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favorite music of 2022

Music My year in music marked a big return to mostly well-known albums and songs. Listening, and relistening to many of my favorites from 2021 and before. I’ve been reflecting on why this is. It might be sign of my getting older? Perhaps I’m listening to new music in Spotify and I don’t know actually […]

Apple Music, Spotify, Algorithms

Followup to my previous lament. This is a really interesting and nerdy post: I Decoded the Spotify Recommendation Algorithm. Here’s What I Found

The iPod

I’ve been spending some time cleaning up all my old junk in the house. Old papers, boxes. Shoes that are worn out, clothes I no longer wear, etc. As you might imagine, I have a lot of old technology lying around as well. Old computers, chargers, cables. (Just in case I need them!) The pack-rat […]

Rock the Garden 2021, we hardly knew ye

Well, that’s a bummer… Rock the Garden 2021 won’t happen; SPCO cancels the rest of its 2020-21 season: COVID has taken its first punch at summer in the Cities 2021, knocking Rock the Garden into summer 2022. The Walker Art Center, co-sponsor with The Current, issued a statement this morning saying, in part: “Due to uncertainties […]

the national – tiny desk concert

here’s a nice little concert while you sip your coffee on this fine morning…

random access memories

the new daft punk is my official summer record. there is a wonderful groove permeating this record. I’ve only streamed via iTunes. Contemplating a vinyl purchase. But it’s $33.49 on Amazon. That is a serious premium over the digital version.


This blows my mind… 3D PRINTED RECORD “I’ve created a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D-printable, 33rpm records and printed a few prototypes that play on ordinary turntables. Though the audio quality is low -the records have a sampling rate of 11kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6 bit resolution (less […]