Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mixed Bag

Yes, it's been a while since I've done a B-List post.  Lots of reasons, but
basically I've lacked the time and motivation necessary to collect links
and organise them into themes.  I hope to resume regular posts next year, but
in a less structured, more random format.  A bit like this post really...

Exercise Your Music Muscle
The entry point requires Flash.  Alternatively access the wallpaper directly:
Spot the 70+ musicians represented in the Photoshop montage.
Possible solution, courtesy of Flickr:

Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
Requires Flash (Why? Sigh).  I don't endorse the panel's list, but it's an
interesting conversation (and argument) starter.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:  Sgt Peppers is NOT the best
Beatles album.  It's not even in my top 5 Beatles albums.  Even if it is the
"most important rock album ever made", that doesn't make it the best.
Arguably, George W. Bush is the most important current world leader, but
I doubt anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence would say he is the best.

Recently ABC TV had a show counting down the top ten films as voted by the
(Australian) public, "My Favourite Film":
The site lists the top 100, top 10 by genre, selected celebrity favourites, etc.
Last year they did "My Favourite Book":

Windows Live Local - Microsoft's answer to Google Maps
* Bird's eye view of Empire State Building
* Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC

Google Zeitgeist 2005
Google's annual snapshot.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.