Saturday, February 12, 2005

Music geek voyeurism (and a pinch of narcissism)

Nothing really worthwhile to post today, so how about some filler?! A few days ago I discovered Audioscrobbler, which basically lets the world know what music one is currently listening to. This immediately appealed to the music geek in me (his name is Cato the Uncle). Click the button below (or on the righthand column) to see what's been burnin' up my Winamp.



At the bottom of the righthand column of this blog I've installed a script that will let you know the last song that I've played. Pretty nifty!

Also, if you are so inclined, you can check out my DVD collection over at DVDSpot. Yeah, I own Out Cold - so, what?

41 comments:

KPMD said...

Micah, you put the "E" in eclectic. Just the first one, the second one was already there.
Seriously, I would be embarrassed for people to see what I listen to. I'm "Adult Contemporary" personified (despite the fact that I am neither adult nor contemporary).

Micah said...

Spice of life, babe. Spice of life.

I thought the technical classification for your favorite genre was "Girls Rockin' Out."

I hope you're watching the Spiders game on ESPN.

Captain Backfire said...

For s**ts and giggles (okay, and for boredom on a Saturday), I put my DVD collection into DVDSpot. I'm actually ashamed that my 182 DVDs only have an MSPR value of $6,054. Got some catching up to do.

And how come I can see UR/GW and Duke/MD on TV, but GU/WVU is nowhere to be found? Especially when "The Deuce" has chosen to show VCU and Old Dominion at 3 CST. ODU!?!?

KPMD said...

Micah - I actually prefer the term, "Chicks Rockin Out", which is just the "naughty" end of adult contemporary. I am now watching the Spiders. Who are getting SPANKED.

16:9 - Don't you know it's "Loser Saturday" on ESPN/ESPN2? It will be followed by "Sports that aren't really sports" Sunday.

Micah said...

Sorry 'bout the lack of GU. That must hurt. Welcome to Richmond's world (today notwithstanding).

As for DVDSpot, I don't even pay attention to the MSRP - you've got to be a sucker to pay that. I don't think I enter the actual price that I paid for my DVDs. I'll quit right now before we start a geeky conversation, getting all nostalgic for the good ol' Reel.com days.

Micah said...

Looks terrible for the Spiders:

1) GW is simply a better team
2) UR sucks at free-throwing
3) Buckner isn't playing today and Merrit isn't 100%

We HAVE to win the A10, otherwise it's the Not Invited Tournament (if that)

Captain Backfire said...

KPMD, you must be referring to the Pro Bowl, also known as the game for footballers that weren't good enough to beat the Patriots...again. Did you ever think it'd feel so good to be a New England sports fan?

Micah, I miss the free popcorn from 800.com. I was never goodly enough to get a hat.

Micah said...

I got two hats! Of course, I bought two DVD players from them.

What's your name at DVDSpot? I want to check out what you've got now. You no doubt picked up Raging Bull this week. "You never got me down."

Captain Backfire said...

Ah, yes, I remember the delicate craftsmanship of the Oritron(s).

My DVDSpot name is Captain Backfire. I'm thinking of changing my blogger moniker to that as well. It, too, has less-than-manly roots, but I like it.

Hell's yeah I bought Raging Bull. The whole "Did you #%@ my wife?" scene is just unreal.

KPMD said...

16:9 - that win was so sweet, I had to brush my teeth afterward. Everyone in filthydelphia was sooooo convinced they were going to crush the Pats. I guess being loud, obnoxious, rude and drunk does not make you a winner.

Micah said...

Hey, I only had one Oritron. Fool me once... My replacement (Sony) is still going strong, though. Woo-hoo, Japan!

And it's still jarring to see "Location: Louisiana" next to your alias. I can only imagine how you feel.

Captain Backfire said...

If you, in fact, told your fellow Filthydelphians that you were rooting for the Pats, you are indeed a brave woman, KPMD. I'm surprised you didn't get shooted.

Micah, please don't remind me of my (please God) temporary location. Amazingly, it'll be a year next month.

Now that I think about it, I'm surpised I haven't been shooted either.

Micah said...

Of course it'll only be temporary. We'll all be in the communal DC house in a while.

Now that the Spiders got their collective asses handed to them, I'm going to go to the gym. And then hit Hollywood Video to redeem the "buy 1 used DVD, get 1 free" coupon that I have. Mmmmm..."Mean Girls" (loves me some lucious Lindsey Lohan - and alliteration).

panthergirl said...

I love the idea of the DVDSpot! I don't have a ton (what is it with guys...watching the same movies over and over again?) but it will still be fun to put them in.

And when is my favorite movie, "Team America: World Police", coming out on DVD??? Now THAT I could watch a million times.

spydrz said...

It's good to know that the Oritron lives on in the greater Lexvega$ area...

Micah said...

panthergirl - Last I heard, "Team America" was going to have an April or May DVD release, but nothing's been announced. You know, I really wanted to love that movie, given the subject matter and it being a Stone/Parker, but it didn't meet my expectations. Still, "I'm So Ronery" cracks me up (even though it's a cheap laugh).

As for larger movie collections, I can't speak for all guys, but I like having instant access to whatever movie I want. In the mood for "Boiler Room"? BAM! Want to see "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?" POW! Plus, not having a girlfriend allows me to have disposable income - and I usually spend it on movies and music.

spydrz - Amanda's got an Oritron? *shudder* I gave mine to my brother and it finally died shortly thereafter. Chinese engineering at its finest.

Captain Backfire said...

I'm starting to feel as though technoology is running amok here. After all, I now know that you just listened to Punch n' Judy, you just bought Collateral, and you haven't posted in hours because you went to the gym. Of course, I could have learned all that with a phone call, but whatever.

