Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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43 Songs, a.k.a. The Soundtrack of My Life: A Film for the Future

43 Songs, 23 categories, on 2 sides. Let me know what you think:

Side 1
1. me (3): Caesars “Fun & Games”, Ash “Girl From Mars”, Sleeper “What Do I Do Now?”
2. moods (2): Dubstar “Not So Manic Now”, B.R.M.C. “High/Low”
3. interests (2): Bjork “Human Behaviour”, Jimi Hendrix “Manic Depression”
4. Kitty: Takako Minekawa “Fantastic Cat”
5. brother (2): My Vitriol “Always Your Way”, Bjork “Army of Me”
6. procrastination (2): Suede “Lazy”, Charlatans “Can’t Get Out of Bed”
7. past/present (2): Idlewild “Self-Healer”, “A Film for the Future”
8. parents (2): Dogs Die In Hot Cars “I Love You ‘Cause I Have To”, XTC “Making Plans for Nigel”
9. travels: Blur “On Your Own”
10. education: XTC “Mayor of Simpleton”
11. doubts: XTC “Dear God”, B.R.M.C. “White Palms”

Side 2
1. friends (2): British Sea Power “Remember Me”, B.R.M.C. “Shade of Blue”
2. inspiration: Radiohead “Anyone Can Play Guitar”
3. So Cal (3): Moby (w/Gwen Stefani) “Southside”, B.R.M.C. “Down Here”, Raveonettes “Ode to L.A.”
4. infatuation (2): Real Tuesday Weld “(Still) Terminally Ambivalent Over You”, Talulah Gosh “Beatnik Boy”
5. lust (2): Catherine Wheel “I Want to Touch You”, Elastica “Stutter”
6. musicians (2): Heavenly “Cool Guitar Boy”, “Starshy”
7. sister: Chemical Brothers “Galvanize”
8. college (2): Lush “I’ve Been Here Before”, Echo & the Bunnymen “The Cutter”
9. jobs (2): Echo & the Bunnymen “Never Stop”, Avalanches “Since I Left You”
10. Christmas (2): Raveonettes “The Christmas Song”, The Three Wise Men (XTC) “Thanks For Christmas”
11. music: The Jesus & Mary Chain “Far Gone & Out”
12. depression (2): Garbage “Silence is Golden”, “Breaking Up the Girl”

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The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby - The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age

The Ambient Century by Mark Predergast is an incredibly detailed and comprehensive history on the development of electronic music from the early composers to the minimalists and into the rock age (innovators, psychedelia, German, Synth, Indie, and Individualists), and ends with House, Techno, and 21st Century Ambience. This is essential reading for anyone interested in electronic music or the history of music in the 20th Century in general. I would make this required reading if I were teaching a class on electronic music, though it’s definitely much more interesting than a standard textbook.

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Support your local poet

Music collections tend to vary from mp3 collections. I personally own a lot of CDs that I don’t plan to import to iTunes… currently I don’t have enough hard drive space. I get kind of annoyed by people who no longer buy CDs because they can illegally download them for free, but I also don’t want to be a victim of the greedy music/recording industry. Still, it is very important to support your favorite artists because most of them only get a small portion of what their albums make. I think they make more from concerts and merchandise, so that is also a good way to support them.

Guzzlefish Collections

Online Playlists

iTunes RegistryMusic MobsLast.FMAudioScrobbler

There’s also Soundflavor though I actually don’t use it.

Scottie Smith is admiring the look of 43T.

Share my 'music knowledge' with other 'music geeks' as myself
Share my music knowledge with other music geeks

Though I’m not sure my tastes count as eclectic in any way (other than variety) I do appreciate the invite, so my playlist is here:

I’m not sure I can get it much more sorted than that.


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