Newest Additions
Food Adventures in Eugene
February 5th, 2013
in Eugene

Oregon, my Perspective
Rants, raves and pictures.
February 5th, 2013
in Portland

Outside The Interzone
Miscellaneous thoughts on politics, people, math, science and other cool (if sometimes frustrating) stuff from somewhere near my favorite coffee shop.
September 1st, 2012
in Corvallis

10 Bloggiest Oregon Cities
Portland (Many)
Corvallis (93)
Eugene (88)
Bend (64)
Salem (43)
Beaverton (40)
Hillsboro (23)
Astoria (19)
Ashland (12)
Tigard (10)

More Cities »
Other Oregon Aggregators
ORblogs 2.0
Bend Blogs
ORblogs R.I.P - Thanks Paul!
Portland Bars
Advertisements
Oregon Wine Tours
Portland Interior Design
Oregon Photographer
Jobs in Portland
Buy Gable Vents
Rounded Gable Vents
The Worst Bar in Portland
Portland New Years
Business Attorney Portland
Oregon Wineries
Trivia/Pub Quiz Questions
DUI Attorneys Portland
Dean Kirkland

greyduck.net

http://greyduck.net/

Located in Portland

Last update: July 20th, 2018 at 08:00 am

ping: http://ignoregon.com/ping/534

4 post clicks in the past 90 days

Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

I wonder what, in the coming post-CD age, will replace the gimmick of the “hidden track” at the end of the disc, found after waiting through several minutes of silence. What is it? Title of Record is the 1999 sophomore album release by Filter, the band mostly and forever known for that “Hey Man Nice [̷

[0 clicks]

The nice thing about having soundtracks in the year’s project roster is it gives me a chance to take a bit of a break. Think of them as sort of like a “bottle episode” of a TV show. What is it? It’s the soundtrack to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, released in 1984. […]

[0 clicks]

Against what might be called my “better judgement,” had I any to speak of, I decided to try out one of Right Stuf’s monthly loot box “Anime Haul” deals. They had my number this time, the theme being Music. (It was a rough week; I decided retail therapy was as good as any other kind.) […]

[0 clicks]

I had the day off. I had plans fall through for the day. I recently figured out how to make the AR camera work again in the Pokémon GO app. (Turns out, it needs permissions to store files. Derp.) So I went to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a place with a staggering amount of […]

[0 clicks]

I made some mistakes while selecting the album list. That’s fine, mistakes happen. Two of the mistakes boil down to, “but I’ve already written about this one!” Ha ha, too late, I made a big sampler mix late last year and everything. I’m committed. Here’s the first of those mistakes. IR

[0 clicks]

Let’s put on a little play, in one act. To set the scene you need to know that my employers use a service called Backup Radar to track successes and failures across our suite of supported backup products. Backup Radar uses APIs to connect to some services and relies on emailed reports for others. CrashPlan […]

[0 clicks]

For the record: This week I got rid of the Piwigo gallery in favor of just cramming galleries into the main site via plugin. Note the “Galleries” menu above. In case any Piwigo fans/devs read this? Vanity-searching your project name on Twitter just to tell a random person how wrong they are about the problems [&

[0 clicks]

Yes, I could’ve placed this self-titled release up against a couple of the others. I decided against that in favor of honoring the anniversary of its release. What is it? Toy Matinee is a one-off masterwork of pop music released this week, twenty-eight years ago. In its original form it’s only nine songs long, b

[0 clicks]

That’s right, I’m picking an album from the highly-regarded woman who composes anime soundtracks who isn’t Yoko Kanno. Sorry, Cowboy Bebop fans. What is it? Fiction is a 2003 album from Yuki Kajiura, whose initial claim to fame was being involved in the Noir and .hack soundtracks, generally speaking. How d

[0 clicks]

Look, if you think I was going to type out the band’s name twice just to see how far I could push WordPress’s post title boundary, you’ve got another think coming. What is it? Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe is the quite-literally self-titled 1989 release by four guys who might have been called Yes but could

[0 clicks]

In the grand scheme of things, some bands are simply destined to be remembered for that one hit song from their first record. In this particular case that’s a damned shame. What is it? dada is the third studio album by the band dada (lowercase intentional, for artsy-fartsy reasons), released in late 1998 to almost [&#

[0 clicks]

The overwhelming majority of the music in my library came to me via other media (movies, TV shows, fan-made videos) or recommendations from friends & acquaintances. Occasionally I dabble in letting online services suggest things, and nearly always I’m disappointed. And then there’s this oddball thing. What i

[0 clicks]

Remember last year when one of the running themes was a giant-robot content warning? Ah, those were the days, weren’t they? What is it? The Pacific Rim Soundtrack is the 2013 release of Ramin Djawadi’s marvelous accompanying music for the delightful mechs-versus-monsters film we all know and love. We do all know

