Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 24, 2014 19:07:42 GMT -8
From my Facebutt, because I only ever say something in exactly the right words:
So I'm a workin' man now. I work in a data entry cellar downtown; their word for it is 'capture center'. Anyway, one of the perks of my job is that I can keep my headphones on for my entire shift. They figured out that it improves production, and I am so totally serious when I say that [the place I work] is SERIOUS about production. And so, keeping the SERIOUS focus on production in mind and realizing that my supervisors wouldn't much like seeing me constantly thumbing through my iPod, I half-unwittingly embarked on a personal experiment as soon as my training was over: I listened to every single Residents album on my iPod in alphabetical order. That's eight hours a day, minus two 15 minute breaks during which I hit pause to maintain the dubious integrity of my experiment. So 7.5 hours, five days a week. The proceedings finally wrapped up this afternoon at 3:12pm -- after two and a half weeks.
- I heard at least one version of This Is a Man's World that I'm *pretty* sure I'd never heard before, and at least a dozen different versions of Walter Westinghouse.
-The number of hours clocked only includes the (many, many) Residents albums that are on my iPod. If I had access to every single album ever released, the experiment would have almost certainly lasted almost another two weeks. This is one of the reasons that my favorite band is better than yours.
-I got a very real and sustained kick out of constantly having all that weirdness piping into my head while all of my co-workers shuffled papers around me, drinking coffee and talking about reality TV. Nobody ever asked me what I was listening to, but if they had my answer was ready: You really don't want to know.
-Working in the sub-basement of an old postal building made the Mole records particularly satisfying, especially the 'working down below' bits.
-Highlight: Not Available, as ever.
-Low point: The Voice of Midnight. King & Eye hasn't got shit on VoM in the nadir department. It was never good, and let's just say that it has not aged well. At all.
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Oct 27, 2014 19:19:59 GMT -8
Ween - Shinola, Vol. 1 Weezer - Songs from the Black Hole Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In the End Battles - Mirrored Battles - B EP Ween - The Other Side The Equals - Greatest Hits Weezer - Pinkerton Black Dice - Creature Comforts Carl Hultgren - Tomorrow Phish - 2014/10/18 Key Arena Seattle, WA Ween - Chocolate and Cheese Taster Demos Ween - Mollusk Sessions 95 Ween - The Caesar Demos Ween - White Pepper Demos Ween - Pure Guava Demos Excepter - Familiar Excepter - The Stand Grouper - Ruins Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill Grouper - Dream Loss Grouper - Alien Observer Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal Merzbow - Merzbient Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Oct 30, 2014 22:17:49 GMT -8
Nick Reinhart - Spooky Sounds II Ween - Mollusk Sessions 95 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused Scott Walker - Scott 4 Scott Walker - Scott 3 Scott Walker - Scott 2 Scott Walker - Scott Eric Copeland - Doo Doo Run / Fun Dink Death Eric Copeland - Puerto Rican / The Eyeball Eric Copeland - Flushing Meats / Gutterhouse Eric Copeland - Get Along / Zulu Eric Copeland - Car Alarm / Brain Dead Eric Copeland - Whorehouse Blues Eric Copeland - Masterbater Eric Copeland - Logo My Ego Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel Panda Bear - Mr Noah The War on corn chips - Lost in the Dream Secret Chiefs 3 - Book of Souls: Folio A Grouper - Alien Observer Björk - Homogenic Björk - Biophilia Live Björk - Post Björk - Debut Björk - Vespertine Björk - Medúlla Grouper - Dream Loss Ween - White Pepper Freeman - Freeman Ween - Shinola, Vol. 1 Ween - Quebec David Crosby - Croz Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe Phish - Round Room Phish - Fuego Phish - The Victor Disc Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io Caribou - Our Love United Nations - The Next Four Years Arca - Xen Aphex Twin - Syro Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita Jack Name - Light Show Best of Seth - Sparrow Trout Heart Sprout Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One Death Grips - Niggas on the Moon Death Grips - Government Plates
Sleater-Kinney- The Hot Rock Sleater-Kinney- Sleater-Kinney Julian Casablancas+The Voidz- Tyranny TV on the Radio- Seeds Damien Rice- My Favourite Faded Fantasy Foo Fighters- Sonic Highways Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2
Seeds isn't nearly as good as I wanted it to be. The first four tracks were pretty great, but then I spent the next 37 minutes wondering why I was still listening to it.
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Nov 11, 2014 10:13:18 GMT -8
Panda Bear - Mr Noah Panda Bear - B-sides The (English) Beat - I Just Can't Stop It Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita Pixies - Come On Pilgrim Deerhoof - Breakup Song NOFX - Stoke Extinguisher Karen O - Crush Songs Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Pavement - Wowee Zowee Pavement - Brighten the Corners Pavement - Terror Twilight Pavement - Westing (By Musket and Sextant) Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Grouper - Dream Loss Grouper - Alien Observer Ty Segall - Manipulator The Books - Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by the Books Caribou - Our Love
Sleater-Kinney- The Hot Rock Sleater-Kinney- Call the Doctor Julian Casablancas+The Voidz- Tyranny Ariana Grande- My Everything (don't judge) Azealia Banks- Broke With Expensive Taste Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2
Panda Bear - Mr Noah Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions Aphex Twin - Syro The Philistines Jr. - If A Band Plays In The Woods...? Yo La Tengo - Painful Laura Veirs - Saltbreakers The American Analog Set - Know By Heart Kevin Drew - Darlings Fever Ray - Fever Ray Beulah - When Your Heartstrings Break Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Pig Lib The National - Boxer Spoon - Transference Braids - Native Speaker S - Cool Choices Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret Stars - Heart Stars - Set Yourself On Fire Stars - No One Is Lost iamamiwhoami - Blue Mouse On Mars - 21 Again Röyksopp - The Inevitable End LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver