I’m going to go ahead and share the link to my creativity blog. It’s titled Alison Wonderland. I’ll be adding more content as time passes. Today is kicking my ass. It’s nothing significant, just little changes that are adding up. I’m overtired, so that’s probably the root of the issue. I hope I sleep tonight.
I was delighted to discover the best affordable headphones for Synthesis by Evanescence is the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm. They’re less than $200, have all replaceable parts, and come with a two-year warranty. I like the all black colorway. My current Grado’s will do until they’re back in stock. (They’re what I bought for The Open Door.)
I’m off to continue reading, Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson. I’m enjoying it immensely.
It’s been a fantastic week. I’m still listening to Synthesis by Evanescence several times a day. It will be a while before I’m ready to listen to anything else. (This always happens with unicorns.) M. is overtly studying my behavior.
I don’t mind, of course. I just thought of four ways to elaborate on that, and they all made me laugh out loud. M. asked me if I’m “over Stevie Nicks” now that Evanescence just rocked my world. (I walked away without saying a word. See Alison adult, then feel smug about it.)
I think he was just teasing me. Especially since I insisted he watch some Stevie Nicks interviews with me on YouTube yesterday, (to get a different perspective.) I’ll ask later because now it’s going to bother me. I’m still pretty timid about assuming what I interpret is in the same universe as that of others. (For good reason.)
I’m astonished how little anxiety I’ve experienced this week. My ears are a bit raw from wearing uncomfortable headphones for hours. I’ll be ecstatic when wireless headphones improve. At least enough to completely replace wired cans for music. They’re podcast ready at this point IMHO.
I’m researching a new pair of critical listening over-ear headphones. It’s probably a good thing Evanescence doesn’t release albums too often, as this happened last time. The mastering is superb in Synthesis. I haven’t watched the making of videos yet, but when I do, I’ll be hoping to see which headphones they used, (then praying I can afford them.)
I’ll never own a pair of Beats. That’s my precise level of an audiophile. Heh.
Dear Pharell Williams, please (all over) design some Audio Technica Limited Edition ATH-MX50’s with built-in Bluetooth 4.2, Amp/DAC, memory foam/breathable pads, and a dope hard case. Love, me. I’d pay $499 (with minimal whining.) Please. 🙃
I’m reading Oathbringer, presently. It’s an uber-epic novel in a series within the Cosmere (universe.) It’s going to take me a while to finish my first read, and I’ll re-read it several times. It’s part of my journey. Brandon Sanderson earned a lot of influence in my life. (Right up there with Stevie Nicks, and just as gently.)
I had a shower cry over Al Franken’s outing as a predator. He came from Hollywood, which made it less shocking. But it still hurts a lot.
Dear predators, predatory behavior makes loving you painful at best. Please grow forward. Love, Evolved humanity.
My inner 5-year-old just called me a hippie and suggested I move to California, so I’m off to beat my drums.
It’s an incredible week. Evanescence released a new album, and I’m already in love. I purchased the CD, but until it arrives, I’ve been listening non-stop on Spotify. It’s titled Synthesis. It has some tracks fans are familiar with, but they’re different. Better. Damn. My hands are shaking because it’s so fabulous and I’m listening while blogging, which is super hard for me to pull off. It feels like having a tug of war with myself. This is going to be a short post.
Tomorrow, Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson is released. Finally! I’m overwhelmed with joy. As if that isn’t enough for me to disappear for a while, I also acquired a used generic electric bass and three Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering. They’re little handheld synthesizers. I got Arcade, Office, and Robot. (The other four are on my wishlist for now.)
Until I finish reading Oathbringer and calm down a bit over Synthesis, I’ll be too distracted to obey clocks. I can’t believe how happy I am right now. I can’t focus enough to say more, so I’m off to listen with my Grado’s. In the dark. Where I can cry without feeling obligated to explain why. Peace.