Vol 2, May 8th 2017

The city is alive! The leaves are back, the cherry blossoms almost all popped, and the long days of sunshine are kicking their feet up on the table, settling in for a short mid-morning nap. The day is long as the summer in front of us. Winter’s thaw returning bird songs and flip flops flipping to our quiet, the sound returns with the light. Music, like life so eloquently described by Dr. Ian Malcom, finds a way.

I’ll keep talking about how I listened to music this week because it still feels like it goes unnoticed and taken for granted.

I heard live music, a vinyl record, mp3 and wav files off my computer, audio streamed from Spotify, Youtube, & Vevo, saw DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” (ft. Justin Beiber, Lil Wayne, Quavo, Chance the Rapper) hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, and watched LCD Soundsystem on Saturday Night Live on Sunday via Hulu this week. What a time to be an alive!

There’s a video game called Abzu and basically the whole point of the game is swimming with a plethora of aquatic wildlife in what feels like a forever ocean.

This pairs nicely with headphones and a good album.

Shall I bring you 2?

Songs of the Week:

  • Grizzly Bear - “Three Rings”
  • DJ Khaled - “I’m the One” (ft. Justin Beiber, Lil Wayne, Quavo, Chance The Rapper)
  • Perfume Genius - “Wreath”
  • LCD Soundsystem - “american dream”
  • Blond Ambition - “Speak”

All on our Swoon City playlist on Spotify.

Have a very loud week.

-Ned
Swoon City Council

Maureen Lloren