I have one long-term partner and sporadically date other people, so I guess I'm low-poly.

Trying to stay caught up on music feels like trying to touch all the good water molecules while swimming in a river, sometimes

You just gotta swim as much as you feel comfortable with and enjoy the water as much as you can, because you can't find every piece of media that you'd like.

Lastly, jumping back to 2001 (it's really "music new to me" rather than "new music"...), I *finally* got around to listening to Björk after years of having her on my radar. This first track of the first album I listened to blew me completely away. I'm going to be exploring her discography for some time to come. youtu.be/OnjWKA0JsJo

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Seriously, Janelle Monáe, Mitski, Kacey Musgraves, Robyn, and SOPHIE all released top notch stuff in 2018, and there's more I haven't gotten around to: albumoftheyear.org/list/summar

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I'm a bit late to the party with this one, but there's way too much good music for me to keep up with anyway! The more I catch up on 2018, the more I see it as an incredible year for female artists and Robyn is my latest reason why. Check her out if you haven't already! youtu.be/GfK88LsB0fg

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For anyone into PC Music-adjacent weird electronic pop, this is a really fun new track. youtube.com/watch?v=b3BFBgWMbF

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Here's as good a place as any to start. This track is an absolute banger and I think the live recording is better than the studio version. youtube.com/watch?v=oEJ6eMBrDq

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I'm thinking of posting my favourite new music every couple of weeks on here. It's hard to find people with overlapping tastes sometimes!

calling something an "instant favourite" just after experiencing it is really a guess about the future, and calling something an instant favourite in retrospect is just saying it didn't take time to grow on you

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as @causal_agent pointed out to me, the concept of "favourites" is also something that needs to be established over time

some things grow on you and become your favourite, some things you love immediately but eventually decide are only above-average. and i think this holds true *before* we even account for your overall taste changing over time

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the closest thing i see to objectivity is to have accurate guesses about how broadly something will appeal, or how deeply it will appeal to a certain niche interest

but i take the same approach to my subjective reactions: for example, i can often accurately guess which music which i *don't* immediately like will grow on me over time

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some people think you can objectively review films, while i don't think i can even establish my subjective opinion in a way that will remain accurate over time

this is most obvious when i have mood swings, and i can't trust that my current opinion will be how i feel in a week, but i think it's true in a more subtle way at all times

i'd love to use mastodon to talk about personal interests, since it feels so much more cozy than twitter. i wonder if anyone is around?

i'm consistently intimidated by long runtime movies, but then my favourites keep happening to be 2-3 hour films with very slow pacing

sleepy cinema forever

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"Some films have made me doze off in the theater, but the same films have made me stay up at night, wake up thinking about them in the morning, and keep on thinking about them for weeks." - Abbas Kiarostami

this perfectly describes 4 of the top 5 films i saw in 2019. thanks, letterboxd reviewer, for the quote

my opinion on voting 

voting is harm reduction. it only changes things on the margins, but some people live and die by those margins.

the solution to the difficult spelling and pronunciation of bourgeoisie is to eliminate the class so we can stop talking about it

#knitting / #crochet / #weaving / etc is the act of taking a 1-dimensional object and turning it into a 2- or even 3- dimensional one

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