take on me, the literal version

Normally things like this would just go on my tumblog, since it’s rather pointless and a one off thing but it’s too fun to not share here. So here’s the literal version of A-Ha’s “Take on Me”, redid by the fine folks over at current‘s supernews (if you haven’t watched it you totally should). Also if you haven’t watched current you should, it’s the one thing I miss about time warner cable, and the only thing I hate about FiOS.

Also as an aside, current, I couldn’t tweak your player into standards compliancy. Fix that please? (or educate me on how to get it?)

wordle.fm

Everyone and their mom seems to be doing wordle‘s these days for various issues, and if not its a twitter text cloud of your most used phrases. What is a wordle you might ask? well wordle lists it is “a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.“, in other words it is anything that you want it to be, you feed it lists of words it will spit a wordle back at ya. At first I bucked the wordle trend, but I finally gave in to the temptation and here is my wordle, if you want to give in and make your own last.fm wordle you can easily create one.

last.fm wordle

iTunes, iPod, (no iPhone), iAm

With all the massive hyper over the iPhone debuting today in the states, I thought I would take stock of my own albeit limited apple fanboy-ism.

I am the proud owner of two iPods (3g and 5g) and a ton of different accessories.  I wouldn’t switch for anything and to be honest I really wish I could get a macbook.  Furthermore, if the storage space ever gets beefed up enough I would love to get an iPhone, but on Verizon since there network is far from perfect, but the closest that we have to perfect.

So as you can tell I am no big time apple fan boy but I do love the company as they just seem to put a lot more effort into what they do.

However I do use iTunes everyday, for probably hours on end and in taking stock of how much I love apple I noticed one interesting little tidbit.

I bought three tracks the other day (The 13th Floor Elevators “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, Stevie Wonder “I Believe”, and Green Day “Working Class Hero”) and in doing so I reached the 4,000 tracks mark in iTunes.  If you’re wondering no that does not fill up my entire 30 gb iPod not by a long shot. It does however give me 9.2 days of music or 14gb.

Now that’s a lot.

monkey see, monkey do

If you check out my last.fm account today you might notice one thing, or more appropriately one band.  For some reason today I have reconnected with a huge part of my teenage years, that being the band Nirvana.

I never lost touch with the band as the music had and still has a huge impact on me but my interest had waxed and waned in many respects in the last few years.

It’s comforting to know that even after all these years cranking these songs up can still have the same joyous impact.

Now if only I could play the guitar that Kurt inspired me to get, a jag-stang is way too nice to not be played sometimes.

I thought about listing here some of my all time favorite Nirvana tracks and honestly theres too many to mention.  Right now I have sappy, territorial pissings, and scentless apprentice in my head….