Sunday, May 31, 2009

embrace the random xxxv

in B flat 2.0

Nineteen embedded videos of various people with various instruments playing various melodies all in the key of B flat.
You can play the videos in various combinations.

The person that made this is a genius.

Monday, May 25, 2009

the latest craze

98. Be Bop Deluxe -- Futurama
99. Bill Nelson -- Chimera
100. Iron and Wine -- Around the Well
101. Rush -- Vapor Trails
103. Quodia -- the arrow
104. bibio -- vignetting the compost
105. Burial -- Burial
106. yellow6 -- source:remix
107. Simon & Garfunkel -- Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

Sunday, May 24, 2009

quote of the day

It’s wonderful when you make people you like laugh out loud.
-- Hal Hartley

Friday, May 15, 2009

pet peeves ii

Today's complaint is a combo platter: people who talk on their cell phones while driving, and people who speed in school zones. A young lady driving behind me today was doing both. She even had the audacity to honk at me, as if I was in the wrong by doing 20 mph in a school zone. As she passed me, I rolled down my window and yelled a few choice words in her direction, informing her of both her carelessness and cluelessness.

Moral of the story: if you are polite and stupid, I will always cut you some slack. But if you are rude and stupid, I will let you have it with both barrels.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

enjoying days off and new tunes

I'm on vacation this week, walking in the park when it's not raining and listening to new music when it is raining. On the speakers the past couple days:

92. Fish -- Zoe 25 (CD single)
93. Tim Hecker -- An Imaginary Country
94. Fennesz -- Black Sea
95. Zu & Spaceways inc -- Radiale
96. Isis -- Wavering Radiant
97. no-man -- wherever there is light (5-song EP)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

half off? i am (out) there

Over the past month, Border's has marked down most of their discs by fifty percent. Never one to pass up such a sale, I have picked up the following half-off deals:

71. The Cure -- The Head on the Door (remastered)
72. Opeth -- Watershed (special edition with 5.1 mix)
73. Sparklehorse -- Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

I've also scored some great deals lately at my regular used-disc haunts:

74. Sparklehorse -- vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
75. Madness -- Ultimate Collection
76. The Who -- Odds and Sods (remastered)
77. The Who -- The Kids Are Alright (remastered)
78. Popol Vuh -- In the Gardens of Pharao / Aguirre
79. Yellow6 -- if you see something, say something (3" CD single)

Plus, there have been some brand-spanking new shrink-wrapped purchases too:

80. Zu -- Carboniferous
81. Chastain -- The Voice of the Cult
82. Ed Palermo Big Band -- Eddy Loves Frank
83. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic -- Dawn of the Cycads
84. Iron and Wine -- Norfolk 6/20/05 (limited edition live disc)
85. Mark Kozelek -- Lost Verses - Live
86. Mark Kozelek -- Find Me, Ruben Olivares - Live in Spain
87. Nadja -- when i see the sun always shines on tv
88. String Driven Thing -- The Machine That Cried
89. Crimson Jazz Trio -- King Crimson Songbook Volume 2

Oh yeah, and two full-length downloads this morning:

90. Mike Keneally -- The Mistakes
91. Mike Keneally -- Nonkertalk

My ears are very busy and very happy.

on a diving board into the void

Friday, May 08, 2009

embrace the randumb

You are never too old for potty humor.