[0 clicks]

So much for big, popular records by recognizable bands! This week, we’re going for something rather obscure. What is it? Shine is a late-1999 electronica release by one of those European acts who like to change their name based on which way the winds are blowing, or the change of state of a subatomic particle, […

[0 clicks]

After nearly twelve years in the same office at work I have shuffled over to a slightly larger, somewhat newer office. It features a standing desk and a window taking up almost one entire wall. (My old office could best be described as a “lightless cave.”) While we were figuring out what furniture should go [

[0 clicks]

Apparently the theme for this stretch of posts is “music by acts I’m only somewhat into.” It wasn’t intentional, I assure you. What is it? Revelations is the 2006 album released by don’t-call-it-a-supergroup Audioslave, the amalgamation of Soundgarden’s singer and the everything-else of R

[0 clicks]

It occurred to me, after I clicked the “schedule” button on last week’s post, that there is in fact a relevant and natural follow-up subject in the spreadsheet. Queensrÿche’s Promised Land is often referred to as their take on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, so why not bring out the selected

[0 clicks]

Remind me again why I agreed to pick the band with the random umlaut in its name? What is it? Promised Land is the 11-track 1994 album release by Queensrÿche, and yes I’m going to have to copy and paste that band name into this post over and over again. How does it sound? Here […]

[0 clicks]

I want to talk about underwear for a moment. Now, duly warned, you have the option to click elsewhere on the dub-dub-dub before reading further. Right? Right. Anyway. Men’s underwear usually comes in two color schemes: All white, or a variety pack of colors. The colors are, for the most part, something on the white-to

[0 clicks]

It was bound to happen eventually: At some point the writing project’s music-focused present was going to bump into the project’s animation-focused past. Kind of. What is it? Hiraku Uchuu Pocket is the 2011 album by the Japanese singer who goes by the name KOTOKO. No, I don’t understand the all-caps either

[0 clicks]

I should take this opportunity to apologize to anyone I was friends with during the springtime of 2004. I was, in fact, just a little bit insufferable about this record. I know. I know. What is it? Franz Ferdinand is a 2004 eponymous debut record. How does it sound? It’s always better on sampler mix: […]

[0 clicks]

Late April, 1983. An Australian band which had burst into the public consciousness of a U.S. audience with their previous record releases a follow-up, hopeful to continue and expand that level of success. … I’m reasonably certain this is the last time I’ll be able to use the preceding sentence during this

[0 clicks]

If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s and paid attention to both the rock music scene and the action-film scoring scene, the fact that superstar composer & conductor (not to mention frequent pop/rock collaborator) Michael Kamen teamed up with superstar rock band Metallica for a live show wasn’t surprisin

[0 clicks]

Now for a sterling example of a band getting better over time. What is it? Transnational is VNV Nation’s ten-track 2013 release, and is the most current regular studio album in their discography. How does it sound? Which of us the sampler, which of us the mix: Why this pick? I have a weird relationship […]

[0 clicks]

40 cards in 8 stacks, 300 diamonds (in-game currency) to flip each card, and on the 32nd try I get this: The game is Valkyrie Connect, a “gacha” mobile game of collecting fighters to defeat monsters blah blah blah whatever, it’s an amusing way to pass an hour or so per day, give or take. […]

[0 clicks]

In my youth I railed against “best of” sets. “Go buy the regular albums, there are hidden gems to be found there!” I got better. What is it? Best of Yoshida Brothers | Tsugaru Shamisen is a 2008 compilation of thirteen songs by the Yoshida Brothers. The brothers themselves play the shamisen, a t

[0 clicks]

It’s my birthday weekend, I’ll fanboy if I want to. What is it? Selling England By The Pound is the 1973 album by Genesis, totaling eight songs of wildly varying length. The album is not quite as old as I am. How does it sound? It’s mixing better in your sampler: Why this pick? Full […]

[0 clicks]

Late February, 1990. An Australian band which had burst into the public consciousness of a U.S. audience with their previous record releases a follow-up, hopeful to continue and expand that level of success. Yes, another one. What is it? Gold Afternoon Fix is The Church’s follow-up to the popular and highly-regarded S

[0 clicks]

Late February, 1990. An Australian band which had burst into the public consciousness of a U.S. audience with their previous record releases a follow-up, hopeful to continue and expand that level of success. What is it? Blue Sky Mining is Midnight Oil’s follow-up to the popular and highly-regarded Diesel & Dust al

[0 clicks]

“Well space is there, and we’re going to climb it.” What is it? The Race For Space is Public Service Broadcasting’s second full album release, part of a sequence of records centered on a specific arc of historical events. Over the course of nine songs they hit a number of both high and low points [&#

[0 clicks]