Top Albums – End of October

Last month I posted my Rdio Top Albums as shown for the end of September. Here is the update for end of October. A pretty good assortment here, some old, some new, all worth a listen.
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The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator
The Greenberry Woods – Rapple Dapple
The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers
The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines
Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said
R.E.M. – Murmur
David Baerwald – Bedtime Stories
Warren Haynes – Man in Motion
David Grissom – How it Feels to Fly
Paul Collins & The Beat – The Beat
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session

100,000 Served

Back in 2006 I started sending my music listening activity to a web service called AudioScrobbler, now known as Last.fm. Over eight years or so it has been silently and dutifully recording all the songs I listen to on my computer and building a database of my musical tastes. I think it’s pretty representative  of my full listening history, despite it not including things listened to in the car or elsewhere.

It’s compiled a pretty amazing list which today reached the major milestone of 100,000 songs by scrobbling “Gone” by The Head and the Heart.

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Last.fm is probably still my favorite web service. While the radio features and other functionality have varied, the collection of my listening data adds a whole new dimension to my love of music. I can see who and what I listen to most frequently, when I first or last listened to a song, and with the API and add ons I can view all sorts of data and visualizations like this one which breaks down my listening habits and the diversity of my library.

Here’s a link to my profile if you’re interested in taking a deeper look at the data.

 

Quotable

Today I discovered that it’s super easy to create your own shareable meme thing. I said something on Twitter and thought to myself, that sounds like some of that stupid shit that people make a meme from. So I did. Here it is. Share it if you want, I’d like to see where it goes, you know, for science.

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I used imgflip.com but there are a bunch of similar sites. Theirs was super easy though.

A Betrayal of Trust

“…I couldn’t figure out what was happening. The words to even make it stop wouldn’t come. It’s a 7-year-old mind. I couldn’t articulate what I was feeling, what was happening, how to make it stop. …

I think for a child it’s much more about the betrayal than it is about the abuse. It is about the betrayal of trust.”

More from Charles Blow via NPR