Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's Better To Regret Something You Have Done Than Something You Haven't Done

I totally miss this blog and wish I had enough time to post here again regularly. Maybe I'll find some surprise extra hour in the day and start doing so...

In the meantime, you can always find me posting the ephemera of my life on Twitter or Facebook.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Watchtower Genius Meme

So my friend Rich has started a meme: tell iTunes to create a Genius playlist based on Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and publish the results. Here's mine:

"All Along The Watchtower" - Bob Dylan
"Young Americans" - David Bowie
"Rhiannon (Single Version)" - Fleetwood Mac
"Reelin' In The Years" - Steely Dan
"Saint Simon" - The Shins
"Alison" - Elvis Costello
"Where It's At" - Beck
"In Between Days" - The Cure
"Do You Realize??" - The Flaming Lips
"Wolf Like Me" - TV On The Radio
"Fell On Black Days" - Soundgarden
"7/4 (Shoreline)" - Broken Social Scene
"Changes" - David Bowie
"Life During Wartime" - Talking Heads
"The Chain" - Fleetwood Mac
"Kissing The Lipless" - The Shins
"Lithium" - Nirvana
"Baby Brother" - The White Stripes
"Just Like Heaven" - The Cure
"Bigger Than My Body" - John Mayer
"The Only Living Boy In New York" - Simon & Garfunkel
"Dirty Work" - Steely Dan
"My Best Friend's Girl" - The Cars
"Rebel Rebel" - David Bowie
"The Man In Me" - Bob Dylan

Dude, that's just strange. Seems like it just wanted to pull anything old it could find.

Best parts:
  • iTunes somehow draws a line between Dylan and TVOTR
  • The list begins and ends with Dylan tracks

Monday, August 18, 2008

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today -- out now!

The first new album by David Byrne & Brian Eno in nearly 30 years is out now:

Get it!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Best Music of 2007

It's my Top Ten for 2007...finally!

I realize I said this for 2006 too, but last year was a fantastic one for music. So much so that I struggled for a month deciding which albums would make it into my list. Usually each year I try to write up a review of my top albums, but it's February now and I haven't found the time yet. Since I don't see that changing anytime soon, I give up. Here's my list, straight up:

Top Ten Albums for 2007
  1. In Rainbows - Radiohead
  2. Year Zero - Nine Inch Nails
  3. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
  4. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
  5. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine
  6. From Here We Go Sublime - The Field
  7. And Their Refinement Of The Decline - Stars of the Lid
  8. Kala - M.I.A.
  9. Untrue - Burial
  10. Goodbye - Ulrich Schnauss
Honorable Mentions:
Yeah I know that's a lot of runners up, but there were way more than ten great albums this year!

And now as a bonus for all those of you who so patiently , here's the bonus round:

Song of the Year

Best Live Album of 2007

Best DJ Mix of 2007

Best Album of 2006 That I Didn’t Discover Until 2007

Biggest Disappointment of 2007
Agree? Disagree? Just feel like commenting? Let me know what you think!

('*' = not a DRM-free link)

See also:
Review: "Year Zero" by Nine Inch Nails (that's right – the only top ten review I managed to get done)
Top Ten Albums of 2006: Recap (+ Bonus Round!)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

"Yes We Can"

Okay, no surprise to my regulars that I support Barack Obama for president. But whether you do or not, I encourage you to check out this song and video, "Yes We Can":

This is really moving. I could not have imagined capable of something like this. My hat is off to him, director Jesse Dylan and all the people that pitched in to be a part of it.

If you're in a Super Tuesday state, please get out and support the candidate of your choice -- it's never been more important than it is right now.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tops of My Pops for 1/13/08

A weekly look at what I'm listening to, from my user stats:
Top Artists for the week ending January 13, 2008
1. Massive Attack
2. Burial
3. Maps
4. Amy Winehouse
4. Apparat
4. Ulrich Schnauss
7. M.I.A.
8. Panda Bear
9. Radiohead
10. Nine Inch Nails
10. Meat Beat Manifesto
10. LCD Soundsystem
Quick Hits:
See also:
The 'Tops of My Pops' archives