I have a certain set of towels in my house that shed an enormous amount of lint in the dryer and I get excited when it’s time to wash them. Coincidentally, I put them in the wash before I left for work this morning. AWWW SHIT! LINT PARTY TONIGHT! WHAT WHAAAAAAT!
June 30, 2013: Pittsburgh is the #1 team in MLB.
Just let me enjoy this for a few more days.
So… I think this is happening.
Alert: Something happened.
This is what happens when you install an Apple Garageband Jam Pack directly from the .pkg file, bypassing the standard install process.
My year in audio was mostly predictable. Here’s a rambling recap at 3:30am.
- I was slightly surprised to see Weezer at the top, but then I remembered just how many times I listened to Pinkerton this year (19.5 times, apparently).
- You may as well combine Pedro The Lion and David Bazan, which would result in 571, which is much more realistic in terms of what I listened to most this year (and in 2011… and 2010… etc.)
- As previously discussed… I listened to a lot of WTF with Marc Maron.
- Junip and The Milk Carton Kids were my two major discoveries. I fell deeply in love with both and the timing is perfect because now I can eagerly await new releases from both in 2013.
- Nada Surf, Superdrag, TMBG, The Cardigans, Ben Folds Five, Queens of the Stone Age, Toadies… yup… that’s a 100% accurate list of my favorite bands (plus weezer and Bazan/PTL). It’s obvious that ‘94-99 were the formative years of my musical taste.
- Steve Reich made the list based on number of individual pieces/movements I listened to, but surely Philip Glass earned more actual airtime, seeing as each complete listen of Einstein On The Beach clocks in at a hefty 3:20:42. Far fewer “tracks,” but each is significantly longer than most of Reich’s music.
- I also spent the most time seeing Glass’ music performed live than anyone else, by a wide margin. Just the two performances of Einstein alone totalled approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes.
- I’m happy to see “steelopus” on the list. Most of those 241 plays were not from listening back to songs from 40 in 40, but were from playback of voice memos… that became scratch tracks… that became demos of the new songs that I’ve been writing throughout the year. Slow and steady progress.
- I feel no shame or guilt for not listening to very many new bands or new music. I spend a lot of time listening to the local indie and college radio stations (which are great) and most of the newer music turns me off quite quickly. I’ll happily continue to gorge myself on my favorites.
Holy moly. This game was back and forth before Richard finally put me down. I was up 12-11 before his last word.
Nice, Tumblr. That’s a very professionally worded sentence.
I recommend you revise it to say:
“We’re not in the business of profitting from adult-oriented videos.”
Hey all, my friend Charles could use our support.
Rally America is having a tagline contest at their Facebook page and his far-superior submission is currently in second place.
Would you please take 10 seconds to click-through to Facebook and vote for “Zero To Dirty in Under 5 Seconds”?
Just do it now before you waste any time thinking about it. It will literally take you only two mouse clicks.
Thanks for helping out!
- Last night that 5-month-old post had ~40 notes.
- Last night we watched a movie called Wristcutters.
- Today that 5-month-old post has over 1,050 notes*.
- Coincidence is strange and awesome.
(* And it’s rapidly increasing as the cutting/cry for help/emo crowd continues to reblog the hell out of it. Their commentaries are depressing me.)
The headline. The picture. The… position.
The first sentence…
"Bryan Lockman saw a tail waffling above the water and knew he had a beaver."
I swore I wouldn’t make another one of these… but this one was too easy.
You want screens? Here’s all the screenage I’ve got to give.
(I’m continually surprised to find that I’m the only person among us who has jailbroken their device.)