Tag: music

  • Moby Soundtrack as a Sleep Aid

    If you’re one of the people who claim to have problems going to sleep, this guy Moby is the one who did the “Extreme Ways” song on the Jason Bourne soundtrack (The Bourne Legacy, which I liked). Apparently he also has trouble sleeping. H/T Open Culture.

  • Gravity Song

    The soundtrack songs make all the difference, in this series of treatments of movie Gravity.

  • Was It 2012 or 2112?

    File this under Signs of the (Mayan?) Apocalypse: Rush Featured on NPR. Wow. I recently saw Rush play a show in Atlanta. The crowd ranged in age from five to the mid-fifties, embracing both lank-haired teenage skateboarders and heart surgeons. And when the band launched into its ode to suburban anomie, “Subdivisions,” everyone got it.…

  • Moving CDs

    Empirical evidence suggests that a typical CD jewel case weighs between 3.0 oz and 3 1/8 oz. Let’s call it 3.1 oz. I have to ship about 864 of them to Alaska. That means I’m shipping 164 lbs. of jewel cases. Alternatively, I can move the CDs to binder cases like these: Each of them…

  • Top Music in 2011

    Looking at iTunes, I see my top song this year was “40 Day Dream” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. I listened to it 137 times. A few of those must have been in 2010, since I bought it that October, but there’s no question it was one of my favorites this year. (Sadly,…

  • Captain Jack Sparrow

    Here’s a funny song. Strong (NSFW) language warning, though: Kudus: Megan McArdle.

  • The Dark Side (Ring Theme from “Chuck”)

    I’d love to be able to get “The Dark Side” from iTunes or Amazon. But right now, it’s only available at the composer’s site.

  • So Now It’s Okay…

    …to like Rush? That’s what it says in the Toronto Globe and Mail: Both the book and the film attempt to come to grips with a band that has had the most unusual career trajectory, defying age and the loathing of critics to fly high for decades, with no end in sight. I’ve been listening…

  • Chuck Music

    New music is one of the unexpected benefits of having suddenly discovered the awesomeness that is the TV show Chuck. I hardly listen to the radio, and the radio stations up in the high desert are why. We don’t even get AM radio up here. There’s not much on the FM side either: a handful…

  • Relient K Compilation

    It hasn’t been that long since they came out with an album of new material, but I see that Relient K has released a compilation album: The First Three Gears. If you’d like to fill in the gaps in your collection, it’s an unbeatable bargain.