The SF-based music blog Positive Destruction put together a list of their 15 fave (local) albums of 2011, which include a bunch of sample tracks. Take a listen--you might find something you like. Oh, and if you haven't checked it out already, Turntable Kitchen's November Mixtape is pretty awesome. Come for the surf-canyon-electronica-pop blends, stay for the Eurythmics cover. Now that I've moved my turntable up from Ojai and (re)cut my teeth on a kickass show from The National (pictured above), I anticipate that this will be an expensive year, music-wise.
Courtesy of Pajiba, here's a beautiful series of photos of paint dropped into water. Jellyfish-explosion hybrids.
I thought I had a bit more than that to share, but with Mercury in retrograde, I can barely focus on anything. I don't go in for astrology, but after I read up a bit, these past few weeks make so much more sense. I was contemplating getting checked out for ADD. There's one more week of this nonsense, so look out. FYI, I can't really tell if I'm joking about all of this or not.