Listened Gettin’ Air with Bryan Mathers by an author

The release of last week’s episode of Gettin’ Air came with bonus material… A new logo! I’ve loved Bryan Mathers’ work for a long time. My laptop is covered in work he’s done with the likes of Reclaim Hosting, Audrey Watters, OpenETC … just to name a few. I wear his work on my belly of…

Enjoyed listening to this conversation between Terry Greene and Bryan Mathers. I was really interested in his point about branding and that sometimes you do not know if a coat is the right fit until you wear it a few times. However, the comment that I like the most was something Bryan said at the end about ideas and listening:

Good listening is playing back what people actually already know, but they don’t really know they know.

Terry also shared Bryan’s creation of a new logo for the podcast on his blog.

This reminded me of Growth Coaching and the ‘coaching way of being’.

Listened From John Lennon to Bob Dylan: Lou Reed’s 100 favourite songs of all time

Not long before he passed away, Reed sat down with the Helsinki Music Club in an attempt to collect 100 of the songs he would consider the greatest of all time. That list of artists, rescued by Acclaimed Music, includes a typically adventurous mix of musicians which range from the likes of John Lennon and Bob Dylan to Outcast and Moe Tucker.

Link to the Spotify playlist.

via Austin Kleon

Listened The 50 Best Australian Debut Albums from Double J

Hearing a brilliant new artist for the first time may be the purest musical experience we have. Hearing their life to this point – musical and otherwise – distilled onto their first album is like meeting a new friend for the first time.

This was great listening and so much music to dive back into.
Listened 039: Resilience, Integrity & Leadership with Test Cricketer of the Year Pat Cummins
Although Cricket is a relatively individual sport, I wonder if some benefit more than others under Justin Langer’s tutelage and that marks the difference between success and leadership?
Listened Scary Monsters Summed Up Everything About David Bowie from Stereogum

So, Scary Monsters was one ending. It took Bowie back down to Earth, even though he still sounded like nobody else; it was lurid and vibrant and emotional all at once; it filtered his past through a new present and crafted a wholly contemporary sound. Maybe it’s too contrarian to argue for it as the best Bowie album, even with its feel of an imagined greatest hits collection. But Scary Monsters is where everything coexisted and still mutated further. It was the album that best captured everything Bowie was about — and it will always be the conduit through which everything travelled, all of his old selves folded in and carried forward through the rest of his life.

Listened IndieWeb Podcast Episode 15 by David ShanskeDavid Shanske

After a gap of over a year, we resumed our IndieWeb podcast and got together to discuss what has been going on, how we have been building the community during the pandemic, and about our topic of There is also a video attached this time.…

Great to have you both back. I agree with you David about Micro.Blog in regards to being able to easily write back responses to your own self-hosted blog. I also don’t mind the off the cuff style.
Listened Djesse Vol. 3 from Wikipedia

Jazz record part of the series Djesse by Jacob Collier

There are some albums that stick straight-away, while others take a bit more time. I have spent the last few months appreciating Jacob Collier’s sonic world. His tendency to mash-up so many different ideas can be something of an affront. (Is that what makes it a ‘jazz’ record?) However, I feel this is sometimes intentional, as was explained in his Switched on Pop interview. When it clicks though there is a certain joy and exuberance that cannot be escaped.

Place between Jamie Lidell and Peter Gabriel

Listened Batflowers from Wikipedia

Batflowers is the third studio album to be released by Australian singer-songwriter Megan Washington.

Washington’s new album feels like another example of what the current context makes possible. Where Charli XCX used what was available to capture the moment, Megan Washington uses the opportunity to release an album that she did not realise she could release. Like Thelma Plum, Washington scrapped a previous attempt unsatisfied.

Place between Bat for Lashes and DIANA.


Washington embraces fun and fear, and a world tour from an Adelaide studio

Andrew Ford talks with Megan Washington about her new album.

Listened Imploding the Mirage from Wikipedia

Imploding the Mirage is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on August 21, 2020, by Island Records in the United States and internationally by EMI. Guitar parts are covered by Killers bassist Mark Stoermer, producer Jonathan Rado, and a variety of guest musicians including Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs).

I think that Mark Beaumont captures the The Killers’ Imploding the Mirage best.

Even the songs about growing old and dying have the beatific optimism of a Covid rave … If ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ was an arm around a trembling shoulder, ‘Imploding The Mirage’ is a raised fist to the future.

I also liked Virginia Trioli’s point about blowing reality away, at least for a moment:

I’ve been hanging on to this one for a bit: the post-arena rock of The Killers is exactly what I reckon we need right now — anthems, synthesisers, gloriously bombastic vocals.

The Las Vegas act has decided to bestow their magic right in the middle of all this, and a week or so ago they released their new album Imploding the Mirage. It has the power and the passion to blow reality away, at least for a while.

Place between Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire

Listened Patient Zero

Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one. This season, we follow the aftermath of a natural disaster, reset the timeline of one of Australia’s most devastating epidemics, get to the bottom of a shocking medical mystery, and do our best to keep pace with the new normal.

In this series, Olivia Willis leads a discussion of what constitutes a ‘patient zero’. She explores four case studies of outbreaks, including cholera, AIDS and COVID-19.