Friday, December 17, 2010

The Unblinking Ear Podcast: What I'm Into

(2010 isn't over. You shouldn't even be done with your advent calendar yet.)

Periodically, people ask me what I've been listening to lately. This kind of puts me on the spot as I try to cycle through everything I've listened to in the past few weeks and which of it might be appropriate or attractive to the speaker. Ultimately, it usually provokes a semi-hostile, passive aggressive reaction from me such as "I don't know! Stuff!"

Besides, I do a fairly regular podcast and maintain a music blog. What I'm digging at any particular time is a matter of public record. It's only a few clicks away if you own a computer. I can't do all the work for you people.

Incidentally, this is not a best of 2010 podcast. That will be the next one. Yes, I'll be condensing all the music I've liked best in the past year into a single download. How much more convenient does it get?

So the next time you see me out in public, just compliment what I'm wearing or something. We can talk about music. Just try and keep the topic narrow. And buy me a drink.

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Brushback said...

Really looking forward to your best of 2010 list (and still waiting, goddamnit)

PB said...

Professional responsibilities/holiday shopping have left me with little free time the past week or so. Expect the best of list on Monday.

David Glickman said...

Ok three things about this podcast:

1. Hooray you finally started listening to Cloud Nothings. They are an incredible band.

2. Cinema Red and Blue is really a David Christan project, the mastermind of Comet Gain, as backed by members of Crystal Stilts

3. On the LP at 45 question, I think it is based on the band saying what they think the album is and the number of songs. The new Girls release only has 6 songs and they are calling it a EP, though it plays at 33. However, I would like to use the Vivian Girls debut album as reference, for that clearly is and was an album, though the LP version of it played at 45. Also you do know that playing a record at a faster speed increases sound quality right?

PB said...

I was kind of joking about the EP thing. I pretty sure the original definition of an EP was a 7 inch that played at 33 1/3. Hence, "extended play" as opposed to a single. Later, it was used for a multi-song 12 inches that played at 45. Once the CD era happened and playing speeds were temporarily irrelevant, it was mainly just used for anything that was longer than a single but shorter than an album, even though CD singles usually contained multiple songs.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter. I was just having a bit of fun.