So last Saturday I wrote on Facebook and Twitter about trying to listen to the music I already had, since I have more than I can possibly get familiar with.
Then, in the last week, I received two CDs in the post (admittedly ordered before last Saturday), ordered a 7", downloaded two promo albums, a free album, two free EPs, and I think three individual free tracks.
I've listened through all of these things once (at best).
The most recent mass murder of kids in the States has resulted in the inevitable internet arguments about mental health, gun control, a country that's turned its back on God, and so on.
A lot of the arguments really drive home for me how different my worldview is from many Americans, often due to the practical experience that drives my assumptions. I've had a few of those "oh wait, you're starting from that assumption?" moments recently, so thought I'd just note some of my experiences in NZ regarding guns and gun law.
So, back in April 2008 I started doing these Weekly MP3 posts, with a write-up of Dntel's 'The Distance'. I've had occasional comments and a few friends in real life said they found lots of interesting music through this, but I'm done. Got plenty of other stuff I'm doing, and will continue to link to lots of free stuff through my radio show playlists.