June Tracks, 2020

I use an IFTTT applet that adds tracks that I’ve saved on Spotify to a monthly playlist. In June I tapped the heart icon 11 times.

June was not a month where I paid much attention to music. I normally start giving the playlist for the current a decent amount of play in the last week and carry that through the start of the next one but the opportunities didn’t come up this month.

The best “new to me” song was Cumberland Gap by David Rawlings along with Gillian Welch. It’s a cracking tune, the opener for the latest Guy Ritchie flick, The Gentlemen. I enjoyed the film but song stuck with me.

The rest of the tracks are good individually, but the whole playlist is kinda weird and meh. July has been pretty slim pickings so far, but hopefully it’ll include some gems.

wod-feed turned off

I was a regular attendee of a CrossFit gym for three years, stopping only due to the time investment. I loved the people, I loved the exercise. When the lockdown kicked in I went back CrossFit style exercises a few days a week, going so far as to create a feed of the CrossFit workout of the day that I could subscribe to in my feed reader.

Today I turned that feed off. I still love the people at my gym and the exercise. But, jfc, who could support CrossFit HQ? Not me. I don’t want to point to them other than to say this:

Believe women. Systemic racism exists. Black lives matter. Humans are causing climate change.

May Tracks, 2020

I use an IFTTT applet that adds tracks that I’ve saved on Spotify to a monthly playlist. In May I tapped the heart icon 15 times.

I haven’t listened to this playlist yet. I can’t remember some of the tracks. The Wilco deep cut, and the Weyes Blood song? No idea.

Manowar, though. I’ve remember listening to the kings of metal a lot over the last couple weeks. To quote John Peel, they’re “a breath of foul air.”

For some reason WordPress can’t embed the playlist, but that doesn’t matter. Everyone, go listen to Manowar.