Wednesday, September 27, 2006

which is that band that you could listen to, no matter what mood, time of day, ambience etc.. ?
mine would be fleetwood mac.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

no quarter

Led Zep and Tool versions back to back. first thing in the morning.

(Image since html table in blogger is buggy)

can't wait to experience Led Zep's vocals and Tool's music.
garageband here i come...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

favoritest albums

what are your favorite albums of all time?
mine would be (in no order)

revolver (beatles)
parachutes (coldplay)
ten (pearl jam)
affirmation (savage garden)
rumours ( fleetwood mac )
dsotm ( floyd )
led zeppelin ( led zep )
the joshua tree (u2)
lateralus ( tool )

Monday, August 28, 2006

kurai ondrum illai

found this video. i love it. you can see my attempt at translating this song here


ok bear with me for my audio geekery. i had to blog this. i have successfully created a DTS audio cd that plays in my home theater. Listening to the wall CD 1 on my home theater as am blogging. you gotta hear this to believe my excitement. pure genuine 5.1 DTS audio ( no upmixing from flac or mp3 or any other stereo source ). Oooooooooh... bliiiissssss.
me has 5 floyd albums on dts now.. yip

Friday, August 25, 2006

fav harry belafonte

island in the sun
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand


jamaica farewell
Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountaintop
I took a trip on a sailing ship
But when I reached Jamaica I made her stop
Now I'm sad to say
I'm on my way
I won't be back for many a day
My heart is down
My head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

whats your fav harry belafonte ?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

flac search

i just made the flac search working. can you see it on the right under the mp3 search? Just like the mp3 search it just uses google to search with some search params for weeding out the crap. check it out. I got rush of blood to the head thru my search. want techno? try this. Listen for yourself to see the clarity. Oh ya, get vlc if you are on windows or linux or mac or bsd.

Audio tip - 2

Want more more more more quality out of your music and mp3 is killing it? try FLAC ( Free lossless audio codec ). No more of codecs deciding normal human hearing and weeding out supposedly unheard frequencies. I've decided to re-do my complete collection ( which is currently in mp3 and Ogg vorbis ) in FLAC now. The downside obviously is the space. FLAC occupies roughly about 5 times more space than a 128 kbps mp3 ( i hate them ). I should have done this long ago if only i had the time (cpu cycles and mine) and space ( Terrabyte disks out yet ? ). The best part i guess is that the support for FLAC is increasing well these days. My toast titanium is supporting FLAC ( thy be w000000test ). It can write Music DVDs and Audio CDs from FLAC. Combine this with Audio Tip 1 and you can see my intellectual masturbation reaching a near orgasm.

Audio tip - 1

I am tired of writing my mp3s ( ya ya i know lossy but glossy ) from my CD collection on re-writable CDs to listen on my home theater. My home theater, ( Sony DAV - DX 150 which plays divx too) though a good one is stupid that it wont play if there are more than 200 mp3s on the root folder (Hence writing them on DVDs in mp3 format is just not an option). And so i ended up rewriting cds every alternate day with my freshly acquired mp3s for the mood.

Found a solution. The new Roxio Toast Titanium 7 on my mbp is able to write Music DVDs with customizable menus, playlists, shuffle etc etc. The audio format is dolby digital 192 kbps ( not customizable). The downside is that it takes about 5 hours on my 1.83 GHz dual core mbp to encode my mp3z onto dolby digital format. Upside is that it holds more than 500 songs with a dolby digital encoding with shuffle,playlists etc for manipulating play orders.

Since the source is mp3 the quality is not mindblowing but pretty much ok ( i am a audiophile who hears artifacts on 128kbps mp3s with a sampling rate of 44 kHz. )

Sunday, August 20, 2006


radio davidbyrne rocks. also listed in eclectic section in iTunes.

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