November 2022

My wife says that taylor.town readers are “anal-retentive”. You’ve been labeled and stereotyped, folks!

On that note, I’m growing intolerant of life’s little frictions. I recently extinguished all push notifications and obliterated my “someday” list. I also levied a skirmish against “content” and a battle against breakfast.

I’ve been scrutinizing my work habits. I reconsidered my ideal workweek, listed my tips for remote-work, and codified my rules for good work. I also adjusted my daily routine: 6 hours of deep career work, 2 hours of chores, and 4 hours of creative work.

I’m celebrating ~10 weeks of sobriety. I guess that means I’m 1% complete with my goal.

Use December to reflect on your yearly theme! And consider scheduling a 30-minute chat with me if you’d like to discuss your theme.


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★★★★★ Björk :: Volta
★★★★★ Clown Core :: Toilet
★★★★★ Disasterpeace :: Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar
★★★★★ Gil Evans :: The Individualism Of Gil Evans
★★★★★ The Shaggs :: Philosophy of the World
★★★★☆ Abel Korzeniowski :: Nocturnal Animals (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
★★★★☆ Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer :: Child Ballads
★★★★☆ Eisley :: Currents
★★★★☆ Marvin Gaye :: Let’s Get It On
★★★★☆ Michael Nyman :: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Soundtrack to the Film)
★★★★☆ The Academy Is… :: Almost Here
★★★★☆ The Smiths :: Meat Is Murder
★★★★☆ Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile :: Not Our First Goat Rodeo
★★★☆☆ BADBADNOTGOOD :: III
★★★☆☆ Beastie Boys :: Licensed to Ill
★★★☆☆ Bill Laurance :: Flint
★★★☆☆ Covet :: Covet on Audiotree Live
★★★☆☆ Crying :: Get Olde / Second Wind
★★★☆☆ Department of Eagles :: In Ear Park
★★★☆☆ Five Star Hotel & Machine Girl :: Machine Girl / Five Star Hotel
★★★☆☆ GoGo Penguin :: Between Two Waves - EP
★★★☆☆ I Am Abomination :: To Our Forefathers
★★★☆☆ Jacob Mann Big Band :: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - EP
★★★☆☆ Jyocho :: Days in the Bluish House
★★★☆☆ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu :: Moshimoshiharajuku
★★★☆☆ LITE :: Installation
★★★☆☆ Lightning Bolt :: Wonderful Rainbow
★★★☆☆ Mammal Hands :: Animalia
★★★☆☆ Medieval Slimes :: Medieval Slimes
★★★☆☆ Oklou :: Galore
★★★☆☆ Pinback :: Nautical Antiques
★★★☆☆ Portico Quartet :: Knee Deep In the North Sea
★★★☆☆ Purity Ring :: WOMB
★★★☆☆ Sun City Girls :: Torch of the Mystics
★★☆☆☆ 2814 :: Lost Fragments
★★☆☆☆ BOYS LIFE :: Departures and Landfalls
★★☆☆☆ Black Country, New Road :: For the First Time
★★☆☆☆ Carpainter :: Noble Arts
★★☆☆☆ Cavetown :: Lemon Boy
★★☆☆☆ Charmer :: Charmer
★★☆☆☆ Cosmo’s Midnight :: What Comes Next
★★☆☆☆ Dr. Dog :: We All Belong
★★☆☆☆ Followed By Ghosts :: Dear Monsters, Be Patient
★★☆☆☆ Gost :: Possessor
★★☆☆☆ In Love With a Ghost :: Healing
★★☆☆☆ Joshua James :: The Sun Is Always Brighter
★★☆☆☆ Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus :: Boygenius - EP
★★☆☆☆ Knapsack :: Day Three of My New Life
★★☆☆☆ La Luz :: It’s Alive
★★☆☆☆ Lil Nas X :: MONTERO
★★☆☆☆ MASTER BOOT RECORD :: Interrupt Request
★★☆☆☆ Manchester Orchestra :: The Million Masks Of God
★★☆☆☆ Mono/Poly :: Monotomic
★★☆☆☆ Mura Masa :: Soundtrack to a Death
★★☆☆☆ Necry Talkie :: Memories
★★☆☆☆ Nick Johnston :: Remarkably Human
★★☆☆☆ Sampha :: Process
★★☆☆☆ Sheena Ringo :: Karuki Zahmen Kuri No Hana - Kalk Samen Chestnut Flower
★★☆☆☆ Son Lux :: Tomorrows I
★★☆☆☆ Various Artists :: The 6 Machine - EP
★★☆☆☆ dandelion hands :: Dhid!!, Vol. 2
★☆☆☆☆ Akron/Family :: Sub Verses
★☆☆☆☆ Alanis Morissette :: Jagged Little Pill
★☆☆☆☆ Death from Above 1979 :: The Physical World
★☆☆☆☆ Destroyer :: Poison Season
★☆☆☆☆ JONGHYUN :: She Is - The 1st Album
★☆☆☆☆ Jessie Ware :: Glasshouse
★☆☆☆☆ Maggie Lindemann :: PARANOIA
★☆☆☆☆ Mono/Poly :: Manifestations - EP
★☆☆☆☆ Polvo :: Today’s Active Lifestyles
★☆☆☆☆ Poppy :: Poppy.Computer
★☆☆☆☆ The Academy Is… :: Fast Times at Barrington High
★☆☆☆☆ The Temper Trap :: Conditions