Eccentric Orbit

Jay Williams
I just wanted to talk about music
Created 14 Apr 2019
  • rabbit holes and legends
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    At some point a few months back I just started watching whatever cover of “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine the YouTube algorithm served up to me. I don’t remember why I started. I never activel...
  • cacophony/polyphony
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    There are many modes of writing about music, though I think it’s most frequent to read something that is, broadly speaking, criticism. I’ve snuck a couple personal essays in here, and even an urbanism...
  • FEELS, or, I went to a concert
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    FEELS is an LA band I’ve seen many times. They’re a muscular rock quartet, and a bit hard to pin down in terms of genre. Some songs have strong punk elements, some surf rock, some alternative, some po...
  • The Lack Long After, by Pianos Become the Teeth
    05 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The Lack Long After was released in 2011, and I definitely first heard it by 2012, but I don’t remember the exact timing. Still, it’s long enough ago that it should mean something when I say for all t...
  • spark me out
    16 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    The song “Powers of Ten” by SUUNS gets me really keyed up, like drinking coffee to the point of grinding my teeth, nerve endings firing off with a generalized “pay attention!”. I can’t listen to it wi...
  • dogs and desires
    10 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Now we're gonna be face-to-face And I'll lay right down in my favorite place And now I wanna be your dog yeah, now I want to be a dog And I’m still barking at a closed door I don’t really see the diff...
  • Two of Me, by Momma
    30 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Here’s something I’ve been listening to a lot lately. The first song I heard from Momma was “Biohazard”, which has a main riff out of some slacker indie song of recent vintage, but the chorus is a wor...
    28 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    If you’ve been reading this for a bit and paying attention to random asides then you’ll know I love the song “Ohio Tpke” from NO DREAM by Jeff Rosenstock. I have an unfashionable fondness for ska (hav...
  • slowed and reverb
    15 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Somewhere along the line I got pulled into the orbit of “slowed + reverb” remixes of songs. I think it may have been through this video where someone took an Alvin and the Chipmunks album and played i...
  • a little fried
    08 May 2021 • 2 min read
    The first track on this playlist is a little misleading. I mean, it leads into the rest just fine, but it doesn’t have the burnout feel of many of the other songs. “Luau” is an epic bit of post-hardco...
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