2023, Week 26

I started the year off intending to do this weekly but Florida kinda happened. Let’s see if we can restart.

Album of the week: Maximillian Colby’s Discography / Have one of their songs on a comp with IIRC Hot Water Music and liked it. This is more of the same kinda post-hardcore stuff I cut my teeth on in the 90s.

Also terrific:

  • Episodes 5-8 of the 2nd season of the Bear was as good as anything I’ve seen in a while. I was a little disappointed with the finale (Ep 9) but 5-8 set such a high bar.
  • In advance of getting his non-bunk bed, we were getting rid of one of two crib mattresses A has held onto for fort-building. He spent a good 45 mins jumping and tackling it on the front lawn.
  • Maron’s WTF interview with Warren Zanes intrigued me enough to check out his book Petty: The Biography for our trip to North Carolina. Also picked up 6 CDs for the car ride from the library:
    • Born in the USA
    • Beyonce
    • Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits
    • Violator by Depeche Mode
    • Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
    • Spirit by Willie Nelson
  • Also listened to Against Me!’s New Wave
  • Watched Champions (also after hearing a WTF interview with Bobby Farrelly) and thought it was really good and genuine.

Taken after getting lost on our way to Munson Falls.


2023, Week 1

Album of the week: In Small Rooms by Disband / It’s not quite as aggressive as the stuff I usually listen to, but listening to it… it had the spirit of that 90s scene (even though its from 2003).

non-music highlights:

  • New Year’s Day family hike at Red Bog. Maybe gonna try a weekly hike.
  • Had a terrific visit with one of my college roommates, Howard. After eating at Reggae Shack we walked and talked about adult life crap.
  • Read Dan Sinker’s new blog and got 25 episodes into he and his wife’s podcast, The Hitch.
  • James Hollis on Living in 4D podcast:

“We can try and flee consciousness in many ways, fundamentalism is one. Rather than try to deal with the complexity of real life circumstances, on just fuzzes that overs and says ‘Well this is right and this is wrong. How do i know? Because someone told me so.'”