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50 most listened to artists of 2006

Posted by Dave on January 01, 2007 at 12:52 AM | Comments (8)

According to my LastFM profile:

The Cinematic Orchestra, although heavily listened to, is exaggerated as I made up a playlist of some of their songs which I listened to when I had trouble sleeping. Dawn in particular always helps me relax.

Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard are in for the amazing Batman Begins soundtrack. Tenacious D are in there purely on the strength of their old stuff.

Ironically, the most listened to song by Midwest Product turns out to be the one called Pigeons.

  1. The Cinematic Orchestra
  2. Thom Yorke
  3. Radiohead
  4. Brad Mehldau
  5. Midwest Product
  6. Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
  7. Muse
  8. Gnarls Barkley
  9. Vitalic
  10. Lewis Black
  11. The Onion
  12. Ben Folds
  13. RJD2
  14. Alarm Will Sound
  15. The Smashing Pumpkins
  16. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  17. Mogwai
  18. Mirah
  19. Architecture in Helsinki
  20. Sufjan Stevens
  21. Ben Folds Five
  22. Elliott Smith
  23. Tim Hecker
  24. Pixies
  25. John Ottman
  26. Psapp
  27. Nellie McKay
  28. Air
  29. Boards of Canada
  30. Flight Of The Conchords
  31. Elbow
  32. Shrift
  33. Brad Mehldau Trio
  34. Tunng
  35. Blonde Redhead
  36. Amon Tobin
  37. Tori Amos
  38. Sigur Rós
  39. Fink
  40. Ivy
  41. Living Language
  42. Emiliana Torrini
  43. Josephine Foster
  44. Tenacious D
  45. The Mars Volta
  46. Damien Rice
  47. Isobel Campbell
  48. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  49. Autour de Lucie
  50. Broken Spindles
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Posted by Dave on November 24, 2006 at 12:48 AM | Comments (4)

I watched Munich for the first time tonight. It’s a good film, but... that was one disturbing sex scene.

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Brighton Beach

Posted by Dave on September 10, 2006 at 03:45 PM | Comments (11)

At 2am last night, I walked down to the shoreline of Brighton beach. I listened to the pebbles crunch beneath my feet, to the sea lapping against them. The light of the full moon glittered off the surface of the water, and a calm came over me as I relaxed and drew it all in.

This experience was marred slightly by the young man who ran down beside me to pee. Now, with each lap of the sea I thought: “Yep, that’s piss”.

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Fun times

Posted by Dave on August 21, 2006 at 11:43 PM | Comments (9)
A photo of me holding up a packet of Dioralyte

This stuff is designed to replace lost water and body salts, and tastes like sea-water. With a hint of lemon.


Non-horrific posts will return when I have time, which looking ahead will probably be when I’m in Switzerland, i.e. November.

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Posted by Dave on August 15, 2006 at 02:04 AM | Comments (5)
A photo showing the RAVAGES OF TIME


  1. in need of some sleep, and...
  2. in quite desperate need of a shave.

People who wonder why I post such shit don’t understand that, when I am short on time, the purpose of this blog shifts almost entirely to “Piss off Des”.

Bonus links

Tards with Mics, and Tards with Mics II.

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Do not do this

Posted by Dave on July 29, 2006 at 10:47 PM | Comments (4)

Seriously, if I catch anyone doing this on Saint Patrick’s day, I will throw eggs.

Shamrocking is not a verb

On the back it reads: “....and remember you don’t need the luck of the irish to sell your home with Sharon Nolan”.


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First episode of Usability Reviews

Posted by Dave on July 17, 2006 at 08:19 PM | Comments (1)

Des and I launched the first episode of Usability Reviews today. It’s a video blog where we talk about usability and give our thoughts on it.

In this episode we look at Bugzilla. You can read more about Usability Reviews over at Des’s blog.

Apologies for the audio and video quality... we had no external microphone and our tripod was four chairs, along with a cushion and a copy of the Evening Herald.

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