This is a music appreciation blog featuring a variety of Kul Pop music. Any MP3s and images on this site are for sampling and introductory purposes only. If you like what you hear please support the artist buy buying their music. If you represent an artist featured on this site and would like a file removed, email me. Or if you have any tracks or cds you want to get to me for possible addition to my blog please email me.

Monday, February 12, 2007


The moment everyone was waiting for, a reunited Police opening up this year's Grammy Awards show. At first I thought it was sounding good then then I realized the sound coming through my television wasn't impressing me. Maybe it was the broadcast (I noticed a some vocal distortion during several other performances), or maybe it was the Canadian network (Global) that was having the problem, how did it sound in the U.S.? But it was also not impressing me musically. I was a bit let down with their performance of Roxanne, it seemed to loose steam midway through and never really recovered. I was always a fan of The Police and was thinking it would be great to see them on this reunion tour but now I'm having second thoughts (I'm sure the ticket prices would probably make me pass also). It was great to see Sting, Stewart and Andy performing together again, I just wish it had sounded better.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I'm really annoyed with Apple computers these days after they basically forced me to download iTunes 7 and it has screwed up my music library. Because they weren't allowing me to access the iTunes Music Store with my well trusted iTunes 6 I reluctantly downloaded iTunes 7 to my Mac Mini. It froze up the computer and wouldn't function properly. As I have a 4th Generation iPod (no need for videos or album artwork) I called them up to see about reloading iTunes 6. They told me what files to trash and I downloaded iTunes 6 again. Then it wouldn't accept my playlist because it had been created by a newer version of iTunes. So I deleted it and redownloaded iTunes 7 and all of my music and playlists and purchased music is gone, there is absolutely nothing in iTunes. I realize the music is still in my computer, but the effort to transfer everything back into iTunes and re-rate the songs and recreate playlists will be a real time waster.

If anyone has any advice on how I can recover my playlists and ratings etc. please leave a comment with help. As my computer no longer is covered by their AppleCare service they want me to spend money for them to solve the problem caused by their software. I'm certainly not going to connect my iPod to my computer in case I lose everything on it also. So I can't listen to my iTunes on my computer and my iPod will remain with no way to add new music to it until this problem is solved.

On a more positive note I recently received the Universal Poplab cd titled 'Uprising' and it is very good.