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Offline enslaved1

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First world problems.  Looks like the cryin' in my beer board is a bit more serious, so I'll put this here.

My music tastes are all over the place.  Collection runs the gamut from opera to blues to punk to electronica to grindcore to bubblegum pop to classical to drone to country to motown... hopefully you get the drift.  The internet's access to so much music, most of it legal even, plus digging through thrift store racks and used CD store clearance shelves has built me a huge collection for $1-2 a piece for physical CDs and lots of free downloads.  I digitize it, if it wasn't downloaded to start with, and currently use a site called iBroadcast to upload everything to so I can access it all remotely.  Currently don't have the hardware to set up a server of my own.  Used to use Google Play Music, but Google shut that down and switched to YouTube Music, which for my purposes, sucks. 

The other day, I went looking for some tracks, and found they weren't uploaded to the new site.  Checked back up hard drive 1.  They weren't there.  Checked drive 2.  It seems to have given up the ghost.  :banghead:  Check YouTube Music, which google graciously allowed users to transfer their library over to after the shut down.  There's what I'm looking for.  Now how to get it from point A to point B.  No simple download option, but a quick DDG search shows the Google option to download all the data they have on you (yeah right, that's all of it) allows you to select your music library.  Fine, I'll go that route cause I have no idea where the target CD's are right now, and there is probably other stuff that is on the probably broken hard drive that didn't get moved over.  Shortly after requesting my data, i get an email. that says it's ready.  Go to check, and my music library has been broken up into 195 2GB each zip files for my downloading pleasure. 

Fortunately, iBroadcast's uploader compares what you are uploading and skips tracks that are already in the library.  Good way to abuse work resources for a couple of days here while cleaning up my classroom and listening to required professional development classes.   :-)

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Good Lord.

As a musician, I'm somewhat ashamed of saying there are certain styles of music my brain simply will not let me listen to. I use the term "music" loosely, since there are plenty of people who think that silence is music (not by itself it isn't - it's silence, dammit) and that rap and hip hop are music too. Uh, no. That stuff is cultural poetry set to some kind of obnoxious rhythm of sorts, but the stuff I've heard (mostly coming out of some guy's blinged out vehicle at about 150 dB) lacks melody and harmony, which are also elements inherent to "music."

I say "somewhat" ashamed, but I've learned to accept it. I should be more accepting, and I've tried, but nope. I'm not too fond of opera arias, except for the sheer mastery of the singers themselves (the technique and skill is phenomenal, but Verdi doesn't trip my trigger as a composer), and there are forms of free jazz that qualify as noise to me.

Anyway, I admire someone who can look past some of the stuff that puts me off, or perhaps better said, enjoys it. h5

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Good Lord.

As a musician, I'm somewhat ashamed of saying there are certain styles of music my brain simply will not let me listen to. I use the term "music" loosely, since there are plenty of people who think that silence is music (not by itself it isn't - it's silence, dammit) and that rap and hip hop are music too. Uh, no. That stuff is cultural poetry set to some kind of obnoxious rhythm of sorts, but the stuff I've heard (mostly coming out of some guy's blinged out vehicle at about 150 dB) lacks melody and harmony, which are also elements inherent to "music."

I will admit there is one rapper I listen to on a regular basis. Here's some examples of his work....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-ZX8-IXYI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMvS1Q1sos
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I will admit there is one rapper I listen to on a regular basis. Here's some examples of his work....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-ZX8-IXYI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMvS1Q1sos

Yup, a legend.  Everyone should indulge regularly. 

Eupher, there should be no shame in one's musical taste, unless that taste is exclusively modern trap/mumble rappers.  If that is all a person listens to, they are wasting oxygen.   

Like all art, it's not all for everyone.  Enjoy what you enjoy, try new stuff, if it doesn't float your boat, that's ok. 
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