Posts Tagged ‘exotica’

Did you know that on any Mac running Snow Leopard, you can use MobileMe Gallery public albums as a screensaver?  Now that we have our collection of amazing album covers available online, you can enjoy break time even more by having lovely album covers dance across your screen.  Simply use the Desktop & Screen Saver tab in System Preferences, click the plus sign and choose Add MobileMe Gallery. Then enter “jpurlia” as the Member name.  Choose the Cover Collection gallery and/or the Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares gallery, the effects you’d like to apply, and click OK. Next time your screen saver starts, it will use pictures from the album(s) you selected.  Easy peasy!  And once the screen saver is setup, it will automatically include new covers and photos as we add them to the MobileMe gallery.  I just tested it out and what fun it is to look through these album covers and photos!  So if friends or family are using your computer and ask you where you got the cool screen saver from, please feel free to share the love.  Drop us a line and let us know what you think!

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A reminder from the good folks at Apple: For the best MobileMe experience, you should be using Mac OS X v10.6.2 Snow Leopard (on a Mac), MobileMe Control Panel 1.5 (on a PC), iTunes 9 (Mac or PC), and iPhone OS 3.1 (on iPhone or iPod touch).

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Finished looking through our new MobileMe Gallery of photos and hungry for more? Well wait no longer because we have just completed a gallery of nearly 400 (!) vintage album covers that are in the Wind-up Dreams and Vinyl Nightmares top-secret vault. You’ll recognize album covers used in past photos, such as Jack Sterling’s Cocktail Swing (Idol Worship of the Worshipped Idols2009) and Les Baxter’s Space Escapade (Singing the praises of cocktail time with the Kodachrome Girls from Planet Escapade2004). The album cover shown above, East of Suez: Exotic Rhythms of the Middle East, was included in a new photo that is yet-to-be-released, so this is a sort of sneak preview. We hope it offers you endless of hours of delight scrolling through the covers of this bygone era, when women wiggled when they walked and men blew smoke rings when they talked. It’s a collection we’re pretty proud of, accumulated over many years of searching through dusty bins at record stores, thrift shops, and countless hours spent on ebay. We’re so excited to finally be able to share it with you. We still have a lot of new acquisitions to photograph and upload to the Gallery, so check back frequently to see what our latest additions are.  We have a few more ideas up our sleeves on how you can interact with these galleries, so stay tuned, and happy browsing!

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We’ve been busy little bees the past few weeks at Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares. We now have a MobileMe Gallery available for you to easily browse through our most popular photos. These photos span the past five years and they’re now all in one place for your viewing pleasure! You may have noticed our shiny new buttons on the homepage, and instantly recognized the icons for Facebook, twitter, YouTube, and Etsy. But what’s that last one with the pretty dame, you ask? Click there and you will be transported to John’s Wonderland of Wind-up Fun. In addition to the photo gallery, we’ll be releasing several more new features that will allow you to do some fun, interactive activities. So check back  over the next few days to see what new releases we have, and let us know what you think. We hope you’ll be as excited about them as we are!

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