Gonna try to turn on the letterboxd-micro.blog connection now. Sorry in advance for any mistakes I make!

Last night. Rachel Eckroth with my honey. 🎵

It’s been well over 18 months and I don’t think I’ll ever figure out this vehicle’s battery problems.

Based on tonight’s online liquor order, this will be my first ever winter of cocktails. (Like real cocktails.)

Did you know Flea has studied jazz trumpet performance?

I feel bad, but I had no idea that They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” … is a cover song.

It was Detroit style night. I like it too much.

TMBG

Last minute date with myself.

My view most days and why I invest in home audio. With winter coming I only grow more thankful. The time is 3:30 PM here in Minnesota.

So if I add a new feed to micro.blog as “Add posts to Micro.blog timeline”, will it only include new posts from now forward? Or will it backfill? Does it work the same if I set the feed to import into my micro.blog? /cc @help

Read: Beautiful Country: A Memoir of An Undocumented Childhood by Qian Julie Wang 📚

This was really an interesting page-turner for me.

Related to my post about the pretty album thing we’re working on, I share with you Shfl. It’s a music recommendation tool that relies on random results for its recommendations. It also has reviews and guides and you can make your own lists.

Related to my previous posts about album search, we’re getting somewhere. Certainly more to come.

Related to finishing Four Thousand Weeks, I’m pretty excited that my my Kindle highlights came through to my notes app perfectly via the Obsidian Kindle plugin.

Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

Yeah, that was good. Though I never really internalize books like this. Gonna process my Kindle highlights, though, and hope for the best.

Just now realizing that Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” predates The Phantom of the Opera. Apparently it was a whole thing when Phantom premiered. 🎵

I picked up a Baronfig Confidant notebook for my nightly journal. I’m not as impressed with it as I hoped I’d be. Part of that may be my pen. What are you using to write in your Baronfig? (Note, I sadly don’t write at a desk, but on my lap in bed. If that matters.)

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets.

Finished reading: LaserWriter II: A Novel by Tamara Shopsin 📚

It was fine. It was quick.

Listened to The Rumor, a podcast about an old rumor related to a postponed game during Cal Ripken’s consecutive game streak.

This isn’t actually a recommendation because I’m not sure how good it really was. But if you like baseball and have some long drives in your future…

Heaven’s River by Dennis E. Taylor 📚

Loved the Bobiverse series at the outset, and was still mostly entertained through to #3. I could hardly follow this one. And it was full of filler.

I’ve learned to set books down when I’m not enjoying them. Why didn’t I do that this time?

If you are an iPhone user and want to try the Bluetooth earbud game, but don’t want to shell out for Apple product, these Ankers are pretty good IMO. I’ve gotten a few of these renewed ones and had good success. They were closer to $35 when I picked them up. 🎵

There needs to be a central API for album/music search. One that provides album details, art, and potentially service/affiliate links. Might need to reach out to Songwhip to see if they’re working on something.

🎵 Blue Heron Suite by Sarah Jarosz

A beautiful recording. It feels like the band is sitting in the room with me. I’ll have to listen to the lyrics at some point.