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Saturday, October 22, 2005

YAMR: Halloween

Playing this week on Yet Another Music Radio: Halloween, over three hours of music to get you ready for the spooky holiday.

Artists/composers frightening you include: 16 Horsepower, Austin Lounge Lizards, Ben Colder, Bert Convey, Big Dee Kornngay, Bob Ridgely, Bobby (Boris) Pickett, Bobby Please, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Boris Karloff, The Born losers, Carl Orff, Castle Kings, Charlotte Martin, Chris Kevin & The Comics, Christophe Beck, Chubby Checker, Danny Elfman, The Daylighters, Earl Patterson, The Edgar Winter Group, Edvarg Grieg, Evanescence, The Friars, The Fuzzmores, Gene Moss, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, Jack & Jim, Jack Marshall, Jimmy Dee, J.S. Bach, John Carpenter, John Williams, The Keytones, The Legendary Invisible Men, Leroy Bowman, Little Richard, Mike Oldfield, Modest Mussorgsky, Natacha Atlas, North American Halloween Prevention Initiative, The Phantom Five, Poe, Ray Lewis, Roy Clark, Soupy Sales, Southern Culture on the Skids, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Swingin' Neckbreaker, Taratula Ghoul, The Taratulas, Thought Gang, Vic Mizzy, Wojciech Kilar, & Zacherle.

All in all, it's over fifty ways to scare your way to Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005


If you're like me, you like acoustic folk and Americana and other grassroots music. If you're also like me, you like live performances. If you're also like me, you like discovering new music.

And if you're like me, you like free stuff!

So if you're like me, you'll like Woodsongs, the Website for the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, where you'll find the Woodsongs Show Archive: audio and video of nearly all of the performances on the show.

(The only bad thing is that the audio and video is in Windows Media format...)
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Monday, October 17, 2005

Time's Top 100 Novels

So, Time magazine has come out with a list of what they pick as the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.

Turns out that I've read more of them than I figured:

Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Neuromancer by William Gibson
1984 by George Orwell
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

All of which are good books, which would lead me to believe that the other 91 books on the list are at least decent as well. But best? Hmmm. While Ubik is a good book, there are several Philip K. Dick novels that I'd rank above it: A Scanner Darkly, The Man in the High Castle, and VALIS, just to name three.
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The 3-Variable Funny Test

the Wit
(61% dark, 30% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)
your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm
talking about, check it out here:

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

If you're interested, try my latest:
The Terrorism Test

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 79% on darkness
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You scored higher than 8% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 5% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Friday, October 07, 2005

YAMR: Soundtrack Songs

Playing this week on Yet Another Music Radio: Soundtrack Songs, over three hours of songs from movie soundtracks.

Songs from: Batman Forever; Blue Crush; Bubba Ho-Tep; Cold Mountain; Confessions of s Teenage Drama Queen; Cruel Intensions; D.E.B.S.; Die Another Day; Donnie Darko; Ella Enchanted; Freaky Friday; Herbie: Fully Loaded; Hitch; Ice Princess; Josie and the Pussycats; Kill Bill, vol. 1; Kill Bill, vol. 2; The Lizzie McGuire Movie; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Mallrats; Me, Myself & Irene; Mean Girls; Men with Brooms; Napoleon Dynamite; The Perfect Man; The Princess Diaries 2; Shanghai Knights; Shark Tale; Shrek 2; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; Starsky & Hutch; Sweet Home Alabama; A Walk to Remember.

With songs by: The 5, 6, 7, 8's; Abra Moore; Alana Grace; Alison Krauss; Aly & A.J.; Amerie; Anne Hathaway; Annie Lennox; Atomic Kitten; Ben Folds Five; Beulah; Bowling for Soup; Brian Tyler; Chantal Kreviazuk; Charlotte Martin; Christy Carlson Romano; Disposal Unit; The Donnas; Eddie Murphy & Antonio Banderas; The Faders; Fatboy Slim; Frou Frou; Gary Jules; The Goops; Ivy; Jessica Harp; Jewel; Josie and the Pussycats; Kari Kimmel; Katy Rose; Lillix; Lindsay Lohan; Lipps Inc.; Nancy Sinatra; Paul Oakenfold; Pink; Placebo; Plumb; Pussycat Dolls; Rogue Wave; Sarah Harmer with The Tragically Hip; Seal; Shannon McNally; Shivaree; Simple Plan; Superchic[k]; Tom Scott; Tomoyasu Hotei; Toploader; U2; The Weekend; Zero 7.

The makes for over 50 songs of rockin'/poppin' soundtrack goodness. Get 'em while they're hot!
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