Category Archives: Music

Life in a Minor Key

By -

Preface: I’m quite aware what happened with Doha; I’ve been following it every second; but I thought we’d all just take a break from market talk until Monday’s regular open.

It’s obvious that music is a big part of the lives of Slopers, as it is one of the most frequently-shared and discussed items in the comments section. There is no shortage of posts specifically about music, and I thought I’d add another.

When I was in high school and college, a question I’d invariably ask a person I just met was what kind of music they liked. It was, for me, somewhat of a litmus test, just as effective as glancing at the contents of their bookshelves. The worst answer was along the lines of, “I like anything, as long as it’s got a good beat and I can dance to it.” Such an answer assured me I would never want to talk to this person again.

(more…)

Working Music

By -

I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while: one of my favorite movies of all time, There Will Be Blood, features music by Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitarist (and erstwhile composer) from Radiohead. Here are two favorites, which I always think of as excellent “working music”. Listen, and you’ll see what I mean. You’ll especially enjoy them if you’re familiar with the film.

(more…)