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  • Grover Washington Jr. – Winelight (1980)
    While listening, I did get the occasional twang of nostalgia, as feelings and images entered my head. Some were experienced, such as visiting department stores in the run up to Christmas, as a child in the 80s. Aramis meets Athena; illumination, hair and shoulderpads everywhere. Others were concocted by my subconscious, like a Sunday walk in Central Park: wrapped up, walking among the skeletal trees in the pale, fading light of a winter afternoon.
  • Listening report. Quarter 2. Or maybe quarter 1. Either way, it’s April-June 2020
    I must admit that ordinarily I do write off YouTubers. I do think their success isn’t really earned, and from what I’ve seen, they don’t tend to have much talent. And it makes me feel a bit hypocritical that I said what I am doing with these people what I said I shouldn’t do with musical artists. But here we are: life is a complex beast.
  • UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov
    Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov This was one of those times when a fighter looks great-but-who-gives-a-shit.  Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes knocked out Junior Dos Santos heading into this one, which was a decent recovery after two losses in the last few years to the scariest guy in the UFC, Francis Ngannou. Alexander (just me who wantsContinue reading “UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov”