March 25, 2007

Glad to hear you’re spreading the word about givin…

Glad to hear you’re spreading the word about giving blood. The molasses that passes for my blood has made giving sometimes an extremely painful ordeal, but if it helps save a life, then it’s well worth it!

I’ve only transferred a cassette song to my computer just once, but it was super easy. Since I wasn’t worried about fidelity (it IS coming from a tape after all), I used the input jack in the back of my Mac.

All you need is a boom box, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack (RadioShack $3), plug one end into the “headphones” port and the other into your Mac’s input port. Go to your sound control panel and change the input device from mic (default) to line-in. Fire up a sound editing program (I use Sound Studio), hit play on your boombox, then hit record in your app and save the glorious results as an aiff file. Convert aiff to MP3 or AAC in iTunes. Done!

You’ll probably have to fiddle with the volume, but it was easy and I now have my incomplete taped from Live 105 version of Cube (2) – Love’s Taboo to rock out to for proof of concept :)

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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