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Gamer, reader, writer, dreamer. Just a goblin trying to get by in an ever increasingly crazy world.
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@adam And this time the cliffhanger did work! Gotta find a way to keep you coming back for more. πŸ˜‰

Absolutely fantastic album, enjoy!

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@adam Mwahaha! The cliffhanger always works some of the time. πŸ˜ƒ

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So in my last post I mentioned how hard of a time I had in listening to Master of Puppets. I tried every headphone I had yesterday, and finally found one that was ok. Everything was bringing out the flaws in the recording, the highs were harsh and sibilant, and it was ear fatiguing. Today I had to finish ... goblingumbo.me
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🎡 Back From the Dead - Zombie Girl

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Random pick, never heard of them. I enjoyed it.

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🎡 Walking With Strangers - The Birthday Massacre

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Another album it’s been a while since I’ve listened to.

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🎡 Lenka (Expanded Edition) - Lenka

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Love, love, love this album.

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🎡 \v/(β€’_β€’)\v/ πŸ“Ό BABYMETAL - Brand New Day feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage from β€ͺ@Polyphia‬ (OFFICIAL Live MV)

An old collab, but they finally got together on stage to play it.

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Meze 109 Pro headphones and iFi Go Bar Kensei DAC laying together on a desk.

This is the way to listen to music. So I’ve talked about my Meze 109 Pro headphones before, but now I’ve paired them with an iFi Go Bar Kensei, and together it’s just pure magic.

🎡 🎧

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🎡 Apple Music 100 Best Albums List #70 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! What can be said about this album that hasn’t been said? My first time listening to the album as a whole, but hearing the songs I’ve heard before brings me back to Jr. High again.

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🎡 Flicker - Ayria

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! It has been ages since I’ve listened to this.

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Delivered!!! Now the long wait to get off from work to get home to my new Apple Vision Pro.

And the even longer wait for tomorrow, for UPS to deliver my prescription inserts. πŸ™„

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🎡 \v/(β€’_β€’)\v/ πŸ“Ό Babymetal - Headbanger (Moa Version / Legend M) Eng Subs

One day I’ll see them live.

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🎡 Fetch the Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Well, the last of her discography, and another great album. In fact, I think this ended up being my second favorite album of hers. She has some real power showing in this one. Glad I took this little journey, it was well worth it.

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@adam That's a good thing I hope! πŸ˜€ I'm listening to her last album now, so that will be the next post.

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@sod Thank you for this!

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🎡 Apple Music 100 Best Albums List #71 Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk πŸ‘ŽπŸ» - Not for me. First time listening to Kraftwerk. Overall I pretty much enjoyed it, but a few things kept it from really being an album I could vibe with. Main one being the repetition, my brain does not like it in music. Might have... goblingumbo.me
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🎡 The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Another first listen to the album in its entirety, and another great album to add to the library.

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🎡 Apple Music 100 Best Albums List #72 SOS - SZA

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! At the beginning I was thinking that this would end up being not for me, but started vibing with it after a bit. Not something I’m going to add to my library, but it was something I vibed to.

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🎡 Apple Music 100 Best Albums List #73 Aja - Steely Dan

πŸ‘ŽπŸ» - Not for me. Couldn’t get into this.

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🎡 Apple Music 100 Best Albums List #74 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails ❀️ - I’m obsessed with this! This album will forever be in my top album list. I remember we were at a friends house getting ready to game one night, and the video for β€˜Closer’ came on TV. I remember being like, β€œwhat the fuck was... goblingumbo.me
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🎡 Simulation Theory - Muse

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it!

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🎡 Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

πŸ‘πŸ» - I like it! Another first listen to the entire album in order. Another great one from her.

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@odd I only really listened to their big hits back in the day, I look forward to checking out their full albums!

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@JohnPhilpin That was fun and lovely! And a BIG thanks for turning me on to Guthrie!

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@JohnPhilpin Thanks for the suggestion, I liked the first album I listened to!

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@petebrown @odd I first heard this album as a junior in high school, and bought a copy myself. I'm surprised I didn't wear out that cassette out. It's been a favorite since, although it's been a while since I've listened to it. I saw a mention of one of the tracks on a headphone review and had to go back and listen to it. Complete nostagia injection for me as well!

