Zirconium Meconium (album review)

10/13/2015

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Hold on, because this one is going to be quite the ride. As you progress through the album, you’ll find that Fever The Ghost throws out loads of enjoyable oddities at every turn. Electronically-infused synth-y hooks, pitch distortion, dog barks, psychedelic organ… this album has it all. Sometimes it’s surf-y, sometimes it’s space-y, sometimes it’s punk-y, sometimes it’s disco-y, but most importantly it’s always exciting.

Some of my favorite tracks here are “Rounder II”, “Peace Crimes”, “Surf’s Up!…Nevermind.”, and “Sun Moth”.

If you ever have 45 minutes to just sit back and really absorb a very unique and energetic album, this’ll do just fine.

I really liked this one. 8.8/10.

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Jr. Jr. (album review or something)

10/13/2015

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Jr. Jr. is the third full length from Jr. Jr. (formally Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), and I’m having trouble forming an actual opinion on it as a whole. I think I like it. These tracks are very catchy. They stayed true to the electronic-infused poppy lightness from their previous albums (i guess), but for some reason I’m really not terribly impressed.

I can’t quite put my finger on what, but something seems to have been lost from the unique sound they had in The Speed of Things.

I don’t know… does that justify a 7.65/10?

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thanks dubtrack.fm

10/13/2015

Seeing as I have have a history of reviewing websites where users gather and pick music for each other to listen to, I guess it is about time I talk about dubtrack.fm.

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This time around, there are no dancing avatars taking up 80% of the screen. Its just a music player and a chat box.

Most importantly: unlike turntable.fm and plug.dj, this website actually still exists.

123 stars out of 10.

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I Like Back Back Forward Punch (And So Do You)

05/31/2015

I’ve been listening to Back Back Forward Punch for a while now, but I just decided recently that they’re probably my favorite indie dance/nu disco duo–and possibly even my favorite artist in general at the moment. Here are three tracks that I feel should be a suitable intro to BBFP.

Big Time

We’ll start you off with “Big Time”. Right off the bat, you get a nice feel of the ridiculously catchy indie dance vibe that BBFP is all about. It features breezy vocals layered over deep bass rhythms and catchy indietronica hooks.

Up Late In The Jungle

I SEE YOUR MOVEMENT. I SEE YOUR MOooOoVEMENT! I SEE MOVEMENT ON THE DANCE FLOOR! This infectiously catchy track is pretty much overflowing with groove.

Emergency Bow Tie

We’ll do one more. Emergency Bow Tie is the track that first got me into Back Back Forward Punch. It’s full of poppy bleeps and bloops and robotic hooks, all on top of bouncing bass-lines. If you close your eyes, you can almost see a band full of cool and hip robotz playing plastic keyboards and electronic drums while some other cool and hip robotz dance along.

Here’s their soundcloud for when you decide you need more.

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plug.dj + me

05/24/2015

I suppose this is the sequel to my entry from 2013 about turntable.fm shutting down.

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I know, I know. This website looks like it was designed for 10 year olds. Despite its ugly UI and obnoxious dancing avatars, I still managed to get myself hooked.

It’s weird. Over the last year, this has pretty much filled the void left by turntable.fm to become one of my most-used websites—and I don’t even like looking at it.

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my_pockets 2k14

03/31/2015

The following are some things I like. 50% of these things aren’t actually in my pockets oops.

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  • slimfold Micro (Tyvek wallet)
  • Zebra Sarasa Blue Pen (Not in my pocket but it is my go-to pen)
  • iPhone 5
  • Timex Easy Reader watch
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CREaTE OPEn LEtTERS wiTH EASE!!!!111!

06/9/2014

openletters

Now it’s easier than ever to write your very own open letter!!

create an open letter: stuff.thompsn.com/openletters

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nobotee

06/9/2014

here’s a thing. a plug.dj bot written specifically for plug.dj/beats-2-45. runs in-browser. throw it in a bookmarklet or whatever.

it can: sync some commands from a google spreadsheet and yell @ you

github.com/mxew/nobotee

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An Open Letter To Netflix

02/27/2014

To whom it may concern:

Please remove Top Gear from your list of available instant streaming titles. Many would agree that it is the worst show. You can add some other ones if you want.

Sincerely,
Matt Thompson

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Pokémon Post

12/10/2013

For whatever reason I’ve dedicated most of the past 30 minutes to deciding what my occupation would be in the event that I somehow entered the world of Pokémon. Of course the obvious choice would be to assume the role of the small town boy that sets off on a long journey across the region with the strong intent of “catching them all” and becoming the best trainer the world has ever seen. But really, there can only be like one or two of those kind of guys per region — and what about the fishermen, youngsters, and bug catchers of the world?

I’d probably just want to live in a house in Johto’s Azalea Town and chill with a Slowbro.

This probably wasn’t worth a blog post.

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