notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Songs of 2008 Part 1

Collecting music has been difficult for me this year. I forced myself to give up illegal downloading (for the most part), and I haven't had any money to purchase albums the old fashioned way, which is to say without fear of prosecution. What follows is a collection of some of the stand out tracks among the music I have managed to procure. This is labeled "Part 1," but truthfully I'm not sure I'll have enough for a Part 2. I just didn't want to seem uncool.

NFTM-Jeff 1

Due to my uploading frustrations last year, I have made no effort to organize these into a pleasing mix. The track list below reflects the order of the files when I zipped the folder:

Bodies of Water, Gold, Tan, Peach, and Grey
Throw Me the Statue, Lolita
Hercules and Love Affair, Time Will
Kanye West, Heartless
Beyonce, Single Ladies1
Fleet Foxes, White Winter Hymnal
Maria Taylor, Lady Luck
Weezer, Pork and Beans
Bon Iver, Skinny Love
Murs and 9th Wonder, Free
Shugo Tokumaru, Button
Lykke Li, Little Bit
My Morning Jacket, Librarian
Portishead, Machine Gun
The Bug, Poison Dart
Chad VanGaalen, Willow Tree
Of Montreal, Id Engager
Ray Lamontagne, Let It Be Me
Lil' Wayne, Lollipop2
Wale, The Kramer



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1The file in the zipped folder is incomplete, click on title to download full version
2A Milli is better (actually it's on the short list for my favorite of the year) but there's no sense in being redundant.