Pinned toot

Evilchili's Album of the Year! (Long) 

My wife: What was playing in that cafΓ©?
Me: Oh, I didn't notice, why?
My wife: It sounded like the kind of thing you like.
Me: You mean it sounded like some hipster bullshit?
My wife: Uh-huh yep.


I'll say this though, when he's working the decks he is as good as he's ever been, and the back half the record, when he gets down in the groove and stays there? Time travelling old school hip-hop from a thousand years in the future.

First spin of the new . A very curious record. It is both more focused and more intentional than Mountain..., but it feels like he's still reaching for something he hasn't quite grasped.

I'm listening to again and it is solidifying its position at the top of my best of 2019 list. What an achievement this record is.

's sophomore effort _Art So Small You Can Barely See It_ is out. A few tracks in on the first listen my impression is of a songwriter more assured of himself and less needing of the trappings of bombastic production: instrumentation is more spare, there's more breathy space, a willingness to just sit in the groove. I hear a lot of Paul Simon here, a storyteller full of cleverness and wry wit.

"Shot my ego from up on horseback / I never expected that it would shoot back"

After a few years I am resuming the process of ripping several hundred CDs to FLAC, and bemused to discover I own a Dave Matthews Band album.

thought I would be so clever, but it turns out OS X circa 2018 on apple hw circa 2012 does not recognize ATA/USB bridges circa 2004.

And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya!

the 5.1 mix of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is amazing, eg.

Listening to Gong's You "quad mixes" and lamenting that DVD-Audio only lasted about a minute and a half. It was the 90s' quadrophonics, which was also ridiculously impractical indulgence but there should be more space for dedicated listening experiences in our lives.

So I've been working my way through Love From Planet Gong. The radio gnome invisible trilogy still stands alone as a triumph of self-indulgent, yes-and maximalist goofiness, and the remasters are really, really good.

I have never listened to Pierre Moerlen's Gong so Shamal is a fun surprise, but if I'm being honest in only here for Steve Hillage's guitar.

country music but you replaced all slide guitars with mellotrons

ripping this box on the crappy dvd-rw external dongle we have kicking around and waxing nostalgic for my kenwood 72x.

This adrenaline rush is keeping me high
Keep it coming around
It keeps the days alive and makes the hours fly
Keep it coming around

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