Beloved Songs: Alternate Versions, by Andy Evans

My friend Andy just put together an absolutely killer mix of alternate versions of well-loved songs from the 80s and 90s. In his own words:

“‘Beloved Songs: Alternate Versions’
An assemblage of my favorite songs, in the form of demos, radio sessions, extended mixes, remixes, or live recordings. It focuses mainly on the long 80s, 1976 – 1991, but with some Radiohead, James, Slowdive, and Interpol sprinkled in.

I’ve organized the track-listing into 3 sections:
1) “Big” Names, at least to me smile emoticon
2) Artists I heard on the radio growing up
3) Artists I’ve never heard on terrestrial radio
Below the list of, err, 372 songs are links to highlights on Mixcloud, for your streaming convenience and/or smartphone pleasure.

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Last year my wife and I read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and afterward let go of a lake of dross we’d been swimming in for years. I’ve tried to do the same with my workflows, to bring useful tools closer and cut the rest loose.

This is a long way of saying I deleted a ton of apps from my phone and the remaining icons felt too diffuse on my home screen until I came across _DavidSmith’s iOS icon spacer hack. After making a bunch of black icons, my phone looked like this:

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You see the issue. To fix it, I knocked off David’s header (which has an invisible-to-iOS Unicode character in the title) and made a new icon to match the grey color of the dock – that page is here. The result:

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There we go.

Halloween 2015

Yearly update! Switching from metal to cheese for 2015. AAC with chapters, click the cover to download.

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Track List

Halloween 2014

There were fewer metal albums I loved this year than last, but man, the good ones were ferocious. AAC with chapters, click the cover to download.

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Halloween 2014 tracks

TOC Go Bag

My good friend Eric Meltzer is Kickstarting a go bag – I just pledged, and if you don’t have a pack you can grab in an emergency, you should too. I’ve seen a lot of these things, and what sets this one apart is the experts who consulted on its design and inventory. Check it out!

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