away for the fact that their last concert in Denver had been below par due to illness…