Filed under "Retrospective"

2021 Music Report

5 January 2022 • Filed under ,

Last year was uneven in so many ways. You would think that being on lockdown for much of the last two years would have resulted in more music consumption than usual, but it turns out I was on track to listen to less music during this pandemic than at any other time over the last 17 years (that’s how long I’ve been tracking my listening activity with Last.fm). I’d blame the unprecedented onslaught of Zoom meetings, but my listening time had already been in slow decline for years; lockdown just accelerated the trend. …


Musical Notes, 2018

5 February 2019 • Filed under ,

2018 was an unexpectedly exciting year for me, musically. The most interesting part is how impactful these discoveries were, and how serendipitously they came into my life. Andrew W.K. You’re Not Alone on Spotify You’re Not Alone on Apple Music The year was already pretty rough thanks to a certain Cheeto-colored man-child and his tornado of deplorables, but some personal stuff also went down during the spring & summer that was especially difficult. That’s undoubtedly the reason why Andrew W.K.‘s latest album You’re Not Alone resonated so …


2010: The Year in Tweets

3 January 2011 • Filed under ,

Nice. I still remember the password to my blog. Jon Tan’s year’s-end retrospective was a fun read, as was that of my dotcomrade Travis Isaacs, so I figured I’d give it a shot as well. The problem with following in these two fine gents’ footsteps is that I suck at photography, both the “taking the picture” part and the “recognizing that this would be a good time to take a picture” part. But one thing I apparently don’t suck at is blathering all over Twitter. A quick review of my tweets …


2005: The Year in Hyperlinks.

12 December 2005 • Filed under

Joy and rapture, it’s that time of the year again. Time for me to roll up my sleeves, clear the cobwebs out of my skull and dump groups of five all over this page. Predictions for the new year? Nay, nay. I’d just be embarrassed, once again, when the personal jetpack didn’t emerge in 2006 like I predicted it would. I’ll leave fortunetelling to Nostradomus and Cameron. Besides, I’d much rather guide you through the swellness that was 2005. Shall we begin? Top 5 Hilights of 2005 I simply didn&#…


2004: The Year In Hyperlinks.

15 December 2004 • Filed under

Just when you thought you couldn’t stand the wait any longer, I toss my “best of” list into the fray. There’s nothing groundbreaking about “best of” lists, and the chances are good that you’ve already perused one or two lists from more prominent writers. Heck, I’m probably going to rave on and on about the same things, too. Exciting, huh? Top 5 Hilights of 2004 The Last 14 Months Creed broke up. Apple released the G5. Jared posts that the G5 came out in 2004, only to realize in horror that his …


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