I neglected to make an entry yesterday, mostly because I actually left my apartment for a respectable amount of time. I did listen to about half of Bishop Allen’s Broken String when I woke up, which is one of my favorite morning albums. There was a fair bit of watching Miranda and reading the last two Hunger Games books (I had to give in once my friend apparently cared enough to mail me all of them), and then Emily and I saw Destroyer and the War on Drugs, which was surprisingly short considering the span of Destroyer’s discography, but I’m not complaining. Then I ended up at a party where I ran away from the dancefloor every time someone put on Ke$ha, which was a lot.
Today I drove around while listening to the Scott Pilgrim OST, because nice weather apparently makes me want to listen to garage rock, as well as “Warm Heart of Africa” by the Very Best. Somewhere in there were also listens of both Vampire Weekend albums as well as Check Your Head and Licensed to Ill.
Also this weekend, Das Racist released their video for “Coochie Dip City,” which is far from my favorite song of theirs, but still worth a listen. According to Twitter, Tony Kanal of No Doubt and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT have been added to the list of collaborators for their upcoming album Relax. Considering that the pool already includes Diplo, Neon Indian, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, and Twin Shadow, this is clearly only going to help Das Racist’s upward trajectory, but I can’t help but wonder if the combined effect might end up overshadowing DR themselves. Nonetheless, most of these people aren’t established as hip hop producers, so it will be interesting to hear them expanding their range.
Anyways, I’ve really enjoyed doing the Music Diary Project, I do think that it’s pushed me to think more consciously about my listening habits. I know my posts have gotten progressively less interesting as the week went along, but I like that I’ve been blogging more.