Category: Listening

  • Refining Sugar

    Went home this weekend. My dad needed a new television, so we ended up at the Wal-Mart of greater metropolitan Fort Oglethorpe. A frightening place. While we were weighing our options and waiting for unseen product to be retrieved from a secret back room — there is another story here, actually — I noticed something…

  • At Some Midnight Choir

    Simply because I can, I will use this post to spread the good word and say that as of tomorrow, there will be a new Over The Rhine album. Their 13th. What’s embarrassing is that I didn’t find out about this until I got my handy email from Amazon, suggesting that since I’d bought items…

  • Goodbye, Mama Feelgood

    This weekend, at the age of 56, early funk diva Lyn Collins aka Mama Feelgood aka The Female Preacher died at her home in Pasadena. Her contribution to modern music, most of it sparked by beats and samples from a single song recorded in 1972, is immense. You might think you’ve never heard her ……

  • Let Me See You Step To My Bodyguard

    And I will be your long lost pal. Really. Josh Console mashes Paul Simon with Ciera and Missy Elliott … with better than expected results. In other news, I found yet another reason to get a cameraphone. I had to venture out this morning, just after the crack of nine. We needed milk. So I…

  • Renewed Radio

    I’m about three months behind, I know … but I’ve restocked my radio.blog — and put it back on the front page (scroll please) — with the mix I made back in December. Ignore the impending springtime, give it a listen and enjoy. And as usual, I ask that you go through it at least…

  • Grindstoning

    Nothing much to be said today. Too busy. But let me tell you … if you’re needing an underscore to keep your head down and your mind in your work, you can’t beat this: The third installment in the Splinter Cell series of video games will be released on my birthday, March 29. The soundtrack…

  • His Name is Kitundu

    We interrupt our previously scheduled politi-local rant to bring you the incredibly original sounds of Kitundu. And if you don’t find the music fascinating, you have to admire the imaginative craftsmanship. (via GizModo)

  • Irresistable, You Fool

    The iPod has a seemingly handy feature. The On-The-Go feature allows you to select songs from the thousands available one-by-one. These are appended to an ever-growing playlist that you can select to hear these pickings all in one set. Convenient. However, this list cannot be finely edited, nor can the pickings be resorted or reordered.…

  • Sound Unheard

    I made a poorly-educated decision today, but one that I hope will turn out for the better. See … sometime last night, somewhere in my late hour websurfing, I found a link to an eclectic online music store. Impressed, I tagged it in My Del.icio.us for further investigation later. But as I was filing it…

  • A Gift From 1981

    When I was nine, my older brother gave me a 45rpm record. While always generous of heart and spirit, my brother was never much of a giver of material things … at least not when we were living under the same roof. He wasn’t stingy, I don’t guess. I think he just wanted to teach…