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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Tuesday (3/9/10) 3:35pm - ... wherein Jason Vines recommends albums.

My latest formspring answer:

Did you ever listen to those metal albums I recommended? [3/8/10, by vine311]

No I have not, because I am lame.  For those who haven't followed the link, I asked Mr. Vines to recommend a heavy metal album, and he kindly came up with a list of three:  Rust in Peace, Master of Puppets, and Reign in Blood.  That was three weeks ago.  Have I listened to any of those so far?  I have not.

This has gotten me thinking about how, these days, I don't have any room in my life for discovering new music.  I've gotten used to listening to audiobooks all the time in the car.  What few times I'm puttering around the house (yay errands), I'm usually listening to podcasts.  For some reason I absolutely can't listen to music when I write (grr), and at work I haven't been doing anything mindless enough to allow for listening to music at the same time.

As far as I can tell, the only ways new music makes its way into my life are (1) listening to music-oriented podcasts like Sound Opinions; (2) hearing blues songs at dance events; and (3) learning new songs on guitar.  I guess this is a sign of getting old, or maybe a sign of being too overscheduled, or maybe a sign that I just feel overwhelmed by the amount of music I'm only dimly aware of, and I'm waving a little white flag.

In any case, I've requested Master of Puppets from the library, so that's at least a step in the right direction.  Hopefully I'll wind up giving it a spin some late night when I'm driving around and I don't feel like listening to NurtureShock.

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Date:Thursday (3/11/10) 9:40pm
Master of Puppets is the only one of those I know, and I actually own a copy. Since Mr. Vines (who is he?) recommended these three as apparently canonical metal albums, I was interested in hearing the other two. Sadly, Austin Public Library doesn't have either of them (but you probably already knew that).
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Date:Thursday (3/11/10) 9:42pm
Forgot to say why I love metal... to me, it feels/sounds very baroque, with so many layers, a rich tapestry. I like a lot of early baroque music, too.
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