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    I've been working hard this week on working out my students' final grades, so updates to this blog may be sporadic. Er, more so.

    The good news is: I think I've finished my year-end mixes, featuring notable tracks that came out this year. It's a two-disc affair, as usual, with one being "Instrumentals" and one being "Songs."

    I listened to a pretty eclectic mix of things this time around, which leads the song mix down some interesting paths: I'm proud to say that I managed to get from Sunn O))) to Beyonce with only one intervening track (later on the disc I do the same one-degree-of-separation thing with Gnarls Barkley and Joanna Newsom). General observation is that this year's disc is more pop and dance-oriented than in years past: almost the entire disc is upbeat and jubilant, which is kind of a surprise given how much this year actually sucked.

    On the flip side of the coin the Instrumentals disc is mostly slabs of abrasive texture: Myrtu, Jazkammer (in their black metal configuration), Axolotl, etc. That's just the way this year went down.

    If either of these discs sound like something you want, and if you're not sure that you're already on the list of annual recipients, use the comments box below or drop me a line: "projects" at this domain.

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    Tuesday, December 12, 2006
    11:21 AM


    jpb: your web presence is so vast i'm not even sure where to talk at you. can't wait to comb through it all. :mlm
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