Some extemporaneous thoughts: I’ve noticed while making this list–an annual tradition at this point and, more particularly, a way for me to reflect on the preceding 12 months–that I’ve become more averse to the whole idea of it. I’ve found more enjoyment in making my monthly mixes, posting them on Spotify for friends, and generally… Continue reading My 50 Favorite Albums of 2017
There is an aging arm across a naked waist There is a fallen tree against a perfect January snow And that’s as spiritual as I need to be That’s as spiritual as I need to be
It is fair to say that our insights into the nature of music, . . . of the ways in which music comes to “possess” and affect our psyche, have not progressed decisively beyond Plato . . . Music [is] the elect companion of identity, the homecoming to that inside oneself which time has in… Continue reading “Any thinking about the forms of meaning must grapple with music . . .
“Astral Plane” starts at 2:28.
To paraphrase early Wilco, we get to be people who find the time to write our minds the way we want them to read, people who want to be true. Should we accept the mission of becoming philosophers, we will be individuals who want to know what is true more than we want to feel… Continue reading “Critical thinking, we call it.”
Monthly Mixes: January February March May June/July A Roughly Ordered List of Preference: 50. Kweku Collins – Nat Love 49. The Range – Potential 48. Camp Cope – Camp Cope 47. Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp 46. New Madrid – magnetkingmagnetqueen 45. William Tyler – Modern Country 44. Big Thief – Masterpiece 43. Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day 42. Four Tet – Randoms… Continue reading Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)