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January 27, 2013

Whitehorse with Daniel Romano at the Commodore Ballroom

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Whitehorse made it back to Vancouver, almost a year to the day after their last (and first ever) show here. My review is up at No Depression or you can read it after the jump here.

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January 14, 2013

Bruce Cockburn - Pacing the Cage

This aired on Vision TV a while ago, and marked one of the first times I wished I’d owned a television in quite some time. It’s a documentary that’s well worth watching. If the embedded copy above doesn’t work, try visitiong the Vision TV site.

Posted by skooter at 9:40 PM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Bruce Cockburn, Documentaries, Videos, Vision

January 11, 2013

Daniel Lanois - Orange Kay

Watching Daniel Lanois work with a guitar is about as close to perfection as it gets. If he doesn’t come back to Vancouver soon, I think a trip somewhere might be in order.

Posted by skooter at 6:45 AM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Daniel Lanois, Sony, Videos

January 8, 2013

Searching in the new iTunes (or: Where’s Wilco?)

There’s a new iTunes in town, and it’s been the subject of much controversy in Apple circles. It’s a fairly radical redesign of the interface that, most notably, throws albums and their associated artwork into the forefront. Moving away from a list based metaphor, iTunes does a nice job of putting album covers into the foreground.

Visually, I like the new iTunes but the search interface I’ve found a bit frustrating. In at least once case, I find it absolutely puzzling. The screenshot below does a decent job of showing that case.
iTunes Wacky Search Results When I search for Wilco I get exactly one artist match: Billy Bragg & Wilco. Don’t get me wrong, the Mermaid Avenue albums are favourites of mine and I’m happy that the search finds them but it’s the absence of other Wilco results that I find surprising.

My Wilco collection is modest, admittedly, comprising of only 42 albums with 4.35GB of music and 502 songs. That’s not much.

This one’s a mystery. Here’s hoping the new iTunes goes in the right direction, because it’s too essential to daily life for millions of iPhone owners already.

Posted by skooter at 10:10 PM This entry is filed under Technology.
Tags: Apple, iPhone, iTunes, Software, Wilco