Friday, December 28, 2007


  1. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, op.15 5:31 University of Melbourne Choir / Lawrence Choral Music - Ormond College / Lawrence Classical 2000 Barber, Samuel
  2. When I Stop Dreaming 3:16 George Jones Greatest Hits - Vol.2 Pop 1992
  3. Senioritis 2:40 MC Paul Barman It's Very Stimulating Hip Hop/Rap 2000
  4. Stormy Weather 6:45 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall Pop
  5. C’Etait UNE Histoire D’Amour (Contet, Jal) P 1942 4:28 Edith Piaf Love And Passion Box Set (Disc 3- C'etait Une Histoire d'Amour) World 2001 J. Jal, Henri Contet
  6. The Good, The Bad & The Queen 6:16 The Good, The Bad & The Queen Q - Best Of 2007 Alternative & Punk 2005 The Good, The Bad & The Queen
  7. Azda 7:34 Franco The Very Best of the Rumba Giant of Zaire World 2000
  8. E Flat Major Sonata, BWV 1031: Siciliano 2:15 Stephen Preston, traverso, Trevor Pinnock, hapsichord Bach: Flute Sonatas Classical 1975 J.S.Bach
  9. Don't Blame Me 3:01 Sarah Vaughan Young Sassy: I'll Wait And Pray (Disc 1) Jazz 1945 Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  10. Ruby My Dear 3:09 Thelonious Monk Confirmation Jazz 1947 Monk,Thelonious/Monk
  11. Phuman'endlini 2:43 Various Artists Bergville Stories Soundtrack
  12. It's Happening Again 4:40 The Killer Shrews The Killer Shrews Rock
  13. Every Beat Of My Heart 2:04 The Pips With Gladys Knight Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection Pop 1961 Johnny Otis
  14. Little Fury Things 3:05 Dinosaur Jr Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Alternative & Punk 1987
  15. Romeo [Acoustic Mix] 3:33 Basement Jaxx The No.1 Ibiza Chillout Album (Disc 2) Electronica/Dance 2001
  16. Ooh Ooh Baby 3:28 Britney Spears Blackout Pop 2007 F. Nassar/K. DioGuardi/E. Coomes
  17. Too Late 2:49 Jackson Southernaires Peacock Gospel Classics : Gospel Groups-Over In Glory Gospel & Religious
  18. Mountain Gal 2:24 Red Price & His Rockin' Rhythm Rock 'n' Skiffle: Brit Beat Beginnings Rock 1956
  19. Washing Machine 2:56 Amy LaVere Anchors & Anvils Rock 2007
  20. Beethoven : 3 Equalen Voor 4 Tromb. WoO. 30 : Idem 2 2:12 Otteto Italiano Otteto Italiano : Beethoven : Music For Winds And Brass Classical 2000 Beethoven
  21. Cathedrals 3:24 The Handsome Family Down In the Valley Country 1998

