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July 1st Playlist

Here’s what I’m listening to this week.  According to iTunes, it’s just over 1 hour of music…perfect for my commute!

 

Inner Ninja – Classified (feat. David Myles)

Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)

We Share The Same Sun – Stereophonics

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Propellers – The Do Good Assassins

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Indian Summer – Stereophonics

Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

Recovery – Frank Turner

Let Her Go – Passenger

Simple Pleasures – David Myles

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Up In The Air – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Carry Me Along – Express and Company

Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities

One For The Body – Wildlife

Hold Me – Tom Odell

Lonesome Dreams – Lord Huron

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Still loving “best of” lists…

Macleans has posted an alphabetical list of 50 things that changed our lives this past decade here:  http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=e226673935.

Ironic that I’m blogging about a list that includes blogging as one of the significant things that changed our lives this past decade.

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Best Band Names of All Time

Yes, still with the lists – get over it.  Paste Magazine posted their 100 Best Band Names Of All Time.  An entertaining and sometimes funny read, it made me think about band names that I would consider the best.  So, here are my top 10 best band names (in no particular order):

1. The Flaming Lips

2. Glasvegas

3. The Clash

4. The Psychedelic Furs

5. Super Furry Animals

6. Catatonia

7. Manic Street Preachers

8. New York Dolls

9. Talking Heads

10. They Might Be Giants

I have to give honourable mention to Joy Division, The Velvet Underground and Stereophonics.  I know I’ve missed a ton of good ones and I had a hard time at first separating band NAMES I like from BANDS I like – lol.

What would your list look like?

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My complaint about “best of” lists was premature…

by Kelly

So apparently I jumped the gun complaining about the lack of “best of” lists from the Noughties.  Now the lists are coming out fast and furious – both of the decade-ending and the traditional year-in-review types. 

Here is one I stumbled across at Time.com  titled “Top 10 Buzzwords” for 2009:

1. Sexting

2. Public Option

3. Autotune

4. Wise Latina

5. Death Panel

6. Birther

7. Opposite Marriage

8. Summer of Death

9. Beer Summit

10. Green Shoots

Although familiar with most (I stress the word most only because I was not aware that President Obama had been accused of being a birther – and yes, I can almost write that with a straight face…almost) of the news stories associated with these words, I didn’t realise that they had been turned into “buzzwords”.  For those of you equally uninformed, I’ve linked to the meaning of each as defined/explained by Time.

And no, I don’t know why I am so fascinated with “best of” lists…I just am.

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An end to The Noughties

by Kelly

It is amazing to me that another decade is ending in 24 days.  As horrified as I am to admit it, I have seen the end of five decades.  Granted, I was only 5 years old when the 60’s ended but still, I was there.  Now, half way through my life, I will welcome in my sixth decade thinking of my neices and nephews who are saying goodbye to their first.

It seems like a moment that should be marked, not just for me personally but in general.  It is the end of a decade and yet, I haven’t seen many “best of the decade” type lists.  Was there nothing in the last 10 years that rates being on a “best of” list?  Maybe there are just a rash of “worst of” lists?  Or, in these days of having access to so much of everything, can we simply not makeup our minds?

Well, I decided I would head out into the internets to see what I could find so here is my list of lists…the best and worst of the last decade.

Top 100 Defining Cultural Moments of The Noughties

Top 10 TV Series of the Decade

The Decade in Rewind

The 100 Best Movies of the Noughties

The Top Rated 2000’s Movies by IMDB

OMM Review of the Noughties

The Best Inventions of the Noughties

The Top 50 Video Games of the Decade

Best British Albums of the Decade

If you find any others of interest, let me know.

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