Archive | February, 2009

[Odds and Ends] Sorry ’bout the hiatus, enjoy the arctic tundra muskus Ovibos moschatus

23 Feb

I’ll be posting starting this weekend, when I finally have some time to burn. Until then, stay warm out there.

[Tech] Opening Pandora’s Box?

10 Feb

I just found out that there’s a way to scrobble plays from Pandora. I’ve been avoiding Pandora, despite the fact that it sounds like a cool idea, on the basis that I couldn’t scrobble plays for last.fm. Then I stumbled upon this page, which has a link to a Firefox/Flock add-on which allows me to do just that. I’m probably getting too excited about this, likely because I’m ridiculously overcaffeinated at the moment thanks to the “Supreme” sized coffee I got from Jazzman’s in the middle of my weekly 3-hour seminar on Reagan, but even when I come down from this unrealistically euphoric state, I have the inkling that this is still going to be cool. This could revolutionize my music listening experience. Or it may not–Dana didn’t exactly give Pandora a vote of confidence when I talked to her about it. However, Beckie is a fan. I guess I’ll just have to, you know, actually use it before I judge it.

UPDATE: IT WORKS–PRETTY WELL.

[In Concert] Bodies of Water Can Be Loud

8 Feb


Saw The Baltic Sea at The Grind last night, opening for A Place to Bury Strangers. They’re from Portland, Maine (not left coast Portland). I came away from the show exceedingly impressed by their ability to harness dynamics on a most epic level. Keegan mentioned that they reminded him of Mineral and SDRE a bit, and I would be inclined to agree.

A Place to Bury Strangers were undeniably loud, but significantly less inspired. They reminded me of Stereophonics playing at the bottom of toxin-ridden swamp.

The Baltic Sea MySpace