Day 195 of Project 365: Half-Ten

This is just a peek out of our bedroom window at half-ten tonight. I am under a deadline but my attention and patience are both flagging. On days like this, only sheer stubbornness gets me through … that goes for grad school as well as Project 365.

What are you listening to these days? My playlists are so tired.

2 thoughts on “Day 195 of Project 365: Half-Ten

  1. Depends a lot on the moment, honestly. When I’m head-deep in code I tend to listen to Ed Alleyne-Johnson’s “Purple Electric Violin Concerto” or Yasunori Mitsuda’s “Creid”, two fine albums for low-key background music. There’s also an old-time Mexican mariachi named Napoleon Bravo that I particularly enjoy: I’ve known him for a few years and his music is some of the best background music I have. Mas and Rallo’s “Tamiz” album is some wonderful string work, very listenable. It makes no demands on your ears but rewards a careful listen, should you give it one. A jazz pianist named Carli Muñoz who performs at a club in Puerto Rico, he’s got a couple of good albums for background music.

    Sometimes I’ll get on a bizarre Zevon kick and I’ll go through “My Ride’s Here” and “Learning to Flinch” and “Sentimental Hygiene,” and… etc. Heather Nova, if I’m in a mood to muse on some women in my past. Faithless is kind of hit or miss, but you’ll take “Mass Destruction” from my cold dead fingers.
    When I’m in the mood for music that commands my attention, then it’s all Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon, and ’80s Springsteen (before he became so insufferably preachy). Maybe a little carefully-chosen Faith and the Muse, maybe some Siouxsie and the Banshees or the Creatures, selected Shriekback.


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