Five On Friday - Standards

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, December 30, 2011

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Travis lays out some guidelines for this meme and they go like this:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.

2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.

3. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Last Five On Friday for 2011. I am so glad Travis came up with this fun idea. I have been exposed to music I would not have heard...followed Progressions that were amazingly well thought out...every Friday a group of people spend time to put together their sets hoping to share, hoping to entertain and they always do.

As I mentioned the other day, I had a fatal hard drive crash. Well I was able to retrieve 48+GB from my deleted files thanks to the wonderful Data Rescue 3.

Yesterday I purchased a new 1TB external hard drive and created a new iTunes Library. Then I brought all the files which were recovered over into that library.

There were a lot of files which were corrupt. Bits and pieces of songs and podcasts. Those got trashed.

The library was about 1,800 songs short of where I was before the crash. I found a huge portion of that loss was the music I had digitized from cassette from the Warner-Chappelle collection I had copied from a friend back in the early 90's. It was a 20 CD collection of music from the Warner-Chappelle Publishing. So many great songs from the 20's to the early 90's were included.

I have spoken to a friend who is going to try and get me the collection to reburn. I am hopeful...

So many of those songs were what I call Standards. The great music of Ella, Frank, Dean, Robert, Duke, Patti, classic show tunes. So today, five of those songs I know are no longer residing in my iTunes...

It could have been much worse, so I am thankful I was able to save so much. Now a little prayer the collection can be sent to me and I will be closer to normal.

BACK-UP your valuable, photos, etc. I am already burning DVDs of playlists as a tertiary backup and looking into using the iCloud to ensure nothing is ever lost again.

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Off to California on business next week. Will check in when I can.


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4 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA09 Says:
  2. I remember these from my early childhood. Mom was never a fan of Tony Bennett, but dad did like Dean Martin. Both of my parents were big band fans. I think mom liked the Glenn Miller Orchestra because she played clarinet in high-school. Great set.

    Sorry about the loss of so much of your music. I do hope you are able to connect with the collection again.

  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. I'll never be a fan of Tony Bennett, but I have developed at least a reasonable appreciation of his work.

    Reliably backing up our files is high on the list of priorities in January.

  5. Dianne Says:
  6. I adore Dean Martin
    I remember watching his show when I was a kid
    I loved when he jumped on the piano with drink and cigarette in hand

    Hope says she'd be delighted if you do the music for her show :)

  7. Coco Says:
  8. Playlist no longer works here in Canada but I know those songs and they are wonderful. Gotta love the American Standards. In fact, my Christmas Dinner Theatre production here was an original murder mystery that takes place in a 40's nightclub and all the music I used for it were of that ilk. That era remains one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing, vinny. I'm sorry you lost so many of your songs. Give it time and I'm certain that you'll be able to regain them all. Hugs!


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