I also feel myself getting sucked into this "internets" thing, as I have uploaded a DVD collection, created a blogger profile, and changed my web-dentity on a Saturday night. Someone needs a girl.....

(16:9 no more)

Micah said...

C'mon - don't you feel "connected"?

When I first glance at your user name, I thought it read "Captain Backfat." Now, that's funny.

Redeemed my coupon. No "Mean Girls" in stock, but I did pick up "The Ladykillers" ("we must have waffles forthwith") and "The Punisher." Yeah yeah - it was severely panned, but I've got a soft spot for the character. This nerd collected all of the Punisher comics growing up.

Wanna be my Valentine? Virtually...of course.

spydrz said...

Yep, the last remaining law student in our group has an Oritron DVD player/stereo system. I was not along on that trip to the Kmart in Staunton, or a Sony would be in its place (considering that I was along on about ten trips to carry furniture in my truck). 16--new name? Hmm...it was easier to use the old name...

Captain Backfire said...

Spydrz, you can still call me 16 for short. I just kept looking at the old name in embarassment. Not that this is better, mind you, but change = good.

I'm totally shocked that there were zero "Mean Girls" available. Oh, wait--I'm not. Creepy dudes (Micah excluded) love the Lohan and Lacey Chabert. Mmm....I'll have a Party of Three.

BTW: great SNL w/Affleck (& Frondi skit) on Comedy Central now.

spydrz said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Lohan has cankles. I'm willing to overlook that though.

Micah said...

You can have your "Girl Next Door," I'll have my "Mean Girls." It was actually a funny flick. I'd never felt like such a dirty old man as when I saw it in the theater, though.

Affleck was the bomb in "Phantoms," yo.

spydrz said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....Kim Bauer.

Captain Backfire said...

Rent "TGND" and I assure you that you'll feel differently. Cuthbert does the sexy/vulnerable balance really well. It's actually a good flick. Hell, I'll refund your $3.50 personally if you don't like it.

Spydrz, what the hell are you doing looking at her ankles? Did you somehow miss the enormous cans on her? (I say that b/c she's 18 now...)

spydrz said...

16, the cankles were pointed out to me by my favorite fake-blonde Atlantean. She likes to point out the failings of other women.

Micah said...

I'm sure that I'll see "TGND" at some point, but now that I have that money back guarentee... The video store had a bunch of used copies in stock.

I could honestly care less about Lohan's alleged cankles. As the Capt. pointed out: cans.

spydrz said...

I'd like to point out, for the record, that not only did I avoid watching the UR game, but I was visiting in a home with no cable. So there was no chance that I caught even a second of it.

KPMD said...

So she has cankles, you can't see them when she's got her legs wrapped around your waist. As I'm sure you all picture her. I must admit, when I first saw cankles I was thinking it was some sort of social disease; which I wouldn't find surprising. She was dating Fez for godsake.

spydrz - I shudder to think what your galpal from GA has said about me. Since I'm a hideous beast as compared to Lohan. Just look at my profile, I'm a real dog.

Micah said...

GET OUT OF MY HEAD, KPMD!

spydrz said...

KP--she limits her discussion to those who are in the public eye, ie "Teen Beat" covers. I chalk it up to immaturity. However, now that I've mentioned it, ALL y'all will notice her cankles. Despite the cans.

Captain Backfire said...

KPMD, are you a dog, or some Lisa Loeb/Mo Rocca hybrid? Make up your damn mind!

Spydrz, a domicile without cable is a "house". It cannot--by definition--be a home.

spydrz said...

BTW, KP, that is not a Rottweiler. I'm surprised. Speaking of Rottweilers, I wonder where Rocko is? (EEEEEvil laugh)

kiji_kat said...

That sounds awesome! I should put mine in there at some point...there would be a whole lot of classic rock. And The Darkness. Gotta love The Darkness.

KPMD said...

Cap'n - As sexy a man like Mo Rocca is, a Mo Rocca/Tina Fey/Lisa Loeb love child would probably not only be legally blind, but also very very ugly.

Spydrz - Rocco is on my bed where he belongs. He seems to be the only man in my life who is always there for me. Please he's soft, furry, and a eunuch.

Micah - Your head is a fun place to be. TV, movies, music, naked ladies...whoa is that Abe Vigoda?

Captain Backfire said...

"he's soft, furry, and a eunuch."

How does that not also describe Shamrock?

spydrz said...

KP-we should arrange a field trip to St. Louis so we can all see Snicks again :)

KPMD said...

Yes, it also does describe Shamrock. But Shamrock is not on my bed, which makes him NOT the perfect man.

Micah said...

kiji kat - AS uses a plug-in for your media player (Winamp, Itunes, etc.), so you don't have to input any data. It automatically does it when you play music files or CDs. Easy squeezy. Can't say that I've heard any of the Darnkess's music, but I've definitely seen the hype surrounding them.

KPMD - Abe was in there stictly to hold the camera...and stuff.

spydrz - I'll only go to East St. Louis to join my St. Lunatics homies (including my favorite urologist).

ARRRRRGH! This used DVD I bought just stopped 20 minutes before the end of the movie. Looks like I'll need to exchange it. Will the Punisher survive? (Don't tell me)

KPMD said...

I'll only go if Snicks starts wearing a band-aid on his face and lays down some ill rhymes.

spydrz said...

A band-aid? Wouldn't that pull his fur out? That would hurt :(

spydrz said...

A'ight y'all. Some of us have to get up early. I'd like to thank Mr. Daniel's lovely "green label" for this evening's festivities.