Thursday, December 20, 2007


  1. Web In Front 2:05 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle Alternative & Punk 1993
  2. Bernier, Brianin: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 9:44 Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brianin Krusche, Martin: Friendship Pagoda Jazz 2000
  3. Spirit On The Water 7:43 Bob Dylan Modern Times Folk 2006
  4. Mama Na Bana 11:02 Konono Nº1 Live At Couleur Café World 2007 Konono N°1
  5. The Night Is Blue Oct. 4, 1934 3:11 Red Norvo That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History (1895-1950) Vol. 3 Jazz
  6. B Minor Sonata, BWV 1030: Largo E Dolce 3:37 Stephen Preston, traverso, Trevor Pinnock, hapsichord Bach: Flute Sonatas Classical 1975 J.S.Bach
  7. The Joker [Kid Carpet Remix] 4:37 Fatboy Slim The No.1 Ibiza Chillout Album (Disc 2) Electronica/Dance 2004
  8. Here 3:56 Pavement Slanted & Enchanted Alternative & Punk 1992 Pavement
  9. Ou Sont-Ils Mes Petits Copains? 3:32 Edith Piaf L' Accordeoniste Jazz 2001 Monnot, Piaf
  10. Seventeenth Century Boogie 2:07 Winifred Atwell Rock 'n' Skiffle: Brit Beat Beginnings Rock 1954
  11. Stairway To The Stars 2:22 Frank Strozier Cool, Calm And Collected Jazz
  12. Piece Of Me 3:32 Britney Spears Blackout Pop 2007 C. Karlsson/K. Ahlund/P. Winnberg
  13. Tinerete, Tinerete (Romica Puceanu) 7:24 Toni Iordache Sounds From A Bygone Age, Vol. 4 Folk 2007
  14. Killing Him 3:05 Amy LaVere Anchors & Anvils Rock 2007
  15. Beethoven : Trio Voor 2 Hobo En Engelse Hoorn Op 87 : Adagio 4:11 Otteto Italiano Otteto Italiano : Beethoven : Music For Winds And Brass Classical 2000 Beethoven
  16. Dodo's Bounce 1:43 Dodo Marmarosa Confirmation Jazz 1946 Marmarosa/Marmarosa,Dodo
  17. Kamoukie 5:04 Salif Keita M'Bemba Alternative & Punk 2006

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

wasting more time

I now have:
My document is publicly viewable at:
Published on December 11, 2007 12:24 PM
---So far the list covers just for the past couple years, but it might be useful for me if not for others. At any rate, if you are a list freak like me, here is another of my lists. As you may know or have surmised I am a zealous collector of Christgau Consumer Guide choices in my music collection. I've noticed on the Robert Christgau website, that handy lists by year can easily be found. Checking printouts of these against my own database, it is quite easy for me to make an extract of Xgau choices in my collection. Unfortunately for my bankroll I also acquire more jazz and classical music, not to mention podcasts, outside the Xgau purview than I can ever hope to give enough of a listen to, but for pop and rock and a diverse coterie of subgenres, Christgau has been my main man to lead me by the ear, ever since I first broke down and bought a CD player back in 1992 and didn't want to make the mistakes I made with all the vinyl LPs I had accrued until then. I mean CDs were expensive. They still are, but I am finding that there are more budget choices to try things just to check things out, without beforehand being sure they will be great to listen to after many plays, as Christgau insures.
---Right now my total collection stands at some 6000+ discs. Four thousand, at least, I wish I could listen to right now. Browsing the list at least I can be reminded a little bit of what all there is there.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

What's on my iPod?

