The December 2020 playlist is here! And there is only one Christmas song on it! There were a lot of chill songs this month (unsurprising) which is great for that period between the 25th and New Years Day. I don’t have the time for a full year end list (plus it is literally January 24th), but this was an amazing year in music.
Staying engaged with music via this blog is rewarding; it offers a chance to reflect on my habits as a musical consumer and how my tastes have expanded and grown over time. At the same time, committing to the blog is a way to assure that I stay engaged with music and continue discovering more.
This playlist post goes more in depth than past ones. If you like the new format let me know (comment on a Pinterest post, since I’m assuming that is what has brought you here).
We’re still playing catchup on the playlist posts. It’s a shame I’m so attached to Apple Music because one of the key releases I wanted to share is not available via Apple Music: the Appleville Golden Ticket. Appleville was A.G. Cook’s digital music festival and it was sooo good. Read more about it below.
The last time I posted a playlist was August 21st, for the July edition. Today is November friggin’ 8th. That means we are gonna do some speedrunning and catch up. That means quick comments and quips, but mostly just album art pics!
It really is a shame that I have slacked on the playlists. PC Music lovers were fed A.G. Cook music. Hyperpop has really taken off as a “thing” for better or for worse. Vin Diesel released a song (*shrug*)
Better late than never! I wasn’t keeping great track of July’s releases, so the playlist is a little short this month. Standouts: Galen Tipton, Riley the Musician, and of course, the long awaited 100 Gecs and the Tree of Clues.
As of last month, I got ~500 page views across this whole site. It’s a pretty small number, but I started this site to see and experience for myself what it is like producing content and growing an audience. Even if small, I feel like I should use it responsibly.
The state of America, particularly police brutality, and America’s slide into authoritarianism, is horrifying. How can I post music memes and playlists when Rome is burning? The kpop stans already beat me there. It may feel trivial, but I’m choosing to highlight black artists and a few places to donate to. Silence = Death.
Finally put in the time and worked on a pop mix. tl;dr I bought a Roland DJ 202 Controller a year ago and I am just now putting in the time to learn it. The mix is 8 tracks in 13 minutes spanning the PC Music-to-Poptimist spectrum. Nothing too fancy, but I’m proud of the result. I feel compelled to say “follow me on soundcloud.”