Tag: Music

  • Random Playlist Selector with Sonos and Home Assistant

    Random Playlist Selector with Sonos and Home Assistant

    Here’s something different for the blog. I’ve taken some inspiration from the HashiCorp RFC and am tracking my personal project that way. I find it useful. Problem Statement I get tired of listening to the same playlist too often. I also want to reduce the number of choices I need to make in the day.…

  • David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    I came across this amazing video posted by Choir! Choir! Choir! and thought it was worth sharing. Can you imagine being part of something like this? I’ve had a soft spot for Talking Heads ever since some friends of mine started a Talking Heads cover band long ago.

  • Conor Oberst

    I had never heard of Conor Oberst or Bright Eyes before I became friends with Kristan. She was(still is) IN LOVE with the moody front man. I didn’t catch on until I started listening to some of his more energetic offerings recently. Let’s start with an example. This is the sort of music that I…

  • Jawbreaker

    Speaking of some old music. Here’s what came up on Spotify to pique my interest in Jawbreaker. There was something smart,  haunting, and melodic about this that really grabbed me. It hasn’t been my day for a couple years. What’s a couple more?

  • Jets To Brazil

    I’ve been using Spotify a lot lately and went through a slump for a week where it didn’t really show me anything that great. Then all of the sudden earlier in the week it decided to knock my socks off with some old music I had never heard before. I think I used Jawbreaker as…

  • Spent On Rainy Days – Bright Eyes

    Fell in love with a new song. Thought I’d share: I think I’ll print it in the personals that I’m looking for a match. Someone to light me up. Someone to burn the proof of the things that I’ve done. -Bright Eyes – Spent On Rainy Days

  • CCIE Voice Written Studying + Bayside

    I’ve been studying like crazy lately. The CCIE Voice Written has become more difficult since the last time I attempted to pass it for recertification. Every two years I have to pass the multiple choice part to keep the certification active. I’m at a bit of a disadvantage because I’ve heard a lot of the…

  • Heard this song on Californication.

    I’ve been watching a LOT of Californication. I really enjoy all of the interesting human interaction. It’s smart, funny, depressing, joyful.. all of the things I like… Anyway, this song came on and I really liked it

  • All Work. No Play.

    Makes me a dull boy: Every weekend of mine is planned out until March 16th. I have either Saturday change windows, Friday windows, or on March 11th a full on 14 hour session starting at midnight and going all day Sunday. Maybe the worst part is I chose this schedule myself to hit optimistic deadlines.…

  • The Kills – Tape Song

    Normally I don’t post this frequently, but I was rocking out at work listening to Pandora. It decided to spit out one amazing song after another! I’ve heard this one before and wish there was a bigger Thumbs Up button that I could hit. If this song were a married girl I would hit on…