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Inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s book, Cinema Speculation, I resolved to spend 2023 going deep into the movies of the late 1960s and through the ’70s.
Tubi has been my friend for the D-grade grindhouse and horror films that Tarantino loves (I do, too) while other on-demand channels have filled in some gaps.
Yes, they were pretty optimistic about the future of space exploration, but they viewed things from the space race era, a period ...
...when we went from janky rockets that exploded if you looked at them wrong to landing on the moon in less than 10 years.
Start buying physical music magazines again. Prediction: I used to spend thousands on the monthly editions of Q, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Record Collector, Prog, Classic Rock, and a ton of others.
I’m already enjoying having quarterly issues of the newly resurrected CREEM magazine show up in my mailbox. Resolution: Use the record review sections of those magazines to create fresh Spotify playlists.
There’s too much music in the universe for anyone to sort through on their own.
Cancel reoccurring subscriptions to streaming services I don’t use. I really need to go through my credit card statements. Resolution: Change all those passwords that Google says have been compromised.
I just have to figure out which password manager is best.
2:01Google releases Canada’s top trending searches for 2022. In years past, I vowed to learn more about jazz and opera and ...
...failed at both. Prediction: I’ve given up on opera (I just can’t do it). Resolution: Keep an eye on AI-generated music.
Computer scientists know that if they can get a machine to create reasonable facsimiles of songs, it will be a major technological breakthrough. Merch sales are an important revenue stream.
I have a small room off my home office with shelves and drawers full of CDs, all long since full. On top of the shelves is a pile of several hundred discs that have yet to be filed anywhere.
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