Funny you should ask. Just now I did my weekly sync to MacBook after burning off the older ones (on 9 MP3 CDs). It boils down to:
  • 04/12/2007: Parliamentary Committees CBC Radio: The Best of The Current CBC Radio: The Best of The Current 20:42 With Karlheinz Schreiber testifying before the House of Commons Ethics Committee, The Current takes a look at Parliamentary committees and their effectiveness.
  • 11/21/07 Marketplace Money APM APM: Marketplace Money 54:10 See the world on a shoestring; A home away from home; Vacation tip: Leave the laptop behind; Work Life: Airline pilot; Buzzword: Block time; Marketplace Money Mailbag; Educating Rico: Lost in translation; Trade misery for miles; Straight Story: Giving tha
  • 11/27/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Let's be rational: Tougher times ahead; Cities are stuck in mortgage meltdown; Citigroup gets help from Abu Dhabi; There's only one Burger King in this town; Google searching for renewable energy; Verizon to open network to more phones; A new way to navig
  • 11/28/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 When this man talks, markets get giddy; What's OPEC thinking?; On the road to new fuel economy rules?; R.J. Reynolds to pull cigarette ads; Talk-show host Daly to cross picket line; Telecoms should fight illegal orders; SEC blocks shareholder-rights effor
  • 11/29/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Another hit to U.S. oil supplies; Sears profits go into free fall; Liquidity crunch spreads to muni bonds; Luxury report card called unsatisfactory; Ratings firm sees opportunity in chaos; Working to make eBay easier and safer; Social networking is here t
  • 11/30/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Freeze coming on subprime mortgages?; Post Office gives Netflix negative review; Hugo Chavez, president for life?; Iraqi refugees returning, but to what?; Week on Wall Street; South African miners to strike for safety; An incubator for maternity products
  • 11/30/07 Marketplace Money American Public Media APM: Marketplace Money 52:11 A new deal for the housing market; In search of a security blanket; BYOB: Bring your own BlackBerry; Work Life: Museum guard; Buzzword: Proxy access; Marketplace Money Mailbag; Investment Clubs: Seattle summary; Taken for a ride; Straight Story: Subprime
  • 12/03/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Paulson to offer fix for mortgage mess; Moody's may soon downgrade SIV notes; Dell takes a hard drive at advertising; AT&T hangs up on pay-phone business; Prospecting in 'frontier markets'; Set goals for the 'bottom billion' to rise; Divided Belgium is of
  • 12/04/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Iran sanctions now seen as unlikely; Subprime fears fuel run on Florida fund; Airlines plan to pack in more per flight; Study puts cities' best feet forward; Goodwill goes 'vintage,' gets trendy; A look at listener mail; Paying a visit to the 'Jews of the
  • 12/05/07 Marketplace American Public Media APM: Marketplace 29:07 Mortgage-freeze plan is on its way; Nielsen to target illegal Web videos; S. African candidate campaigns in U.S.; Money finds its way to art speculation; Plug-in hybrids need more juice; Gold standard won't make things better; Aussies fill up with gasolin
  • #132 - Cuddle Me Quatchi CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence 1:03:39 Monstrous new tracks from Black Mountain, C'Mon and Daggermouth, plus a 90 Second Egg with Bella, and Grant's review of the Grey Cup and the new Olympic mascots.
  • #344: The Competition Chicago Public Radio This American Life 1:01:11 Stories about unintended consequences of market forces. A Tulsa businessman tries to cut costs by bringing workers from India to Tulsa. And two competing TV news teams in Boise, Idaho, begin with the same set of facts and end up with opposite conclusions.
  • 2007-12-05: As It Happens Daily CBC Radio: The Best of As It Happens CBC Radio: The Best of As It Happens 14:58 Sticking to his guns. Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton says Iran still poses a nuclear threat, despite intelligence reports indicating otherwise. And US congressman Dennis Kucinich accuses Washington of warmongering and stubborn disregard for th
  • Act yer age! Or don't... (12/2/07) CBC Radio: The Best of DNTO CBC Radio: The Best of DNTO 37:01 What does "acting your age" mean these days? We explore that question with actors Ellen Page and Eric Peterson. Plus, Clare Lawlor does some soulsearching to find out if she really is a grown-up; and comedy from John Wing.
  • Afropop Worldwide Travels to Seville Spain for WOMEX 2007 PRI: Afropop Worldwide 11:20 Every year, the Afropop Worldwide team goes to WOMEX in the heart of old Al-Andalus, Seville, to gather interviews, live recordings and mountains of new CDs available nowhere else. This is the most important pow-wow for artists and world music pros any
