That said, I’m going to set aside my reticence and go ahead and pass along the musical baton, which several nice folks have passed along to me over the past few days. I’m probably like the last person on the World Wide Interweb to get my baton up, but here goes anyway:
Total Volume of Music on My Computer
3,336 songs for 14.53 gigabytes. That seems like a pretty paltry sum, but I actually shudder at the idea of having twice or three times that much; I think the good would get drowned out by the bad in such a scenario.
I disagree. When I passed you the baton, I did so because I was interested in checking out the music you would post. I’m a fan of lots of kinds of music, after all, and the five people I chose have different tastes.
My own have become quite stale lately, so the “baton” meme was – to me – a great way to explore new music suggested by others.
Pamela Anderson? Khoi, you are a terrible person.
At any rate, maybe I’ll check some of your music out. I love finding new stuff.
The solution, of course, is to post an Mp3. I post lots of them. It’s fun.
There’s a nice thread about post-punk by Rick Poyner on Design Observer. What makes it an interesting read is that he doesn’t try to explain why he likes the music, rather he explains why the music is important–where it came from and what it lead to.
Same for the review of the Mountain Goats and Hold Steady by Sasha Frere Jones in the May 16 issue of the New Yorker.
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