The Great Unknown by Mighty Oaks To Kickstart My Week

I started earlyish today and this track "The Great Unknown" by Mighty Oaks is setting the tone for my morning

I started earlyish today and this track “The Great Unknown” by Mighty Oaks is setting the tone for my morning:

It’s on this “Relax & Rewind” playlist that’s become one of my go-to work playlists.

Love The Strings In Tall Heights’ “Horse To Water”

I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:

I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is:

When WordPress Rickrolls You. Lol!

I just signed into my site’s dashboard and I noticed this curious JetPack banner:

Curious JetPack banner

So I clicked on the button and this loaded:

Lol! Oh you crazy people!

A Great Spotify Playlist to Relax With

I’m a recent convert to Spotify and I’m really enjoying it. I discovered this playlist that has some great, new (to me) music that’s perfect to relax with:

One of my new favourites from this playlist is this one from Little May:

Photo by Eric Nopanen on Unsplash

For Upstairs Neighbours, Noise Is An Art Form

My wife sent me a link to this video that explains the incomprehensible sounds many of us hear from our upstairs neighbours. It's funny, in a sadistic way

My wife sent me a link to this video that explains the incomprehensible sounds many of us hear from our upstairs neighbours. It’s funny, in a sadistic way:

The War on Drugs and the beauty of Pain

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It's one of my new favourite tracks. What do you think?

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It’s one of my new favourite tracks:

I follow a couple bands that just create beautiful, meaningful music. I think I’ve found another to add to my little list.

Light catchers

I really like my wife's latest DIY project: these colourful light catchers.

One of my wife‘s DIY projects was to take some old, coloured beads glass stones and create these light catchers. I finally got around to hanging it up over our balcony. They’re very pretty when they catch the light.

Postscript: Gina pointed out to me that I failed to mention the most important aspect of her creation. She made it using old Nespresso pods which she flattened to create the disks that the glass stones (not beads) are affixed to.

Digitized 78rpm records now on Internet Archive

This is another reason why the Internet Archive is just incredible. The Great 78 Project is a collection of digitized, old 78rpm records that pre-date LPs, and it's amazing.

This is another reason why the Internet Archive is just incredible. The Great 78 Project is a collection of old recordings that pre-date LPs and it’s amazing:

The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides (~3 minute recordings) have been made on 78rpm discs. While the commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings. Already, over 20 collections have been selected by the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access. Started by many volunteer collectors, these new collections have been selected, digitized and preserved by the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music.

Here is one example that I noticed on the front page of the collection. It’s “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf; Louiguy; Edith Piaf Chansons Parisiennes; Guy Luypaerts:

If you love old music then you will enjoy this collection. You can follow the project on Twitter if you are interested in new additions:

Source: 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Image credit: Mink Mingle