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@adam getting stuck is how I've been feeling lately with my music habits, which is why I'm trying to branch out a lot more. Funny enough, as much as I love Fiona Apple, I've never listened to any of her albums - other than Tidal - straight through. This weeked was a bust for doing so, but the plan is for tomorrow at work to change that!

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@xxxx Anytime! So I did some searching, and it seems like PowerAmp is the goto hi-res audio player. It's got a 15 day trial, and is ~$5 to buy. I downloaded it, and it was able to play 44/1020 ALAC files with no problem, it should handle anything you throw at it: FLAC, m4a, etc. I tested it with my $15 dollar Apple USB-C to 3.5mm with some 32 Ohm headphones, and it could drive them. I had to get the volume almost max to get them loud, but it could drive them. Using my Questyle M15i dongle-DAC, I almost blew my eardrums out at the same level because I forgot to turn it down first. πŸ˜€ The only thing was, while it was decoding the file at 44/1020, it wasn't outputting that. I know Android has a thing where it limits the output, there is some toggle or something that allows direct interface between the player and the USB DAC, but I didn't find it with a quick search. But it sounded amazing, even using the Apple adaptor on my FIIO JT1s, which - while only $50 - are some good sounding cans.

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@xxxx Ok, got home and finally got to test it out. First, the stock Music app is kinda ass. It sorts everything in one big list, though at least you can sort that list by Title, Album, etc. It also doesn't look like it plays .m4a files, which pretty much all of my music is. I found some .wavs and .mp3s I was able to test it with. With my cheap Moondrop Space Travel earbuds, it sounded ok. You're pretty much limited to the DAC in whatever you're using to listen to it, since it has no headphone jack out. Hooked my dongle-DAC up to it, and it sounded great, but did warn that using it (it's a non-powered unit) would drain the battery fast. With good Bluetooth and downloading a better music app (I can get around in Android, but I don't know any Android apps or anything), and popping in a good Micro-SD card, I think you can get away with using it as a DAP, if you want one that has a good (if e-ink) screen and can do other things. If you're just looking for music, I think you might want to check out some cheaper dedicated DAP's like a HiBy R3.

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@xxxx At the moment I don't. But I'll see if I can get some music moved over to it and try it out with some Bluetooth IEMs and also my Bluetooth dongle-DAC.

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@xxxx >I learned this year that you can celebrate without comparison.

THIS!!! So much in life is now a comparison or competition. Perfectly said.

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@cristian I haven't listened to that podcast, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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@jade My goal is to try to at least listen to one a day, but not limit myself. I'm trying to reach for other things like music instead of social media or youtube.

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@xxxx I was thinking of trying to make a micro.blog extension, but my type of coding gives me no help at all in the coding that would be needed, and I don't have the time or energy to really pursue it. I just made a keyboard shortcut in Raycast to directly open a new page in Ulysses to post.

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@robb I love Raycast so much. It's been a mainstay for me for the past few years. Definitely check out their YouTube channel for tips, especially the interviews with outside people and how they use it.

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@numericcitizen I consider it to be one of the best seasons of television I've watched. Absolute perfect acting, casting, score, cinematography, etc. It's a hard watch sometimes, and it's not really about zombies, so if you go in expecting that you'd be disappointed. I loved it (never played the game either).

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@xxxx it really is! It's the kinda page I'll open on my iPad or something so I can leave it open next to my monitor while I work.

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@manton Aw man, I've been wanting to check them out, but I never get across the river any more. Looks like a great place!

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@xxxx Hey, thanks for this! After listening to that, added the album to my MusicBox app to check out tomorrow at work. Good stuff!

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@ericmwalk I love these so much!!! Cannot wait until season 2.

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@chrisfoley Whoa, thanks!! This is what I was looking for, should be better than embedding the videos in my posts.

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@patrickrhone yoinked into my lexicon!

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@GabrielCornish It really is. And I love the community that's grown up around it, for the most part it's the least toxic community I've seen.