Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Take Twelve

Okay, only I could get giggly over acquiring a new Lee Morgan album. I know I just used up my monthly allotment of credits from eMusic, but they don't roll over on the calendar month, so I've got a new bundle to play with.

And so I went to the eMusic home page, and up there under Music You'll Love, the very first item was Take Twelve. I listened to the samples, and decided I had to have it. So now I have the classic The Sidewinder, the uneven but still fun Expoobident, and this new one. Can't wait to play it while coding!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rounding out the Month

Two final acquisitions. I already heard Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor thanks to a loaner from Brent, and eMusic carries it, so into the iTunes library it goes.

Second, a bit of an experiment:

Godfather - Tamil Movie Soundrack by A. R. Rahman.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surfing on Sine Waves

I'm taking the entire weekend off this time around to try to nurse a cold into submission. I have a history of really embracing a cold, so I doubt it will be easy. Anyway, I decided to grab some music off of eMusic, and this is what I'm listening to now:

Polygon Window is another name for Richard D. James, best known as Aphex Twin. Lots of rhythmic electronic noise, sort of a 20th century canon. It's good for zoning out, or to play in the background when coding.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Breaking News

This movie has been sitting in my pile unwatched since the very last Anime Expo I attended (2005?). Anyway, I decided I wanted to watch a HK movie while exercising, and had one of the Twins movies all ready to go (thanks for the loaner, Lisa!) when I discovered that it was not Region 0 or 1, and so would not play on the deck downstairs. So I grabbed Breaking News off the stack as a consolation prize.

And a consolation prize is what it is. It's an acceptable action movie, with a bit of cat-and-mouse, but nothing really special, and not exhilarating in the way a silly Twins movie can be. Basic HK police action movie.