Rdio might be my favorite internet thing right now. Best $10 I spend every month.
The "heavy rotation" feature highlights what your Rdio network is listening to most. Today I just went to clicking and discovered new music. Delightful new music that makes me giddy.
Today I discovered:
- We the Common by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
- Fear Fun by Father John Misty
- The Lighthouse by Yann Tiersen
What else should I be listening to?
Last night I went to my first ska show. I'd heard ska before, but only someone else's selection in someone else's car. I didn't think I cared for it that much.
But I was invited to a show at Slim's to see The Streetlight Manifesto, so I went.
And wow! What fun!
All those horns sound abrasive on car speakers but live they were bright and full and happy sounding. Before I could stop myself I was bopping around and dancing with sweat-soaked 18 year olds.
Ska. Huh. Who'd have thunk it.
It is science that causes the fractured mind. It is mere biology that is responsible for it all.
Just vessels. Just filters of energy.
But, oh, it's everything.
I haven't loved an artist this much in a long time: