2014-08-05

Jessy Lanza / Majid Jordan

I completely missed this Jessy Lanza record last year. Co-written with the Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan, it's a great addition to the Canadian electro-R&B boom we're currently experiencing:

Production duo Majid Jordan have also caught my attention... They co-produced that hot Drake track and now have an EP of their own. Also recommended.

2014-07-25

Blogger app

This app only seems to let me share to Google+.

I'm not really interested in doing that regularly so I'm not sure how long I'll be using this.

Can't seem to link anything either.

2014-07-24

Spoon - They Want My Soul

I am very excited about the forthcoming Spoon album.  Produced by Dave Fridmann. 

I haven't figure out how to link stuff on this app yet so this serves partly as a test post.

2014-07-21

Star Trek stabilized mashup

I don't think I will ever not watch any sort of Star Trek mashup video.

Also check out this subreddit.

[via boingboing]

2014-07-18

Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne


Adam recommended this one to me just last week. Great tune. This one is more Chillwave than Vaporwave. Neither of those are real genres though right?

2014-07-16

2014 Polaris Short List announced

List here.

I see a list like this and I think - how could it be anything but Arcade Fire? Then they go and pick something else entirely. I dunno. It's one of the best records of the past few years. I'll have to listen to the bunch of them again or for the first time and compare, but it's a tall order.

2014-07-14

Weird Al's eight days of videos

Sort of like Hanukkah for Comedy! This is going to be great. His last album for his major label contract, which I think I read somewhere. I wonder if this will make it tougher for him to secure the rights for parodies. Or will it be easier since he can now live off the brand he's built up and he will be freed from some of the major label politics.

Being lazy & busy & lazy

Well, not actually being lazy.

Just busy, very busy.

That and also this: a couple months ago I added some extra security to my Google account. Surprisingly this has made me lazier in cases of dashing off quick posts about videos etc. at work.

Also this: I love NewsBlur. It's a great replacement for Google Reader, I've become quite attached to it. But it's a bit tougher to share links from there, as it requires an extra step. See the pattern here?

Is the Blogger format out of date? I keep thinking maybe I should switch platforms, but that strikes me as a lot of work. More laziness.

What I miss about frequently posting is getting thoughts on music down in some form. I've broadened the subject matter on the blog over the years - over seven years! - to give myself an opportunity to write about other stuff… but then again… laziness.

Get this though: I'm still listening to as much music as I ever have, but I'm just not bothering to post and share all this killer stuff. Lazy. Not necessarily new music, because I can feel myself reaching this "I likes what I likes" stage, which I'm enjoying more than I thought I ever would.

So I'm going to get back into more posting - I have a back log of ideas and great stuff you gotta hear.

2014-05-02

Marlins Will Soar

It's practically an SNL skit... This one still makes me laugh. Scott Stapp doing a song for the MLB team the Marlins... I just... yeah.

2014-04-29

Cut Copy - Free Your Mind

Finally got around to listening to the newest Cut Copy album... I guess I really have been busy if I haven't had time to catch the latest from one of my fav bands.

First few listens, it's not immediately blowing me away like previous efforts. Definitely feels like a grower. I love the Madchester throwback sound though.