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02 November 2006 @ 01:12 am
I now have a reservation at the 桜木町ワシントンホテル (Sakuragi-chou Washington Hotel). I went ahead and did a full seven days on it, at a total of approximately 70,000円 (yen) or so. Which honestly isn't that bad for that near to the heart of the Yokohama convention district (a few blocks from the Pacifico, and right next to the JR station), I guess, you pay almost as much for convention hotels in the U.S. sometimes. Of course, I've got until March 31st to change my mind, at which point they'll want money (Japanese hotels are weird that way).

Uh... Other stuff... Went to MileHiCon. Talked to some of the Denvention 3 people, officially signed up as a volunteer, etc., etc. Had a reasonable amount of fun -- they did a nice job with the Denvention party in particular.

Not much else going on. Ate too much today (had a few of the 会話 -- Japanese conversation group -- people over for dinner and such, there being no meeting this week). I feel like ass. But maybe I'm sick, my head feels kind of, er, ache-y. I dunno.

Oh, and asakiyume wanted iTunes stats, now that I've imported an obscene amount of new classical into my collection (I wouldn't say absorbed, because while it's been ripped, normalized, tagged, and imported, I haven't actually listened to any of it yet. Something to leave on in the background while I work, I guess -- I've got several days' worth). The collection has a few minor holes left, but at this point I'd say it's substantially complete. Which is good, because, uh, I don't have any space left on my PowerBook HD anymore.

Also, I need new batteries for my wireless mouse. I'm all out of AA's.

So, stats. As of today, the First of November, in the Year Of Our Lord Two-Thousand-and-Six (or something like that):

Total library: 7102 tracks, 28.7 days, 35.76GB

Classical: 2441 tracks, 9.4 days, 17.16GB

And top composers (by hours of listening time):

1. Wagner 18.1 hours [+0, previously #1] (still the champion!)
2. Beethoven 17.4 hours [+2.4, #2] (coming up fast!)
3. Mozart 14.6 hours [+7.4, #7] (coming up even faster!)
4. Bach 14 hours [+8.9, #10] (and faster!)
5. Haydn 11.9 hours [+2.7, #4]
6. Tchaikovsky 9.8 hours [+0, #3]
7. Mahler 8.1 hours [+1.6, #9]
8. Liszt 7.7 hours [+0.7, #8]
9. Schubert 7.5 hours [+0, #5]
10. Brahms 7.4 hours [+0, #6]

The top ten is still the same ten composers, although the order has shuffled considerably.
In the mood: blahblah
Now playing: Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 'Italian' - 1. Allegro Vivace
asakiyume: Dunhuang Buddhaasakiyume on November 2nd, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Excellent, thanks! I do love that Italian Symphony. Do you have his Reformation symphony? I love the second movement of that...
Douglas Triggs: mozartdoubt72 on November 2nd, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Nope, not yet, that's one of the holes, I only have the one Mendelssohn symphony at the moment. Will probably pick up a couple more of emusic this month sometime.

(Also, updated the list to include trend numbers.)
Dustybigmog on November 2nd, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
I learned the hard way that there's two Washington Hotels in Yokohama. Be careful.
Douglas Triggs: nippon2007doubt72 on November 2nd, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know which one I got. With the whole Nippon2007 thing and the MapBuzz thing, I know more about Yokohama hotels than is entirely healthy. Interestingly enough, it's also the same hotel Mike was staying at last week for his conference at the Pacifico, so I made sure to pick his brains for a second opinion on the facilities.

[Only two? I'm surprised they aren't more. Of course, the only two I know about are the at the 桜木町 (Sakuragi-chou) and 伊勢佐木長者町 (Isezakichouji-chou) stations, so maybe that's it -- I only have a solid idea of things within a mile or two of the Pacifico, really.]