darn, I was almost considering adding Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars… although, I guess that would be Earth, soo…
Only if they say where they attacked…
I browsed artists starting with letter A in my collection and added their place/area works.
I browsed artists on my desk and HiFi today… and then ran down all kinds of mad tangents. Focusing on obscure. Now I know you are at A - I’m off down the other end of the alphabet.
Problem is that I often start many things for the A artists, then even the B’z don’t get my browsing.
What I have found interesting is how some artists never mention a place in their whole career. Then you look at a Bob Dylan and he seems to have eaten a map. (I ran away from his list after a brief glance… he loves places)
well, I kinda added a lot more than I expected to the collection, including all the applicable “Christmas in…” songs that exist in the DB…
I also added the few “Weird Al” Yankovic songs that apply, and from a couple of my favorite artists.
Haha - know the feeling… I don’t dare look at the main list as I know far too many of those links will be purple. Any fun excuse to poke around my music collection.
The Christmas In… songs are a clever thought. Wonder what gave you that idea? (Wow - 108,000!)
If you’re adding those Weird Al paraody songs it will mean I’ll need to add these: Terry Garoghan - Works - MusicBrainz Almost every song of his is about the city of Brighton and named after streets and districts… Maybe do that list another day
I thought of that one too, unfortunately it doesn’t go in the collection. all the place names are in the lyrics, not the title… maybe it gets an honorable mention?
While I also really love the batch add to collection script and use it all the time, I have not coded it. This credit goes to @yyoung
But I will probably announce some new userscripts and bookmarklets later this year on which I am currently working
Can’t put a pin in that one. Or is it a town in Georgia? That state seems to be surprisingly common.
Not using the script, I do things the hard way. Middle mouse button and open loads of tabs. I like the manual way as it also lets me see how often I overlap with someone else’s idea (probably less than 1% of the time)
As I only own a single Dylan CD I thought I’d leave him to his fans. I have more obscure stuff to add first. I focus on stuff I can actually verify.
Sounds like fun: I’ll gladly add my share of (mostly non-english) titles/works with places if you add me
I think this worthy mission needs its own thread. Maybe @Freso or other forum mod can punt us off to a new thread from post #91 ? This Off Topic thread is now going very much on one topic and that is therefore off topic for off topic and needs its own topic.
Welcome to the mission @chabreyflint. Warning - can be addictive. And the more obscure the locations the better. “Must be able to put a pin in it on a map” is the simple rule I have followed.
Yes please, I wont add much but I’ll add them as I come across them
Again, apologies for dragging this conversation of off-topic subject matter off course! I didn’t expect this much response to this silly quest - happy for further talk to be in a seperate thread etc.
No apology required. This is on topic to off topic, but now such a topic in its own right I think it deserves its own thread. You have found many fellow location loons and I can see this conversation expanding. Nice idea
If you’re okay with non-English Works, I’d be happy to add ones I know of/come across too.
I’ll add you to the list of contributors