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No Metadata, No Music – Disquiet, relaxing music – Lyric Say

I do that manually on the finish of every week: collating (and typically evenly modifying) a lot of the latest little feedback I’ve made on social media, which I consider as my public scratch pad. Some find yourself on earlier, typically in expanded kind. Nowadays I principally hang around on Mastodon (at, and I’m additionally making an attempt out a few others. I take weekends and evenings off social media.

▰ Having a publication a few particular matter is a virtuous circle. I course of materials that pursuits me in a manner I wouldn’t in any other case. In flip the viewers drawn to that materials sends me extra objects I won’t have in any other case identified about. Then I share a few of these as effectively. Spherical and spherical.

A number of instances this week folks despatched me:

  • sentences from novels I’ve by no means learn
  • references to scientific journals I didn’t know existed
  • summaries of podcasts I’ve not listened to
  • anecdotes from their very own lives

Now I’ve one other subject of the publication to arrange.

▰ Whenever you share an album for evaluation consideration, here’s a mind-blowing and underutilized idea: put your bio and liner notes contained in the ZIP archive together with the music and the album cowl.

▰ Performing on my urge to say: social media is ok however in the event you’ve bought a spotlight in your pursuits, do your self a favor and begin a weblog, even when all you do is acquire your social media posts there and typically develop on one or one other of ’em. Blogs are like ecological sentinels, the bees of the web.

▰ “If you would like to hold without music, please press star.”


▰ That is fairly nice. Nonesuch has nicked the Criterion Closet thought, and on prime of exhibiting the musicians pull their favorites, it additionally has playlists with examples of the audio. Properly completed. 4 up to now: pianist Tigran Hamasyan, multi-instrumentalist/singer Vagabon, pianist Timo Andres, and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

▰ People popping up within the Google Drive spreadsheet for the present, three-part sequence of Disquiet Junto initiatives, in search of tracks to show from solos into duets, which can later change into trios

▰ I really like New Scientist’s tackle the recommendation column

▰ For the second I’m going to imagine that the seeming improve in amount of music releases (gauged by my overstuffed electronic mail inbox) and the rise of generative AI instruments is a coincidence (and even me seeing patterns that aren’t there), however the parallel is hanging

▰ Completely satisfied to report I used to be significantly much less brain-dead when it got here to seventh chords in guitar class this week. Bonus for the second when my instructor performed a sequence of notes and I, instinctively, performed it again — Shut Encounters of the Third Variety type — as a type of speaking my semi-sentience.

▰ Discovering myself following the twisting paths of cables in modular synth movies to substantiate they’re actual and never, just like the gloopy fingers widespread to AI-generated imagery, a inform of hallucinogenic forgery

▰ No Metadata, No Music — take it from this former Tower Data worker

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