You know what Kotaku's semi-nightly open thread needs? Or could possibly benefit from? Themed Tuesdays. Yeah, let's guide this off-topic conversation toward the new world of music. Yes, that can include video game music!
How about, let's say, once a month we share our current playlists so that we can turn each other on to music new, classic and overlooked. We'll roll other themes through Tuesday nights, focusing on other subjects, so we can keep this conversation fresh. Sound good? Good! I'll start.
I'm in the process of dumping my entire CD collection, burning it to hard drives and passing on those discs to people who still enjoy physical media. That means I've been listening to less-new stuff—Interpol's Antics, Man... or Astro-man?'s Project Infinity, Beck's Sea Change and Billy Bragg and Wilco's Mermaid Avenue. This past week, I've also been listening to iTunes purchases like ceo's White Magic, LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening and Gui Boratto's Chromophobia.
How about you? What's on your playlist? If you hate music, here are some other things to talk about.
- Google says Microsoft's Bing is swiping its search results - Or is it just smartly building on Google's work?
- Speaking of Google... - They have teamed up with Twitter for an interesting solution to the internet outage in Egypt.
- Speaking of Egypt... - President Mubarak won't seek another term. Protesters say "GTFO now" in response.
- Lifehacker has some tips on surviving the latest Snowpocalypse - Charge early, charge often!