Prime Music

Prime Music – A Week In

I’ve spent the last week using Amazon Music/Prime Music across multiple platforms  - Web, Android, PC, and iOS  (everything except OS X and Roku) – and in different ways – Headphones, IEMs, Bookshelf Speakers. I’ve explored their library pretty extensively searching for around 1000 albums  (see my post on the Rolling Stone Magazine top 500 Albums of All Time on Amazon Prime).  There is a lot to love and room for improvement, check out the full rundown after the cut.  Continue reading

Rolling Stones 500 Greats Albums of All Time on Prime

Amazon Music Meets the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

In 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine published a special issue listing their 500 Greatest Albums of all time (and a related book in ’05) in June 2014 Amazon launched Prime Music as part of the Amazon Prime Service. Subscribers of the free 2 day shipping and on demand service gained access to thousands on on demand albums at no additional charge.

Later that week I compiled a list off all the Rolling Stone list that were also available through Amazon Prime as part of my quest to listen my way through the Rolling Stones Article… Here is where they overlap:

Rank Artist Album
4 Bob Dylan  Highway 61 Revisited
8 The Clash  London Calling
16 Bob Dylan  Blood on the Tracks
19 Van Morrison  Astral Weeks
22  Robert Johnson  The Complete Recordings
26 Fleetwood Mac  Rumours
30 Joni Mitchell  Blue
31 Bob Dylan  Bringing It All Back Home
36 Carole King  Tapestry
37 Eagles  Hotel California
40 Love  Forever Changes
41 Sex Pistols  Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
44 Patti Smith  Horses
51 Simon & Garfunkel  Bridge Over Troubled Waters
52 Al Green  Greatest Hits
54 Ray Charles  The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings 1952-1959
78 Otis Redding  Otis Blue
82 Neil Young  Harvest
84 Aretha Franklin  I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
85 Aretha Franklin  Lady Soul
88 Johnny Cash  At Folsom Prison
89 Dusty Springfield  Dusty In Memphis
93 Prince  Sign ‘O’ The Times
97 Bob Dylan  The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
101 Frank Sinatra  In the Wee Small Hours
103 John Coltrane  Giant Steps
106 Ramones  Rocket to Russia
113 Joni Mitchell  Court and Spark
123 Run-D.M.C.  Raising Hell
125 Janis Joplin  Pearl
128 The Stooges  Raw Power
129 Talking Heads  Remain in Light
133 Bruce Springsteen  The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
134 The Notorious B.I.G.  Ready to Die
137 The Replacements  Tim
142 Phil Spector  A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
143 Dr. John  Gris-Gris
146 Jefferson Airplane  Surrealistic Pillow
150 Bruce Springsteen  Darkness on the Edge of Town
152 The B-52′s  The B-52′s
153 A Tribe Called Quest  The Low End Theory
157 Joy Division  Closer
161 Otis Redding  The Dock of the Bay
163 Prince 1999
176 Aerosmith  Rocks
182 Fleetwood Mac  Fleetwood Mac
183 Willie Nelson  Red Headed Stranger
188 Buffalo Springfield  Buffalo Springfield Again
199 The Strokes  Is This It
202 Simon & Garfunkel  Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
204 Bob Dylan  Modern Times
214 Ike & Tina Turner  Proud Mary – the Best of Ike and Tina Turner
217 Bobby Bland  Two Steps From The Blues
218 The Smiths  The Queen Is Dead
220 The Meters  Look-Ka Py Py
221 My Bloody Valentine  Loveless
226 Bruce Springsteen  Nebraska
234 Simon & Garfunkel  Bookends
239 Madonna  Like a Prayer
248 Ornette Coleman  The Shape of Jazz to Come
249 R.E.M.  Automatic for the People
250 Jay-Z  Reasonable Doubt
257 Whitney Houston  Whitney Houston
260 Willie Nelson  Stardust
262 Crosby, Stills & Nash  Crosby, Stills & Nash
263 Tracy Chapman  Tracy Chapman
265 Ray Charles  The Genius of Ray Charles
268 Paul Simon  Paul Simon
269 The Jesus and Mary Chain  Psychocandy
272 Sleater-Kinney  Dig Me Out
284 The Cars  The Cars
286 Al Green  I’m Still in Love With You
287 X  Los Angeles
290 Al Green  Call Me
291 Talking Heads  Talking Heads: 77
296 The Smiths  Meat Is Murder
303 Bob Dylan  John Wesley Harding
304 Jeff Buckley  Grace
312 Jane’s Addiction  Nothing’s Shocking
314 Lauryn Hill  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
318 The O’Jays  Back Stabbers
322 Randy Newman  Sail Away
326 The Cure  Disintegration
328 Sonic Youth  Daydream Nation
330 Neil Young  Tonight’s the Night
339 Tom Waits  The Heart of Saturday Night
340 Black Flag  Damaged
342 Depeche Mode  Violator
343 Meat Loaf  Bat Out Of Hell
344 Lou Reed  Berlin
345 Talking Heads  Stop Making Sense
351 Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Rust Never Sleeps
360 Buzzcocks  Singles Going Steady
361 Outkast  Stankonia
364 The Doors  L.A. Woman
365 Rage Against the Machine  Rage Against the Machine
367 Madonna  Ray of Light
376 Björk  Post
379 TLC  Crazysexycool
380 Toots and The Maytals  Funky Kingston
382 Modern Lovers  Modern Lovers
383 Talking Heads  More Songs About Buildings and Food
387 Wu-Tang Clan  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
389 Don Henley  The End of the Innocence
391 Jackson Browne  The Pretender
394 Randy Newman  Good Old Boys
398 ZZ Top  Eliminator
402 Nas  Illmatic
407 The Clash  Sandinista!
410 Bob Dylan  Time Out Of Mind
416 Tom Waits  Mule Variations
424 Bruce Springsteen  The Rising
425 Gram Parsons  Grievous Angel
439 Sam Cooke  Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
442 Devo  Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
449 Big Star  Third/Sister Lovers
452 John Prine  John Prine
467 Bruce Springsteen  Tunnel of Love
469 Fugees  The Score
472 George Michael  Faith
476 The Notorious B.I.G.  Life After Death
480 Raekwon  Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
485 Pearl Jam  Vitalogy
488 Husker Du  New Day Rising
490 ZZ Top  Tres Hombres
491 Albert King  Born Under A Bad Sign
492 Eurythmics  Touch
494 MGMT  Oracular Spectacular
496 Boz Scaggs  Boz Scaggs
498 The Stone Roses  The Stone Roses
500  OutKast  Aquemini
354 Billy Joel  52nd Street
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Weatherproofing Gear with DIY Waxed Cotton

DixieCupCheck out my Prize Winning Instructable - as seen on Lifehacker – for full details on how to cheaply and easily waterproof your canvas or cotton gear, it also makes a great conditioner for leather.

All you need is equal parts beeswax and canning wax, a double boiler, paintbrush and a heat gun or torch to apply it. I tried my jacket out both before and after waxing it and the difference was amazing.