The Next Track
The latest episode of The Next Track podcast concludes our three-part look at films about music with a chat about some of our favorite (and not so favorite) concert movies. They just don’t seem to make ’em like they used to, if they make ’em at all.
Early in the ‘cast, I talked about going to see a lot of these movies at The Palace Concert Theater in Providence, RI when they held 99¢ movie nights. It has since been converted into the very very nice Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).
Here’s a shot of the older incarnation’s marquee, which I believe was probably taken in 1972:
Courtesy of rirocks.net.
An aside observation: The J Geils Band—who, of course, hail from neighboring Boston—were incredibly popular around this time so it’s no wonder The Eagles were second bill.
Kirk and I talk about album artwork in another one of our iTunes-oriented episodes of The Next Track podcast. Additionally, some useful AppleScripts for managing your iTunes artwork are featured.
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Kirk and I go deep on playlists in iTunes in this week’s episode of The Next Track podcast. Real deep.
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We observe our first anniversary with a look back at some of our most interesting and popular episodes.
The Consumer Electronics Show was held a few weeks ago and Chris Connaker from Computer Audiophile joins me and Kirk to talk about audio gear at the show and some interesting information about the future of the MQA audio format.
Kirk and I are both fascinated with Brian Eno’s generative music app, Reflection. So we asked the developer, Peter Chilvers, to come on the show and talk about generative music and his other app collaborations with Brian Eno.
Outboard DACs are a subject that we’ve been meaning to get to and so we invited Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile to be our guest once again to explain everything we’d want to know about using a digital-analog-converter in an audio system.
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We get around to talking about some tagging basics, mostly geared towards iTunes. Kirk reminds me about Option-space bar. I had the chance to mention a few AppleScripts for exporting artwork and my “Smarts” app for managing Smart playlists.
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Kirk and I wanted to find out what writing music for soundtracks was all about and so our guest for this episode is UK composer Paul Englishby. You may not have heard of him but you certainly may have heard his music, which he writes for TV, film, and stage. His latest project was composing the music for a high-tech production of “The Tempest” being staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also does the music for the British TV shows “Luther” and “The Musketeers”, both of which are favorites at my house.