Music Monday: No Horses

Hey folks!

Time for another edition of Music Monday!

Now I’m actually going to be covering a song that most of y’all have already talking about if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I really loved Garbage back in the day. I lost track of them sometime after they did the World Is Not Enough song, and hadn’t thought much about them for the next decade and some change until they went on the Nerdist to promote the release of Strange Little Birds. I enjoyed a couple of songs off Strange Little Birds but something about it felt off. Different, at the very least. But I listened to the songs enough that algorithms knew to offer me up anything new from them.

That brings us to a few weeks (months?) ago, when a new single titled “No More Horses” popped up on my radar. From first listen I was hooked. The heavy beats, the lyrics, the haunting sound. It was everything and more that I wanted from a Garbage song. I can’t wait until the album comes out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxkE0Nj4Dgw

Let me know what you think!

FGY

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Music Monday: Songs For Teenagers

Hey folks!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a Music Monday post. Part of the problem is that I tend to schedule these a few weeks in advance, and if things get hectic time can pass and then there’s no posts in two months.

So, of course, I’m going to start this off with something lighthearted and fun. Nah, I’m kidding. For whatever reason, melodrama has been appealing to me pretty hardcore for the last little bit, and Spotify has been more than happy to provide.

So let’s take a listen to “Songs For Teenagers” by Fake Problems. Which is a song about being super high. Like, really strung out, and not in a good way. It’s a song about lying to yourself to convince you that you’re okay. It really just kind of speaks to me. Also, the video has mermaids.

Anyway, give it a listen, let me know what you think.

— FGY

A simple MacOS daily word count automator

Hey folks!

****** UPDATE ******

NOW WORKS WITH SCRIVENER !!

Long time no update. Music Monday and Photo Fridays will be returning. I’d mostly just forgotten how far out I scheduled them and kept forgetting to set up more. But that’s not what this post is about, so we’ll get to that later.

At the end of every month I post my accountability update (a monthly view of the word tracker which I got from http://inkhaven.net/2017/01/2017-word-count-tracker-is-here/). This last time, a few folks mentioned wanting to track their daily counts automatically, and since I’ve been getting into AppleScript again for unrelated reasons, I decided to take a stab at it.

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Music Monday: Rain in Soho

Hey folks! Happy Monday! … or is it?

Hopefully yes, but for the sake of this post we’re going to assume that it’s as dark as your goth-y soul, as we dive into the second single off the Mountain Goats latest album Goths (look at all that 2017 music I’m posting about)

Rain in Soho combines John Darnielle brilliantly evocative lyrics with a pounding sense of impending danger and doom. The production values of each Mountain Goats album have steadily increased, but Darnielle’s voice has the same raw energy that drew me in all those years ago.

Anyway, it’s a fun, dark, twisting little song. Give it a listen, hope you enjoy!

— FGY