so you’ve probably noticed by now…

the RSS widget in the sidebar on the right that’s titled “what i’ve been listening to.”

the feed for this widget is provided by, which is a music-centric social networking site that Geoff introduced me to. i don’t use it for social networking, though.

what i use it for is tracking my musical tastes – not because i don’t know what my musical tastes are, but because it can result in some amusing personal insights. although i realize iTunes has some basic “tracking” features, they have nothing on the functionality added by rather than simply tracking numbers of plays, allows one to view charts by artist/song/album over multiple time periods.

this results in observations like i had last week – my number two band of the week before was The Demonics (“San Francisco’s original drag-punk evil surf rock band!”). they’re kind of like an amalgamation of Dick Dale and his Del-Tones and Marilyn Manson with lyrical help from Frank Zappa. yeah, that’s about right.

so the number one group of the week?

the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

just goes to show i really am a bit nuts, i guess. either that, or overly balanced.

(btw: i linked to the Wikipedia articles on Manson and Zappa because i try not to link to pages with sound. they bug the crap out of me.)

quote of the day:

“Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living.  But serious music was never meant to be soporific.” – Aaron Copland


One Response to “so you’ve probably noticed by now…”

  1. geofftech Says:

    POP! Goes my heart … ( pop – goes – – my – heart ! )

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