Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

#1 Art Fan

I've always thought that Brian Eno was a pretty interesting guy, and have enjoyed his take on Ambiant Music, his work with Roxy Music, etc., but this story is fascinating:

Brian Eno (idea)@Everything2.com

Comparing Public Papers of the Presidents

Ah, I could comment on this but the picture does much, much more than any pithy diatribe I could make:
Comparing Public Papers of the Presidents

Monday, May 23, 2005

WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Recordings Of Champion Livestock Auctioneers

A remarkable collection of auctioneers doing what they do best: rapid-fire sing-song talking, all in order to get the best price on a heifer:
WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Recordings Of Champion Livestock Auctioneers

Interesting Article about USENET

What's old is new:
Wired News: Want the Sith DVD? Go to Usenet

Friday, May 20, 2005

Lulu, ABBA, Katrina & The Waves, A-ha; What's not to like?

Europeans Under Spell of Eurovision

Gas prices around the country

The results of daily surveys (via credit card transactions) of more than 60,000 self-serve gas stations in the U.S. are posted here courtesy of the American Automobile Association (AAA). Find national, state, and metropolitan area prices for regular, premium, and diesel fuel. Also lists price yesterday, a month, and a year ago as well as highest recorded price for regular unleaded and diesel.

AAA Fuel Gauge Report

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

E-Book Source

Scotland's Sunday Herald offers a series of e-books for free every month:

The Sunday Herald -E-Books

Monday, May 16, 2005

Today's Rotation

1. “Have Love, Will Travel” – Thee Headcoatees
2. “Jimmy Carter” – Electric Six
3. “Worried Mind” – Ray Charles
4. “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” – Jim Nabors
5. “Happy Birthday” – Pizzicato Five
6. “Hey Kids” – Tony Rivers
7. “Hard Time Killing Floor” – R.L. Burnside
8. “No Place For You” – Paul Westerberg
9. “S’ Wonderful” – Joe Williams
10. “Queen of Hearts” – Dave Edmunds
11. “Don’t You Push Me Down” – Taj Mahal
12. “Margaret” – The Silos
13. “Roses While I’m Living” – Charlie Parr
14. “Radiohead” – Wesley Willis
15. “Let Me Kiss You” – Morrissey
16. “Oh, Streetcar!: The Musical” – The Simpsons
17. “Brassneck” – The Wedding Present
18. “It Comes to Me Naturally” – NRBQ
19. “Homecoming” - Joe Henry
20. “You For Me” – Blossom Dearie

Yahoo! RSS Feeds

A List of RSS feeds provided by Yahoo!
Yahoo! Search Web Services

Visual Represnetation of World News

Of interest to 99.999% of the people outside of the US.

Of interest to .0001% of the people who live in the US and are aware that there’s a great big world out there, and things other than Nick and Jessica breaking up are happening.


Friday, May 13, 2005

Best Cell phone Ever

Here is the coolest cellphone out there:

The only catch is the thing is $400!

Portable Rotary Phone : Spark Fun Electronics

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Yesterday's Rotation

(couldn't post last night so here's yesterday's list)

1. Nick Lowe – “American Squirm”
2. Rockpile – “Heart”
3. Sam Collins – “Lonesome Road Blues”
4. Jocelyn Brown – “True Love”
5. Lou Reed & John Cale – “Forever Changed”
6. The Beatles – “Devil In Her Heart”
7. David Cross – “Dead Bodies”
8. Steve Earle – “Taneytown”
9. Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos – “Open Your Eyes”
10. Harold Melvin – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
11. Van Morrison – “Come Running”
12. Bill Evans Trio – “Autumn Leaves (Second Take)”
13. Saturday Looks Good To Me – “Alcohol”
14. James Brown - “Night Train”
15. The Legends – “Call It Ours”
16. Cud – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
17. B.B. King – “Sweet Sixteen”
18. Elvis Costello – “High Fidelity”
19. The Cars – “Funtime”
20. Andrew Bird – “Sovay”

Words of Note (3)

Also on the "to read" shelf:
Steven Johnson. Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

Words of Note (2)

Here's what I'm waiting to read, after I finish Home Land:
Kurt Eichenwald. Conspiracy Of Fools

Words of Note (1)

Here's the latest book I'm reading:

Home Land : A Novel by Sam Lipsyte

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The History of Sampling

An interesting--if incomplete--Java app that let's you trace the history of a sample from its origin to the modern song, and then back again.
Be sure to check out the links for the early Beastie Boy's work.
The History of Sampling

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Today's Rotation: 20 Songs I Heard Today

1. Miles Davis – “It Could Happen To You”
2. Cootie Williams – “Ol’ Man River”
3. The Who – “Sparks” (From Live At Leeds)
4. The Deftones – “Christmas”
5. Herold Melvin & The Blue-Notes – “I Miss You”
6. Hank Williams – “Honky Tonk Blues”
7. Vince Vance and the Vailiants – “Bomb Iran”
8. Rocket From The Tombs – “So Cold”
9. Big Star – “’Til The End of the Day”
10. Jonathan Richman – “(She’s Gonna) Respect Me”
11. Raffi – “Brown Girl In The Ring”
12. Medeski, Martin, and Wood – “Retirement Song”
13. Blossom Dearie – “Little Jazz Bird”
14. Brinsley Schwartz – “I Should Have Known Better”
15. La Bande à Benny – “Samedi Soir”
16. 10,000 Maniacs – “Tension Makes A Tangle”
17. J.J. Cale – “The Problem”
18. Billy Bragg – “Tank Park Salute”
19. Chuck Willis – “Make Up Your Mind”
20. Elizabeth Cotton – “Freight Train”

Band Banned From Performing 'Louie Louie'

Are they for real? I thought this issue died 40 years ago!
Way to Go Benton Harbor!
Band Banned From Performing 'Louie Louie'