  • Agony Column Podcast News Report : Dana Mackenzie 'The Big Splat' Rick Kleffel : The Agony Column Podcast News Report Rick Kleffel:Agony Column 24:03 The Moon Sees Me
  • Ah, My Brother Oliver Sacks WGBH Morning Stories 12:51 Author and Neurologist Oliver Sacks sees the person behind the mental illness. Dr. Sacks' latest book is Musicophilia. Susan Wadle's blog is Thanks to Magnatune recording artist Andreas Haef
  • American RadioWorks - Design of Desire APM APM: American RadioWorks 53:18 New research is lending insight into why we want stuff that we don't need. It also explains why some people are what are called tightwads, while other people are spendthrifts. Why do we buy? How are designers and marketers influencing what we buy? And how
  • Andy Swan - Can I Pay You With Sunshine? CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 3 New Music Canada Track of the Day 3:42 New Music Canada Track of the Day. Craig Norris: "Sometimes when I close my eyes I'm right back there..."
  • Art Brut in Concert NPR NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered 1:09:17 Hear Art Brut recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C. The group opened for The Hold Steady with punk-inspired rock and a playful sense of humor. The group is part of what NME calls the art-wave scene in South London. The group gets its name from
  • Atkinson interviewed by O'Donnell C-SPAN C-SPAN - After Words 59:39 Rick Atkinson author of "The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944" interviewed by Patrick O'Donnell.
  • Back Story With The Times's Linda Greenhouse The New York Times Backstory 6:46 Linda Greenhouse on Supreme Court arguments over whether detainees have adequate means to challenge their captivity.
  • Balkan Electronica, Bloc Party, Chris Walla Exclusive NPR NPR: All Songs Considered 31:23 An exclusive preview from the solo debut by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla; Balkan-flavored electronica from Shantel; J-pop girl group Oreska Band; A new dance pop single from Bloc Party; A curious world of sound from Britain's Tunng; The Pink Floyd-in
  • BBC History magazine - December 2007 BBC Magazines Bristol BBC History magazine 44:22 BBC History magazine - December 2007
  • Best of KGO: School Vending Machine Best Of KGO 1:31 KGO's Production Director, Mike Amatori, offered the Morning News his take on a major report that came out about efforts across the country to get healthier foods into schools.
  • Book Update for 12/01/2007 Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times Book Review 5:52 This Week: Umberto Eco, 2007 Notable Books, Jim Shepard and bestseller news.
  • Boston, Back on Top with a Vengeance NPR NPR: Sports with Frank Deford 3:55 For years, Boston sports fans endured disappointment and loss. Now the city is at the center of the sports universe, with dominant teams in baseball, football and basketball. Even the hockey team is making a comeback.
  • Car Talk Call of the Week #0748 NPR NPR: Car Talk's Call of the Week 7:45 Car Talk's Call of the Week for December 1, 2007
  • Car Talk December 1, 2007 Show #0748 NPR NPR: Car Talk 54:45 A recent Puzzler breaks the all-time record for bogosity. Also, The Washington Post tries to stump us, Tom and Ray recommend AGAINST a duct tape fix, and a Ford F-150 goes for a very slow midnight ride.
  • Carmen McRae: 'Painter of Song' NPR NPR: Jazz Profiles 49:09 She was an excellent pianist, songwriter, storyteller, even actress. But Carmen McRae was best known as an outstanding song stylist, whose great strength was in her phrasing and interpretation of lyrics.
  • The City of Words: The 2007 Massey Lectures by Alberto Manguel - Part Five CBC Radio: The Best of Ideas CBC Radio: The Best of Ideas 1:10:04 The end of ethnic nationalism, building societies around sets of common values, seems like a good idea. But something is going wrong. In the 2007 Massey Lectures, writer Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at some of the problems we face, and suggests we s
  • College Grads Paid to Play Video Games NPR NPR: Business Story of the Day 4:21 Fast-growing video game manufacturer Volition, based in Champaign, Illinois, pays recent college graduates -- who are also experienced gamers -- to test their games. Testing is a first, full-time job for many of the graduates. They are looking for flaws
  • Deborah Lathen, Former FCC Cable Services Chief, 1998-2001 C-SPAN C-SPAN - The Communicators 17:46 Ms. Lathen discusses cable-related issues discussed at the November 27th meeting of the FCC.
  • Contact (Radio Lab) Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich WNYC's Radio Lab 58:26 This week we take a look at the different ways that people connect to each other and how they act once they’re together. NOTE: This episode contains EXPLICIT language about sex.
  • A conversation with John Scalzi, Scott Westerfeld, and Justine Larbalestier, Part 1 Tor Books Tor Podcasting 9:53 Join authors Scalzi, Westerfeld, and Larbalestier for a chat about their new books and hotel hijinks.
