Nothing much new again this week so we’re going back into the recent archives for The Earlies’ *These Were the Earlies*.
You should really listen to this [nine-minute rant](http://monkeydyne.com/pub/Joe_Rogan-DMT.mp3) in which Joe Rogan, that horrible guy from *The Man Show* and *Fear Factor*, out-Bill Hickses Bill Hicks. [via [Boing Boing](http://boingboing.net)]
Best of Rolling Stone Originals: 2005:
Live sets from Kelly Clarkson, Nickelback and Keane were among the highlights from our exclusive concert series.
1. Deeper – Hanson
2. Thinking Of You – Paul Weller
3. My Apartment – Ben Kweller
4. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
5. No Big Deal (Real/Rhapsody Version) – Steadman
6. Over My Head (Better Off Dead) – Sum 41
7. Everything To Everyone – Everclear
8. U Don’t Know Me (Rolling Stone Original Version) – T.I.
9. Wish I – Jem
10. Save Me – Unwritten Law
11. Times Like These – Jack Johnson
12. Every Time You Go Away – Brian Mcknight
13. So Much More (Rolling Stone Original Version) – Fat Joe
14. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
15. A Lifetime – Better Than Ezra
16. Ugly (Live – Rolling Stone Original) – The Exies
17. Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far) – The Thrills
18. Hey Girl (Rolling Stones Original) – O.A.R.
19. Fallen – Sarah Mclachlan
20. Finding Out True Love Is Blind (Rolling Stone Original Version) – Louis XIV
21. State Of Mind – Raul Midon
22. All That I’ve Got (Acoustic Version) – The Used
23. White Houses – Vanessa Carlton
24. Jet Lag – Joss Stone
25. Tess Don’t Tell – Ivy
26. I Don’t Want To Be – Gavin DeGraw
27. So Much More (Rolling Stone Original Version) – Fat Joe
28. Devil (Rolling Stone Original Version) – Staind
29. Sailor and Widow – Keren Ann
30. Photograph (Acoustic RS. com) – Nickelback
31. I Was So Young (You Were So Beautiful) – Bill Charlap
32. We Used To Be Friends (Live) (Single) – The Dandy Warhols
33. Bang Theory (Live Version) – World Leader Pretend
34. Do What You Want (Live) – Ok Go
35. At Home He’s A Tourist – Gang Of Four
36. May Queen (Live) (Single) – Liz Phair
37. Complicated Situation – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
38. Steam Engine – My Morning Jacket
39. Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) (Live) – Big & Rich
40. I Play Chicken With The Train (Live Version) – Cowboy Troy
41. You’re The Ocean – Teitur
42. First Album purchased with own money? – Black Eyed Peas
43. Conflict, jealousy and Jar Rule – 50 Cent
Celebrating Martin Luther King:
Classic songs directly inspired by the man, his message and his legacy.
1. Martin Luther King Jr: ‘I Have A Dream’ – Walter Kronkite
2. A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
3. All God’s Children Ain’t Free – Johnny Cash
4. Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
5. Motherless Child – The Five Blind Boys of Alabama
6. I Shall Be Released – The Band
7. Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
8. He Was My Brother – Simon and Garfunkel
9. Black Wonders Of The World – Billy Paul
10. Southern Man – Neil Young
11. Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff
12. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
13. Pride – U2
14. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye
15. People Get Ready – The Impressions
16. President – Wyclef Jean
17. I Told Jesus – Roberta Flack
18. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – Bob Dylan
19. Mississippi Goddamn – Nina Simone
20. Chimes Of Freedom – The Byrds
21. Like A King – Ben Harper
22. Get Up My Brother – Shirley Caesar
23. If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley
24. We Shall Overcome – Charlie Haden/Hank Jones
25. The House I Live In – Dianne Reeves
Nothing much new this week so we’re going with a slightly older release. It’s the self-titled second album from Boston-based Berklee School of Music graduates Apollo Sunshine.
IEEE Spectrum interviews David Allen.
Why have techies embraced GTD?
It’s been fascinating to see the rise of my star in the geek world. One of the reasons geeks love GTD is because it’s a closed system. It tells you what to do with everything: it’s really a knowledge management model. And geeks are lazy, just like me, so they’re into how automated they can make the system. And geeks are early adopters. They’re willing to give up whatever they’re doing to find a better thing to do.
2005: The Year In Rock:
It was a year of releases from the heavyweights of yesterday, as well as the second coming of Green Day.
1. B.Y.O.B. – System Of A Down
2. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
3. Rock Star – Nickelback
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Alternate Take) – Bob Dylan
5. How To Be Invisible – Kate Bush
6. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Single/Album Version) – Green Day
7. Tumbling Dice (Live) – The Rolling Stones
8. Jesus Was An Only Son – Bruce Springsteen
9. 4ever – The Veronicas
10. I’m Feeling You – Santana Featuring Michelle Branch & The Wreckers
11. Have A Nice Day – Bon Jovi
12. Faith in the Heartland – Journey
13. Who Did You Think I Was (Live In Concert) – John Mayer Trio
14. The Painter – Neil Young
15. All About Us – T.a.t.u.
USNews covers recent research that calls the effectiveness of dieting into question.
Slentz, Hawks, and other researchers note that most studies show that the vast majority of people can’t stick with a diet very long. Though some dieters do make lifestyle changes that lead to permanent weight loss and better health, most regain much, if not all, of their lost weight in three to five years. Results reported last week from the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative do little to enhance dieting’s reputation. After seven years, women on a low-fat diet maintained a mere pound of their initial loss. And some studies show that frequent dieters actually gain weight.
The article goes on to suggest that healthy eating and exercise habits are more important than actual weight, which I think is probably true. I also think that it’s far easier to establish a new set of habits than it is to stick to some prescribed eating plan.
Update: As a follow-up: Short-Term Lifestyle Changes Improve Health Even Without Major Weight Loss.