― lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha never mind me from over the weekend, i was just really grumpy what with my mountain of work etc, which made thinking about the whys and wheres of what i listened to more annoying than usual cuz it was just a bit dull. i enjoyed it during my (unusually varied) week!
I spend £10 on an album, that an artist may have sweated blood to produce, and then I pay it scant attention while I chop onions, or edit photos, or drive to the shops, or… If I love music so much, doesn’t it deserve a little more than that?
i'd flip this - i listen to music when i'm travelling or working out or internetting or tidying my room, and it's actually the latter activities i'm paying scant attention to - i rarely listen exclusively to music, but it takes something i really need to concentrate on to divert my attention away from it to the extent you imply.
which may explain a lot, from my dislike of cooking to my ability to get lost 5 minutes from my own house :/
― lex pretend, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
also i was way more interested in the specifics what people listened to - but then i already think about how i listen to music a lot of the time already. i was interested to see how people chose to soundtrack similar activities to mine, like travelling and just wandering around getting lunch, and how that compared with what i'd chosen.
i'm also surprised to see that so few (anyone?) were as affected by the weather as i am!
― lex pretend, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
Had an interesting conversation with my boss, who took part, and used to be a music editor at The Big Issue, and he was really intrigued by how I deliberately picked ambient music to work to for its utility and purpose; I do definitely have a mental checklist of albums (and a pretty extensive playlist on the iPod) that I know wont distract me but will fill space and comfort me.
But yeah, I do cook to music, and wonder what activity I'm paying attention to; and the answer is both neither and both.
― lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
Who's up for this again?
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
this'd be neat, as my music listening habits have entirely changed. i've pretty much abandoned last.fm (last log-in: nov. 2011) and lately have found that walking around w/ headphones has really been counterproductive to how sociable a person i am, so i've quit that (bus-riding, bike-riding, skateboarding = yes.... don't fault my logic, i know i don't have any)
― NO NUTRITIONAL CONTENT (kelpolaris), Monday, 5 March 2012 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Starting to properly think about this now.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Due to getting caught up with buying a house and being visited by the queen and working in cornwall and stuff, this didn't get started last monday. So we're doing it from bank holiday monday, instead.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
If I weren't doing Then Play Long (and resting a lot because of, um, medical orders) then this would be a good idea. Otherwise I can guarantee you that if it covered tomorrow, my contribution would be a scruffy single sheet of paper with closely-written, largely indecipherable shorthand which I then have to turn into a cogent blog post. Since my wife and I both listen to TPL albums and her thoughts and insights contribute hugely to the final blog product, then I have to scribble these down as soon as she thinks of them.
In truth this would also be the case next Saturday, except knowing what the album is, I expect I will need more than just the one sheet of paper.
― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Do it anyway Marcello!
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just list everything you listen to for the week, even if a big chunk is for TPL.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 7 May 2012 08:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tweeting my diary this year.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Last day today.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:27 (1 year ago) Permalink