January 8th, 2003

Atacama

Oh, I'm going too far with this.

It's been so very, very long since I found music that I love as much as Max Tundra's that I now find myself doing crazy things like using Windows Media Player 9 to generate subtitles that match the lyrics as they're sung, and abusing Google! to find all kinds of Max trivia. For example, on Acorns, he sings about a song called "Oh Engineer" by the brothers Larcombe. Now at least I know that the brothers in question have been in a couple of bands - Defeat the Young, Stars in Battledress, and Magnilda - but boy, this is obscure stuff. Like I'll ever hear any of their stuff.

Anyhow. I think it's time I went and found me a turntable. I have a bunch of vinyl that's stacked up over the years that I haven't heard, such as a Monsoon Bassoon 7" with a Max Tundra B-side. I have to admit I do wonder why people still bother releasing stuff on vinyl. Yeah, DJs blah blah blah, but 7" singles? Please.
Atacama

Microsoft? Cool? Almost.

This page, which is hyping a technology that apparently doesn't really exist yet, is actually approaching cool, which is surprising for Microsoft. I'm enjoying listening to the music that plays when you see the very kawaii watch in the Flash presentation. Wish you could just download the whole song, but hey. Better than nothing. And best of all, it's free!

Oh, wait. There's a stupid typo in the presentation. Dammit, they should hire me so they would be able to distinguish between 'discreet' and 'discrete'. :)