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February 25, 2009

Take Twelve

Okay, only I could get giggly over acquiring a new Lee Morgan album. I know I just used up my monthly allotment of credits from eMusic, but they don't roll over on the calendar month, so I've got a new bundle to play with.

And so I went to the eMusic home page, and up there under Music You'll Love, the very first item was Take Twelve. I listened to the samples, and decided I had to have it. So now I have the classic The Sidewinder, the uneven but still fun Expoobident, and this new one. Can't wait to play it while coding!

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February 23, 2009

Rounding out the Month

Two final acquisitions. I already heard Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor thanks to a loaner from Brent, and eMusic carries it, so into the iTunes library it goes.

Second, a bit of an experiment:

Godfather - Tamil Movie Soundrack by A. R. Rahman.

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February 22, 2009

Surfing on Sine Waves

I'm taking the entire weekend off this time around to try to nurse a cold into submission. I have a history of really embracing a cold, so I doubt it will be easy. Anyway, I decided to grab some music off of eMusic, and this is what I'm listening to now:

Polygon Window is another name for Richard D. James, best known as Aphex Twin. Lots of rhythmic electronic noise, sort of a 20th century canon. It's good for zoning out, or to play in the background when coding.

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February 17, 2009

Breaking News

This movie has been sitting in my pile unwatched since the very last Anime Expo I attended (2005?). Anyway, I decided I wanted to watch a HK movie while exercising, and had one of the Twins movies all ready to go (thanks for the loaner, Lisa!) when I discovered that it was not Region 0 or 1, and so would not play on the deck downstairs. So I grabbed Breaking News off the stack as a consolation prize.

And a consolation prize is what it is. It's an acceptable action movie, with a bit of cat-and-mouse, but nothing really special, and not exhilarating in the way a silly Twins movie can be. Basic HK police action movie.

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