Albums in my iTunes queue for today for around the house listening. Lot of around the house time these days - even more than usual - but the usual still involves A LOT of around the house time.
- Richard Dawson - 2020
- Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
- Nicolas Jaar - Cenizas
- Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together
- Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts
- Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
- Wilco - Summerteeth
- Paul McCartney - McCartney II
- Julia Holter - Aviary
- My Bloody Valentine - MBV
- Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
- My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
I made a video to show how I’m using AUM to process live guitar. My first efforts at making weird drones in the granular & glitchy sampling apps Tardigrain & Nils. All done on my iPad.
“And he shares in all our sadness
And he sahres in all our gladness”
I’ve been working on some Christmas arrangements. Please enjoy this one. I try to show my love for the carols of yore through reinterpretation. Even though my vocals didn’t come out well in this version (I’ll revisit those at some point) it was still fun to put this together.
I’ve been working on some versions of classic Christmas church songs. Hope you enjoy it.
I’ve just been watching several takes on one of my favorite piano pieces: the presto finale of Beethoven’s Sonata Number 14, “Moonlight.” Seven of the most gut wrenching and thrilling minutes of music that will ever exist. It moves me to the edge of my seat.
Check these out and see who you like best. It’s interesting to see the differences in approach and interpretation of 3 players in starkly different stages of life: a child prodigy, a young player at peak ability, and an old gentleman.
If you watch each of these all the way through, I think you’ll discover that classical music is far from set in stone. It is still a lively conversation spanning hundreds of years.
3rd movement begins at 7:59
I find it enchanting that a Japanese maker of prefabricated homes commissioned an accompanying soundtrack for said homes. Features a blend of natural and synthesized sounds to make one feel right at home in front of the hearth.
Albums in my iTunes queue for today for around the house listening.
- Rich Mullins — Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth
- The 1975 — I Like it When You Sleep
- Burial — Subtemple/Beach Fires
- Hillsong United — Wonder
- Eno & Byrne — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
- Destroyer — Kaputt
- Beach House — Depression Cherry
- Tetsu Inoue — Inland
- Jim O’Rourke — Sleep Like It’s Winter
I can vividly remember the absolute radio dominance of Hootie during my high school years. The time has now come for us to admit that they were, and are, a great band. Songs so catchy, but also secretly profound.
Time for a new Burial EP. I enjoy his music and admire his patterns of recording and releasing.
Strangely, I had just been reading about J. Cole’s alleged altercation with Diddy during the NBA All Star game last night. Then today I read about the unfortunate fate of Diddy’s wax sculpture. Coincidence?
I’ve been working on some ambient-esque instrumental guitar songs for the past few weeks - I’m arranging some old old Stephen Foster traditionals - please check out the first one I finished, “Hard Times Come Again No More.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAGKqAafoz4
I hope you enjoy and find the song relaxing.
I’m excited, and I wish I still lived in the Midwest. I’d trek over to Chicago for this. I hope it’s a sign that the duo still has another album in them.
I’ve been recently digging the music of Jim O’Rourke. He produced my favorite Wilco albums and was a fully tenured member of Sonic Youth for several years, but I frequently play his more recent solo work around the house, including the recent “ambient” effort Sleep Like It’s Winter.