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the randomizer and me

most all of these writings will be done on my trusty imac, with itunes playing via airtunes in random mode: aka the randomizer. now, the randomizer is quite remarkable for its ability to play tunes relevant to whatever i’m doing at the time. for instance, while i was wading through that first-ever post a few minutes ago, the randomizer saw fit to play the fantastic storm large tune “8 miles wide”.

 

not that you’ve ever heard of storm large. and it’s not like i listen to this tune all the time. in fact, this is only the second time i’ve ever heard it (ah, the beauty of itunes and its record keeping!). but there it is, part of the south by southwest collection from 2012 (the sxsw torrents are a great way to get a bunch of good free indie music, btw).

 

so what’s this all have to do with anything? well now, storm was one of the lead actresses in the latest james westby movie, “rid of me”. westby is a director of quirky (to say the least) movies, including “film geek” and the hilarious “the auteur”.  the main character from “film geek” is obsessed with movies and is the author of a web site called scottysfilmpage.com (that nobody ever visits). when i couldn’t get my old phantomempire.com domain back – squatters have it now and want almost $3k for it, hah! – i couldn’t come up with a name more fitting than stealing the scottysfilmpage.com domain for my own. alas, even though it’s not active somebody still owns it and i opted for a variant of my old site name.

 

somehow the randomizer knows what’s going on and adjusts the soundtrack of my life accordingly. why doesn’t apple advertise this feature?