  • Craig Zobel Elvis Mitchell KCRW's The Treatment 28:42 In writing and directing his first feature film, Great Wall of Sound, Craig Zobel drew from his real life and focuses the film on the south that few see. It's a low-budget comedy abou
  • Crowning the King of Pop (Soundcheck: Wednesday, 05 December 2007) WNYC, New York Public Radio WNYC's Soundcheck 32:28 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" changed the music industry forever. It broke sales records and stayed at No. 1 on the charts for 37 weeks. And, it changed the way pop music related to African-American performers, music videos, and even dancers. Daily News mu
  • Cuff The Duke - Black Heart CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 3 New Music Canada Track of the Day 6:40 New Music Canada Track of the Day. Craig Norris: "Warning: The following Track of the Day podcast is a promo..."
  • The Daily Grind in Iraq On Point On Point with Tom Ashbrook 44:21 You know the news out of Iraq these days: the surge seems to be working, at least for now. Some refugees are trickling back in. The U.S. military complains that Iraq's politicians aren't doing their part to stabilize the country. Foreign jihadis are on th
  • "The Dalai-Rae-Frances-Frances-Speed-Football Episode" Nov. 29, 2007 CBC Radio: Comedy Factory CBC Radio: Comedy Factory 21:36 I was having trouble coming up with a title for this episode. There's a skit about the Dalai Llama. And some political satire from Al Rae. And two pieces by Diana Frances. Then a commentary about speed. And finally some Grey Cup humour. And then it hit me
  • Dead Show/podcast for 11/30/07 John Henrikson The Dead Show on KOPN 89.5 FM 1:31:09 This week I'm playing a really interesting show from May 7th, 1984 from the Hult Center in Eugene Oregon. There's a lot of wonderful Brent and Phil in this recording .. so watch the volume and save your ears! :) Grateful Dead Silva Hall, Hult Center, Euge
  • Dec. 1, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:38 The Writer's Almanac for Saturday, December 1, 2007
  • Dec. 2, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:38 The Writer's Almanac for Sunday, December 2, 2007
  • Dec. 3, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:40 The Writer's Almanac for Monday, December 3, 2007
  • Dec. 4, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:40 The Writer's Almanac for Tuesday, December 4, 2007
  • Dec. 5, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:43 The Writer's Almanac for Sunday, December 5, 2007
  • Dec. 6, 2007: The Writer's Almanac APM APM: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac 5:43 The Writer's Almanac for Thursday, December 6, 2007
  • December 1, 2007 Episode Stephen Euin Cobb The Future And You 1:49:57 Authors Timothy Zahn and Kevin J. Anderson are joined by Professor Paul Levinson (media commentator) and Paul Fischer (pioneering podcaster), as well as by Stoney Compton and Walt (The Bananaslug) Boyes. Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the December 1
  • December 6th: Diversifying Libraries CBC Radio: Editor's Choice CBC Radio: Editor's Choice 6:44 Census results released this week revealed that almost half of the people living in the GTA were born outside of the country. Metro Morning host Andy Barrie spoke with the CEO of Brampton Libraries to find out how they’ve changed the way they do business
  • Denmark Undergoes a Musical Makeover NPR NPR: Music 8:49 Story: The Danish band Aqua had a big hit called "Barbie Girl." Ten years ago, it was No. 1 all over the world. But since then, Denmark has had a relatively low musical profile internationally. That doesn't mean that nothing has been going on. In fact, th
  • Dispatches, December 3, 2007 CBC Radio: Dispatches CBC Radio: Dispatches 55:17 The new Opium Eaters of Afghanistan. The world's oldest narcotic addiction isn't just for adults anymore...children are addicts too. In Borneo, two villages and their two approaches to the disappearing rainforest. Plus, the story of witches and warriors
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Joe Morgenstern KCRW's Film Reviews 4:13 Joe Morgenstern, film critic for the Wall Street Journal, reviews The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
  • The Election Online: A Panel with Arianna Huffington, Mark McKinnon, and Peter Daou The New Yorker New Yorker: Ken Auletta 59:49 A quarterly conversation with prominent figures in the media industry.
  • Emily Jane White - Wild Tigers I Have Known community IndieFeed: Indie Pop Music 4:44 Emily Jane White on IndieFeed Indie Pop.
  • Episode 017 : Roundtable - The Artist and the Indie Label CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast 34:53 Songwriting, record labels and music seminars, Oh Boy! Robert fearlessly signs up to write-and-record an album in one month (gulp), Kevin visits Seattle Music ...
