I updated the playlist this morning. There’s now just over 8 days worth of music, 3,250 songs, when broadcasting in the live mode. For the most part I’ve been able to keep a clean connection and keep it running live. There’s been a few hiccups though when I had to flip it back to the 5-hour loop on Live365′s servers.
Does anyone know a sensible way to export an iTunes playlist – that only lists the song, artist and album – and then convert into a format for displaying in text on the Web? I’ve tried a couple of ways that just don’t have the best results. I did export the playlist into a PDF file, but it was about half a meg and 55 pages long. Not the slickest solution. So if you’ve got an idea or two about how to export out of iTunes to post the current playlist online, I’m all ears.
At midnight tonight I officially launched Gumbo Radio, with a live intro and Clifton Chenier’s “Ain’t No Need of Cryin’ (Every Day is the Same).” I’ve always loved that song, but for some reason it’s just been killing me lately, cutting me all the way down to the bone. And have no fear, I’m not going to make a habit out of opening the mic to just wax poetic. There’s enough of that out there already.
There are currently 3,017 songs programmed into the live playlist, making for seven and a half days worth of music. While I officially launched the live audio tonight (whatever that means) I actually began broadcasting and testing the live audio stream on Dec. 13. And if you’re the kind of person who just loves a good factoid, here’s a doozie for you: The first song broadcast live on Gumbo Radio, selected at random, was Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Two-Headed Boy.” I don’t know what that means. It just is.
Anyway, here’s to you and yours. Hope you have a beautiful and prosperous 2009.