The album of the week is Wilco’s *Kicking Television: Live in Chicago*.
The Songs of Johnny and June Carter Cash:
Johnny and June Carter Cash’s romance withstood good times and bad, many of which are chronicled famously in the songs below.
1. I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
2. Keep on the Sunny Side – June Carter Cash
3. Jackson – Johnny Cash
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – June Carter Cash
5. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Johnny Cash
6. Ring of Fire – June Carter Cash
7. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town – Johnny Cash
8. If I Were A Carpenter – June Carter Cash
9. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
10. Gotta Travel On – June Carter
11. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
12. Road To Kaintuck – June Carter Cash
13. I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash
14. Wildwood Flower – June Carter Cash
15. What’d I Say – Johnny Cash
16. The Far Side Banks Of Jordan – June Carter Cash
17. The Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash
18. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow – June Carter
19. Hurt – Johnny Cash
One to Watch: Chris Brown Picks:
This R&B crooner with small-town roots (Tappahannock, VA) reveals his current faves and influences.
1. Pony – Ginuwine
2. Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke
3. Thriller – Michael Jackson
4. Candy Rain – Soul For Real
5. Run It! – Chris Brown
6. Caught Up – Usher
7. Part-Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
8. Soul Survivor – Young Jeezy
9. Motivation – T.I.
10. Knuck If You Buck (with Lil Scrappy) – Crime Mob
11. Oh – Ciara
12. Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1 of 5) – R. Kelly
13. A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
14. Grind With Me – Pretty Ricky
The Boston Herald tech columnist tries Linux and likes it.
>The reasons you’re most likely to read in the popular press for using Linux are defensive.
- Linux is immune to viruses.
- It’s cheaper — free for individual users in most cases.
- It’s not made by Microsoft, a company with more than its share of enemies in the computer world.
The first two are unarguably true. The third may or may not matter to you. What has gotten far less attention is that there are all sorts of positive reasons for using Linux. Kubuntu is a darn-nice operating system. In this reviewer’s testing, it was more stable than Windows. Over a couple weeks, it froze only once. And for many applications such as word-processing and e-mail, it was faster than Windows mainstays Word and Outlook. The biggest surprise to this reviewer was the beauty of the interface. It was nicer than any Windows variation.
The ConsortiumInfo.org blog has another informative update on the effort to override the Massachusetts OpenDocument format specification.
Dig This (Nov. 2005):
In this recurring feature, we present you with tracks by some of our favorite rising acts.
1. The Art of Walking – Blockhead
2. Publish My Love – Rogue Wave
3. Headlock – Imogen Heap
4. From the Lab – Colossus
5. Leave The Sad Things Behind – Paula Frazer
6. Good Black Bad Black – Blockhead
7. 10:1 – Rogue Wave
8. Loose Ends – Imogen Heap
9. If You Knew My Mind – Colossus
10. Always On My Mind – Paula Frazer
Teh album of the week is Neil Diamond’s *12 Songs*. Kate Bush gets disqualified out of spite because the second disc of her 2-disc *Aerial* is for purchase only.
From Norway With Love:
Maybe it’s the cold, or the high quality of life, but there’s something irresistibly sparkling about the music from Norway.
1. Take On Me – A-Ha
2. Poor Leno – Royksopp
3. Oslo Skyline – Jaga Jazzist
4. Heartbeat – Annie
5. I’d Rather Dance With You – Kings Of Convenience
6. Sleep On Needles – Sondre Lerche
7. Ghost Trains – with Morgan Geist – Erlend Oye
8. Midget – Jaga Jazzist
9. Beautiful Day Without You – Royksopp
10. Chewing Gum (Vocal mix) – Annie
11. Misread – Kings Of Convenience
12. Two Way Monologue (Album Version) – Sondre Lerche
13. Nervous Little Boy – The Lovethugs
14. Eple – Royksopp
15. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. – A-Ha
16. Dead Passengers – Sondre Lerche
17. Winning A Battle, Losing The War – Kings Of Convenience
18. The Living Daylights – a-ha
19. Only This Moment – Royksopp
20. Day – Jaga Jazzist
21. Sudden Rush – with Kompis – Erlend Oye
22. Toxic Girl – Kings Of Convenience
23. Amygdala – Frost
24. Triumphant – Royksopp
25. Every Party Has A Winner And A Loser – with Prefuse 73 – Erlend Oye
A consortium of companies with a vested interest in Linux have announced the creation of a company to acquire patents and offer them royalty-free in order to extend open source operating systems worldwide. The usual suspects are involved, Red Hat, Novell, and IBM; but I’m kind of surporised to see Sony and Philips involved.