<img I tend to listen to a few songs, old and new, over and over.
The best of the new songs over last 6 months are rap / hip-hop — the most innovative genre right now.
Kayne West – Gold Digger
Natasha Bedingfield – These Words (I love you, I love you)
50 Cent – Hate it or Love it (G Unit remix)
Of the three, only Gold Digger has a video I would bother watching more than once. It is fantastic. I find most music videos lame. Why are there not more interesting videos in 2005?
I should put in a good word for alternative Canadian supergroup, Our Lady Peace. Their new song Where are you is great. Interesting video too.
Rick’s opinion: TV is ripe for a fall. We pay $50 a month or more for a service which with we are generally dissatisfied.
Apple’s Steve Jobs personally reinvented the music industry with iTunes. The winners are recording artists & the fans. The losers are the middlemen.
I don’t think Apple will reinvent the television industry. But they will be remembered as the company who first alerted the general public.
TV You’ll Want To Pay For – How $2 downloads can revive network television. By Ivan Askwith
Friends in Saskatoon turned me on to a quirky, philosophical show about grim reapers. The central character is Georgia, an 18-year-old killed by a toilet seat falling from space.
Shot in Vancouver, it was excellent.
Was because the show was cancelled after the second season. The series is dead though still in reruns and available on DVD.
It’s too bad good things must end.
official website for the TV show Dead Like me
article: Da Vinci moves into City Hall
Da Vinci’s Inquest was one of my favourite (unabashedly Canadian) TV shows. The lead actor Nicholas Campbell is great.
Da Vinci was the coroner, but suddenly won the race for mayor. The new show is called Da Vinci’s City Hall.
official website for the TV show
Column from PC Magazine: Media Bias and Technology Reporting
I laughed when I read Windoze guru John C. Dvorak complaining that 90 percent of technology writers use Mac computers.
John, there is a REASON why 90 percent of those experts refuse to use the Microsoft operating system.
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Will the Daily Show spin-off with Stephen Colbert succeed? Though I love Colbert, I am not convinced.
I watch highlight video clips from the show on the web. If you have high speed internet, check it out for yourself: