June 26th, 2008

the only earth?

listening habits

I made a radical decision to make my iPhone just sync with my "recently added" playlist and now I've had an excuse to listen to a bunch of albums that had been sitting on my computer for months without much notice.

Maybe you already knew that She & Him is great (something like Rilo Kiley/Joanna Newsom + Neko Case/4 + √Polyphonic Spree). I had just incorrectly assumed that they were getting all that press because Zoe Dechanel is in it.

This is all an excuse to say that I've added a some recent heavy-rotation tracks to this: sciencevsromance.muxtape.com.

  • Current Mood
    (Does this mean I'll need to c
the only earth?

more awareness of internet traditions

This may reveal me as a grouchy neo-luddite, but I think that Buster's 836pm.com project just might be the thing to save Twitter from the rest of the internet.

The things that people post on it are exactly what I want to see when I look at twitter: immediate answers to the question "what are you doing now?". Not bits and pieces of ideas that deserve more than 140 characters, not half-sides of conversations like a broken IRC channel, not RSS pings or links to other websites. We already have pretty good tools for these things. However, I still don't mind the occasional use of the service to alert me to bizarre overheard comments or sightings of monkeys stealing purses from banana stands.
  • Current Music
    He Doesn't Know Why - Fleet Foxes