Category: Music

Access Denied (album cover) by Asian Dub Foundation

Last Bandcamp Friday of 2022! Eliza Rickman, Mdou Moctar, Asian Dub Foundation

It’s the last Bandcamp Friday of the year, which means Bandcamp forgoes its cut and artists get the entire price (minus some processing fees). Not…

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20 and still Scrobblin’ – Last.fm at 20

The first song I ever “scrobbled” was, apparently, “Outdoor Miner” by Wire. That was 2006, several years after Last.fm made its debut. This year the…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

Link-o-Rama: Stable Diffusion 2.0, Tragic birth of FM radio, story of goth

Before I’m in a turkey and carbs coma, thought I’d throw a few links into the void.

All the perfect drugs and superheroes…

Don’t let the title fool you, this is a rambly post about social media1. Specifically, about the plague that has visited the house of Twitter…

Agadez by Etran de L'Aïr album cover

Listen to these: Steve Lawson, Etran de L’Air, Brian Jackson & Automatic

The past few months have been a little less productive in terms of finding new music, but there’ve been a few gems I’ve been wanting…

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Spotify isn’t the (only) bad guy here…

I’ve got a few bones to pick with Spotify, but “fake artists” isn’t one of them. Since I’ve been critical of Spotify’s business model of…

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Why we’re cancelling Spotify…

After a family discussion yesterday, we all decided to cancel the family plan for Spotify. The Neil Young / Joe Rogan thing wasn’t the reason,…

Instrumental throwdown: Check these out

A question popped up yesterday on Ask Metafilter for recommendations of instrumental rock, pop, electro, whatever “just no vocals” from the past 5 years. Highly…

Nightmares on Wax "In a Space Outta Sound"

Saturday sounds: Nightmares on Wax, Buckethead

Two discs from the back catalog to talk about today, In a Space Outta Sound by Nightmares on Wax and Forgotten Library from Buckethead. In…

Children of the Sun (cover)

Time-traveling with Billy Thorpe’s “Children of the Sun”

Yesterday I was watching the first episode of Fargo season two and got a little trip back to the 70s. The episode features a hefty…