  • Explosion-Themed Movie Tops Weekend Box Office The Onion The Onion Radio News 0:54
  • fabric podcast 02: Andy Weatherall fabric the fabric podcast 48:33 The hugely revered DJ, producer, remixer and label owner Andy Weatherall revisits his earliest musical influences and memories, presenting tracks from his formative years by the likes of T Rex, David Bowie, Mot the Hoople, Brian Eno and The Ramones.
  • Fake Shark - Real Zombie! - Designer Drugs CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 3 New Music Canada Track of the Day 3:51 New Music Canada Track of the Day. Lana Gay: " So I was in Toronto for about 40 hours last week..."
  • Fakes and Saltbreakers (Studio 360) Public Radio International/WNYC PRI's Studio 360 51:22 Studio 360 pulls back the curtain on the world of fakes. Kurt Andersen and art expert Thomas Hoving look at why we still get fooled by artifice. We’ll hear from an art forger in England who did time for his crimes, and about the actors who impersonated pr
  • Feral Children - Me, Me, Just Me Feral Children KEXP Song of the Day 2:53 Feral Children - "Me, Me, Just Me" from the 2007 album Second to the Last Frontier on Buffalo Shoe Recordings.
  • Flashlight Discovery - November 20 2007 The Orchard Flashlight Discovery 17:37 The Readymen, Show Of Hands, Scanners, Macaco, Sebastien Izambard
  • Follow the Leaders The New Yorker New Yorker: Comment 9:08 Hendrik Hertzberg on why Iraq is political death for Bush's international allies.
  • Following the race to the presidency MPR MPR: Midmorning Podcast (Hour 1) with Kerri Miller 53:45 The Democratic presidential candidates discussed Iran, China, and immigration in Iowa Tuesday. With the Iowa caucuses less than a month away, were any of them able to separate themselves from the pack? Midmorning's guests analyze the debate.
  • FOOC: Featuring Russia and Yemen 01 Dec 07 BBC Radio 4 From Our Own Correspondent 28:13 Despatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. This week: As Russians prepare to vote in the country's elections, Tim Whewell has been gauging opinion in the north of the country, a region rich in oil and home to both indigenous tribes and large...
  • Frankie Manning and The Bucket Boys The Story APM: The Story 51:29 Frankie Manning helped invent the Lindy Hop. At 93, he still teaches and performs - he thinks it helps keep him alive.
  • Freshman Slump The New Yorker New Yorker: Out Loud 13:09 Nick Paumgarten on Eliot Spitzer's difficult first year as Governor of New York.
  • From Cold War to Cold Peace America Abroad Media PRI: America Abroad 51:02 Russia's Resurgence (Full program)
  • FrontRow: Viva La Diva, The Assassination of Jesse James, Ted Hughes and Noel Coward’s Letters, Thomas Middleton 30 Nov 07 BBC Radio 4 Front Row Highlights 30:14 Katherine Jenkins and Darcey Bussell's Viva La Diva reviewed, the verdict on Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James, Letters of Ted Hughes and Noel Coward and why Britain might consider having a Royal Middleton Company....
  • A Gallant writer celebrated. SELECTED SHORTS PRI: Selected Shorts 6:32 This program celebrates the remarkable writer Mavis Gallant, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker. In the 1950s Canadian-born Gallant quit a steady journalism job to move to Paris and take a risk on fiction writing, with great success. The tale fe
  • GlobalNews: 06 Dec 07 AM BBC World Service Global News 28:31 Pressure on Sudan, Neo Nazis in Russia and Germany's biggest ever lottery....
  • Good Music on a Bad Day Tom Breihan Status Ain't Hood 25:07 The Chad Butler Memorial Edition
  • Graveyard - Thin Line community IndieFeed: Alternative / Modern Rock Music 8:02 Graveyard on IndieFeed Alt/Mod Rock
  • Guardian first book award: Dinaw Mengestu Guardian Unlimited Books on Guardian Unlimited 13:10 Dinaw Mengestu speaks to literary editor Claire Armitstead about his novel Children of the Revolution which has won the Guardian first book award.
  • Guardian Weekly Podcast No 38 Jim Falzarano Guardian Weekly Podcast 34:58 Russia's elections, the status of Kosovo, Chavez loses referendum, Bali climate conference, Act For Darfur, Guardian's First Book Award, meeting King Sihanouk for tea
  • Here and Now for Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Here and Now WBUR: Here and Now 36:23 The storm has moved on, but tens of thousands are still without power in Oregon and Washington and several miles of Interstate 5, the main artery connecting Canada, the US, and Mexico, is still under water. We'll get a report with Tom Banse of KUOW-FM.
  • High Expectations for Middle East Peace Talks NPR NPR: Talk of the Nation Opinion Page 17:39 Aaron David Miller, a former U.S. Middle East negotiator, talks about the Middle East summit scheduled in Annapolis, Md. In a recent op-ed, Miller says that Tuesday's meeting "is shaping up to be a case study of what happens when you call a peace confere
