Doug Adams is an AppleScript developer and, since 2001, the proprietor of Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes. Doug is an audio and voice-over producer by trade and formerly worked in radio broadcasting as—at various times—disc jockey, announcer, production director, and program director. Doug is a musician, a life-long music lover, and all-around audio geek.
July 6th, 2022 | 31 mins 4 secs
Why do some songs fade out when they end? The brass band in the gazebo in the public park never faded out their songs.
June 20th, 2022 | 41 mins 33 secs
King Crimson scribe Sid Smith joins us to talk about the new Robert Fripp box set, Exposures, which covers Fripp's years in New York City, from 1977 to 1983, around his Exposure album and his Frippertronics.
June 1st, 2022 | 28 mins 26 secs
We haven't discussed Apple's media apps for some time, so we decided to take a look at what has changed, and what hasn't, and what probably never will. And we discuss audiophile nostalgia.
"I think we're post digital."
May 23rd, 2022 | 31 mins 21 secs
Doug has a theory: in 1973 there was a schism in popular music.
May 4th, 2022 | 28 mins 37 secs
Doug bought a turntable, and we discuss musical nostalgia.
April 20th, 2022 | 28 mins 40 secs
No album better marks the transition from the sixties from the seventies than the Rolling Stones' Let it Bleed.
April 6th, 2022 | 36 mins 46 secs
Doug and Kirk take a look at how people listen to music today, with lots of statistics.
March 23rd, 2022 | 23 mins 21 secs
A rock band is embarking an a tour to celebrate 60 years of music making. That's a long time.
March 9th, 2022 | 31 mins 36 secs
Doug and Kirk don't know what to talk about for this episode, so they ramble about the smart home, audio gear, music, and more.
February 23rd, 2022 | 25 mins 57 secs
Some say the Clash's London Calling is the best rock album of all time.
February 9th, 2022 | 32 mins 57 secs
Spotify is getting some flack for hosting an exclusive audio program with someone who spreads covid misinformation, and a number of musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, have pulled their music from the service. And streaming still doesn't pay well; music streaming services should raise their prices to be able to pay more.
January 19th, 2022 | 36 mins 25 secs
One of Doug's favorite words is "interregnum," and he uses it here to describe the transitional period when record companies lost control of their product.
January 5th, 2022 | 38 mins 36 secs
Annik Lafarge has written a fascinating book about Chopin's well-known 2nd piano sonata (the one with the funeral march), discussing not just the music, but also the social and cultural context of the time.
December 22nd, 2021 | 30 mins 2 secs
Neither Doug nor Kirk cares about ABBA very much, but we were interested by a letter from music industry insider Bob Lefsetz about "ABBA's Failure in the Marketplace." Did ABBA really fail? Has Bob Lefsetz missed a few elements in the ABBA story?
December 8th, 2021 | 48 mins 4 secs
We don't do a Christmas gift guide every year, but we decided we'd select some trinkets and tchotchkes that we'd recommend as gifts this year. Our only constraint was that we don't choose music.
November 24th, 2021 | 33 mins 41 secs
Doug and Kirk both have large music libraries. They discuss some of the problems of having too much music, and how to wrangle a large library of music files.