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 Last.fm, 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 Last.fm. rather than simply tracking numbers of plays, Last.fm 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

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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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