|Artist||Album||Time of Day||Duration||Location||Notes|
|Jamie Woon||“Gravity”||8:30 AM||40 mins||Work||Plan to listen to Frank Ocean after this song|
|Frank Ocean||Nostalgia, Ultra||9:18 AM||45 mins||Work||Listened to Jamie Woon much longer than I expected|
|Asher Roth/Pains of Being Pure of Heart mashup||From the Hood Internet||10:10 AM||2 mins||Work||Retweeted|
|Four Tet||DJ set||10:12 AM||7 mins||Work||Found on Twitter|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||10:21 AM||44 mins||Work|
|Isolee||Well Spent Youth||1:51 PM||9 mins||Work||Stopped to write work e-mail|
|Isolee||Well Spent Youth||2:22 PM||15 mins||Work|
|Pusha T||Fear of God mixtape||3:58 PM||10 Mins||Driving home from work|
|Prefuse 73||One Word Extinguisher||4:10 PM||10 mins||Driving home from work|
|Nicolas Jaar||Space is Only Noise||7:38 PM||20 mins||Driving to pick up pizza|
By this point, my habits are becoming pretty clear: The majority of my listening is done at work and almost all of it is new music. Because I sit at a computer for 8 hours every day, I’m almost constantly scouring the web and looking for new DJ sets or Youtube clips of live shows.
Because there’s so much new music out there, I rarely listen to anything old. A frequent criticism of me is that I don’t listen to anything made before I was born, and for the most part, that’s true. I spent a lot of time getting acquainted with the canon and working my way through back catalogs, but at this point, I like to stay up to date on the new things that are happening. And given that I don’t do a lot of listening after work, there’s not a whole lot of time in the day to throw on old Prince records and just soak them in (this is not necessarily a critique on the canon or Prince specifically).
It was a pretty electronic day, otherwise. I listened to Nicolas Jaar’s brilliant Space Is Only Noise (my current album of the year) for the first time this week, and I also threw on the new Isolee record which is going to be the best record no one cares about in 2011, even people that like dance music.
My driving music was basically what it always is except late at night, which I mentioned yesterday, when I threw on Jaar.
My total listening time yesterday was 202 minutes (3 hours and 22 minutes), which is more in line with Monday’s listening than Tuesday’s. I expect that my listening will hover in this general area for the rest of the week until Saturday and Sunday, when I probably won’t listen to much music at all. But we’ll see what happens when we get there.