Friday, April 27, 2012

Musical Friday - back to plain randomness, I think...

[It's going to take me an hour to post this fucking thing, since Blogger changed their editor, for the worse. I know, it's all too traditional to whine every time someone changes the layout on their site, or some of the controls - but really - if you are going to change something, should you not change it in such a way as to make it more usable not less? Blogger's editor has, through the years, remained simple and straightforward, and relatively WYSIWYG even in HTML mode - and now? you can choose between an ugly Compose mode and a plain html mode, with none of the basic stuff - like putting returns in when you do - the old one had. Wonderful.]

1. Young Marble Giants - Constantly Changing
2. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Baltimore
3. Modest Mouse - Heart Cooks Brain [I do like this song - "in this place that I call home, by brain's the cliff and my heart's the bitter buffalo..."]
4. Mark Stewart - Mr. You're a Better Man than I
5. John Coltrane - Africa
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise
7. Fairport Convention - Flatback Caper
8. Sigur Rus - Vio Spilum Endalaust (live)
9. Billie Holiday & Lester Young - This Year's Kisses
10. Tom Waits - Down, Down, Down

And video? not the easiest find today - but here's a nice piece of animation for the Modest Mouse song...



Maybe another 90s indie icon - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, live, in guitar hero mode:



[Third time a charm?]

3 comments:

Joseph B. said...

Yep, took me 30 minutes to figure out how to bold and seperate the text in a recent post. Then I found the HTML mode. Terrible updates...

weepingsam said...

You don't know what you've got til it's gone... The old editor worked the way I wish more html capable programs worked - it formatted the text for you (line breaks and whatnot), without putting all the code in - let you manipulate html directly if you wanted, but only for code that actually did something (link, embed objects, formatting, etc.) It's annoying. These picture and video heavy posts especially I don't really want to see the images when I'm writing - I liked that old html mode. Not the new one though.

weepingsam said...

...that was before spending the last hour trying to get that long quiz post to publish in something vaguely resembling a readable form. This thing sucks.