Actually listening to an entire album a day is really hard. Even when you are stuck in an endless stream of weekends and public holidays. I don’t work right now, so while a 3 day work week used to make me happy, now it just means nothing is open and my sleeping patterns get ridiculous. I went to sleep about 9am yesterday morning, woke up at 11am, went back to sleep about 12 and then got up at 6pm. It is currently 2.51am. This is not good considering my Bio-Dad and Step-Mum arrive from NZ on Friday and we are spending 3 days tripping around the QLD/NSW border.
Today’s album, picked for me by iTunes DJ, is… Al Green - And The Message Is Love. I think I am going to really enjoy this one.
you mainline 2 seasons of a TV show and now have to wait over 6 months for the third. Just watched all of Misfits in 2 days and now I feel like I’m coming down from a TV high. Seriously good show. Described as ‘Skins meets Heroes’ but ultimately better than both of them (I loved the first two seasons of Skins but kinda meh on 3, 4 and 5). Now what am I going to do !?!?!?!?!?!
4 of 30 - Substance by Joy Division. In preparation for watching Control.
Many years ago I read a short online article about how, in this modern Internet age of instant access and unlimited information, we appreciate less because we have more. I wish I could find this post/blog again, but it has disappeared. So in the spirit of that concept I am going to try something new, yet really old, working within a limitation. This limitation shall be self-imposed rather than circumstantial.
I used to buy CDs, as did everyone, and absolutely thrash them to death on my discman. Now it’s all files and playlists and 500 regularly played songs of the 10000 I seem to have accumulated. So, starting today, I am going to listen to a whole album a day for 30 days, an album that I have yet to listen to in its entirety.
Today’s selection is the self-titled album by Civil Twilight, a 3 piece band from Cape Town, South Africa.
I would liken them to Jeff Buckley crossed with Thirteen Senses. Maybe. Maybe I should just say they sound like Civil Twilight.