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?
Re-hearing things for the first time.
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.
R.I.P. Mister Kilmister, 1945-2015.
Bumrushing the canon.
Mind-Blowing Possible Easter Egg In The Force Awakens. Spoilers, obviously.
Here Be Spoilers.
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.
Can you hear them?
Have a good weekend, y’all.
The same old song.
The band that inspired the Beatles just doesn’t get enough credit.
Overthinking a classic.
Two great tastes that I definitely would not have expected to taste great together.
Records are a flat circle.
Before Saul Goodman, before those damned Chipmunk movies, there was Mr. Show, for my money the best post-Python sketch comedy show.
Dan’s got ’em.
Yep, this one has been stuck in my head all week.
Warning: Sacred cow slaughterhouse.
I was told there’d be none.
Reinventing the wheel is overrated.
Prepare to waste some time.
Have you ever been lukewarm on something (or even outright disliked it), only to revisit it later and realize how wrong you were?