  • HomeGrown: 03 Dec 07 BBC 1Xtra HomeGrown Mix 20:44 This week's HomeGrown podcast features some unheard of breakbeat action, the smoothest in unsigned RnB with a little bit of grime and hip hop thrown into the mix. It's big, it's new and it's free....
  • Hot Jazz Ken Laster In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond 1:14:31 Hot Jazz to warm you up on a cold December evening.
  • HuwIntro:The Loungs In Session 29 Nov 07 BBC Radio 1 Radio 1 Introducing... 22:37 St Helen's The Loungs in session, Tipster Dave Monks tells us about Liverpool Music Week and we check out the week's independent releases in On The Radar....
  • In The Loop for December 1, 2007 "Flip-Flop Fever" MPR MPR: In The Loop 59:00 (Length: 1 hr.) With primary season just weeks away, the politicos and pundits are on the watch for the dreaded "flip-flop." In The Loop goes political with an informative, sometimes irreverant, look at that toxic phrase. From the etymology of "flip-flop
  • Interview: Craig Venter 30Nov07 BBC World Service Interview 26:03 Craig Venter, one of the world's leading genetic scientists, talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about the fallout from the race to decode the human genome, why science thrives on competition and his new goal of making a synthetic life-form....
  • Is It Time to End Affirmative Action? NPR NPR: Intelligence Squared 1:50:17 Last year, Michigan became the third state to ban the use of affirmative action in the public arena. Is it time to end it across the country? A panel of experts debates in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
  • James P. Othmer: The Futurist KQED KQED: The Writers' Block 8:18 In this excerpt from his novel THE FUTURIST, James P. Othmer reads the career ending speech given by Yates, a consultant, guru and keynote speaker at the "Futureworld" conference.
  • John and The Sisters - Too Damn Big Community IndieFeed: Blues Music 5:42 John and The Sisters on IndieFeed Blues.
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-chief of The Economist C-SPAN C-SPAN - Q and A 57:10 John Micklethwait, the London-based editor in chief of The Economist magazine, talks about his special report on religion, faith, and politics. It was published in the November 3 issue of the magazine.
  • Jonathan Inc. - Weathered CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 3 New Music Canada Track of the Day 4:35 New Music Canada Track of the Day. Tariq Hussain: "A good friend of mine invited me to the Railway Club the other night to see a show by Jonathan Inc..."
  • Kitka National Geographic World Music Profiles 7:45 If you think you've heard choral music, think again! Vocal ensemble Kitka has a passion for dissonances, unusual rhythms and lush harmonies, all rooted in Eastern European traditions. Their new album is "The Rusalka Cycle."
  • le Show - December 2, 2007 Harry Shearer KCRW's Le Show (Harry Shearer) 48:58 le Show - Live from KCRW Studios in Los Angeles
  • Lingro translates Web sites word-by-word APM APM: Future Tense 4:11 Web site translation service Lingro
  • Listener's Choice - November 30th, 2007: C.S. Lewis Special CBC Radio: Listener's Choice CBC Radio: Listener's Choice 33:06 Brock Miles chose this special on author C.S. Lewis from the Sunday Edition as his request.
  • Live in Chicago: Comedy PRI: The Sound of Young America 41:12 Comedy from Hannibal Burress, Schadenfreude, Team Submarine and The Second City. Recorded live in Chicago.
  • M.I.A. M.I.A. KEXP Live Performances Podcast 28:41 Like Maya Arulpragasam herself the music of M.I.A. is adventurous, strong and not unlike a meeting of different worlds. Western clubs beats collide with unique samples and international sounds while her lyrics cross hip-hop slang with patois and modern ro
  • made of 100% win Wil Wheaton WWdN: In Exile 4:36 One of Jonathan Coulton's fans sent him a French translation of RE: Your Brains. JoCo (which I suppose I need to call him now, since that's what his fans call him, and I'm quite obviously a fan) recorded the French...
  • Maggie Estep - Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere Community IndieFeed: Performance Poetry 9:04 Show Number 312. Part 2 of a 9 part series, celebrating the release of Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through 20 years of the New York City Poetry Slam by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz! Learn more about Maggie Estep. Contact Mongo, your show host!
  • Majority of computer users admit to using others' WiFi without permission APM APM: Future Tense 4:30 Sophos' Graham Cluley on "WiFi piggybacking"
  • Massive campaign to infect computers twharted for now APM APM: Future Tense 4:30 Google as apparently thwarted an attack that infected an unknown number of computers with malicious software, according to security company Sunbelt Software.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

