CD lost in Japan

First, I’ve never experienced any problems ordering from Japan until now.  I ordered a new CD from Amazon Japan last month and had it shipped to my Tenso address.  Amazon sent it with a tracking number and it was supposedly delivered to Tenso except Tenso said they never received it.

This made for a frustrating shopping experience.  I knew one of the CDs was missing but I didn’t know which one.  I never found out until I opened up the box.  I thought the missing CD was one sent without tracking but I was wrong.  I felt embarrassed too because I asked the merchant where the CD was and even gave them a bad Amazon rating.

I sent an email to Tenso asking what happened to my CD.  They said they will look for it but I’m not too hopeful.

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.

Watching anime on my new 80″ tv

I replaced my 50″ Pioneer Elite plasma with an 80″ Sharp AQUOS LED.  I like the picture better on the plasma–The picture was clear and bright at any angle.  You have to be sitting directly in front of the LED to see clearly.  Also, the Sharp’s color seems unnatural.  It takes some getting used to.  The Sharp is perfect for anime though.  It’s nice watching Crunchyroll on a tv this big at 1080i.  I’m using a Mac Mini.  You might see it below the screen.

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