On 6 Nov I went to my 2013 concert. Because of time and money concerns, Danielle and I typically go to a maximum of two concerts a year, and usually just one concert. I was completely unable to resist seeing Five Iron Frenzy in their first tour since breaking up nearly a decade ago. I […]
Just four days after saying I haven’t listened to Gnarles Barkely in over two years, a song comes up yesterday when I tell Google music to play the “I’m Feeling Lucky” playlist. Sidebar: while I’ve enjoyed the automixes, so far I have not once enjoyed their picks for the “I’m Feeling Lucky” list.
This year I bought LOTS of albums. I don’t know if it’s the most albums I’ve purchased in one year since writing these blog posts or even since keeping track of Scrobbles. I do know that while I listened to my music randomly, in general, I did also listen to entire albums whenever I purchased […]
This quarter I mostly listened to my music on pure random with a few variations which’ll be accounted for below. This finally allowed The Beatles to place in 2013. In the last few weeks I just listened to music that I added in this quarter to make sure I had a chance to get to […]
When I was in middle school in Oregon I was introduced to the concept of non-worship Christian music for the first time. Up until that time the only English music we listened to was Oldies and 70s music. I’d catch a pop or rap song here or there – mostly because the public school buses […]
I’m writing this in late August – by the time this post appears I should have received all of my Kickstarter goods or they should be in the mail. Interestingly, even though the Kickstarter backer cycles were spread over about a three month period, they’re all supposed to be delivering the product at around the […]
This article on AV Club considers how A Tribe Called Quest’s most critically acclaimed album is their worst artistically. I felt the same thing happened with GRITS – I LOVE their first two albums, but hate everything after that – which is when they started to pick up steam and be featured on MTV. It’s […]
This quarter was a mix of listening to the music I had at work and listening on pure random. Once again Amarok lost the first played and last played stats. Of all the stats to lose, these are the least detrimental, but it makes the “don’t play songs I’ve heard in the last x days” […]
This article explores a side of the blues I never knew existed. Apparently there was certain degree of openness about lesbian blues singers when it was indie that I wouldn’t have expected to find in 1920s America (as well as hidden via slang and double-entendre references to lesbianism)
Miley’s twerking has been way over-exposed. I didn’t write a post about it because I couldn’t give a crap. She just seemed like she was either pulling an Andy Kaufman on us by looking absolutely ridiculous or she was doing a Bieber and losing her marbles. However, I came across this pretty awesome post written […]
Saw this on Boing Boing a while ago. It saddens me that girls and women are treated as second class citizens within geekdom, but it heartens me that women like these don’t let it keep them from their geek pursuits. I hope to raise Scarlett to be just like them – self-confident enough to pursue […]
This reveals more about my stereotypes than anything else, but I was extremely shocked to find out that the lead singer from The Offspring (yeah, the Pretty Fly for a White Guy band) is a molecular biologist. He’s working on helping to kick AIDS in the butt. Who would have thought?
A few months ago Lifehacker had people post images of their Smart Playlists. So I decided to share some of my Dynamic Playlists from Amarok so that others could see the syntax needed for various types of playlists.
Back around May I backed Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak’s kickstarter Code Monkey Save World. The ONLY reason I backed it is because of this stretch goal to have Takeshi Miyazawa draw a children’s book based on Jonathan Coulton’s song, The Princess Who Saved Herself. if you don’t see a “play” button below, click just left of […]
That’s what they’re asking over at Angry Asian Man. The song is incredibly catchy and the video probably would have made my list of crazy K-Pop vids. I know Scarlett would probably like it based on her current favorite words.