Archive for September, 2007

James Blunt: Touches Souls Again!

Posted in Media with tags , on September 18, 2007 by Saquib


James Blunt blew it away with his record breaking “You’re Beautiful”… although very few in the music business has this sort of triumph in such an early stage of career, Mr. Blunt never really slowed down his pace of creating truly great and distinctive music. “All The Lost Souls” is the second studio album from singer-songwriter phenomenon James Blunt – now I’ve been precisely waiting for this album for some time now, and I must say I was satisfied with what I got from this album. As always, a winning mixture of 70’s influenced pop and acoustic rock, the album is sure to plea to fans that loved his kind of music. His album follows the same melody and music style experienced in his first, yet you’ll find it all so different enough from what you’re used to hear around you. It includes the single ‘1973’. The music video for the single ‘1973’, in which a modern-day Blunt strolls among ’70s street scenes (shot in Los Angeles), reflects the song’s evocative tone. My favorite place for James Blunt’s music, like many other great artists, is in car, or while in the move through those earphones… it works so nicely with the vibe, with all these feelings that surrounds everything I pass away, everything sort of works in the beat connecting my thoughts, my fears, my depressions, my loneliness to what I sense around. Imagine yourself staring through the window of a jet, a plane, a car, a boat or whatever and looking at everything running backwards… and if you ever felt at those moments looking back at your verve, that simple past that we left so long ago… looking for new directions without getting any reasons – complicating our lives, making sure not making the same mistake again: yet making plenty of new ones – sometimes if you wanted a second chance, if you knew you could fix things if you were given a choice then take some time off from whatever you’re caught up with and give some time to this amazing album that talks to you while you journey into your thoughts – what an remarkable work has been done in this album for those who want to relate their lives with harmony. It’s intricate to pick just a few songs from this nice album… the album is not all that sad, there are some catchy fun tunes in there too, some beautiful and lovable 70s mixed with acoustics, a wonderful voice and most importantly, stunning expressions. I’ll choose a few must be heard tracks: “1973”, “Carry You Home”, “Annie”, and “I Really Want You”. Due to copyright restrictions, I’m only uploading the low-quality version for you to download now from here and try so you can consider what I wanted to say – this is another amazing album. If you like this album, you may also want to check out songs from artists such as Carly Simon and James Taylor. Do leave your comments and thoughts on what you have to say…

64 Bit Media Player for Vista x64

Posted in Windows with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2007 by Saquib

Okay I use the 64 bit version of Windows Vista. The 64-bit Windows Vista defaults to the 32-bit version of Windows Media Player 11 to ensure broad file and media compatibility. The 32-bit WMP11 program is located in the ‘c:\ProgramFiles(x86)\’ folder. Great news is there is a native 64-bit version of WMP11, located in the ‘c:\ProgramFiles\’ folder. (You probably knwo this by now if u used any win x64 os for a few days)

To specify the 64-bit WMP11 as the default player for 64-bit Vista, we need to redirect program shortcuts.

Go to Start > Run (“run” needs to be enabled for show from menu properties)

To set 64-bit WMP11 as default player type: “unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64”
To revert to 32-bit WMP11 as the default player type: “unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:32”
thats it? NO! >> This part makes all the Media Player links to automatically point to 64 Bit Media Player. So if you were clicking on the Media Player icon from the Menu, it would by default open the 64 bit version of Media Player.

However, there’s another issue that also needs to be resolved. What happens when you double click on an icon that is supposed open in Media Player – would the media file open in 32 or 64 bit player? Well, up until this part, it will still open the Media Player at 64 bit version, so now you need to edit the registry to make it open in 64 bit Media Player by Default as well. This part cotains registry editing, and might put your system to risk!!! So it’s all up to you. I didn’t face any issues doing this, so here’s what you can too:

Open Registry Editor (regedit), then navigate to the the registry key of “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe”. Then set the registry subkey “Path” to be “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\” (WITHOUTquotes), and “(Default)” subkey (normally the first entry) to “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe” (INCLUDE quotes). That’s it, wala!

Also, you’d be needing the supported x64 ffmpeg codec pack or any other 64 bit codec pack to work with 64but wmp. by the way i dont think this works the same way for xp 64 bit… correct me if im wrong! get the widely available 64 bit k lite codec pack, or just google for vista 64 bit codec and install any codec pack you like. This is the 64 bit codec pack (VistaCodecs x64Components) i use this codec.

Bon Jovi Makes a Memory

Posted in Media with tags , , , on September 9, 2007 by Saquib

It’s Bon Jovi… Wow, it’s more than typical rock and roll…. these new songs from Bon Jovi will really make you listen to them! Starting with (You Want to) Make a Memory – s song that touches you and gives you this amazing feeling of getting on a bridge with the people you used to love, or still love. It might make “feel” and “imagine”… the song was performed by Bon Jovi on American Idol on May 2, 2007. It was also performed as part of a 50th Anniversary special on Larry King Live on May 4, 2007. This is undoubtedly a great musical performance this year, and I’m sure not many will argue with that. Bon Jovi and his band still has it….

Listen to the songs yourself and comment what you thinik! Due to copyright restrictions not all songs from the album Lost Highway is provided here. This is just for preview purposes, if you like it, please do buy the CD.