May 28, 2013

Listening

There’s a really cool app on Spotify called Lazify I discovered last week. Basically, it’s Pandora with some extra perks. After you install it in Spotify, you drag a song into it and it’ll spit out a playlist of 25 songs that you’d probably like (using Last.fm). So instead of having to listen to / wait to get through Pandora recommendations, you can see a bunch instantly.

Also:

  • “Smoother” – Daughter
  • “Lost in the Light” – Bahamas
  • “Better Than Love” – Griffin House
  • “Winter Song” – The Head and the Heart

Looking

Some new favorites:

040_Milú curioso

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This is Paris (Gare Haussmann St Lazare)

Iya Traoré

Reading

The Wikipedia entry on dopamine.

Noodling

As I’ve been looking through random people’s Flickr pages, I’ve been wondering how much you can glean from a person’s personality, backgrounds, hopes, dreams, etc from the photos they favorite. Something else that’s interesting is when I check out the Favorites of some of the people whose photos I like a lot, they’re really different. I thought the photos they liked would be pretty similar in style to what they take and post, but more often than not they’re significantly different. I thought that was interesting. Sort of grass is greener-ish.

Flickr

Today I’m totally into Flickr. I’m obsessed. I love how stranger’s from halfway around the world are sharing their world and their perspective, I love the positive vibe everyone has, I love how clean their pricing structure and perks are for Pro accounts, I love that every day there are all these new, beautiful photos… it’s just insane.

I’ve started exploring and favorite-ing, and let me just say it’s a deep, deep rabbit hole. The full list of my favorites is at flickr.com/photos/apgordon/favorites, but here are a few I pulled out. Notice the locations in the captions.

Mare 6x6

Tropea, Italy

Ashton Windmill

Somerset, England

Star icefall

Nagano Prefecture, Japan

The historical winter is back again in Monnickendam

Monnickendam, The Netherlands

TodoEsDeColor

Sanlúcar la Mayor, Spain