Today is a good day – a good day for being alive – a good day for remembering that we are not ephemeral creatures – we’re not goldfish – a day to remember how good past experiences were by experiencing them again.
I’m in love with this track – the simplicity, the production, the playing – how it flows seamlessly into Isle’r’s Through The Glass – so much so that I’ve placed it on other playlists too.
But it got me thinking about how we do things we love – how we start out so strong and enthusiastically and yet over time, the act of doing the same thing over and over again becomes – well – just not as joyful as it was when you first started.
And why is that?
To be specific – I’ve been writing this playlist for close to 5 years now and the last two years have been a grind. I’ve got 199 unread emails in my inbox and they’re all track submissions that I’m unlikely to listen to and I feel bad about it – it sits in the back of my head like a worry – that I’m doing the artists a disservice because – because I’m not a machine and – I’m just saturated.
As a result – I’ve not been listening to a lot of new music.
But – we just made a massive change to how we handle track submissions at musicto – one that moves the track from pushing into my inbox and the associated responsibility that goes with that – to a more centralized aggregator inside our community where curators can elect to listen to what they want.
And it feels great!
I’ve listened to more new music in the last 24 hours than I have in the previous 24 days – and look what I found!
As ever I’ve had Nå on repeat as I write this and it works brilliantly as a sonic accompaniment.
Well worth taking out for a spin.