branden frederick

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2020 in music

511
6 Mar 2021
So, um, it's March 2021, and now I'm finally getting around to my "annual" music recommendations post. Oh well.

the day the sky turned orange

the day the sky turned orange

635
29 Sep 2020
On Wednesday, Sept 9, 2020, along the west coast of North America, ash from raging wildfires was suspended high in the atmosphere, casting the skies in the eerie deep orange hue of the American president's artificial tan.

worthy of my time

worthy of my time

1059
22 Sep 2020
My attention is the most valuable thing I own.

COVID-19

COVID-19

living in interesting times

1377
22 Mar 2020
We are in the midst of pandemic.

why is saturday named after a roman god?

why is saturday named after a roman god?

2351
29 Jan 2020
In English, the days of the week are named after Germanic gods. All except Saturday, that is. How did the big guy pull it off?

2019 in music

725
2 Jan 2020
In Twenty-nineteen I added 48 new albums to my iTunes. Were they any good?

checking in to the teachers' lounge

checking in to the teachers' lounge

468
19 Sep 2019
Why is there, hanging in the teacher's lounge, a theatrical poster for "Dunston Checks In"?

walking simulators

walking simulators

2583
12 Jul 2019
I explore a fascinating new genre of slow-paced video games.

2018 in music

564
1 Jan 2019
What did I listen to in 2018?

80's sitcom pitch

803
27 Nov 2018
I've got a pitch for a hot new addition to must-see-tv!

twitchcon 2018

twitchcon 2018

dispatches from video game streaming culture

1394
30 Oct 2018
As an outsider looking in, here's my notes from attending TwitchCon 2018.

music stats

music stats

it turns out love *can* be measured

1077
15 Oct 2018
I have spent the past 10+ years measuring and analyzing what music I listen to.