The album of the week is Daft Punk’s Human After All.
Will Wright’s new game sounds a lot like SimUniverse or SimEverything.
Ugh, ANWR drilling passes 49-51. Sounds like the fight isn’t over yet, though:
Republican leaders included the drilling provision in the Senate budget resolution, allowing it to pass with the support of a simply majority instead of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. But Democrats hope that procedural maneuver will be the measure’s undoing.
Congress has failed to approve a final budget each of the last two years, and a similar failure this year would nullify yesterday’s Senate approval and force a drilling bill to get the 60 votes necessary to end a filibuster, instead of 50.
It seems that another vote on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is impending. Pleas go participate in emergency efforts to oppose the drilling.
As Everything But the Girl celebrate 10 years of remixes with a new LP on March 15, Watt is also forging an impressive career as a house DJ and label head (Buzzin’ Fly). Some of his favorite tracks:
NPR has a nice little interview with legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth.
On March 14, U2, the O’Jays, Percy Sledge, the Pretenders and Buddy Guy will be inducted into the Cleveland-based institution. Hear a few of their hits along with music from some of 2004’s inductees.
Magnatune is selling USB Flash drives loaded with 10 Creative Commons-licensed albums. This is a great idea, I only wish they were selling 1 GB versions (the largest size is 512 MB).