Site News

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick word to let you know that Generation Goat has moved!  You can now find the podcast on its very own site – Generation Goat – and you can subscribe here.  And for those of you who’ve been wondering what’s going on with Songs That Saved Your Life… well, the dissertation is nearly done, and so the updates will begin again.  For now, you can tide yourself over with Shh, Listen…

See you soon!

~Jon

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2010!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I’ve thrown together a few things to help make the day a little more musically satisfying. (And no, you’re not going crazy: I’ve put this post on Shh, Listen… as well.) There’s a nice playlist I put together over at Grooveshark, some videos on YouTube, and some links to other fine sources of entertainment. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone! As for me, I’ll be passing St. Patrick’s Day in that most traditional of places… an English jail. (Well, all right, university. But there’s not much aesthetic difference, I’ll tell you that!)

Now, just click the link to see the good stuff, and enjoy!

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The Cure, “Untitled”

I spend an awful lot of time thinking about the past.  I mean, let’s face it, this site wouldn’t exist if not for an overdeveloped sense of nostalgia.  I see that faces of people I’ll never speak to again in every crowd, and I imagine bumping into the people I used to know and love.  For some reason, my life has never really been about looking forward.  At least, it hasn’t generally been so.  In high school, my general disinclination to plan for the future meant that I graduated middle of my class, and without any plans beyond “avoiding lame stuff.” (1) And so, instead of following my friends to college, or doing meaningful work, I waited for my life to begin.

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  1. Clearly, I was also born without a keenly honed sense of irony. [Back]

Site News

Hi Everyone!

Yep, there’s still someone at the helm.  I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I’m nearing the end of my doctoral dissertation (otherwise known as the thing that keeps me from updating this site).  I’ve already been getting my feet wet with Shh, Listen – a new music blog that’s meant as a companion piece to this one.  It’s simple, and only requires small updates as things come up.  So, very handy.

Mostly, though, I just want to say thank you to the thousands of you that continue to stop by each month.  Those of you that listen to our silly podcast, and those that ask when there will be updates.  Your interest and enthusiasm are wonderful, touching, (and probably undeserved).  My hope is that the March, which comes in like a lion, will also bring you new material.  With luck, I’ll even have something up for you before that (and in time for this site’s third anniversary!).

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  For now, just let me say: Thank you.  And hey, come say hello on the new site, or on twitter.

~Jon

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Site News

Hi Everyone,

As you can see, I’m in the middle of making some little design tweaks to the site.  These are partly to satisfy my own sense of whimsy, and partly to help highlight the newest work in various areas of the site.  This is, in fact, Phase One of a major project.  More on that in the next week or so…  Until then, I’d be very happy to hear your thoughts (good or bad) about the new nav bar on the front page.

Apart from that, I continue to toil away with Chris on our Generation Goat podcast, and am very grateful for all of the people that have wasted an hour or two along with us.  Make sure to tell your friends about the podcast – everyone loves practical jokes!

And that’s it for now.  More content coming this week!

~Jon