Hi-Fi Friday: April 3, 2015

In an effort to attempt to blog a little more, I’m somewhat “borrowing” a schtick from Blobby at Blobby’s Blog. I guess this makes the second thing I’ve borrowed from him actually. Maybe one day I’ll come up with something of my own.

I have this method of ranking music in my library, which currently consists of 34,968 songs: By default, all new songs in my library get ⭐️⭐️⭐️. As I listen to them, I sort them as follows: ⭐️ means it’s “rubbish” (as Dr. Spo would say) and I’ll probably delete it from the library, ⭐️⭐️ means it’s just “meh” but I’ll probably keep it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ means it’s okay and we will probably talk over it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means I really like and may potentially sing at random, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means everyone better shut the fuck up because my song is on! You know the kind of songs I’m talking about. We all have them.

These are mine, one post at a time.

I’m starting my approach to this with songs I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to in iTunes. There’s only 90 of them at the moment. I’ll probably sneak in an occasional ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.

I’m on the road writing this entry. Hopefully it pans out okay. We are in our way to NOLA for Easter weekend. 

I’ve been a fan of Information Society since around 1988 or so when “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)” hit the radio. I instantly fell in love with most of their songs, largely because of all the computer references and sci-fi samplings they used. 

Their second album Hack was incredible to me. And their third Peace and Love, Inc. I also enjoyed. 

But one of my favorite songs is on their fourth album released in 1997 called Don’t Be Afraid. It was actually released solely by the group’s lead singer. But I still enjoyed the album. I’d say it’s a little darker than anything they released before, but still felt very much like their work. 

This song is a cover of Gary Newman’s song by the same name. But with a much, much different feel. And I love it. 

I present Information Society‘s “Are ‘Friends’ Electric? 2.0”:

Until next time...
Erik

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