This past Tuesday, I was fortunate enough to stumble across an unpublicized concert conducted by a master of the craft in the adjacent men’s room stall at work. As I sat minding my own business, as it were, I was entertained by the most august sounds of broken wind I have ever encountered. One of the compositions lasted a decibel shattering two minutes. The sound was not unique, but well executed bringing to mind a squeaky trombone peppered with the occasional whisper of relief or grunt of despair.
I wanted to stay for the whole performance but, regrettably, eight minutes had passed and I needed to return to my desk. And I did so with nothing but praise for the tunes that had been blown in stall number two.
If you have a chance to visit my men’s room at work, I suggest showing up at 1:25 p.m., and stake out a spot before the crowds. Perhaps bring a blanket and some wine. At around 1:45 p.m. the Maestro takes to the can.
Let’s say you find a video on YouTube that features a song you’d like to listen to on a CD, in your iPod, etc. Here’s what you do (this works on both Macs and PCs)…
1. Find the web address (URL) of the YouTube video. It’s usually listed right on the YouTube page you’re watching or just grab it from the browser.
2. If you do a web search for a website that can download YouTube videos, you’ll probably find a bunch of sites, such as: http://keepvid.com/
3. Enter the URL of your YouTube video at the above website, per the website”s instructions.
4. Choose to download the video into a non-Flash format, such as a .mpg file.
5. Open the downloaded video file in Quicktime Pro.
6. Export the video file to an audio file, such as a .wav file. Or just try importing the .mpg video file into iTunes and skip to step 8.
7. Import the new audio file into iTunes.
9. Make sure you have permission to posses this new mp3 audio file.
If you have a pre-amp or other such audio interface, and if you do, you’ve probably figured out this cheat.
1. Insert a cable with two male ends from the headphone jack of your computer into the input jack of your pre-amp.
2. Record the audio using Audacity or a similar audio recording program.
3. Convert to mp3 using iTunes as mentioned above.
4. Make sure you have permission to posses this new mp3 audio file.
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