A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC71rFejvo This visualization uses a digital 3D model of the Moon built from global elevation maps and image mosaics by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for…… Continue reading A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

Starting my week with rhythmic inspiration from Emancipator

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I came across music by Emancipator in one of my Spotify playlists. I started to dig into some of the albums, and I really enjoy this music for general background music, as well as for work. A great starting point is this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO3XBt1C?si=wWkJobsXQQuCc_XzmsFD_w Here’s some more information about Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, in…… Continue reading Starting my week with rhythmic inspiration from Emancipator

Enjoying 9 Dead Alive by Rodrigo y Gabriela

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One of our many, many Slack channels at Automattic is one that focuses on great soundtracks, and other instrumental music. We usually share movie, TV, and game soundtracks in the channel. The other day, I mentioned how I’d love to find more music like Cody Francis’ “Mountain Air” – https://open.spotify.com/track/7z40FeBqt9U0DaDQxEmxUV?si=ADS7LPfSQ6G69b5QHu-w1w I really enjoy this track,…… Continue reading Enjoying 9 Dead Alive by Rodrigo y Gabriela

This idea of tracking my media diet really appeals to me: Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts.Jason Kottke I follow a few people who do this too, sometimes pretty publicly. I'm not sure that I'd want to share everything… Continue reading Keeping track of my media diet

My favourite song today is Like Gold

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Although it’s not the first time I’ve listened to Vance Joy’s song “Like Gold”, it stands out for me today. I like how the track progresses, and carries you along to the end. I really enjoy it. https://open.spotify.com/track/0IcYIjsfFEOIY1GI4t7dLu?si=zxxy9_6tTgCAoWgUITiWag I found a live performance in Portland, that I also enjoyed: https://youtu.be/6kc9zdW6mYI unsplash-logoFeatured image by Paulette Wooten

This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/77qXYSc3ssAzXflU9deLHe?si=3h-3wLOeRi6GdswLTyNPNg As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one! Update: Here's what that smell was all about: My… Continue reading This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/77qXYSc3ssAzXflU9deLHe?si=3h-3wLOeRi6GdswLTyNPNg As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one! Update: Here’s what that smell was all about: My…… Continue reading This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

It's a pretty chilly, rainy weekend so we've had a pretty laid back weekend at home with our kids. My wife and I re-watched the sci-fi classic, Serenity, for the nth time (still awesome after 13 years). Afterwards, I switched over to some music and, instead of picking a favourite playlist, I opted for the… Continue reading Discovering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist

Great Spotify playlist to relax and unwind with

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I really like this Relax & Unwind playlist on Spotify. Aside for it’s obvious purpose, I like it as a general purpose/background music/atmosphere playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWU0ScTcjJBdj?si=06eVKiWeTra_gyy7rqQ9Zw unsplash-logoFeatured image by Clem Onojeghuo