Monday, 25 July 2011

Morning View From A Hammock



There's nothing quite like the view from a hammock on a fine summer's day. Rocking to and fro in the early morning breeze (if I haven't had lunch, it's still the morning), as red kites swoop through the apple tree canopies. I thought I'd convey this through the medium of fine panorama photography, incidentally, more outstanding photography can be found on my latest blog collaboration: Fucking Amazing Photography.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

I want a queue feature.

Whilst indulging in the absence of full time education, I've spent a significant time partaking in a spot of summer sport, continuing to drink unhealthy quantities of coffee (and alcohol), and generally just lounging around being a lazy self-important musician and blogger on my new MacBook (incidentally, the first one Apple ever made).
 
In this time, I have also become teetotal from spirits, recorded a new song, and discovered what may in fact be the greatest song in the world, ever (well, this summer maybe). Oh, and I've found some of the most visually uninteresting art a computer screen has to offer (although the concept behind it is actually quite fascinating - the central idea it is that eventually every square will turn black, and, in the process, recognisable shapes and images will appear - however it's going to take about 6 billion years for the just second line to be completed, so don't hold your breath waiting...)

Anyway, on to the main topic of this post: I want a queue feature. In iTunes. You see, the thing about iTunes is, it's aesthetically simpatico, it's a decent way to manage music, and it's just the best way to play music on a Mac. Or Windows. Or really anything else it will run on. Despite this, it is severely lacking. 'How can this be?', you may ask, having just read some utterly unbiased and well supported points. Well, iTunes lacks that one all important feature: a queue feature. Sure, I can build playlists, and even smart playlists, but sometimes I just want to queue a song. And yes, if I really care, I can even get an iTunes script (yes, for those of you who haven't heard, if you're a true iTunes geek you can use iTunes scripts). But scripts or not, I want a queue feature - Spotify has one, even Windows Media Player has one. So, I've asked Apple for one in the hope that they'll realise what they're missing out on, add a queue feature, and hire me as some sort of Apple inventor genius. If you'd like a queue feature too, drop Apple a line - together we'll make the queue feature a reality. I'm just trying to change the world, one queue feature at a time.