I installed iTunes on my PC at work so I could listen to a couple gigs of my own music library when I don’t have my iPod with me.
iTunes includes a music-sharing feature that sweeps the local network and shows you the libraries of any other iTunes users who
- have allowed their libraries (or subsets of libraries) to be shared, and
- have left iTunes running.
Right now there are two shared libraries available to me. One is comprised almost entirely of TV shows and video clips, 297 items totaling five days’ playing time and 50GB; the other is all music, 4700 items and change totaling more than 15 days’ playing time and nearly 22GB.
I of course fired up a connection to the second library and in my desire for something interesting to play (I did indeed forget my iPod tonight), I decided to use iTunes’ genre-browsing function.
Some of the genres this person has, spelling and punctuation exactly as they appear in the library:
- Acid Jazz/Trip Hop
- Bastard Pop
- Death Metal
- Nerdcore Geeksta
- Weddings and funerals
I’m intrigued by Nerdcore Geeksta but the one song classified under that genre doesn’t play, counts out about 3 seconds and then skips. I’m disappointed.
I also like the genre genre. Very direct, obvious, no-holds-barred classification there. There are two songs listed under that genre (in Song - Artist, Album format):
- SONG NAME 1 - ARTIST, ALBMNAME
- SONG NAME 2 - ARTIST, ALBMNAME
The Weddings and funerals genre contains two tracks by Beirut from their 2006 release Gulag Orkestar. They do not, in fact, sound appropriately dirge-y for the genre naming. They sound more like Tiny Tim with better production values, which is annoying because so far I’m liking them, and I hate Tiny Tim’s “music.”