Been nearly three months since I lost wrote something here. Old habits and what not… Still, have had one or two issues to take care of so like to think I have some rather valid reasons for not posting much. Genuine reasons too. For once.
Moving on, and here is another belated attempt to try and get me blogging again. So here’s another of my SoundCloud roundups.
The wonderful thing about Music today is that finding something new and interesting isn’t particularly difficult, especially with that new fangled Internet everyone is talking about. Whether it’s basic things like iTunes algorithms suggesting that if you “like x, you may also like y” to dedicated blogs for almost any and every genre and subgenre out there, finding new music is getting easier and easier. In fact, it’s the main reason I keep coming back to SoundCloud more than any other social network (with the possible exception of Twitter, natch)
Despite all of this new fangled Internet gubbins, I can’t remember how on Earth I ended up discovering the music of Scott Hansen aka Tycho. I’m glad I did as I seem to have become something of fan. Just wish I could remember how and when I did, that’s all. Still, not important when you fell in love just that you did. But not in a gay way. And not that there is anything wrong with that.
Anyway, Tycho’s album Dive has been a serious favourite of mine so here is the SoundCloud playlist, for those that haven’t heard it yet (for shame….)
And here is a recent remix of his, that like almost everything else he does, is getting more than a few plays from me.
Tycho also has a new album out in 2014, which much like the year itself, really can’t come soon enough.
I know that being a fan of Deadmau5 isn’t necessarily the done thing to do when you a “proper” music fan (though what the hell that sentence means in this day and age I’ve no idea) but I do like some his tracks, especially Brazil 2nd edit. There’s something shamelessly “popy” about his music that I like, never have a problem with music that exists to allow people to have fun and enjoythemselves.
Anyway, here’s couple of tracks from his SoundCloud page that I quite like, in Arcadia’s case a hell of a lot.
So, here we are again with post number 837 saying that I’m going to be posting here more often. Look forward to post number 838 in 9 months time people!
Seems strange to think that it has been 8 months since I last posted here, and boy has it been a 8 months. Not going to get into details on what is a very public forum but I have reached that point where I need an activity to take my mind off a situation and the last few hours I’ve spent mucking about with the site have reminded me that I really do spend so little time on things that I spend good money on. Netflix is strangely another thing I can lump in the “spend money on and don’t really use file” but this feels like a far bigger waste of money, as it’s an avenue for my creativity and I could do with that at the moment.
The @OrbitalBand track above is slightly prescient for a number of reasons. Partly because it’s a great track but I do feel at times that my life is essentially one giant loop. Certainly things that have gone on this year feel like I’ve been here before and while not wanting to get into specifics I can see them playing out as they did before but on another level the Orbital track is interesting as I do spend a lot of my time coming on here every six to nine months claiming that I’m going to blog and then come back to repeat the process again in another 6-9 months.
The other issue as well is that I spend so much time online on various sites but never really “join the dots” so perhaps it would to improve my own profile by tying everything together. So my Instagram, YouTube, Twitter & SoundCloud accounts will now all come through here, if only to improve the days to posts ratio. I’ve essentially been running this blog for nearly 6 years and haven’t even posted a 100 times and given in that time I’ve probably paid over £350 in hosting fees shows just how pathetic I am at sorting this out. Though no more pathetic than sorting any other part of my life out but that is another post for another time.
Anyway, I like to feel that if I can sort out this site I can start to sort out other elements of my life.
Ever the optimist me, eh?