Posts Tagged ‘playlist.com

19
Nov
10

Crunchy Phish Nuggets – Tasty indeed!

With the recent launch of HiFi Radio we have received several inquiries about the live Phish materials available on the player.  Well, to be quite honest, we are at the mercy of what Playlist.com has available to chose from and so, we really know about as much as you do when and where the shows were recorded.

One of the highlights is the live version of “Gotta Jiboo”; it is one of my personal favorite live versions and I was at a loss of when and where this was recorded.  I did concede to my fellow HiFi reviewer Ericstraus but he provided a moment of clarity by responded “dude, it could be from anywhere!  Do you know how many versions of that song live exist…there are some diehards who may know, but not me that’s for sure”. 

I was bummed and troubled, however, I was determined to find out.  A cool thing about Playlist.com and the music they offer you to build your personal player with also provides a link to where the song was uploaded from; many times it appears to be blogs that once offered the song for free download and then took them off for one reason or another.

Luckily, the version of “Gotta Jiboo” was uploaded by a very cool Phish fan who has a rather cool website where he has made many recordings available, including the live version of “Gotta Jiboo” that we feature on our player…thank god!  The website can be accessed by clicking here and besides Phish, if you are a Phil Lesh fan you are in luck since it appears there is also Lesh material for the taking.  It’s all legit and on the up and up, so I do not think some record label will slap you with a summons to pay $1,000,000 for 3 songs.  These are all live recordings of shows and free for the taking, very, very cool indeed!

Sadly, versions of “Suzi Greenberg” and “Boogie On Reggae Woman” take you to websites where the songs appear to be no longer offered for downloading, pity.  If you know when and where these versions are from please pass the information along.  Of course we would be even more grateful if you could contact us and send us a burned copy to HiFi Central if possible (comment with an email and we will contact you!).

Check out Crunchy Phish Nuggets and I’m sure you will find something new and exciting.  The FAQ page he provides about how to convert MP3 to .wav files is very helpful.

Check out the page and let us  know what you think and if you discovered anything fun and new!

17
Nov
10

HiFi Radio: listening pleasure to excess

Yes, after massive amounts of board meetings and swooning investors we here at HiFi Central have created our own radio station, well, er, kind of did.  In association with Playlist.com HiFi has created a station that you can click on and listen to our hand selected favorites while you toil at work or perhaps waste endless amounts of time looking busy.

We will do our best to refresh the station every  now and again, but we feel that variety of songs will be some you will want to play almost every day.  We’ve found some Zappa, Phish, Supergrass, Reverend Horton Heat and others to mix it up and keep it interesting.  Hey, we even sprinkled a bit of GWAR in there too (yes, here at HiFi Central we feel that Eliot Smith and GWAR live in peaceful coexistence on the same playlist).

I have to admit that the highlights of this playlist are the two live versions of both Suzy Greenberg and Gotta Jiboo by PHISH; simply incredible!

Although the coding between WordPress and Playlist.com do not jive exactly as well as we would like (it would have cost an additional $1,000,000,000 to fix) we feel that the result is fairly acceptable.  In order to launch the player look on the right of your screen and  just click the link for “Popout Player”; you will be presented with a new window and the fantastic and obnoxious Juicy Fruit billboard surrounding our radio station (ain’t nothin’ for free in this world; thank god it’s not a KY or Trojan ad instead). 

If you have any requests that you think we should consider, please let us know and please tune in regularly.




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