My (delayed) top albums of 2003

Yeah, I know we’re almost six weeks into 2004. It just took a while to put these thoughts together.

This year I was almost content to let KEXP speak for me on the best releases of the year. But I can’t find a concise link on their site for this year’s “best of” list (though it is on the online playlist), and besides Greg inspired me (and gave me a neato format to steal!). So I’ve written an unordered, quick top albums of 2003 list, plus some reflections on the year in music as a whole.

Reading the Bible the modern way

I moved the New Oxford Annotated Bible off my Current Reading spot today. This doesn’t mean I’ve read the whole thing; in fact, I’m still working my way through the Apocrypha, which is where I started a month ago. But I was only able to get in a few pages of reading a night, and I was starting to despair of getting any farther.

Serendipitously, Dave pointed today to a site that lets you subscribe to the Bible via RSS. In particular, the site has three different “read the Bible in a year” feeds that give one entry a day with various combinations of Old and New Testament and Psalms.

Hey, if it works with Samuel Pepys, it’s gotta work for the Good Book, right?