Pet Please #140: The Ability to Clip Songs That Overstay Their Welcome

Some of my greatest pet pleases stem from pet peeves. This is one of those.

One of my favorite bands is Typhoon. Most of their songs are the perfect length–they build to a crescendo and then end around the 5-minute mark.

But CPR / Claws Pt. 2 is a little different. It’s a 3-and-a-half minute song that lasts 7 minutes due to an extended instrumental section at the end.

Now, maybe there are people who like extended instrumentals. I get that this is my personal preference, but I’m not a fan. I just want the song to end so I can either listen to it again or move on to a new song.

Fortunately, iTunes has a wonderful solution for this. If you right-click on a song, choose “get info,” and select the “options” tab, you can change the start and stop times for a song down to a hundredth of a second.

Perhaps Typhoon really wants me to hear that instrumental, but hopefully they’re okay with their fans clipping songs in this way.

Do you like extended instrumentals? Or do you also have some favorite songs you clip?