Music via your YouTubes

I came across this yesterday while searching for a bit of history of one of the dance floor staples from the early 90's. A user named “statenhal” has digitized and uploaded (to YouTube strangely enough) dance tracks from vinyl. Featured on the left, is Dajae's “U Got Me Up” Cajmere's Underground Goodie Mix (which incidentally is sonically a different song than the original as to hardly retain any traits from the first). This all proves once again that the net giveth until they taketh away.


Apple and Modest Mouse Video Contest

Apple and Modest Mouse have created a contest open to students to create a music video for the single “Missed the Boat.” Provided on the site are 13 videos of various angles of the band playing the song shot in front of a green screen. The footage is great if for nothing else than archiving it to look at on a rainy day but will cost you 9.4 GB of disc space. Contest ends May 22, 2007.


Export to MP3 Directly from Quicktime Player

Thanks to the LAME Project and Pyehouse Development we now have a convenient way of creating MP3 audio files right from Quicktime Player (when you have purchase a “Pro” key).

Download both the framework and the Quicktime component from this page. Place the framework in /Library/Frameworks and the component in /Library/Quicktime. Restart Quicktime Player and you're all set to export any type of audio that Quicktime understands to MP3.

Yes, you could use iTunes to do all of this, but this allows you to cut out the middle man.


Audacity: Free Open Source Audio App

Audacity is a free, open source, multi-platform audio editor and recorder. It's available for Mac, Linux and Windows. I've always hated using PeakDV that came with FinalCut Pro so it was nice to find something that's better. It always felt like a premature application anyway; unintuitive and constantly “unexpectedly quitting” (I can think of only one case where you EXPECT something to quit, command-q).


What Are Your Top 10 Depeche Mode Songs?

Entertainment Weekly asks a fan, what are your top 10 Depeche Mode songs?

Link. Thanks, Al!

What are my top 10? Glad you asked. (In no particular order):

Dreaming of Me
Now This is Fun (Extended Version)
But Not Tonight
See You
Enjoy the Silence
Personal Jesus
World in My Eyes
Policy of Truth
Photographic (Rex the Dog Dubb Mix)
Only When I Lose Myself (Gus Gus Short Play Mix)
Headstar (Luke Slater Remix)

Yes, I know it's heavy on Violator but that really is the album that all other DM is compared to.

P.S. I know I listed eleven.