Music Geekery

Posted by joy

One of my accomplishments this weekend was installing an AirPort Express module on my wireless network. Let me tell you, my life has significantly improved because of this development. Now I can listen to music from my PowerBook on my stereo system. To boot, I’ve even snagged an optical cable to connect the AirPort Express to my reciever. Oooh digital music enjoyment - and my neighbors definitely are aware of this development.

I shall note, however, that the initial AirPort Express install wasn’t completely enjoyable, mainly because I hadn’t thought to download the latest and greatest software update before attempting install and I spent a good half an hour messing around with old software. But after grabbing the update, everything went smoothly. For the moment the AirPort Express is set up as a client on my network.

Oh, and I do have one suggestion for the technical writers of the AirPort Express manual - it might be a good idea to note in the instruction book that the unit takes a good couple of minutes to boot up and finally get to a solid green indicator light. One of the frustrating things about the initial install process was the fact I was unsure if the AirPort Express was just taking a long time to boot or if I had not installed it correctly.

To celebrate this newfound musical playback capability, I just had to update my music collection. My latest acquisitions include:

-Death Cab for Cutie: Forbidden Love EP, iTunes Originals - Death Cab for Cutie, You Can Play These Songs With Chords, This Temporary Life from The Future Soundtrack for America

-The Postal Service: Assorted singles from The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - EP and We Will Become Silhouettes - EP

-Dntel: Life Is Full of Possibilities, Your Hill from (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan

-Iron & Wine: The Creek Drank The Cradle, Our Endless Numbered Days, The Trapeze Swinger - Single

-Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

-School of Fish: School of Fish

Out of the latest additions, I’m most definitely enjoying the Iron & Wine. Most perfect for a laid back afternoon.

One Response to “Music Geekery”

  1. joy Says:

    Two thoughts after listening to the music mentioned above for a few days.

    1)Jimmy Tamborello can come sing to me anytime he wants. I figured I’d like his stuff as Dntel, but Your HIll is in deep rotation on my iPod. As he’s mentioned in his MySpace page, he’s working on a new album (or two) and one of those will be his stuff…I. CAN’T. WAIT.

    2)I have one word to sum up You Can Play: delightful. It’s definitely a different album than their later work, but its delightful in a college rock kind of way.

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