30 Mar 2013, 17:26 by Teradeth
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16 May 2011, 22:00 by EricPZMaybe I'm just being to pedantic but I really wish Last.fm would clean up things a bit better. There seems to be a lot of confusion between Ian Gillan Band, Gillan and Ian Gillan. Last.fm could easily clean things up by maping albums to the correct name...but they don't. Glory Road, Future Shock & Double Trouble were all released by Gillan...however, look on the Ian Gillan page and you'll see the same albums listed there. I'm sure there are more but this is what I caught with a quick look.
Ok, I'll go back to enjoying his fine music now.
24 Aug 2009, 12:24 by fmeraFollowing up on the earlier journal, Getting Artist Images to Look Their Best, here is a short guide to explain how images (be they square, tall, or wide) that you upload to artist galleries are cropped for eventual use in the library.
I'll use these images (taken from Simone Kopmajer's gallery) as a visual guide to show how your original artist pics will end up looking as library images. It works on the idea that cropping images square or tall - if your original shots allow this - really is the safer option, as they minimize further cropping when your images are processed. Shown below are three sample images, in square, tall, and wide formats, and beside them the actual 126s images used for the library. The translucent red masking shows where image content will be lost (or hidden from view, rather), and the window is what you'll end up with in the library:
30 May 2009, 16:32 by BlackSabbath86From Ozzy's Facebook and Myspace:
Below is my official press statement on the official Black Sabbath trademark lawsuit. I am very saddened that I’ve had to take legal action against Tony. This is something that I’ve tried to avoid for years. I am not Geezer or Bill’s voice. However, till the day I die I will not change my mind on this issue. The Black Sabbath trademark should be equally owned by Geezer, Bill, Tony and I as the true Black Sabbath lineup is Tony, Geezer, Bill and I. We’ve all been mates since school. I’ve always said there is an invisible thread that holds us together. Tony, lets get this ridiculous issue sorted and move on with our lives. You’re 61, I’m 60. I hope that we’ve got a good 20 years left in us. But if not, God Forbid something happens to you. What’s going to happen to the Black Sabbath trademark? Who’s going to oversee it? Don’t you think after we’re long gone the rights should stay in your family, my family, Bill’s family and Geezer’s family?
Statement from OZZY OSBOURNE:
10 May 2009, 11:08 by GrantRSGillan / Roller / Mr. Universe (4) / 1979
Following my earlier initial thoughts on Gillan's Mr. Universe album I have developed a desire to write a more detailed 'review' of the album, track by track. Completely regardless of the fact seemingly no one else has heard the album and is therefore unlikely to weigh in any opinion.
The first thing apparent about the album is that only keyboardist Colin Towns has a writing credit on every track. The opener Second Sight being the epitome of this observation, an instrumental 'composed' (if you can really call it a composition) by Towns on his own. It's really an extended intro rather than a song unless there's some conceptual idea I'm crucially missing. Not worth its two and a half minutes of vinyl, lacking any real melody, any coherent structure and not really adding much to the following track either. Really, not worth dwelling on for a whole paragraph.
Second track (and first 'real' track) is Secret of the Dance, which clocks in under 3 minutes. …
21 Apr 2009, 20:23 by GrantRSA slightly different journal today.
I have Gillan's Mr. Universe sitting on my desk. It's been sitting on my desk for 6 days. I've not heard a single track from it. I'm dying to hear it, but something is stopping me from putting it on.
Thing is, I'm keenly looking forward to hearing it and I don't want anything to spoil that for me. For some reason I have such faith that it is a good album that I want my first listen to it to be perfect, uninterrupted bliss. An ideal I've not attempted to achieve with the first listen to an album since November. I've picked up a large number of albums since November, but each time it's been either such a desperate rush to hear the album that I'd put it on whatever I was doing or in some cases I simply wasn't sure whether I was going to like it at all. It didn't used to be like this. I used to make time for each and every album I bought to make sure the first listen was from start to finish and the only thing I would let distract me was the album's sleeve and liner notes. …
19 Jan 2008, 04:07 by AngelBitchThe idea is to go to the page of your number one artist, and follow the link of it's number one similar artist, then repeating that for this artist and so on, noting down each artist as you go. Do this until you've got to 50 artists (not including your number one). If you get any repeats, just go to the second similar artist or the nearest one that you haven't already had.
1. Within Temptation
2. After Forever
4. Leaves' Eyes
7. Trail of Tears
18. Gamma Ray
21. Sonata Arctica
23. Luca Turilli
24. Luca Turilli's Dreamquest
25. At the Lake
26. Six Magics
27. Dark Horizon
28. Mercury Rain
29. Venus Diablo
32. Lee Aaron
33. Lita Ford
38. Mötley Crüe
39. Skid Row
29 Jan 2007, 04:16 by Jon_SatterleyBlack Sabbath didn't disappear after Ozzy got the boot- far from it! The band have a long and rich history.......it didn't end in '78 and start again in '95!
Let's examine what I think of as a bit of selective amnesia punters seem to have when it comes to Black Sabbath. For lot of people, Sabbath means Ozzy and the song Paranoid. I have a problem with that. How many times have I been at a pub talking to some indie/alterno music schmuck who wants to try a bit of credibility factor on me. The conversation comes around to metal (invariably) and this clown tries to name drop in order to impress. Soon I'm being told how cool Black Sabbath is by this My Chemical Romance t-shirted ass clown, and then he makes the fatal mistake. I say, "so what do you think of Heaven and Hell?" and he says, "what?".......
Yes. Ouch indeed.
You see, to true Black Sabbath fans, there is much more to the band than merely the first five albums]. …