new holiday tradition: the white elephant gift exchange

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The Yogi's Holiday Survival Guide

At a recent potluck, a yogi friend modeled her method for keeping holiday commercialism at a minimum. She gathered up unnecessary items throughout her house, wrapped them creatively with newspaper and recycled ribbon, and hosted a recycled-gift exchange. Participants could either keep the white elephant gift or, in the spirit of the holidays, pass it on to someone on their own recipient list. My friend, for her part, was able to clean house and share in the joy of giving.

If holiday shopping pressure makes you stressed or resentful, examine and address your reaction with yogic techniques. Create new traditions, like the white elephant exchange. Or enjoy simple rituals with your loved ones, without necessarily relying on gift giving. Think of the fruitful ways, other than shopping, to spend your time — perhaps pamper yourself with holistic healing remedies.

If, however, you do feel compelled to shop for the yogis on your list, consider these recommendations for personal and spiritual growth.

Andrea Kowalski


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  2. Son Of A Gun 3:47 The Vaselines The Way Of The Vaselines - A Complete History Alternative & Punk Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee 1992
  3. Chelsea Bridge 2:56 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Big Ben - Disc 2 - All Too Soon Jazz Billy Strayhorn 1941
  4. I've Got a Crush on You 2:59 Sarah Vaughan Young Sassy: I'll Wait And Pray (Disc 1) Jazz George & Ira Gershwin 1946
  5. Sendin’ The Vipers May 7, 1934 2:59 Mezz Mezzrow That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History (1895-1950) Vol. 3 Jazz
  6. Trigger Cut / Wounded-Kite At :17 3:16 Pavement Slanted & Enchanted Alternative & Punk Pavement 1992
  7. Bitches Brew 27:00 Miles Davis Bitches Brew [Disc 1] Jazz Miles Davis 1969
  8. Rain Forest Version One 21:50 David Tudor Rainforest Classical David Tudor 1998
  9. Everyday 2005 [Chilled Out Mix] 3:44 Agnelli & Nelson The No.1 Ibiza Chillout Album (Disc 2) Electronica/Dance 2004
  10. Killed By Death 4:40 Motörhead No Remorse Metal 1988

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