We're A Story
I get frisky in the stacks
This is the tenth week in a row of adding a song a week to the evolving album “From The Mixed Up Files of Mr. Matthew T. Schindler, Vol.1,1” and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a song that clocks in at under a minute and thirty, recorded on cassette tape twenty-one years ago.
The title “We’re a Story” is taken from the Moon lyric, which reads:
Baby, can’t you see? / We’re a Story / You and Me / And we’ll live /
Happily / Ever after / in our dreams
I would be so grateful if you would click on the embedded player above and give this minute-and-twenty-six-second marvel a listen.2
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One of many cool things about Bandcamp, the platform upon which I am releasing this ever-evolving album, is that they have a statistics interface where one can see how many people have come and listened to and purchased music etc.3 One can also tell if listeners came via the newsletter here, or a post on Facebook or Twitter, say.
The stats interface looks like this:
If you look closely under the word “Map,” it says “defender.”
What that means is, if the statistics are really depressing, you can just click on the word defender and actually play the game defender right there in the stats window rather than worrying about data (see image below).
And really, what better way to remind oneself that life is fragile and the numbers don’t really matter that much than a quick game of defender!
Blow that shit up!
Hats off to the fine people at Bandcamp for providing this service and having a sense of humor.
In other news…
I have tested negative for Covid a few times over the past couple days, thankfully,
but have been miserable with a good old-fashioned summer cold during this time. I’m getting better and grateful for that feeling of sickness receding. There is a certain nostalgia in that feeling, perhaps?
Me and the fam fam moved to San Diego in June.
We are now within walking distance of the public library (and a guitar shop and a grocery store etc).4
I’ve been geeking out about the library lately. So many books, so many ideas—and it’s all free! I get frisky in the stacks.
All those book reviews I’ve read and thought, “I’d like to check that one out.” Now I can without becoming a hoarder.
I picked up “Political Tribes” by Amy Chua and finished it last week. This is a great read. If you live near a library, go get it.
I also read “A Freewheelin’ Time” by Suze Rotolo.
I love this album so much and have listened to it perhaps more than any other album in my life, so it was wild to hear what was going on in the day to day of Dylan and Suze.
Go to the library.
Talk to a stranger.
I really like this one.
Thanks to all of you nice people for buying the music and just listening, it’s really nice of you.
I probably mentioned this already, but alas…