reading music

I’ve found that the best reading music for me is Classical KUSC. I’ve been listening on and off since I was a kid in LA — I loved classical music before. My favorite composer is Liszt, although Bernstein is up there, too.

They have an app which makes things extremely convenient. Just open it, turn on Bluetooth, and I’m good to go.

I can’t seem to read words when the hosts are speaking, though. I don’t think I could focus as well if it didn’t feel human-curated, though. I’d always be yearning to skip the song, make the perfect playlist, or whatever.

I’m also a paid member. The diversity of music they play is really nice, from film scores to modern classical music to renditions of classics.

just voted!

2020 leggo

I’m endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President because I think she’s the only candidate who’s ever been speaking intersectionality. (Sadly, the candidates of color often didn’t have the privilege to. Been there, experienced that.)

I’m okay with a Bernie Sanders presidency, but it’d be …very economics focused rather than targeting cultural forces beyond money.

Honestly, I’m surprised more Yang people aren’t Bernie people. They’re very similar.

Down ballot, voted for incumbents, voted against higher bonds towards seemingly no end, and weirdly… voted against the city of Oakland requiring an official city newspaper? Weird stuff.

wizards of waverly place

I started watching Wizards of Waverly Place as a good watch-on-my-phone show while I’m spending so much time in bed because of an injury.

and it’s honestly really good. It’s got a super compelling premise, fleshed-out characters, and Selena Gomez is arguably the best Disney Channel actor I have …ever seen apart from maybe Raven Symone. She’s somehow subtle, yet loud.

I don’t think it hits me emotionally enough to replace Liv & Maddie as my favorite show, but it’s really good.

song obsession as of february 26, 2020

I can’t get this song from Zombies (a Disney Channel Original Movie, we all know how I am about these) out of my head.

Meg has a pretty solid voice (not as good as Dove’s!) and Milo sounds pretty autotuned, but I’m still convinced that Disney and Nick secretly employ some of the best songwriters in the country.

It’s pretty weird how often they repeat the lyrics, though. (Eg. “I’m rooting for us,” shows up twice? It’s not like, repetition with emphasis. It’s just… repetition.)

The Zombies album beyond this song is okay. I like My Year and BAMM, don’t love it. Zombies 2 is super lit, though.