Friday, January 11, 2008

The Good ShiP Lollipop

it's a puzzle.
it's 2008.
and shit is different.
once again.

i don't know why shit has to be so tumultuous for me.
but it always is.
up and down.
up and down.
fucking hell, you'd think shit would change, shit would get better.
i mean, shit has gotten better.
i shouldn't be dissing on the good shit.
there's a lot of good shit, overall more good shit than bad.
but at the moment, the good shit is nowhere.
not now.
not here.

but i want the good shit back.
there's always compromise, adjustment, and stuff, for the good shit.
and i realize all that.

i'm up for it.
i'm aware.
i'm down with knowing the bad shit and good shit coexist.
you can't have all of one or the other.

but damn, enough with the bad shit.

i want so much more of the Good ShiP Lollipop.

how to attain?
how to acquire?

buckle down.
hunker down.
step it up.
get it together.
work it.
work it hardcore.
make that shit happen.
the Good ShiP Lollipop.
gotta make that shit happen.

peeps seem more down in the dumpster.
or maybe that's my perception.
cuz i'm biased.
being part of that dumpster gang.
not so much.
but enough to sustain dumpsterness for the duration.

fucking dumpsters.
anti that.

so you feel me on that Good ShiP Lollipop scene then?
Shit's gotta get better.

look that way.
Good ShiP's comin' in.

bitch it might be.
bitch it might be.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Top 20 Listened Albums of 2007

I recently voted in the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop writers poll for favorite albums and singles of 2007.
I'll post my picks soon but i think it's just as notable, if not more so, to check my actual listening habits in 2007, thanks to lastfm.

Obviously lastfm only represents my listening habits primarily at work on my computer, so all the tracks i played as a DJ are not included, or all the music i listened to in my car while commuting (oh, if only there were a way to track every single thing i play!) -- you get the idea.
A great example is LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, which i listened to much more than 30 times, especially from a DJ perspective. Plus there were many remixes of these same tracks not reflected in the album count.
Still, this is a pretty accurate portrayal of my average listening habits on a day-to-day basis.

This is the first of three posts, the remaining two contain my top 20 listened artists and tracks of 2007.

The numbers in parentheses are the number of times i listened to a track from this particular album listed.

1. Ulrich Schnauss – Goodbye (89 listens)

1. Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (89 listens)

3. Burial – Burial (80 listens)

4. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Start A People (67 listens)

5. Amon Tobin – Foley Room (66 listens)

6. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Dandelion Gum (49 listens)

7. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (44 listens)

7. Boards of Canada – The Campfire Headphase (44 listens)

7. Boards of Canada – Geogaddi (44 listens)

10. Yppah – You Are Beautiful At All Times (39 listens)

11. Booka Shade – Movements (38 listens)

11. Beck – The Information (38 listens)

11. Zero 7 – The Garden (38 listens)

14. Future Loop Foundation – Memories From A Fading Room (34 listens)

15. Fat Freddy's Drop – Based on a True Story (32 listens)

16. Air – Pocket Symphony (31 listens)

16. Brightblack Morning Light – Brightblack Morning Light (31 times)

18. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (30 listens)

19. The Marcia Blaine School for Girls – Halfway Into The Woods (28 listens)

20. William Orbit – Hello Waveforms (27 listens)