Etikettarkiv: Music

La Seine Musicale

As you all know…

Last Friday I went to see the “Golden Tour” with Kylie Minogue at “La Seine Musicale” – A new concert hall in Paris and very well known for the architecture and solar panels. A concert hall for the future where the the electricity collected from the sun gets converted to music so to speak.

You can find more information here.

Björn

Bucket list – Check

Kylie Minogue

So, another thing on my bucket list finally done. A concert with Kylie Minogue. And lets face the facts… No one, ever, will bring the world the news of Kylie being a great singer. She is an ok singer but seriously some of the high notes missed their place in life. But its actually not so bad cause it shows its live. Not perfect.

The first part of the show also struggled with major sound problems so it took a while before she managed to suck you in and reach the party mode.

But leaving the place it was with a good feeling so not Mylene Farmer good but actually more than I expected and the new album “Golden” might start to hit my playlists again now when I have some visuals in my head.

Björn

Tickets to Mylene

Today at 10h00 the tickets for the Mylene Concert in June 2016 were released, and believe me, 10h01 I was in line, on line. First, you are in line 60 minutes.

After three hours still not through and then, VOILA, tickets! Pressed buy and the site went down. So I gave up and decided to try when I returned home from the Paris Motor Show.

And I got a ticket, a over priced one in a shit location but I will see the concert.

Björn

Eurovision and Azerbaijan

Confirmed to participate

Sometimes small, very small news just makes you happy and restore some of the doubts you have on the current situation in the world. But it is a fact, the mainly Moslim republic of Azerbaijan confirmed they will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 hosted in Israel.

A lot might happen before May 2019 and I don’t see Azerbaijan as a very religious country but it is the fact. Hope people, hope!

Björn

On the edge to jump into a music file tagging nightmare

Apple Music / iTunes Match

First, if any Apple person don’t like that I use this image, please let me know, i will change it.

So, after chatting with the iTunes support at Apple it seems clear that my worries to finally update to iTunes Match and/or Apple Music was true and it will take a huge amount of time to fix the music library if I subscribe.

But since I really want the service it might be the only way, even if the “only way” will render weeks of restoring the tag system I have in place.

I wished for Apple to admit that I’m not the only one with a huge music library who wait and wait for some kind of solution, like when you first start to subscribe and upload a large amount of files to have the options

1. I’d like to match all files

2. Only upload mp3 files without iTunes Match

This should really benefit Apple cause anal music files tagging persons like me reject the service or even more for a DJ with a large collection tagged for his or her work… They not going to use the service and go bananas over the changes of the tagging and must redo it fast.

In any case, I want to subscribe so I might need to take deep breath and with horror watch the files change names, genre, album name, artist name (mainly an issue when the artists have names in Arabic, Russian, Chinese etc) – yes I think about it… Scary.

Or, I wonder if I can create a second library and just use one of them for the cloud service. That way its possible to upload in sections, just though of this. WOW, new mail to the support 🙂

Björn

Will Ferrell – Hallelujah

Will Ferrell stars in Eurovision Movie

The news kind of exploded yesterday, Will Ferrell to do the Movie on Eurovision Song Contest. For years now the word was that Sacha Baron Cohen worked on such idea but now we will see Will Ferrell in the role as… Christer Björkman????

In any case, I suppose it will be a comedy like the “Blades of glory”, and I hope for a soundtrack with 26 new songs composed by well known composers from the Eurovision World and Eurovision history. Mix them, not only the once from the last years competitions. The opportunities here is enormous to make a classic soundtrack.

I really do wish that they take the task seriously and go all in to make a good movie and even if Eurovision can be joked about not do everything to make it cheezy.

Good Luck Mr Ferrell, a whole world of fans will be watching and judge you on a scale from 1 to 12 points

Björn

Finally 1980 ready

Eurovision Section

As you know one section on this website is dedicated to Eurovision Song Contest and honestly, it take so much more time than expected. But finally 1980s been done.

I decided to publish a base and work on them when I finally have it all done so there will be updates…

http://bjornnordlund.com/eurovision/1980-1989/

Apple statistics

iTunes Statistics

Must be someone out there as much of a nerd as I am and like statistics from your music library?

There are apps both for the iMac / iBook and your mobile devices but the once i have found have some of the functions I like to have and another one has some other of them. So which program do you use for your statistics and why?

on iMac / iBook? on your iPhone? on your iPad?

Björn