Thursday, June 19, 2008

Steven Gerrard on diving

He really is good enough that he doesn't have to dive.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

snap links addon for firefox 3

Update: got to where rautava, mumbly, and atreus have created a proper update site. Thanks to them and everyone else who has worked to keep this excellent plugin working!

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If you need the snap links addon for firefox 3 then there is a version by Lim-Dul that works here. firefox 3.01 then there is a version here that works. Please note that I did not create this! The real work was done by niko39, Atreus and Mumbly Juergens. Also note you may have to save the file and then tell firefox to open the file with firefox.

World's greatest blog found again

The Linux Hater's Blog. It's no good if you don't know anything about Linux or Open Source. Or if profanity offends you. But apart from that it is perfect.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Should I go and see John Mclaughlin in concert?

I love his electric playing, but this shows that he can play acoustic too.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Photography at concerts

Ian complained about it and it is getting worse. But now a proper blogger has explained it. Apparently it is OK if you are a blogger. Especially if you have lots of readers. And a really good camera.

Now I understand.

There is a proper intellectual discussion here but it is TLDNR.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Rock Stars and their favourite Games (part 2)

Before I had a blog I started this series on Rock stars and their favourite games. Here we see the the RZA playing chess (from Invisible Jukebox in the Wire). He has been going around promoting chess to the youth. His new online club for hip hoppers costs $48 a year which isn't going to work I'm afraid. Still, chess is cool and so is the RZA.

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in '60, '61 & '65

I got this dvd from Netflix. You get Coltrane on European TV in 1960, 1961 and 1965.

March 28 1960 (Germany) with Paul Chambers (bass), Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums). This is most of the band that Played with Miles on Kind of Blue. They play classic bebop and it is nice.

  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • Walkin'
  • The Theme
  • Autumn Leaves / What's New / Moonlight in Vermont (with Stan Getz)
  • Hackensack (with Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson)
December 4 1961 (Germany) with Reggie Workman (bass), McCoy Tyner (piano), Eric Dolphy (alto/flute) and Elvin Jones (drums). This band cooks and Jones makes the difference. The band still takes turns soloing. Dolphy looks pretty cool.
  • My Favourite Things
  • Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
  • Impressions
August 1 1965 (Belgium) Jimmy Garrison replaces Workman on bass. By now they are playing in the stratosphere. Sometimes they all play at once. It's all under control. This is the worst quality film but the best performance, perhaps because it is in front of an audience. Superb stuff.
  • Vigil
  • Naima
  • My Favourite Things

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Alex on wikipedia