Posts tagged with ‘iTunes’

iTunes 11 for Mac running at 100% CPU when just playing music

Just in case this saves anyone else a few minutes of boring googling: the solution was to log out of the iTunes store and log back in again. Details: iTunes on Mountain Lion was being very unresponsive and beachballing, despite not apparently doing anything except playing music, and Activity Monitor said it was using 100% of one […]

New iTunes icon for Leopard: Aphex Twin

I made a super-large iTunes icon for Leopard’s coverflow mode, based on Aphex Twin’s album Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

New new iTunes icons

I thought it would be fun to make a whole set, with different record labels. I’ve added Trojan, Upsetter, Chess, Apple and Sun: You can get a zip of them as .icns files here.

Yet again with the iTunes icons

I decided that while the coloured vinyl was ok on its own, the addition of a coloured note was just too garish. The anti-aliasing round the note needs tweaking, but I think it looks pretty good. Better than the original: EDIT: OK, I’ve tweaked it. Here’s the final version: For Mac users, there’s a zip […]

More iTunes icons

I’ve updated my new iTunes icons for the release of iTunes 7. I’ve switched to using LaVern Baker.

New iTunes icons

I decided I don’t like the iTunes icon very much, so I’ve made myself some new ones: Still by LaVern Baker, Young Boy Blues by Eddie “Buster” Forehand, and We Go Together by The Moonglows, since you asked. Picked for what they look like rather than the choons – I’ve only heard one of them […]

Happy Birthday to me

I’ve got an iPod shuffle. It weighs 22g; about as much as a reasonably fat nightingale.

music on the net

I’ve only just started getting into music blogs, but they’re fabulous. Of the ones I visit at the moment, the ones which I’ve taken most music from are PopText and Funky16Corners, but I’m currently listening to a 70 minute mix of ‘dancehall/bashment, reggaeton, R’n’B/hip hop/crunk, soca, reggae and ragga jungle’ from Heatwave which I learned […]

On the subject of iTunes

I’m sure this is old news to a lot of you, but humour me. I’m amazed by how much it has changed my listening experience, having all my music on the computer. I didn’t actually intend to put all my music on the hard disk when I got the computer – the CD player is within […]