Mario Villalobos

Bought Some More Music

  • Notes

Another night of subpar sleep, another uninspired day lived. Going to sleep isn’t the issue. It’s waking up at 3am and not being able to go back to sleep. My morning coffee helped until I went out onto the road and cautiously drove to work on slick and icy roads. Cold weather drains everything out of me. My eyes were heavy all day—still are—but I can’t call it a day yet. Dinner is baking in the oven, and I have to write some words before I can close my eyes.

On the 1st of November, Sault released 5 password-protected new albums on their website, and I downloaded them and added them into Doppler. I’ve been enjoying these albums so much, so last night, I bought their album Air on Bandcamp, and I started to listen to that on my drive to work. Unsurprisingly, it’s good.

A few hours ago, I purchased Blue Rev by Alvvays and Endure by Special Interest. I’m listening to the latter now, and I’m enjoying the hell out of it. I’ve yet to listen to Blue Rev, but I have it queued up next. I hadn’t listened to either of these bands before, but they came highly recommended, and predictably, I’m enjoying them a lot.

Over the weekend, I purchased Fossora by Björk, but I’ve only listened to it a few times. It’s definitely a Björk album, and I love Björk. Did you know she had a podcast where she breaks down all her albums? I did not until today, so I added the podcast into Overcast, and I will listen to it once I buy a few more of her albums that I don’t own yet. For my own records, I still don’t own Debut, Medulla, Biophilia, and Utopia. I’ve listened to them before over the years, most likely on Apple Music, back when I subscribed to that. I love filling in holes in my discographies. I might actually buy Debut later tonight. I’m too tired to know any better right now.

Also on the 1st of November, I purchased The Loneliest Time by Carly Rae Jepsen and Midnights (3am Edition) by Taylor Swift. I’ve enjoyed both, but I agree with most critics—it’s neither of their best. If I had to choose, I’ve enjoyed Carly’s album more than Taylor’s.

Finally, I sold my FUJINON XF18–55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS lens on for a reasonable price, and once I accepted the payment, I purchased the FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens to replace it. This means I’m actually going to take more photos now, right?


I’ll think about it once I listen to more music.