I've always used the official LJ client to do my updates. I've always found it annoying having to click on "post options" for the music, mood and music entries since I believe all of that should be on the main dialog. Well, there's a modified version of the client at the ljwin32_sema community that puts all of that where it should be. The downside is that there's no spell checker since the license for that was available only to visions in his client. However, I usually compose my entries in EditPlus (which has a spell checker) and then copy and paste the entries over so that's not a critical missing component for me. Still you may want to try it out.