The thing about not blogging for six months is that you lose your sense of what’s worth talking about. For the most part, I’ve been using Twitter, Pinboard, Tumblr, and Code for America’s own mailing lists to let out my daily allowance of words and pictures. However, I remain a believer in Jeremy Keith’s suggestion that in a universe of pre-baked publishing platforms, there’s no “more disruptive act than choosing to publish on your own website,” so here I am making an effort to write on this site again in 2014.
- made its way to iTunes in 2013,
- and got listened to a lot.
1. Mark Reeve: Planet Green
One track from Cocoon’s excellent compilation series.
2. Trust: Candy Walls
Came to me by way of Sha’s mixtapes for friends.
3. Laika: If You Miss (Laika Virgin Mix)
Spookiest, most earworming thing on 1995 Macro Dub Infection compilation.
4. Hot Chip: These Chains
5. Metallica: The Four Horsemen
From when Metallica was still playing screechy speed metal in the East Bay, 1983.
6. Burial: Truant
Loner might be a better track, but this one made the 2013 number-of-listens cut.
7. Fuck Buttons: The Lisbon Maru
Thanks Nelson for the recommendation. Surf Solar is also excellent, like a bad dream.
8. Grimes: Oblivion
9. John Tejada: Stabilizer (Original Mix)
Perfectly reminiscent of Orbital.
10. T-Power: Elemental