I went to a concert at George Mason University featuring the Killers with my brother and friend, Evan Dennis. I’m usually not a big fan of live music, but the Killers were quite good. Getting to the concert and getting back was also surprisingly easy (read minimal trafic). The twin sisters’ band Tegan and Sara performed before the Killers and were alright as well.
Last night Tiny Tempah, Nas and Damien Marley, and most importantly Kid Cudi came to Syracuse for Block Party 2011. The concert was sold out in the Carrier Dome and had 15,000 people in attendance.
Radiohead’s new album, the King of Limbs was released today – a day earlier than the planned pre-order release day. I’ve listened to it a couple times, but haven’t had a chance to listen to it closely so far. Radiohead is one of my favorite bands and this album is pretty consistent with the sound of their previous album In Rainbows. I loved in Rainbows, so that’s fine with me. You can order here directly I believe. I’m pretty sure Radiohead would prefer people to order directly because I’m sure they would rather not support apple through iTunes or any other distribution company.
Radiohead is one of my favorite bands because of their unique and sometimes melancholy sound. It’s comforting in a way on dreary days when things don’t seem to be going quite right. I think you need days like that every once in a while and I’m glad to have them on occasion. In Rainbows is probably my favorite album from Radiohead and I have nearly all of them.
I was excited to see that Doubletwist released the ability to airsync over wifi, so I set it up on my computer and Droid Incredible. I was disappointed to find that airsync would not work because I was on a public wifi network (there was no indication that this would happen before I bought it). Then, when I tried to sync over USB my phone’s music library got screwed up with the artist names and album names being erased. So I decided to try to fix everything manually. I deleted all the music files on the phone and went to resync with Doubletwist. Somehow, Doubletwist decided it would be a good idea erase my iTunes library while trying to sync the songs to my phone.
This would have been a disaster, but thankfully I had a backup (thank you time machine!) and was able to bring back my songs with their play counts and ratings attached. So even though no true damage was done, I wasted a lot of time and was frustrated by the lack of built in syncing functionality.
Google does not need to lock down the system as Apple has done with iOS and iTunes but a solution needs to be found for android to be competitive media-wise with the iPhone.
I was recently introduced to the band Explosions in the Sky, an instrumental group out of Texas. They have a rather unique sound and I find them ideal as background music for studying or simply thinking about anything. Great ambience music.