Another (Small) Brick from the Wall

I spent my entire afternoon and evening adding CD information to the online MusicBrainz database for two Motorhead albums, one Squares/Joe Satriani album, and one Converge album.

What does this mean?
It means the next time somebody tries to rip these albums to a computer, album and tracklist information will populate automatically when the person would have otherwise needed to enter all of this information manually. (Or possibly have the abcde command-line program crash, which is what happened in my case.)

Why did this take so long?
Because it was done using the MusicBrainz Picard and abcde programs within the new version 8.2 of CentOS Linux.

Why is this relevant?
Because the new digital world spearheaded by Spotify sucks—a lot—and it could be so much better. In the meantime, I will keep my music to myself, thankyouverymuch.

Anything else?
Sometimes when working with Linux, a person feels a very peculiar twinge of productivity mixed with nonproductivity. This can happen when a lot of time and effort is spent performing what would most likely be a routine task on a commercial operating system such as Mac OSX or Windows. On the bright side, there are always important and valuable lessons to be learned on technical excursions such as this one. Plus, a glimpse is occasionally stolen of how things might actually work better.

5/4 > 4/4

Echo icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 10 from the Surfing with the Alien LP by Joe Satriani icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Joe Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien" album artwork. [Formatted]

Trundrumbalind icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 05 from the Crystal Planet LP)

Bay Area Music

Why icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 08 from The Extremist LP by Joe Satriani icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Motorcycle Driver icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 09 from The Extremist LP)
New Blues icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 10 from The Extremist LP)

Binary Guitar Music

Until We Say Goodbye icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 04 from the Engines of Creation LP by Joe Satriani icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Flavor Crystal 7 icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 02 from the Engines of Creation LP)
Borg Sex icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 03 from the Engines of Creation LP)