The first instance of In Praise of Listening, my weekly radio show at WYBC 1340 AM, happened last night. Response from some of my unwitting friends ranged from grudging approval to “Nice music, buddy! What the hell is wrong with you?” Heh.
I am, once again, sick as all hell, so rather than do homework and force my head to hurt even more than it already does, I’m wasting away my time writing in various journals and listening to soothing music. Rachel’s came up recently in rec.music.progressive, so I’m now listening to Selenography, quite an excellent album. Unfortunately, since I’m preventing myself from deep thought, I don’t have much to say about it at this point.
Massive Attack’s “Daydreaming” (from Blue Lines) reminds me, oddly enough, of something by David Sylvian.
This last bit made me so curious that I looked at the Sylvian albums I have. The answer: I think the repetitive beat reminds me of “Darshan”, and the lyrics probably remind me of “20th Century Dreaming”… both tracks, actually, being from the album Sylvian did with Robert Fripp, The First Day. Good album, incidentally.