Saturday, September 12, 2009

Five Random Songs

I am in the process of switching over from one laptop to another as my primary computer, but haven't yet figured out how to copy over my music library. I tried downloading it to a flash drive and transferring it, and managed to get the titles to show up in my iTunes library, but not the music itself. Right now I'm playing the music by wireless connection from the old laptop, which is unwieldy. If you can give me a quick lesson on how to complete the transfer, send me an email? Thanks!

1. "The Infinite Pet," Spoon. Spoon combines the best of the 1980s with the best of the new century; I love their sound, which includes a bell-like instrument I can't identify (marimba?).

2. "Factory," Bruce Springsteen. Incredibly cool: Bruce Springsteen being recognized at the Kennedy Center honors later this year. Absolutely terrifying: Bruce Springsteen on the cover of AARP magazine, in honor of his 60th birthday.

3. "The Last One Standing," Ladytron. Echoey, intense electronica; this CD (Witching Hour) was a gift, and is one of my favorite new acquisitions of the past year or two.

4. "More," Bobby Darin. We sang this song in my second-grade music class, which in retrospect strikes me as surreal. Our version didn't swing.

5. "Little Bird," Annie Lennox. This entire album (Diva) is an exercise in taking oneself too seriously, but why shouldn't Annie Lennox demand to be taken seriously? For that matter, why shouldn't any of us?

7 comments:

Larry said...

Clair,

Apple iTunes just release iTunes 9.0. One of the features is to allow music sharing between computers that you own. I just read this, so don't know the details. It might be the answer.

AnswerGirl said...

That's exactly what I'm using, Larry, but both computers have to be turned on. Kind of defeats the purpose, if I have to leave my old computer turned on all the time . . .

Joseph said...

Since you're using 'Sharing' in iTunes 9-- is it safe to say that both laptops are Macs?

AnswerGirl said...

Yes!

John Schramm said...

Clair:

It sounds like you copied the "pointers," but not the actual music files (songs). You need to copy the actual music files to the new computer. Next, or if that's not the problem, then I think you need to go into ITunes and import the files. This is what tells ITunes where to find the file.

Larry said...

Clair,

I sent your blog address to a friend, who is far more proficient wit Apple than I. He will try to offer some suggestions.

Donna Katie said...

"More" is my absolute favorite song of all time, although I'm not sure how I feel about a second-grade rendition of it. I just discovered your blog and the more I read - of your love for theater (including some of my favorite shows), writing, horror movies, and Catholicism, the more I feel you are a kindred spirit. Thanks for an entertaining and educational read - and for sharing your wit and pulchritude. :)