Category: music

  • Adventures with iTunes Match

    This post is about bit rate and mono files while using iTunes Match. For those of you who don’t know, for a small fee ($25/year) my entire music catalog is moved to the Apple servers and I can play it on up to five devices. The service will sync my playlists and keep track of…

  • This Is Not Hardcore

    Don’t feel much like writing tonight, though I’ve had a good run since committing to writing something everyday. Instead, you get a music mix. Hear tracks from Nicolas Jaar, James Blake, Radiohead, Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX, Elbow, and Mogwai. All great new stuff.

  • Tools for a Music Obsession

    I grew up in a musical household, attended church where singing was a regular activity, and learned a couple of instruments (piano and violin). Unfortunately, as I moved into adulthood, I let go of the playing of music and transitioned my passion into developing a very deep appreciation by listening and critiquing music rather than…

  • It’s Emotional

    Music for your listening pleasure. When I’m feeling down, I like to listen to mellow and sad music. Picks me up. On this mix you can hear David Sylvian, Talk Talk, The Blue Nile, Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Everywhen, Elbow, Ben Christophers, The Morning Benders, and Sun Kil Moon.

  • Five Years Ago – 2006 Favorites

    This is round two of using 8tracks – an online mix service. This time I’ve dipped back five years to see what I was listening to then. Here you get Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Paul Simon, Tool, Sonic Youth, Thom Yorke, Michael Brook, and Robert Fripp. Enjoy.

  • Music Favorites for 2010

    Here’s a few a of the songs I enjoyed during 2010. I hope you take some time to listen.

  • Punk Still Exists

    Saw this flyer on the light poll in an Ojai parking lot. Seemed pretty cool, especially with Char-Man – a legendary ghost from Ojai’s Creek Rd. The flyer is for the long awaited opening of the Ojai Skate Park.