Skunk is Out of Season!

(I Won’t) Pay Your Price icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 03 from the Overkill LP by Motörhead icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Motörhead's "Overkill" album cover. [Formatted]

Move out, it’s time for someone else
Quit thinking only of yourself
You’re really a nasty piece of work
You know we thought you was a hero but you’re really just a jerk!

On my way
You know I won’t pay your price

You can’t stop and don’t you even try
I’m going to stick my finger in your eye
You don’t deserve my admiration
I’ll sling you through a window if you give me aggravation!

On my way
You know I won’t pay your price

I’m tired of listening to crap
I’d rather stab you in the back
I’m telling you the only real reason that you ain’t going to get it is because skunk is outta season!

On my way
You know I won’t pay your price

Shut the door behind you when you go
Why you’re still here I really don’t know
I’m gonna count up to three and if you’re still here then I’m going to blow away your knees!

On my way
You know I won’t pay your price

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 of how things might actually work better is occasionally earned.