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05 November 2006 @ 01:21 am
More updates. Feeling better (did I mention I was sick? No? Well, whatever it was, flu bug, con crud, or whatnot, still tired, but otherwise now feeling more or less fine. Yay).

Watched (finally) some of the new BSG episodes. Kinda dreary, really (that show just isn't fun -- I suppose "objectively" it's pretty good, but if you don't enjoy watching it, what's the point?), but I did enjoy the rescue episode. The stunts they pulled were very cool. And even though I really, really hate the NYPD Blue camera work (especially with the special effects), it was a reasonably pretty episode, too.

Of course, now I'm looking forward to Galactica 2008 or some such, with invisible flying bikes and superkids. Won't that be awesome?

Also, more music. The eMusic account rolled over to another month, so I got my quota of tracks today, filling some holes in my collection, to the tune of about 1GB. I'm definitely not ready to absorb even more music, but I normalized, tagged, and imported everything -- and now have about 2.1 days of classical I haven't listened to or rated. And drastic measures were necessary to free up space on the PowerBook, which took a while, too. And so, because asakiyume seems to constantly demand same:

Updated library stats:

Total library: 7316 tracks, 31.3 days, 38.24GB
Classical: 2530 tracks, 9.9 days, 18.16GB

I now have 96 different composers in my collection.

Composers over three hours by total listening time:

1. Beethoven 18.4 hours [+1.0, previously #2] (finally the champion!)
2. Wagner 18.1 hours [+0.0, #1]
3. Mozart 16.8 hours [+2.2, #3]
4. Bach 14.0 hours [+0.0, #4]
5. Haydn 11.9 hours [+0.0, #5]
6. Tchaikovsky 9.8 hours [+0.0, #6]
7. Brahms 8.4 hours [+1.0, #10]
8. Mahler 8.1 hours [+0.0, #7]
9. Liszt 7.7 hours [+0.0, #8]
10. Schubert 7.5 hours [+0.0, #9]
11. Shostakovich 5.3 hours [+3.1, NR]
12. Handel 4.6 hours [+0.0, NR]
12. Nielsen 4.6 hours [+0.0, NR]
14. Saint-Saens 3.8 hours [+0.0, NR]
15. Rachmaninoff 3.8 hours [+0.9, NR]
16. Mendelssohn 3.7 hours [+1.2, NR]
17. Elgar 3.6 hours [+0.0, NR]
18. Dvorak 3.5 hours [+0.0, NR]
19. Chopin 3.4 hours [+0.0, NR]
20. Prokofiev 3.3 hours [+0.6, NR]
20. R. Strauss 3.3 hours [+0.0, NR]
22. Schumann 3.1 hours [+0.0, NR]
In the mood: tiredtired
Now playing: Smetana - Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) - 2. Vltava
asakiyume: Monument Mountainasakiyume on November 5th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
All right! Go Beethoven!! So what's your most played Beethoven track?

re: BSG, we're still catching up with the end of season 2 before we can even start on season 3 (which I guess we'll buy from iTunes?) But when they did a review of season 3, I didn't like the sound of the ABSOLUTELY TOO DIRECT parallels w/Iraq stuff. Yeah, the camera work gives me a headache and is kind of a cliche by now, anyway.

But the characters--at least in mid season 2--are still so, so excellent, and since I can't predict how things are going to go, I still like it.
Douglas Triggs: magellandoubt72 on November 5th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
Most played track?

Saint-Saens - Carnival Of The Animals - Finale (13 times)

Most played Beethoven track (after thirteen more tracks, two of which are also Saint-Saens):

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - 2. Allegretto (7 times)

On the BSG/Iraq stuff, the good part is that it only lasted four (or two two-part) episodes or so, and the ending was spectacular. I was worried we'd have a whole season of that stuff.

Of course, there's a hangover. But this is BSG we're talking about, there's always a hangover, and nothing good can ever happen to anyone -- if it seems like something good is happening, they just haven't explored all of the ramifications yet.