FMD: Response to Zack

To belatedly answer Zack's query from last week: I've been streaming less new music.
I'd often go to the album reviews on Pitchfork, and listen to the bandcamp selections, or get a song or two off YouTube.
Now, my speakers connected to my computer are the cruddy ones built into the laptop (I guess I could use headphones).
But more than that, I'm VPNing to my employer's network, meaning that streaming music (and, if youtube, videos I'm not even watching) is sucking the strained bandwidth we're all also using for our calls, video chats, meetings, etc.
I've got seven tabs now open in my browser that I'd like to listen to but may not ever. And I haven't even looked at today's new Pitchfork reviews.

6 thoughts on “FMD: Response to Zack”

  1. 1. Croatian Amor & Varg2TM “Body of Carbon” Body of Carbon
    2. West Dylan Thordson* “Casey Meets the Beast” Split: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    3. Diana Ross “If We Hold on Together”* The Land Before Time
    4. Gold Panda “Quitter's Raga”* Quitter's Raga
    5. Ken Nordine “Azure” Colors

    6. Desmond Dekker “007 (Shanty Town)” Santogold vs. Diplo: Top Ranking
    7. Lana Del Rey “The Other Woman” Ultraviolence
    8. Lana Del Rey “West Coast” Ultraviolence
    9. She & Him “Christmas Day” A Very She & Him Christmas
    T. Drew McDowall x Hiro Kone “Violence's Daughter” The Ghost of Georges Bataille
    E. Lucy Daucus “Historians” Historian

    *Notes:
    2. My high school friend who I mentioned last week. I went and downloaded his two last scores (the ones for Shyamalan).
    3. The instrumental of this was actually prelude music at my wedding. EAR (neé EAP)'s choice, but I felt it was a great choice.
    4. One of the best electronic songs I know under 2 minutes. It's the only thing I have from this artist on my iPod. This is the first time I've glimpsed at
    the video.

  2. AMR, I'm similarly mindful of bandwidth; I can do most of my work without being logged in to my employer's network, but suddenly at home we've got Mr. NaCl working from home, two kids on Chromebooks doing remote learning, and my mom (with a smartphone) and my dad (with a smartphone and laptop).

    I was thinking of seeing if I could pull off listening on Spotify since my kids have no school today (end of the quarter), but apparently between yesterday and today, I somehow deleted it from my laptop. Seems about par for the course the way everything else is going at the moment...

    Anyway, I don't have a list but am currently listening to Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville.

  3. Is anyone else here worried that the stuff they listen to a lot right now will later be tainted in your mind as "the stuff I listened to during the pandemic" and will become impossible to listen to after this passes?

    1. Right now, to me it doesn't feel like 9-11, where each song had it's own resonance or obliviousness to the event. Maybe because it's a slow-moving disruption?
      EAR and I were talking about how no movies have ever been written about a zombie (or other) contagious apocalypse that takes several days to show any symptoms, on average 14 days to kill, and kills less than 10% of those infected.
      (I assume they're in the works now.)

      I've mentioned it be fore, but my 9/11 song was Techno Animal's "Dead Man's Curse", and my album was Neotropic's La Prochaine Fois.

  4. 01. "Strictly Confidential" – Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure
    02. "Beercan" – BeckMellow Gold
    03. "Too Tired" – VietNamVietNam
    04. "Vesuvius" – Sufjan StevensThe Age Of Adz
    05. "Convincing People" – Throbbing Gristle20 Jazz Funk Greats
    06. "Dead & Born & Grown" – The StavesDead & Born & Grown
    07. "A King At Night" – Bonnie "Prince" BillyEase On Down The Road
    08. "L.A. Freeway" – Guy ClarkOld No. 1
    09. "Visions Of Johanna" – Bob DylanThe Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
    10. "Goodbye Good Luck" – Thao & The Get Down Stay DownKnow Better Learn Faster

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