April 1-3 – 39 songs played. 35 removed.

my string of lackluster weekends continues. sigh. though to be honest i was a bit distracted by massive data loss brought on by severe incompetence.

yes, i accidentally erased my imac’s hard drive while attempting to install tiger on my old g3 powerbook. i was going to wipe the drive in a week anyway, after my new intel imac arrived and i’d copied my files to it. i guess i was just a little to eager. enthusiasm never hurts, right?

but it figures; it seems like every year, like clockwork, i suffer some kind of glitch or error that results in the vaporization of billions of my bits.

so i’ve learned the hard way to backup backup backup. there’s not much lost that is not, in some way, recoverable and i’m thankful for that. as far as tunequest is concerned, all the music files already reside on an external drive unaffected by this incident and the iTunes library file itself has already been recovered from my .mac backup, so, the journey continues:

  • royal concertgebouw performing tchaikovsky’s suite for orchestra no.4
  • yoko kanno [cowboy bebop: knockin on heaven’s door]
  • scandinavian brass ensemble performing holmboe’s concerto for brass
  • philip glass [dancepieces]
  • air [casanova 70]single
  • the faint [danse macabre]

the music of cowboy bebop has been in my regular rotation for nearly 6 years now. it’s such a wide range and diverse collection of influences and styles that it’s hard not to admire it just for its ambition. it works great on the series, but it’s even better by itself. for the past 6 years, i’ve been fascinated by how western the music sounds, even though the composer and most of the performers are japanese. especially the jazz. i’m sure i’ll continue to be fascinated for at least another 6 years. •

notable removals today: sigur rosagætis byrjun and the score to being john malkovich, which is actually pretty good artistically, it just failed to make that click with me that would make me want to listen to it more. as for sigur ros, i just couldn’t get into that one, even after 3 years of trying.

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