vanessa
vanessa

Working my way through my Jethro Tull playlist. It’s 14 hours long, so I’ll be finished working well before it stops. Feels like a Tull kind of day. I know, wot no metal?!

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stefp
stefp

@vanessa That's a lot of Tull. I could listen to my favourite album, Songs From The Wood, on a loop.

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vanessa
vanessa

@stefp Not even everything available on Amazon Music! Broadsword and the Beast is my favourite. Along with ELO's "Time" it's one of my comfort albums. Not my favourites, but they fulfil an emotional need at times.

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stefp
stefp

@vanessa I get that. I have a few of those. Albums I've listened to for decades and never get tired of.

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cn
cn

@vanessa Thursday is Tull day?

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vanessa
vanessa

@cn It is this week. Until Arq backup plus searching my work online email archive killed my broadband for a while. All good now, though.

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cn
cn

@vanessa every day is a soundtrack day; interspersed with other random stuff (and annoying ads – Ich bin ein cheapskate)

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vanessa
vanessa

@cn Ahh. I don't do Spotify, free or otherwise. Figured Amazon was good enough. I've not been listening to music while working much lately, which isn't like me. Almost forgot how relaxing it is - I have music on overnight still, so no logic there.

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cn
cn

@vanessa I tend to bulldoze the ads with tracks played randomly from Vox; sometimes need things I didn’t buy (yet)

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vanessa
vanessa

@cn What I really ought to set up is a means of being able to play all the music I have purchased. I have it uploaded to OneDrive & on removable drives, just need to figure out the streaming. Need some kind of media server I guess... Bit complicated for me.

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cn
cn

@vanessa probably @jack’s department, music streaming…?

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jack
jack

@cn @vanessa I'm an unabashed fan of Roon, but it doesn't stream my library outside of it's local network (e.g. my house). I haven't found a solution to that either so I fall back to Tidal for streaming. I'm guessing something on my Synology will do it, but haven't dug in yet.

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vanessa
vanessa

@jack Thanks, things to look into. I have Echo devices, so can play from my online library to mobile device and Bluetooth etc, but that's clunky. My HiFi is very old, but I like what I have. I could maybe hook a Pi up to my A/V thing, but that loses the convenience of shouting at Alexa. Hmmm.

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jack
jack

@vanessa I have a HomePod but no Apple Music subscription. Weird, right?. I realized that I don't choose music that way. I'm visual and prefer to scroll through a library or thumb through my records, so I don't miss the vocal controls so much. A Pi would be fun, though, no? :)

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vanessa
vanessa

@jack I have a Pi B and a Pi 3 sitting unused, so maybe I should do something constructive with one of them. Even if just as a means of getting music to my speakers via my Yamaha media centre amp thing. My Nad is stubbornly old-school (& I still love it).

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