Digital Music 2012: The Complete Guide
Let’s pretend you just stepped out of a UFO and are having trouble with this digital music thing. Here are some fun, easy ways to access, listen to and discover music on the Internet in 2012. Send this to your mom? WHAT’S DIGITAL MUSIC? Digital music comes in several forms: MP3s are the most popular, convenient option. They’re a shrunken, lower fidelity version of CD-quality...
Elliott Smith - “Jealous Guy” Harvey Danger - “Save It For Later” The National - “Pretty in Pink” Alessi’s Ark - “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” Jens Lekman - “A Little Lost” Fiona Apple - “Across the Universe” Richard Hawley - “Early Morning Rain” Ned Collette - “Come On...
50 favorites, 1996-1999
Based on a scroll through my iTunes. My People’s List is made up largely of the 2000s list I made for Rawkblog and really struggled over, so the below records are in no order and chosen hastily. I’ve bolded my very, very favorites — if I had to pick, Winter Pageant, then the Costello/Bacharach record. Really. Beck - Odelay Belle & Sebastian - If You’re Feeling...
Two things I love
Etymotic Research ER20 Earplugs I’ve been using Etymotic ER6i in-ear monitors for years, though these days they’re gym- and plane-only. I wanted a longer-term earplug solution than buying boxes of them at the drug store every couple of months, so I turned to these. I lost the first pair I bought and picked up the current version this summer and I’m so glad I did. They’re a...