iTunes lyrics search & lyrics playlists

I’m the type of guy for whom lyrics are a really important part of a song. Song lyrics are a great source for inspiration and quotation, but finding the song a lyric came from is sometimes a pain…

You know what would make it a lot easier? An iTunes plugin that added lyrics to the list of things matched in an iTunes search.

For example, let’s say I search for “down” with this plugin installed. iTunes might return:

  1. All the tunes from Sondre Lerche’s album “Faces Down.”
  2. Liz Phair’s song, “Stratford-on-Guy,” because of the lyric, “As the ground raced beneath them thirty thousand feet down.”
  3. Frank Zappa’s song, “Bobby Brown Goes Down,” because of the title.
  4. All the songs by System of a Down (if I listened to that crap*) because of the band’s name.

Seems pretty simple, huh? …and think of the fun you could have if you extended this idea to Smart Playlists?

You could create a playlist that only included songs with the lyrics “big” and “butt.” This playlist would, of course, include Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.” …just think of the possibilities!

LazyWeb, can you help?

* What blog entry concerning music would be complete without dissing one of those horrible nu-metal bands?

Blog Service ideas?

I can’t believe I’ve never seen a post about this before…

If you were going to use a weblog service, that is, a service that handled all aspects of the hosting, archiving, reporting – everything other than actually writing the entries for your blog, what would that service look like?

What would you be able to do? How would you sign up? How would you access the software? What configuration options would you want?

If you’re feeling inspired, post your thoughts in the comments of this entry. Describe the features or focus on the experience. Let me know what’s on your mind.