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MP3 Improvements

I have moved my My Music site (formerly known as www.hober.tk) to the same server as this very site, and it is now at music.willchatham.com. Not only did I fix a few errant links and typos, but the songs are now more quickly downloaded, as this server’s connection is vastly superior to that of the old one.

Please take a gander at the songs, and if you feel like it, download and listen to them.

Pressure Chief Again

As I wrote earlier, I pre-ordered the new Cake CD entitled “Pressure Chief”. Well, it arrived in my mailbox 3 days ago, and I thought I’d pass along my thoughts.

Since the last Cake album quickly made it into my all-time Top 10 list of albums, I was worried that this one might not live up to it. Honestly, I haven’t had time to listen to it more than 3 times, so I can’t say for sure whether or not it is equal, but I can say it is infectious, and that is what matters.

The 3 times I have heard it have been enough to get at least 3 tunes stuck in my head, and I find myself eager to listen to it more. This is a promising sign.

Tunes

As you already know, I am a big fan of iTunes, the legal online music service where you can buy songs for $0.99 each.

Thanks to their free 30 second sound clips of all the songs they offer, I have found some songs that I have been into a lot lately. Check em out:

  • Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes
  • Eliades Ochoa – Chan Chan
  • Rufus Wainwright – Oh What A World
  • Norah Jones & Dolloy Parton – Creepin’ In
  • Los Lobos – Corazon

What have you been listening to?

Crain

I received an email today from a guy that had been downloading MP3’s from my online library of tunes by bands I have played in here. I posted these tunes a while back because on rare occasions, people would email and ask if I had any material. Mind you, some of these were recorded in 1988 and 1989, and people are still wanting to hear them.

Not to toot my own horn, but the fellow that wrote me today said he had found me by a recent discussion of Crain at the Electrical Audio site. I felt kinda honored that this even happened. Maybe I should move all these tunes to a better location and remake the site.

Pressure Chief

The new album by Cake, called Pressure Chief, is due out very soon, and being on their mailing list, I was lucky enough to get a cool pre-order special. Their last album, Comfort Eagle, made it onto my All-Time Top 10 list of favorite albums without a problem. Every song on it is nothing short of excellent. It’s rare to find an album by any musician where every song is great, especially in this day and age of prefab musicians and calculated formulas for getting big hits on radio and MTV.

So how’s that for setting a high level of expectation for Pressure Chief? Somehow, I doubt I will be too disappointed, though it might not be the masterpiece that Comfort Eagle was.

Here is my All-Time Top 10 list of Best Albums (in no particular order):

Runners up:

That’s a difficult to compile, but I think back to what records, cd’s, or cassettes I wore out the most, and those would be at the top. So who is on your list?