Blips of the Year: #songsofmy2010

December 31, 2010

While combing through my account, I nominated 25 songs for my self-indulgent year-end countdown. Here are the rest of the blip that made my musical year:

25. February 3:  Múm – Rhubarbidoo
24. March 29:  Paul Whiteman – Rhapsody in Blue
23. July 12:  Adele – Best For Last
22. March 29:  Zero 7 – Give It Away
21. March 25:  Oingo Boingo – Insects
20. September 5:  Al Jolson Hour
19. May 5: Air – New Star in the Sky (Chanson Pour Solal)
18. August 14:  Fiona Apple – Never Is A Promise
17. November 2:  Radiohead – The Bends
16. May 17:  Michelle Williams – Hero
15. October 1:  Rob Swift – Guitar Center Sessions
14. October 11:  Emerson Lake & Palmer – Closer To Believing
13. March 8:  Circuit Parade – Million Dollar Mermaid
12. August 21:   Spring Heel Jack – Midwest
11. December 27, 2009: Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata

10. September 8: Cankisou – Borrega
9. May 20: Cocosuma – Miracle Man
8. August 27: Clare & The Reasons – Pluton
7. May 1A Perfect Circle – The Nurse Who Loved Me
6. February 6Grizzly Bear – Southern Point
5. March 30: Battles – Atlas
4. January 6:  Grizzly Bear – Slow Life
3. January 26Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home
2. February 15Boredoms – Super You
1. May 17: Boredoms –

Links for December 27, 2010: Four Loko and Net-Neutrality

December 26, 2010
  • You can not really understand a moral panic like this in rational terms. … You can still mix Red Bull and vodka.

  • I’m not really a computer wizard, so I can’t speak about the the accuracy and completeness, but the last 17 seconds of the video explains why the net-neutrality movement has not yet won me over.

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    Links for December 20, 2010: What Makes a Slant a Slant?

    December 19, 2010
  • Vodpod videos no longer available.

    At the height of the health care reform debate last fall, Bill Sammon, Fox News’ controversial Washington managing editor, sent a memo directing his network’s journalists not to use the phrase “public option.”

    Instead, Sammon wrote, Fox’s reporters should use “government option” and similar phrases — wording that a top Republican pollster had recommended in order to turn public opinion against the Democrats’ reform efforts.

    “Caught slanting”, eh? Why is Media Matters so uncomfortable with the word “government”? It seems to describe the policy accurately. Then again, if you want to be consistent, you’ll have to use the phrase elsewhere, as in “government library” and “government swimming pool”, which is still accurate, really.

  • We’ve had a few cases rule in favor. This will be an interesting legal battle.

  • Stopping bailouts was not a poll option. The free market was not a poll option.

  • Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.