Krautrock Friday Music
Someday soon the Machines may be making music instead of Humans. Until then, here’s some Machine-like music.
Rather than my longer music playlists, I often just sing one song to fediverse, like this. It’s a slightly manual process, but I have part of it automated:
#!/usr/bin/osascript tell application "Music" set t to current track set msg to (t's artist & " " & t's name) msg end tell
#!/usr/bin/env python3 import sys import urllib.parse for line in sys.stdin: line = line.rstrip() print(urllib.parse.quote(line)) # unquote for the urldecode script
#!/bin/zsh q=`nowplaying.applescript|urlencode` open -a Chromium "https://duckduckgo.com/?q=!yt+$q" open -a Chromium "https://duckduckgo.com/?q=!genius+$q"
Then I just type
sing, it pops up Chromium (my garbage media browser), I pick the best YT video and paste that, grab some lyrics and paste them, I have
o/ bound as ♫ in Text replacements, and add a #music tag.
I suspect I could automate it a bit more, pick the first result on Genius and YT, but I trust neither to be right. Apple Music would be easier, but not everyone has it. I could grab cover art and paste that and a template into my appdot.net toot box. Anyway, it’s the post-Human touch that shows I care. It’s amusing that I have three scripting languages to get one thing done (urlencode/urldecode scripts date back to the ’90s).
Building the Perfect Wednesday Music
Still Rockin’ Saturday Music
- Permanent Waves, by Rush: 1980
Begin the day with a friendly voice
A companion unobtrusive
Plays that song that’s so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood
- Flying in a Blue Dream, by Joe Satriani: 1989
- Shapeshifting, by Joe Satriani: 2020
- Hall of the Mountain Grill, by Hawkwind: 1974
- Somnia, by Hawkwind: 2021
- The Grand Illusion, by Styx: 1977
- Crash of the Crown, by Styx: 2021
Back to Posting Friday Music
Haven’t done a music post in a while. Lotta new music to cover, and I’m angry at how stupid people are, so great combo!
Old-Timey Blues Sunday Music
- King of the Delta Blues Singers, by Robert Johnson: All the rock & metal music you listen to, came from this man’s guitar.
- Electrically Recorded: High Water Everywhere, by Charlie Patton: 1929
- How Long, by Blind Lemon Johnson: 1929
- Library of Congress 1941-1942 Sessions, by Son House
- Go Bo Diddley: something a little more modern (1959)
Chiptune Tuesday Music
Synthetic Sunday Music
- Timewind, by Klaus Shulze (1975)
- Dune, by Klaus Shulze (1979)
- Silhouettes, by Klaus Shulze (2018)
- There’s a single track of Deus Arrakis, the rest comes out June 10, 2022.
- Alpha Centuari, by Tangerine Dream (1971)
- Sorcerer soundtrack, by Tangerine Dream (1977)
That one bit of Deus Arrakis got me fired up.
Trippy Tuesday Music
- The Trip Out, by Crystal Method: Music videos for this album are really good, if you like flashing lights and Xscreensavers/iTunes visualizers with fight scenes (and who doesn’t?)
Overthinking Will Kill Your Reality
Oh thank Cthulhu there’s a way out. Just gotta think real hard.
- Community, by Diskette Park
- New/End, by X Marks the Pedwalk: I’m often meh on their old material, but maybe current albums need more listens.
- Future Past, by Duran Duran: Yeah, every new album is still “are they really?” And it’s just kinda meh new wave rock, but nostalgia’s a hell of a drug.