7:00 am: My morning playlist was determined by all the people I follow on tumblr. Ever since I learned how to press play once to let all the mp3s on my dashboard play, I've been doing this a lot more. So, this is what tumblr was into as of 7:00 am this morning—quite poppy!
- Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen: Kentucky Hills of Tennessee
- Joni Mitchell: California
- The Ramones: My Back Pages
- The Shins: Australia
- Jimmy Eat World: The Middle
- Britney Spears: Toxic
- The Last Poets: Uncle Sam's Lament
- Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head
- Beastie Boys: So Watcha Want (Soul Assassin Remix)
- Grinderman: Palaces of Montezuma (Barry Adamson Remix)
7:34 am: I switch to Andrew Bird, Noble Beast—an album that has become a standby, play-it-anytime sort of album.
- Andrew Bird: Oh No
8:40 am: Zuckerzeit for the morning commute…
9:20 am: …which, in my office, segues seamlessly into Musik von Harmonia… which segues seamlessly into Rene Hell. By lunchtime by day picks up so that I once again don't return to any music until I'm home from work in the evening.
6:00 pm: While I'm feeding Cooper dinner I can hear sound whispering out of my computer; I check it out and see that it's set at its lowest possible volume. In fact it never stopped playing after I'd turned on Noble Beast in the morning. Here we are 10 1/2 hours later and we're still squarely in the "A"s. In fact we're still in the "An"s—the last two tracks of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina's Elis & Tom. Apparently it took all day to get through a couple more Andrew Bird albums, the Andrews Sisters, almost the entire Animal Collective discography, and the Antlers. I turn the volume up and let Elis & Tom finish out (it's one of my all-time favorites, after all), and it moves on to April March, Paris in April. We get through about two-thirds of the album before turning it off to veg out to some TiVo'd American Idol. That's it for music. We're zoned after a long week with late nights for both of us.