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Pandemic Listening Diary

This post lists all the music I’ve listened to at home since shortly after the pandemic started in early 2020. Is it over? Are we there yet?

You can also follow along on my Instagram feed in the right hand column. The latest? Every record has at least one thing in common with the one before. Sometimes obvious, sometimes not. Updated through October 22, 2021.

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Also on our vacation, we spent a few nights in Philadelphia. Ah, Philly — the site of one of our first dates back in 2008. We had such a good time then, I don’t know why we waited so long to go back. But the first night was awful — torrential rain, which made it…

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Garden State

It just occurred to me — I moved to New Jersey 32 years ago today. And now I’ve lived here half my life. And don’t get started on New Jersey please. It’s a good place to be!

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New Music

And I realized that since my college days I hadn’t really been keeping up with the world of serious music. It’s really true that by the time you’re 30 you’re pretty set in your musical tastes, and it’s surprising that people who enjoy contemporary classical music (like myself) are subject to the same phenomenon. So here are my efforts at hoisting myself out of a possible rut.

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Data Viz Failure

A common problem with commercial printing can lead to some odd results. I used to move in those circles back in the day, when I was a print production manager for advertising agencies. When I went “on-press,” meaning I went to the printing plant to watch the sheets come off the press to make sure…

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