Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

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

Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…

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…

Must Listen – Background music for coding

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

The Story of Alkaline Trio’s Goddamnit

Chicago's Alkaline Trio is one of the most influential bands from the turn of the century "emo" era. I came across the Original Sin documentary from 2008, about their first full-length release Goddamnit. It's a great watch! Check it out. Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuIF6zAdCY Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm1LhObR3F4 Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzjLoPEeMyU Part 4 Is missing 🙁