The album of the week is the Fiery Furnaces’ *Rehearsing My Choir*.
I can’t remember how long it’s been since I bought an actual physical CD so kudos to They Might Be Giants for coming up with some plastic discs I’m still willing to pay for. TMBG’s *Venue Songs* CD and DVD combo is available for pre-order at only $15.
R.I.P. Shirley Horn (1934-2005):
The vocalist/pianist was championed by Miles Davis and Quincy Jones but didn’t reach star status until late in her career.
1. Forget Me – Shirley Horn
2. Here’s To Life – Shirley Horn
3. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – Shirley Horn
4. Quietly There – Shirley Horn
5. The Meaning Of The Blues – Shirley Horn
6. The Great City – Shirley Horn
7. All My Tomorrows – Shirley Horn
8. How Am I To Know? – Shirley Horn
9. Ten Cents A Dance – Shirley Horn
10. I Could Have Told You – Shirley Horn
11. Come Dance With Me – Shirley Horn
12. Baby, Baby All The Time – Shirley Horn
13. Just For A Thrill – Shirley Horn
14. Isn’t It A Pity? – Shirley Horn
15. You Won’t Forget Me – Shirley Horn
There was an awesome commentary on Marketplace tonight about how Alan Greenspan is responsible for the current dominance of electroclash and psychedelic folk in the underground rock and roll scene.
Microsoft is funding the scanning of 150,000 public domain books for the Open Content Alliance project. They have an online viewer now as well as PDF downloads for a few books.
Akismet is Mutt Mullenweg’s new anti-comment and trackback spam web service for WordPress. I turned off trackbacks a few weeks ago because I hadn’t gotten a legitimate one in over a year. We’ll see how Akismet does.
Ones to Watch (Oct. 2005):
In this recurring feature, we present you with tracks by some of our favorite rising acts.
1. Tive Razao – Seu Jorge
2. Nee Dans La Nature – Helena
3. Mornings Eleven – The Magic Numbers
4. Feelgood By Numbers – The Go Team
5. Transporte – Jorge Drexler
6. Bem Querer – Seu Jorge
7. Le Jardin Pres De La Falaise – Helena
8. Don’t Give Up The Fight – The Magic Numbers
9. The Power Is On – The Go Team
10. Salva Pantallas – Jorge Drexler
The Slashdot interview with Sid Meier, designer of my two favorite computer games (Civilization and Alpha Centauri), is up.
The album of the week is *Clap Your Hands Say Yeah*.
Fall Out Boy’s Mix (Explicit):
The emo group dares to put the late, great Nick Drake on the same mix as the late, great ODB.
1. And This Is For… – Murs
2. 99 Problems – Jay-Z
3. Pink Moon – Nick Drake
4. Love Street – R. Kelly
5. Oh Sheila – Ready for the World
6. Suedehead – Morrissey
7. Where Eagles Dare – Misfits
8. MidLife Crisis – Faith No More
9. Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
10. Let’s Go – Trick Daddy
11. These Arms Of Mine – Otis Redding
12. Classifieds (Album Version) – The Academy Is
13. In Da Club – 50 Cent
14. Perfect Teeth – Motion City Soundtrack
15. Piece by Piece – Slayer
16. Sound System – Operation Ivy
17. Black Dialogue – The Perceptionists
18. It Ain’t Hard To Tell – NAS
19. Time To Waste – Alkaline Trio
20. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
21. Regret – New Order
22. I Can’t Wait – Ol’ Dirty Bastard
23. The Details Of The Bomb – Joan Of Arc
24. The Year Summer Ended In June – Misery Signals
25. Just As Long As We’re Together – Prince
26. How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
27. Save Me – Queen