Thursday, January 31, 2008

Test Post

Just for its amusement value, I thought I'd type a short entry on my new iPod Touch. Don't expect that to happen every day. This one little message has taken a few minutes to hunt and peck on the software keyboard. But we do what we can. Like the time I used my laptop computer and Skype over PDX's wireless network to call home when I had a perfectly good cellphone. Well, this has gone on long enough. Forgive the typoes, and the run-on paragraph. This experiment is over. Goodnight!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sun Ra

I had seven credits left this month on eMusic, and in my 'to buy' list was an album with seven tracks:

The Solar-Myth Approach Volume 1, by Sun Ra. Listening to it now, and I'm sure tomorrow while coding.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Music and More

Two brief items.

One, I used my Christmas money and some allowance to buy myself an iPod Touch. It's pretty neat.

Two, I found out that Dance Raja Dance is available on Amazon's MP3 store, and bought it. I've had "Aatavu Chanda (Dancing Is Beautiful)" for years, and to finally find the rest of this album available is pretty neat. Funny thing, when I searched for it on eMusic, I couldn't find it, but Googling just now, one of the last links on the first page was to the eMusic offering of same. Guess I'll have to look more carefully in future.


The album is good, though I have to admit that the first song, the one I've had forever and which is available for free from Last.FM, is still the best.

And I forgot to mention the name of my new iPod Touch: Toa

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Two New Albums

In addition to picking up Mink Car by They Might Be Giants (which I've already been listening to on a loaner from Tom, so it's almost not a new acquisition), I picked up two new ones tonight:

The former was on Jamie Zawinski's best of 2005 list (mentioned in his 2007 list since Gram Rabbit shows up with a new album in each of 2005 and 2006 as well).

The latter is just the result of browsing. It's a really short album, about a half hour in four pieces. But it's pretty cool. Looking forward to streaming it at work tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fantastic Frank Strozier

I've been living a never-ending stream of hot and cold running They Might Be Giants (thanks, Tom!) lately, so I decided it was time for a new Jazz album. The album Fantastic Frank Strozier was featured on eMusic, so I gave the previews a listen. Sounds nice, methinks, so here we are.

I'll be listening to this and Mink Car, one of the albums by They Might Be Giants that is carried by eMusic and recommended by Tom, tomorrow.


Frank Strozier is indeed a good jazzman. Not gonna see this off-label compilation on anybody's Top 100 list, but it makes for a nice, upbeat bop background when programming.

I also downloaded my own copy of Mink Car, after listening to Tom's copy multiple times. That eMusic queue for January is dwindling, but more soon!