- New York mining disaster 1941 - Bee Gees (the Ballarat mine cave-in just occured)
- I was only 19 - Redgum and just about any of Redgum's social conscious songs - Killing floor, Gladstone Pier, etc.
- Likewise Blue sky mine -Midnight Oil or Beds are burning and more.
- Hotel California - Eagles or The last resort or Desperado
- Space oddity - David Bowie & Rocket man - Elton John
- Nikita - Elton John
- Saltwater - Julian Lennon
- Deadman's Curve - Jan & Dean
- City of soul - Eurogliders
- Allentown - Billy Joel or Goodnight Saigon
Monday, 26 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Here is a list of what I consider to be cheery/happy/sing-along-with songs:
Yellow submarine - Beatles thought these characters were cute, or All you need is love etc.
Wake me up before you go-go - Wham
Is this love - Bob Marley or One love
Time warp - Rocky Horror
Don't worry, be happy - Bobby McFerrin
You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder
Good vibrations - Beach Boys and just about any Beach Boys song
If you're going to San Francisco - Scott McKenzie
Push-bike song - Mixtures try doing this in Melbourne now-days
I am Australian - Seekers ending with something patriotic and uplifting!
Thursday, 15 November 2007
I agree with some:
At seventeen - Janis Ian includes her explanation of the song
The river - Bruce Springsteen though I consider "Glory Days" sad too, to say nothing for "The streets of Philadelphia"
The Rose - Bette Midler is sad while the crosses on the video more so, the words are even written on a gravestone in Horsham cemetery
In the year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Comfortably numb - Pink Floyd a gloomy and gross filmclip.
But what about these ten not making the list -
Ballad of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull sad for Lucy and Marianne both
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley more poignant because he drowned aged 31 a couple of years after this.
Brothers in arms - Dire Straits
I don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton or this Choirboys version
Don't know why - Norah Jones any soulful jazz/blues tune really
Everybody hurts - REM the filmclip doesn't help
Funeral for a friend/Love lies bleeding - Elton John, or "Song for Guy"
Never tear us apart - INXS for Michael Hutchence, and Prague & the gravestones.
A tale they won't believe - Weddings Parties Anything looked for "Infanticide of Marie Farrar" but couldn't find it, but cannibalism isn't much better.
Ooopps make that 11 there's Where the wild roses grow - Nick Cave & Kylie
Before any suicidal tendencies emerge listen to Always look on the bright side of life - Monty Python it's not all bad!
Will endeavour to find some happy music next.
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Favorite discoveries -flickr/image generators - is it a visual thing? I've tried to incorporate images into most of my posts.
Lifelong learning goals - using feeds is ongoing, I can keep abreast of new posts/articles/news without having to access a range of sites to check if there's anything new.
Unexpected outcomes - Video & podcasts - I had a warped view of YouTube, while you can get lost/diverted browsing, it isn't as throw-away as the hype led me to believe.
Do differently to improve format or concept - As I said, liked the self-paced yet structured weekly format, would like to have seen more inter-relationship between the participants, at least in this organisation - discussing how people went about things the positives as well as the problems, more a group thing. Did appreciate the time this would have taken out of Lynette & Leslie's schedules, thanks to them and Yarra Plenty - glad I didn't have to co-ordinate it.
I discovered I prefer using Blogger to Wordpress, am going to return to some of the sites I've discovered during the different activities and spend more time delving deeper.
I plan to keep posting to the blog - the weird/wonderful,quirky items which pass my desk, the odd book review, etc, and hope that others continue too, it would be a shame to forget/lose what we've achieved.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Also someone had put in the location of all the libraries in South East Los Angeles. Sites like this would be a boon to all those GPS users and Geo-cache players.
Liked the star ratings for content & usability etc on the nominees.
Have just finished Ed Viesturs' No shortcuts to the top - climbing the world's 14 highest peaks and I'm impressed by his physiology - Ed has managed to reach all the mountains over 8,000 metres without resorting to using oxygen.
His website is Ed Viesturs
Friday, 9 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Obviously wikis are the salvation for book reviews/guides and the like - put up your opinions/thoughts on a book and others read it and add to it - great word-of-mouth. However I believe they need to have sufficient content prior to being launched (2-3 books in a category/list do not a wiki make).
We all collect little pieces of information and all choose to file them away differently (in their head, vertical file, odds slips of paper, etc.). The combination of ease and speed of publishing content on a wiki would allow groups or teams to share their findings and information in 2-way system - adding and obtaining information, especially in a regional/geographically isolated situation. A wiki could be used as the new version of the 'New York Public Library Desk Reference' - a ready reference database for frequently asked questions.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
From my "treasures of the SLV"
Technorati searching on Library 2.0, and the mention of library long tail caught my eye, it took me to a conference reference by a blogger who calls himself a bibliophile.
Is it that someone with an explanatory name & description to their blog is more likely to be visited or are just the tags used the key to quipping someone else's interest?
Was also confronted by more foreign language posts here than in any of the other applications so far.
Monday, 5 November 2007
It is more of a scatter-gun approach, but has added synchronicity.
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Have I catalogued anything - no.