During my stay in pre-COVID Finland in Feburary I participated in far to many nights of cycle-based pub crawling for a man of my vintage. One night we checked out a local pub called Ravintola House (Restaurant House?) a minutes from our place Pateniemi. We arrived early for a midnight performance of Kulmakunnan Kutkuttajat. As … Continue reading One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?
The late 2010s are an interesting time for music. Streaming services have effectively commoditized music, all of the world's music is available to everyone at any time, for next to nothing. Meanwhile, The Internet is effectively killing pop culture --- at least in the sense of a common experience shared across an entire generation. There … Continue reading Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One
B-Complex - Beautiful Lies (Riot Jazz Brass Band Cover) Yeah, yeah, I know jazz band covers are one of those things that high school band nerds get all obsessed with, but whatever! Riot Jazz Brass Band's cover of this Drum & Bass track is a real earworm (I'm calling this Brass & Bass). https://soundcloud.com/davejecker/riot-jazz-brass-band-beautiful-lies-prod-by-b-complex I've … Continue reading Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…
The Washed Up Emo Podcast published a great 2 part interview with the co-founder of Vagrant Records. If you were ever in to the first batch of Vagrant bands, I'd highly recommend listening to these to episodes. #70 - Part 1 of 2 - The History of Vagrant Records with co-founder Rich Egan #71 - … Continue reading The History of Vagrant Records
A Spotify user has been maintaining an incredible 3600+ song playlist of great background music for coding. Mainly free of vocals, electronic heavy, lots of sound tracks. Whenever I am having trouble finding music to help me focus, I load up this mega-playlist, hit next on random until I find something I like. https://open.spotify.com/user/1199997039/playlist/7tBW2R4dFx509AHxQ85md2