Music of the Year for 2016

It is the end of the year, which means I like to crunch the numbers around my digital music collection and listening habits. According to iTunes, out of 10,217 unique tracks in my collection, the one I played most often in 2016 was “Rey’s Theme,” composed by John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

On with the Blog

I have been away from my little blog for awhile. It is difficult for me to continue at this time because the person who has been reading my writing since I scrawled the first letter of the first word is unwell and might never see this. As I know she would want me to carry…

Music of the Year for 2015

One of the things I enjoy doing at the end of each year is looking back on the music I have played, mostly from a number-crunching standpoint. According to iTunes, out of 9,554 unique music tracks in my collection, the one I played most often in 2015 was “Always On My Mind” by Elvis Presley,…

MORNING SKY by Elvis Presley (Playlist Recipe)

One of the things I enjoy doing in iTunes is creating playlists for my iPod. Below is the recipe for one I recently baked. For fun here on Pastimescapes, I have divided it up as an imaginary 2-record set. All songs are the master versions, unless otherwise indicated. For those Elvis fans baking along at…

The Power and Frustration of Netflix

When it comes to technology, I am change-resistant. Staying “current” is a costly, never-ending battle. I tend to find something I like and stick with it until it falls apart. There are alleged exceptions to this methodology, however. My upgrades to our home entertainment system often seem to occur right around the time of the…

“Elvis Song Of The Year” for 2013

According to iTunes, out of 3,572 unique Elvis tracks in my collection, the one I played most often in 2013 was “Stay Away,” the flip side of “U.S. Male” in 1968. I played the track 22 times. Based on the traditional melody of “Greensleeves,” which also inspired the 19th century Christmas classic “What Child Is…