25 Classic Cuts From 25 Great Live Albums:
It isn’t easy capturing the energy of a great live show — here’s 25 tunes that do.
1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street – Bill Withers
2. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
3. The Magic Bus – The Who
4. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band
5. Polk Salad Annie – Elvis Presley
6. The ‘In’ Crowd – Ramsey Lewis
7. Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
8. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
9. Surrender – Cheap Trick
10. Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue – (live) – Duke Ellington
11. Solitary Man – Neil Diamond
12. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye
13. Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones
14. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan/The Band
15. The Monkey Thing – Rahsaan Roland Kirk
16. Little Richard Medley: Tutti-Frutti / The Girl Can’t Help It / Long Tall Sally / Jenny Jenny – Delaney & Bonnie
17. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home – Sammy Davis, Jr
18. Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy
19. I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
20. Looks Like Rain – Grateful Dead
21. Baby, What You Want Me To Do? – Etta James
22. Breaking glass – David Bowie
23. Lake Marie – John Prine
24. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
25. Gloria – Van Morrison
New Scientist has an excellent article about how to promote brain health and power through diet and exercise (mental and physical).
I should mention the new BitTorrent search engine launched by BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen. It’s the nicest and fastest BitTorrent search engine out there. I think this can only mean that Bram _wants_ to get sued, but thinks he can win.
Excite and Jotspot founder Joe Kraus has an interesting post about how the [long tail](http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html) applies to software and how Jotspot fits into that vision. Short version: Jotspot is a platform for building custom applications and therefore services a large portion of the long tail.
Nokia released their Linux-based mini-tablet device. The interface is based on GNOME technologies. If only this thing had a hard drive it would be cooler than the [LifeDrive](http://www.palmone.com/us/products/mobilemanagers/lifedrive/).
Andrew Rasiej is running a tech-savvy campaign for Public Advocate of New York City. This is the guy who started the effort to get Bruce Springsteen to perform at an anti-Bush, anti-war concert at Giants Stadium and lead to the Vote for Change tour. He’s limiting campaign donations to $100, plans to work to provide low-cost, high-speed Internet access to every New Yorker, and now he has a (http://www.advocatesforrasiej.com/category/videoblog/).
Ones to Watch (May 2005):
In this recurring feature, we present you with 10 tracks by some of our favorite rising acts.
1. Bigtime – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
2. Sleepwalking – The Raveonettes
3. Mushaboom – Feist
4. Ships – The Weight
5. Play The Hits – Hal
6. Walking Dead – Z-trip
7. The Point Of No Return – Immortal Technique
8. Never Ever – Shout Out Louds
9. I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
10. Lovercall – Danko Jones
The Village Voice has a funny essay about the author’s tour through different levels of vegetarianism.
My own private Idaho potato went like this: When I was a teenager a renowned South African acupuncturist moved in next door to my parents. He and his wife (who pronounces _lime_ like _lamb_, thus leading to the infamous pie recipe debacle) are still the hippest couple my parents know and single-handedly responsible for introducing them to Whole Foods and the Fugees. One day I told the acupuncturist I wanted to be a vegetarian. I wish I could remember why I wanted to stop eating meat, but this was high school and I also wish I could remember my motivation for drinking Zima and wearing flannel in public.