I was checking out at the grocery store today (and trying to avoid making eye contact with the tweaker in front of me buying a gallon of iced tea and a doorknob as he somewhat wildly stretched his arms and craned his neck as he waited for the person in front of him) when something in a tabloid caught my eye. I'll say it's out of character for me to take a second look at what I usually find in the checkout line tabloid offerings, but when in Rome, peruse as the romans peruse.
I'm almost having too much fun with this 60 albums project. I'm 61 or so in, with 3 of my absolute favorites of the year still coming in (including number 1), but I know there are a couple dozen more that I'd like to check out / give thought to. Every time another site does a year end list, I am amazed at how little overlap there is. Maybe I need to make this an ongoing project that just keeps up on a weekly or monthly basis instead of trying to cram it all into one month at the end of the year.
Over the next however many days are left in this month, I'm going to listen to 60 albums that came out this year. Some of them I'll be hearing for the first time, most of them will be albums that I've alredy heard a lot this year. Then by the end, I should have a pretty good ranking list to put out. Check out the new menu item to follow along!
Here's a new first-time long-time feature I'm inventing. A recommendation of something to get into! Each "Friday" Thursday, I'll tell you about someone or something who I think you just might enjoy, and give you some reasons why.
Today: Rob Baedeker. There is probably no way you will recognize Rob from his role in the sketch group Kasper Hauser, unless you already know who he is, but that's one of the main things to check out. Here's a bunch of evidence:
I woke up this morning what that dumb country song "Some of god's greatest gifts....are unanswered prayers" stuck in my head, and it got me thinking about how god chooses which prayers to answer, and which ones to ignore, and how it also coincidentally seems to be 100% statistically in line with the odds of those things happening in the first place. What a world we live in!