Robot Anton Wilson Update

Here‘s an update about Robert Anton Wilson, who is apparently under hospice care. There’s also a [documentary](http://imdb.com/title/tt0398191/) out about his life. That went to the top of my Netflix queue. [via [RoWis](http://www.robotwisdom.com/)]

Umphrey’s McGee Mix Tape

Umphrey’s McGee Mix Tape:
Toss all these eclectic influences and favorites into a blender and you have the perfect recipe for an Umphrey’s McGee.
1. Bayliss intro – Umphrey’s McGee
2. On “Women, Wine and Song” – Umphrey’s McGee
3. Women, Wine and Song – Umphrey’s McGee
4. Favorite Huey Lewis tune – Umphrey’s McGee
5. If This Is It – Huey Lewis and the News
6. I started playing guitar in high school – Umphrey’s McGee
7. Travelling Riverside Blues – Robert Johnson
8. I was into Guns N’ Roses before Led Zeppel… – Umphrey’s McGee
9. Mr. Brownstone – Guns N’ Roses
10. What about the softer side of Brendan Bayliss – Umphrey’s McGee
11. Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
12. Give me a few more words about the new record – Umphrey’s McGee
13. Believe the Lie – Umphrey’s McGee
14. European Tour commentary – Umphrey’s McGee
15. What bands do you dig from today? – Umphrey’s McGee
16. Becky – The Benevento Russo Duo
17. “‘No Woman No Cry” – Umphrey’s McGee
18. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
19. Bil Laswell remixes – Umphrey’s McGee
20. Black Satin / What If / Agharta Prelude Dub – Miles Davis
21. The ghost of Bob Marley – Umphrey’s McGee
22. Is This Love – Bob Marley
23. Jake got started with his parents record collec… – Umphrey’s McGee
24. Locomotion – John Coltrane
25. A drummer first before a guitarist – Umphrey’s McGee
26. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
27. Blue Oyster Cult, The Long Island Sound – Umphrey’s McGee
28. Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
29. More BOC – Umphrey’s McGee
30. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll – Blue Oyster Cult
31. Getting into Frank Zappa, “Inca Roads”… – Umphrey’s McGee
32. Inca Roads – Frank Zappa
33. It sounded so impossible to play – Umphrey’s McGee
34. Lumpy Gravy Part One: The Way I See It, Barry/D… – Frank Zappa
35. Early Van Halen covers – Umphrey’s McGee
36. Mean Street – Van Halen
37. Jazz Crusade – Umphrey’s McGee
38. Words – Umphrey’s McGee

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald:
Dubbed the First Lady of Song, Ella was the most popular female jazz singer of the 20th century.
1. Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
2. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald
3. ‘Deed I Do – Ella Fitzgerald / Count Basie
4. Love Is Here To Stay – Ella Fitzgerald
5. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
6. Mack The Knife – Ella Fitzgerald
7. Black Coffee – Ella Fitzgerald
8. I’m Beginning To See The Light – Ella Fitzgerald
9. Miss Otis Regrets – Ella Fitzgerald
10. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
11. Gotta Be This Or That – Ella Fitzgerald
12. Midnight Sun – Ella Fitzgerald
13. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) – Ella Fitzgerald
14. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
15. More Than You Know – Ella Fitzgerald

R.I.P. Roger “Syd” Barrett: 1946 – 2006

R.I.P. Roger “Syd” Barrett: 1946 – 2006:
Celebrate the genius of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd’s original madcap leader and psychedelic gnome of the London Underground.
1. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd
2. Lucifer Sam – Pink Floyd
3. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd
4. Golden Hair – Syd Barrett
5. Opel – Syd Barrett
6. Baby Lemonade – Syd Barrett
7. Birdie Hop – Syd Barrett
8. Octopus – Syd Barrett
9. Gigolo Aunt – Syd Barrett
10. Jugband Blues – Pink Floyd
11. Terrapin – Syd Barrett
12. Dark Globe – Syd Barrett
13. Effervescing Elephant – Syd Barrett
14. It Is Obvious – Syd Barrett
15. Bike – Pink Floyd
16. Wolfpack – Syd Barrett
17. Bob Dylan Blues – Syd Barrett
18. Dolly Rocker – Syd Barrett
19. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd

Most Popular Wedding Reception Songs

Most Popular Wedding Reception Songs:
1. At Last – Etta James
2. Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker
3. By Your Side – Sade
4. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
5. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
6. Love Is Here To Stay – Frank Sinatra
7. Crazy – Patsy Cline
8. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
9. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
10. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
11. Always And Forever – Heatwave
12. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
13. Pledging My Love – Emmylou Harris
14. If – Bread
15. Embraceable You – Sarah Vaughan
16. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
17. Endless Love – Diana Ross
18. The Way You Look Tonight – Dick Haymes
19. Tonight, I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack
20. Just The Way You Are – Diana Krall
21. Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin
22. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
23. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
24. Sea Of Love – Cat Power
25. All The Way – Frank Sinatra

T In The Park 2006

T In The Park 2006:
1. Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Do You Want To (Single Version) – Franz Ferdinand
3. My Generation – The Who
4. Juicebox – The Strokes
5. Na Na Na Na Naa – Kaiser Chiefs
6. I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
7. Twenty Years – Placebo
8. Tied Up Too Tight (Album Version) – Hard-fi
9. Forever Lost – The Magic Numbers
10. Above The Clouds – Paul Weller
11. C’mon People (We’re Making It Now) – Richard Ashcroft
12. Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
13. Munich – Editors
14. White Unicorn – Wolfmother
15. A Man Needs To Be Told – Charlatans U.K.
16. Country Girl – Primal Scream
17. We Just Won’t Be Defeated – The Go Team
18. Hush – Kula Shaker
19. Getting Better – Gomez
20. (vaka) – Sigur Ros
21. Soul Meets Body – Death Cab For Cutie

ODF support for Office

Microsoft have announced an ODF plug-in for Office and already released a [prototype version](http://sourceforge.net/projects/odf-converter) under a BSD license. Kudos to Microsoft for finally doing the right thing. I think they realized that if they didn’t do this, they couldn’t say they cared about interoperability and open standards with a straight face. Now that that’s dealt with can we remove the [ODF slander](http://www.consortiuminfo.org/newsblog/blog.php?ID=1818) from the [Open XML FAQ](http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/itpro/ecmafaq.mspx)?

The Land of the Free: An Independence Day Playlist

The Land of the Free: An Independence Day Playlist:
Kick off your Independence Day with a playlist that celebrates some patriotic tunes.
1. The Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston
2. Born In The U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
3. America – Simon and Garfunkel
4. The Hands That Built America – U2
5. Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly – Aaron Tippin
6. American Baby – Dave Matthews Band
7. Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys
8. Red White And Blue – Lynyrd Skynyrd
9. American Pie – Don McLean
10. American Girl – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
11. Till My Dyin’ Day – Brooks & Dunn
12. Back In The U.S.A. – Chuck Berry
13. American Music – Violent Femmes
14. America – Neil Diamond
15. This Ain’t No Rag, It’s A Flag – Charlie Daniels Band
16. God Bless The USA – Lee Greenwood