The new Ryan Adams record is really growing on me.
Apparently, David Letterman’s a fan, too.
I met Gwen about 3 years ago at a Nintendo Brand Ambassador event in Seattle. Didn’t know at the time that she was kind of a big deal. Since then, she’s “blank-slated” (her term) her digital self a number of times. It’s been interesting to watch her build it back up, only to burn it down shortly thereafter.
Here’s an email “interview” I did with her.
Do spend some time checking out her work and offerings while you’re at it.
My 2013 shortlist. Enjoy!
Bored by the chore of saving face.
Here’s how you know you might be at your creative peak: You can release a 28-song double album, but this gorgeous song doesn’t manage to make the cut.
"This next song has three main points. You will be quizzed on your way out of the auditorium tonight, so please pay attention."
Okay, this is pretty great.
You ultimately realize that the harder you squeeze and hold on to old workflows, the quicker things slip through your fingers.
Here’s a thing I wrote introducing the new essentia creative site. (In case you couldn’t guess, it’s all responsive and stuff.) Please go check it out.
If you need me, I’ll just be over here, listening to this for the rest of this for the rest of the
day week my life.
“I tore up the floorboards at H.Q. the other day and came up with this little number on VHS. She holds up well.”
I think year-end “best-of” lists would be so much more interesting if they focused on what the reviewer actually listened to, rather than what they thought they should like. Thanks fo the magic of things like last.fm, this is actually pretty easy.
In that spirit, here are my Top 20 Albums of 2012, based upon actual listens recorded by last.fm:
So, let’s see. Three of the twenty albums on this list (Tame Impala, Bob Mould and Dr. Dog) were originally released this year, and the number one album is old enough to drink.