21 jun 2007, 06:50

So, I've reached 20,000 plays. Is it finally time to pop the cork on this last.fm blogthing?

I guess so.

(For the record, though, I do the vast majority of my blog type activity here.)

This is my second account on this website. I started the first one--based on an Esperanto word meaning "piece of shit"--back in the Audioscrobbler days. Can it Be All so Simple? I reckon so. I had somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 plays logged to that account before I closed it on a whim. I remember some of my top artists being Telex, Sparks, and The 5th Dimension (I WAS GOING REALLY REALLY HARD FOR The Magic Garden).

In the realm of Top Tracks, I know that I used to drink alone and blast the shit out of Hearts on Fire (Remastered Album Version) on a fairly regular basis.

Somewhere in the middle of all of that, I created this account with the intent of seeing how often I played E2-E4, Lord Krishna von Goloka, and assorted Tim Hecker while I was sleeping. Even gave the account a name about sleeping; can you imagine?

Didn't start actually using this account until about this time last year, at which point I found myself in a trend of excising a lot of the rockier music I used to be into and supplanting it with... 70s Euro soundtrack-funk, assorted reggaetón, and a random selection of things I either listened to at age 7 or 17. Thing is, I don't really know what to tell people when they ask "So what do you listen to?" Worse yet: "So what bands do you listen to?" Um, Willie Hutch's backing band on the Foxy Brown soundtrack? Maher Shalal Hash Baz?

"Oh, is that like Matisyahu?"

I know that as of late, Georgia Anne Muldrow has been my go-to "the clouds part and the sky opens up and a heavenly hail of excellence descends whereby all truths are revealed" artist of choice, and I think pretty similarly of just about anything within about 3 or 4 degrees of separation from J Dilla.

I know that the lifetime disco-lust I inherited from my pops was supplanted for a while by a soul-jazz thing. Now they're about equal again. In my wildest dreams, we are all still rich enough to wipe our asses with gold- and platinum-plated copies of Supernature.

I know some other things, but it'd perhaps be better to reserve them for another blog--one which will not take me a year to write.

By the by, track 20,000 was The Creator Has A Master Plan by Pharaoh Sanders.


  • BlacksBeautiful

    Word. Pharoah's music is next level material. Ahhh, music is great, ain't it?

    25 jul 2007, 14:19
  • somnambulance

    That track in particular is like... next level AFTER the next level. Kinda ish that gives you hope for the fate of humanity (ie: [i]if we can create THIS...[/i]).

    28 jul 2007, 08:41
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