Convert from FLAC to ALAC

Sites that sell lossless usually offer only FLAC files. To convert to ALAC for iTunes and iDevices using ffmpeg: for f in `ls *.flac`; do ffmpeg -i $f -c alac ${f/flac/m4a}; done This assumes the current directory is the directory containing the FLAC files. Explanation: For all .flac files Call ffmpeg with the original file…

Photos: Gary Hoey @ Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA – 2013.06.29 First time seeing Gary play, although I break out my Ho Ho Hoey CD every year. Great show. Yeah, I’m really lousy at regularly updating my site. More live music photos on

Photos: Warrant @ Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA – 2010.10.30 You remember Warrant, right? Cherry Pie, Down Boys, Heaven? No matter what your memories of them from the 80s and 90s, these guys are still rockin’. Check out the full slideshow of all photos from this show. A few more of my favorites and some brief photographer notes…

Live Jazz at Gio

After a hiatus of more than two years, except for a duo gig a little over a year ago, the jazz trio I’ve been playing with on and off for almost ten years now is entering an “on” phase. If you are in the San Diego area and looking to hear some live jazz, a…

New MP3tunes Web Player

Check out the beta version of our new web player over at MP3tunes. There are some known issues with Internet Explorer, but I’ve been using it in Firefox (both Mac and Windows) and Safari with no problems. Hit the feedback link at the top of the page and help make it better.