I have been continuing through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list at a steady pace. Here are my comments on numbers 75-51...
I am going through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list. I am cheating a bit by starting at 100 and working my way to number one.
Even if you do not agree with the RS rankings or my numeric grades below, it is a fun list because it exposes you to some albums that might be outside of your usual listening genre that are worth a listen. I am up to number 74 on the list and these are my findings so far...
This is the second post of a five part series aimed at development productivity. The subjects covered in the series will be:
- Basic linux commands
- "dot" file configurations
- SSH, Networking commands
- PHP and git command options and shortcuts
- Process and disk monitoring
This part deals with Unix/Linux configuration files that start with a ".".
I have seen blog posts where people list some goals. The reason for publicly listing these goals is partially to be held accountable and to use as a reference point to look back upon. I think that this is a great idea. The list below focuses on work related goals I have. A further post will list leisure/general goals.
I have been looking for a simple way to create an HTML5 audio playlist for use on my Music Spotlight - Songs page. I narrowed the search down to audio.js because it focuses on audio not audio/video and is fairly simple to implement. There is also an existing playlist demo. This is a good baseline, but I wanted to be able to shift tracks with GUI buttons and also adjust the volume, handle playlist errors, etc so decided to create a skin for the player.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:
Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange
It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man
Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...
...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters
The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.
nick cave-midnight man
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The greater the stupidity, the greater the clarity. Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidity is honest and sincere.Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"
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