It’s been a while; work and life have conspired to keep me away. But it’s time to revive the Listening Parties, and I think you will find they are better than ever.
The giants like Bowie and Shandling will get all the year-end press; but here at Mindless Diversions, we keep a flame for the underdogs too.
What are y’all listening to?
Three Tunes, for your Wednesday Blues.
Still killing time, waiting for Dear Tommy.
Early Valentine’s Day gift here.
The Dream of the Nineties is Alive.
Some soothing sounds, and some not-so-soothing.
Lemmy and Bowie got all the press, but they were just the tip of the iceberg.
Fascinating short doc on Chuck Jones, with insights on humor, discipline, psychology, and inspiration.
I dunno what happened.
Bumrushing the canon.
Glyph’s Favorite Electronic Music of 2015.
A few of Pavement’s prettiest, saddest songs, all keying on “home” – wanting to find it, and/or wanting to be anywhere else.
Feel-bad music, for when you feel ugly. NSFW, lyrically.