When I'm traveling or driving, my 30gb mp3 player set on random is my constant companion. But now that I've had the Device for a year or so (thanks, M. & Mme. W-!), I find that my day-to-day listening is still centered on individual albums.
Almost from the day TSR opened for business in August, the In Rotation list to the lower right has been logging all the albums* that I've been playing from beginning to end. (Single songs that have popped up while the Device is on random are not listed.) The list is pretty unwieldy now, and since there's only room to show a few of the most recent ones at any given time, an archiving system has been crying out to be developed.
So here it is: At the end of each month I plan to take all of that month's albums and plop them into one post. And this long weekend seems like the perfect opportunity to get caught up on the previous few months.
I honestly don't know if anyone else is even remotely interested in this, but I myself get a strange satisfaction from looking at these albums. They're like my little friends! My little, round, inanimate, shiny silver friends. Oh dear, that is pathetic, isn't it?
* Well, almost all. There have been plently of out-of-print or import albums that aren't available on Amazon; those are not included. And sometimes I just forget. Exceptions to the beginning-to-end rule are multi-disc and box sets. I usually just listen to a few major pieces when I pull those things out.
|Phil Kline: Zippo Songs||Hilliard Ensemble: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Tallis)||Fred Hersch: Passion Flower||Andy Bey: Ballads Blues & Bey||Hamza El Din: Escalay (Water Wheel)|
|Jonatan Cerrada: Siempre 23||Popp, Randova, Jedlicka: Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek)||Panjabi M.C.: Beware||Bang on a Can: Gigantic Dancing Human Machine||Mariza: Fado Curvo|
|Kahimi Karie: K.K.K.K.K.||Steven Isserlis: The Protecting Veil (Tavener)||Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: So Nao Toca Quem Nao Quer||Kurt Elling: Close Your Eyes||Kurt Elling: The Messenger|
|Anna Netrebko: Sempre Libera||Björk: Medúlla||Cornelius: Point||Viktor Krauss: Far From Enough|