The Books of 2018

January 11th, 2019 Comments Off on The Books of 2018

And what I read in 2018. It was a very good year for reading, and I read a bunch of books I really enjoyed. I mostly continued my recent trend of reading writers who are not white dudes, and enjoying a lot of new perspectives (like fantasy/sf grounded in African rather than European mythology); then […]

The Books of 2017

January 6th, 2019 Comments Off on The Books of 2017

Totally forgot to do this last year, so here’s what I read in 2017. I can’t really say there was much of a theme to 2017. It was kind of a mishmash of me trying to find new writers to follow, after exhausting Cixin Liu and N.K. Jemisin in 2016. When I look back over […]

The Sound of 2018

January 5th, 2019 Comments Off on The Sound of 2018

Another year, another top songs post. As I’ve been doing each year since 2013, I kept a playlist of stuff I listened to this year, whenever it was released, and I’ve distilled it down to my favorites (13 this year) and the ones that define the sound of the year for me. There weren’t really […]

The Sound of 2017

December 21st, 2017 Comments Off on The Sound of 2017

As I’ve done since 2013, I’ve made a top songs list for 2017. And as usual, it’s stuff I listened to this year, whenever it was released, and it’s 12 songs because why not. During the year, I keep a playlist of songs I hear, and at the end of the year I distill it […]

The Books of 2016

December 27th, 2016 Comments Off on The Books of 2016

Fortunately, Goodreads does most of the work for me: here’s what I read in 2016. My year in books was pretty much dominated by N.K. Jemisin. I read pretty much all her published novels, all three series, and loved basically all of them. I’m sad that I don’t have any more of her to read […]

The Sound of 2016

December 27th, 2016 Comments Off on The Sound of 2016

As I’ve done since 2013, I’ve made a top 10 songs list for 2016. Same as always: it’s not all stuff released in 2016, and it doesn’t contain 10 songs. This year’s has 15 (up from 12 in previous years, because why not), and, as always, it’s music I discovered, rediscovered, or just listened to […]

The Novation Circuit

July 1st, 2016 Comments Off on The Novation Circuit

The Novation Circuit has been one of my favorite new pieces of gear in a long time, which is impressive considering all the wonderful new gear out there these days. It’s almost perfectly designed for what it is: both a curl-up-on-the-couch music sketchpad and a serious sequencer for playing electronic music. This isn’t a review, […]

The Sound of 2015

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on The Sound of 2015

As I’ve done since 2013, I’ve made a top 10 songs list for 2015. Same methodology as always: it is music I discovered, rediscovered, or just listened to in 2015 (whenever it was released), and it includes 12 songs. Over the course of the year, I kept a playlist of interesting songs I heard. At […]

Nora’s Sound of 2015

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Nora’s Sound of 2015

In our ever-growing Perkosmith family tradition, Nora kept a playlist throughout the year of songs she was listening to, and selected her top ten at the end of the year. Both are on Spotify: Nora’s Best of 2015 and Nora’s Songs of 2015. I was sad that “Join in the Chant” didn’t make the top […]

The Books of 2015

December 28th, 2015 Comments Off on The Books of 2015

The last couple of years, I’ve been making lists of the music I listen to all year and my favorites. I’m working on my 2015 music lists, but I thought I’d do the same with books this year. As with music, these aren’t necessarily books that came out in 2015, but ones I read. The […]

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