The Middle of the Week

The Gorge 8.8.09 (Photo: Wendy Rogell)


LOST Discussion Thread:

In order to preserve everyone’s personal journey through the six seasons of LOST, I have created a specific post/thread to discuss this week’s episode. Keeping LOST discussion to this location will keep people who are behind from reading spoilers – because that is the worst. Please respect this and keep all show commentary in the previous post.


Jam of the Day:

2001 > Simple” 11.18.96 II

This is one of the first jammed out “2001’s,” coming before Trey began playing ’97 funk licks – a psychedelic combination. And the “Simple,” included on the extra disc of “Vegas ’96,” is simply sublime.




6.24.2000 Lakewood Amp. Atlanta, GA < Torrent

6.24.2000 Lakewood Amp. Atlanta, GA < Megaupload

While this defining “Tweezer” dominates the evening, the “Moma” and “Antelope” provide further highlights. This reader request goes out to Henry!

I: The Moma Dance > Runaway Jim, Bouncing Around the Room, Tweezer > Strange Design, Cavern

II: Birds of a Feather, Bug, My Sweet One, Run Like an Antelope, Frankie Says, Carini, The Squirming Coil, Prince Caspian

E: Guyute, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Driver, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Unknown

705 Responses to “The Middle of the Week”

  1. HarryHood Says:

    @ page

    Being able to play downloads on your I-tunes media depends on what format you downloaded. Most of what you will find on etree is in FLAC format which needs to be converted to MP3 in order to work in I-tunes. Trader’s Little helper is a real easy to use program that several of us on here use to convert files. Do yourself a favor and just try that software first. I tried a few others and I learned my lesson. Some of the other converters that I tried were trial versions and placed and audio stamp within the MP3 track that was much more than slightly annoying. I’m assuming that you understand torrents and all that, so I’ll spare you that discussion.

  2. HarryHood Says:

    Or…… if you want to enjoy the high quality sound that FLAC offers and you have good computer speakers, you could just download Foobar or another media player that plays FLAC files.

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    Traders little helper is very easy and free

    I highly recommend it

  4. Stupendous Says:

    TIII: Im going in alphabetical order… just something Ive always wanted to do
    and never seem to get around… It will prob take way longer than i expected since the history of the songs shown on is fascinating! I never pay attention to lyrics too much, partly because english is my second language, so
    I memorize melodies and rhythms way easier than i recite lyrics… Just hoping to get an extra level of appreciation and connection to the tunes…

  5. pagesidehighschool Says:


    dls show up in a folder like this with each track labeled as a SHN file
    jibberish to me

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    although if you have the disk space, I would recommend you convert the FLACs to WAVs instead of mp3s, so you dont lose the quality

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    You do not have to downsample flac or shn files to play them in i-tunes folks. You do however have to convert the flac/shn files to WAV or AIFF files. This is better because it’s in lossless format.

  8. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Traders little helper will convert SHN’s to wav or mp3?

  9. HarryHood Says:

    What is an SHNF file anyhow? I’ve downloaded them and converted them before, but I’ve yet to find a player that will open them directly.

  10. kenny powers Says:

    @ HarryHood

    what’s an audio stamp? I use Foobar2000 to convert from FLAC to mp3 (or AAC and others). I haven’t tried TLH – do you think it has any advantaged over Foobar, or just a different user interface?

    I will say that to do the conversions w/ Foobar you have to download the encoders seperately and place the dll files in the Foobar components folder, but after that it seems to work well.


  11. HarryHood Says:

    @ page


  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    SHNs are just a compressed file like ZIPs

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    Trader’s little helper is one way to convert. There are however some other free programs that have been working for years.

    PC users: mkwACT

    Mac users: xACT

  14. pagesidehighschool Says:

    a lot of the JGB shows i dl the other day are in this same format.

  15. kenny powers Says:

    @ HH

    there is a third-party plugin for Foobar that will make SHN files playable. Google “Foobar shorten plugin” or something.

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    shn’s are the older version of flac files.

    Compressed audio files that are put into this format for size and ease.

  17. pagesidehighschool Says:

    thank you all so much! you just made my next shift in the plow truck not suck so bad

  18. kenny powers Says:

    as Dude said


    probably the easiest, fastest way to go from SHN to WAV. Drag and drop, one and done.

  19. whole tour! Says:

    there is a shn plug in for winamp.
    You can play the straight shn files w/o having to convert them.

  20. HarryHood Says:

    @ KP

    I downloaded an Audio converter that I had read was really good. I should have just used Trader’s Little Helper like everyone said, but I just had to be different, you know how that goes. The converter was a freeware version and it put an audio stamp within the converted file unless you paid for the full version. I had a few live shows in FLAC format that I wanted to play on my I-pod, so I converted them to MP3. When I would play each track, A computerized voice would say, “Audio Master 2007” (or something like that) before each track would play. I thought that I could deal with that until I realized that it’s inserted about every 10 seconds……

    “Oh up in Stonehenge I “Audio Master 2007” alone….. Oh I’m Game “Audio Master 2007″ bone”

    I wanted to rip my ears off.

  21. kenny powers Says:

    @ HH

    Oh man, that blows. Software developers that employ those tactics should quit their day jobs.

  22. HarryHood Says:

    I’ve been using GOM player for media files. I really like the software and I’m told that it can play FLAC files, but it must not be de-bugged for Windows 7 yet. Everytime I try to check for Codecs, the site says unavailable. Are most of you using Winamp instead?

  23. pagesidehighschool Says:

    @HH nice hog! im surprised it saw its shadow, little guy probably can’t even see his own feet!

  24. HarryHood Says:

    @ Kenny

    It was so annoying that I made it a point to never buy any of their products. Give someone a sample of something that sucks. Yea, that’s gonna increase sales……..

  25. The Sloth Says:

    After yesterday’s talk about teh top 1995 shows, and recalling the Niagra Falls experiance on 12/7, I went back to the old DAT tapes for a listen. Here are a few comments. First, Page has a great presence in the mix (I have an AKG 460 source and have not heard the AT source) and I think he needs to be turned (in fairness, I think was more in the mix in 2009 than 2.0). Second, I’d say the Slave is the best I’ve seen and I would argue hold up to any other Slave they have played. Third, the composed section of Reba is blistering hot. Fourth SOAM might be best I’ve seen as well. I could go on.

    Miner: How about a best of December 1995 JOTD?

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