Favorite Tracks Released in 2017

Recorded on January 9th, 2018

Many of the songs/pieces I loved this past year were released way before 2017 and came to me by way of my fellow music-obsessives @squealermusic, @fuzzsonic and @KingTritonStow. That full list is long and not shown here. The list below is limited to the stuff that was released (or re-released) in 2017. In no particular order, of course!

Marvin Pontiac (actually John Lurie) – “I Hope She Is Okay
John Lurie. Still crazy and great.

Elder – “Sanctuary
New riffs announce themselves at just the right time, every time.

Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble – “Breath of Life
Oh god YES. Originally released in 1973, re-released in 2017 by Eremite Records. @tywilc caught my attention (via @squealermusic, naturally) by pointing out this accurate assessment from the liner notes: “There’s not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamal’s eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drum Dance To The Motherland.” The whole album is astounding.

Jax Deluca and Phong Tran – “Tardigrade Soul
Well worth 32 minutes and 24 seconds.

Mosquitos – “Mexican Dust
Heard on the WCVE World Music show with Ian Stewart.

Alex Cuba – “Chekere
Also from WCVE World Music. I don’t love this whole album, but this song grabbed me.

Molly Burch – “Wrong for You
What a little womb-universe she creates.

Ryuichi Sakamoto – “fullmoon
Embarrassed to admit I’d never heard the Paul Bowles quote from “The Sheltering Sky” that starts this off.

Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me
Wise beyond their years. Not a wasted note. Swoon.

Priests – “Nothing Feels Natural
Goodness, it’s like I’m staying up from midnight to 2am to watch “120 Minutes” in 1990 when I should be studying.

Summer 2017 Playlist

Recorded on July 3rd, 2017

Here’s a summer 2017 playlist I made. I’m having a hard time not adding to it as I think of more songs, but this is it for now. And it’s in no particular order, so you may as well shuffle it.

Also posted on Spotify.

ArtistTrackAlbum
Missy ElliottThe Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)Supa Dupa Fly
Salt-N-Pepa, En VogueWhatta ManThe Best Of Salt-N-Pepa 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
AlvvaysArchie, Marry MeAlvvays
Bob WeirCassidyAce
Norma TanegaDon’t TouchWalkin’ My Cat Named Dog
Fred NeilThe DolphinsThe Many Sides Of Fred Neil
DungenSkit I AlltSkit I Allt
LL Cool JMama Said Knock You OutMama Said Knock You Out
Washed OutFeel It All AroundLife Of Leisure
Vieux Farka TouréFutureMon Pays
Janelle MonáeIsn’t This The WorldHidden Figures: The Album
Connie FrancisMy Heart Has A Mind Of Its OwnAt Her Best
Angel OlsenShut Up Kiss MeMY WOMAN
OddiseeThe Carter BarronRock Creek Park
Q-TipBreathe And StopAmplified
Mac DemarcoSalad DaysSalad Days
Looking GlassBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl)Looking Glass
OrpheusI Can Make The Sun RiseJoyful
The SpinnersGames People PlayPick Of The Litter
Todd RundgrenHello It’s MeSomething/ Anything?
Grateful DeadPlaying In The Band - Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/24/72Europe ‘72 Vol. 2
Sandy Denny, StrawbsOn My WayAll Our Own Work
The ChillsNight of Chill BlueThe BBC Sessions
2PacAll Eyez On MeAll Eyez On Me
Fairport ConventionTale In Hard TimeMeet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)
Best CoastBoyfriendCrazy For You
D’AngeloUntitled (How Does It Feel)Voodoo
BroadcastCome On Let’s GoThe Noise Made By People
DonovanEpistle To Dippy - Single VersionDonovan’s Greatest Hits
Fleet FoxesRagged WoodFleet Foxes
Fleetwood MacSaraTusk
The KinksDo You Remember Walter? - Mono MixThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (Deluxe Expanded Edition)
Hope Sandoval and the Warm InventionsOn the LowBavarian Fruit Bread
Joni MitchellCactus TreeJoni Mitchell (AKA Song To A Seagull)
Steve GunnWater WheelTime Off
Alex CalderLight Leave Your EyesTime
Ice CubeIt Was A Good DayThe Predator
Lucy DacusI Don’t Wanna Be Funny AnymoreNo Burden
Warren G, Nate DoggRegulateRegulate…G Funk Era (20th Anniversary)
Snoop Dogg, Pharrell WilliamsDrop It Like It’s HotR&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
BoogarinsFalsa Folha De RostoMANUAL
The ClienteleI Had to Say ThisSuburban Light
Beauty PillDog With Rabbit In Mouth, UnharmedBeauty Pill Describes Things As They Are
Skee-LoI WishI Wish
Nick HeywardWhistle Down the WindNorth Of A Miracle
Sven LibaekMusic for Eels (from “Inner Space”)Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek
FocusHouse Of The KingIn And Out Of Focus
Salt-N-PepaLet’s Talk About SexBlacks’ Magic
DeerhunterDesire LinesHalcyon Digest
Sarah HarmerPendulumsAll Of Our Names
The ShinsGirl Inform MeOh, Inverted World
Percy Faith & His OrchestraThe Theme from “A Summer Place”16 Most Requested Songs
Devendra BanhartNow That I KnowCripple Crow
Thomas DolbyThe Flat EarthThe Flat Earth
Stevie WonderYou Are The Sunshine Of My LifeTalking Book
Courtney BarnettNobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the PartySometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Astrud Gilberto, Antônio Carlos JobimAgua De BeberThe Astrud Gilberto Album
Led ZeppelinDancing DaysHouses Of The Holy
The Doobie BrothersBlack WaterWhat Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
Bee GeesNight FeverSaturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack)
Marcos ValleSo Nice (Summer Samba)Samba ‘68
XTCSummer’s CauldronSkylarking
Neil YoungOut On The WeekendHarvest
Junior KimbroughLonesome in My HomeFirst Recordings
Molly BurchDownheartedPlease Be Mine
Scott WalkerRhymes Of GoodbyeScott 4
Dean & BrittaOut WalkingL’Avventura
Santana, Michelle BranchThe Game of Love - Main / Radio MixShaman
Colbie CaillatFallin’ For YouBreakthrough
The Long WintersPushoverPutting The Days To Bed
New OrderAge Of ConsentPower, Corruption & Lies
DescendentsCoolidgeAll
Joe JacksonYou Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)Greatest Hits: Joe Jackson
The Notorious B.I.G.JuicyReady To Die The Remaster
New RadicalsYou Get What You GiveMaybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
PrinceI Wanna Be Your LoverPrince
LoveWonder People [I Do Wonder] [Outtake - Original Mix]Forever Changes: Alternate Mix and Outtakes
The WoodentopsGood ThingGiant
Blake BabiesOut ThereSunburn
My Bloody ValentineOff Your FaceGlider
Shrimp BoatFree Love OverdriveCavale
The Ocean BlueCeruleanCerulean
The SmithsWilliam, It Was Really NothingHatful Of Hollow
Steely DanPegAja

Finding Untagged Items in TaskPaper

Recorded on February 4th, 2017

I just found an answer to a question on the TaskPaper forums with an answer by Jesse Grosjean (of course). If you need to find all the untagged items in a TaskPaper file, save this as a search in the sidebar:

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