Category Archives: Music

Latest CDs from Japan

My Tenso package arrived today.

Grandmaster Melle Mel with Shojotai?

There’s a rapper on Shojotai’s “Can’t take my eyes off of you” that sounds a lot like the rapper on “I feel for you.”  Shojotai recorded their song in 1987.  “I feel for you” was recorded in 1984.  I’d have to get my hands on Shojotai’s CD to know for sure.

Kiki’s Delivery Service OST on Amazon

Kiki's Delivery Service OST
Kiki’s Delivery Service OST
Kiki's Delivery Service OST
Kiki’s Delivery Service OST

I didn’t realized my CD was a Korean import until it arrived.  Not that it matters as long as it’s not bootleg.  The obi strip says “PONYCANYON KOREA.”  The tracks are exactly the same.  Inside there’s a sticker of the front cover art.  iTunes Japan also has Kiki’s OST except it’s missing the last two tracks.

iTunes: Last Played feature

There’s over 2,000 songs in my anime and jpop playlist that I want to hear but my iPod keeps playing the same songs over and over.  The Shuffle feature doesn’t seem to help either.  I’ve played around with the Last Played feature and achieved the desired results.

Create a Smart Playlist with the Last Played and “is not in the last” option.  Go back in time as far as possible then stop where there is still music.  This is your first playlist.  It may only have a few songs–songs you haven’t heard in the longest time.  Your first few playlists will be sparse.  Keep adjusting the time forward to keep songs in your playlist.  The drawback to this playlist is having to adjust it.

iTunes Last Played