So much done, so much still to do. Let’s recap my goal achievements in April, shall we?
1. Blog Play: I picked out a new template and am trying to figure out just what I can and can’t do with it. It’s not nearly as flexible as this template or the first one I selected as a replacement. But it’s definitely a more modernized approach to blog presentation. I’ve also been working to make sure some of my more unique pages (e.g. rankings) will work and doing what needs to be done to them if they don’t and updating sidebar content.
A lot of work... no end in sight.
2. Music Play: Oh so much new stuff this month. All discovered via Pitchfork’s new music Friday articles. I just finally decided to start paying attention.
Thundercat’s It Is What It Is is a really cool fusion of hip-hop and acid jazz that spoke to me heavily when I listened to it.
Rina Sawayama’s full-cap self-titled SAWAYAMA is all over the place but very enjoyable. Some electronic and synth pop with a little hard rock at times. And a very Björk-esque cover to boot.
Kari Faux’s Lowkey Superstar was a hip hop dynamo. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to another one of her albums right after. Very good stuff.
Laura Marling’s Song For Our Daughter was not one of my more favorite albums to come from these listening sessions. I don’t really remember what it was all about, that’s how little it stuck with me.
Hamilton Leithauser — formerly of The Walkmen — dropped his latest The Loves of Your Life a few weeks ago. Another decent shoegazing pop venture.
To what did you listen last month?
3. Camera Play: #MiniMusicMonday continues on.
4. Word Play: My goals are a seesaw. When one is up, another is down. Music was up, reading was down. I only got through two books although I did make pretty good headway on a handful of others. I just couldn’t get all the way through. So I’ve got a little making up to do in May.
5. Update Play: Here it be.
Can this next month please slow down a bit?