Monday, March 31, 2008

Things having to do, and not having to do with work

I've been thinking a lot lately about how and when (or when and how) I listen to music. Listening at work provides a different backdrop, because I am not moving around, but my mind is generally on things non-musical, so what I respond to is a lot different than when I am listening at home. I suppose that is probably also why music that I enjoy live isn't entirely the same as what I like listening to when I am just listening.

Well, I have made a mix of things that I have been enjoying at work lately, some of which is on my computer because it is around at a work or someone here is talking about it. Some of it just randomly ends up on my computer.

Work while you whistle

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Remembering Omaha

It may be a little bit too self-referential to talk about music blogs on a music-ish blog. When I was leaving Omaha, I knew I needed to throw a going away party, but smarty-pants Actionchrist decided to pack and send away all of his music. The afternoon of the party to end all parties was spent digging through music blogs trying to come up with a few hours of fun party music.

While I'm not sure if the music was fun, killing the liquor cabinet made the party a beautiful success (albeit a bit violent). Here is a highlight of what it was like to party with me at the end of my Midwest tenure. Do a couple random shots, and have a listen.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

No Words for You

I am still working out the kinks in creating a podcastworthy file and getting it hosted right and the mime-types right, but that's nerd talk, so here is a mix I made that doesn't have any words in it. It's only about 40 minutes long, but I got lazy (or maybe just anxious to post), so here you go.

p. lion in mittens

this p. lion video reminds me of this time when my dad discovered the superimpose button on the video camera and then filmed an entire wedding with my brother's face in, like, hot pink or something.

here is a mitten themed mix that i made as a purim present for actionchrist.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Music from before you were born.

I've been listening to lots of music that was made before I was born lately.

Here are a few of those songs.

What white people enjoy, or something.

Everyone loves talking about white people these days, and some "clever" folks have just gotten a book deal out of it. They gonna be rich, all for making poorly written commentary about rich people in Park Slope.

Here's a little reminder that this topic has already been covered, and in a much better way in my opinion.

Here is a song that says it better than fad blogs do

for spring and crushes

here is a first attempt at a podcast, which as far as i can tell is just a big long mp3. i have to be honest -- i'm new to some things in this world: the em-dash, podcasts, brussels sprouts, semicolons. but i am especially new to garage band, which i call guitar band sometimes, because some kids taught me about that newfangled game guitar hero once and i don't know what that is either. the point is that this seems to be very quiet, so deal with it or whatever.

a mix for you