Frost* – Falling Satellites (Full Album) – YouTube

 

Favorite track: “Heartstrings.”

Track most like the town music from a Square RPG: “Lantern”

Edit Many of the lyrics seem quite depressing.  Even though the music is fantastic, I am going to take this one off my playlist.  Ah, well.

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Stack Exchange concerns

The Stack Exchange network is currently embroiled in controversy regarding:

  1. relicensing existing questions and answers to CC-BY-SA 4.0, and
  2. upcoming (not yet public!) changes to the code of conduct apparently relating to trans inclusivity, together with removal of moderator status from an apparently well-respected moderator.

Links for both are below, in case you haven’t seen them yet.  I find both situations concerning.

I am also worried by the apparent removal by Stack Exchange of pertinent information from the Internet Archive!  See this comment and replies.  If you do investigate these matters, please save copies of the pages you visit to your local machine.  I have done so, and have some PDFs if you need copies.

If you are able, please encourage Stack Exchange to release documents related to both of these situations.  Thank you!

Music of the Day

The self-titled debut album by Dutch band Spin:

The Internet calls this jazz/rock/funk, and I can’t find a more concise way to describe it.  My favorite track is “Little Bitch,” which has some very nice guitar work!

Music of the Day

The 1981 Waiata album (a.k.a. Corroboree) by Split Enz. As a representative track, “Iris”:

A fantastic album all around.  The whole thing is on Pandora, but I’m not aware of a full-album YouTube playlist or video.  Let me know if you find one, and I’ll update this post.

Music of the Day

“Infinite Fire” by Flying Colors.  I only learned about the band today, although it features some musicians I know and love from other bands (including Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy).  This track is a prog mini-epic, clocking in at only twelve minutes.  But I can summarize it in one word: Wow!

There are also lots of live versions on YouTube just waiting to pop up in your search results.

(By the way, why are so many prog musicians named “Morse”?)