Sunday, February 25, 2018

London - Somerset - London, 25 & 26-02-18

London to Somerset
My Beloved Monster - Eels
You'll Never Again Be Mine - Levon Helm
Wham Bam Thank You Mam - The Small Faces
Halloween On The Barbary Coast - The Flaming Lips
Videotheque - Dollar
Pop Musik - M
Who's Stopping You? - Semisonic
As The Years Go Passing By - Otis Rush
Dweller By A Dark Stream - Bruce Cockburn
The Mayor of Candor Lied - Martyn Joseph
Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
Caterwaul (Non-Album Version) - Ryan Adams
Nothing Matters When We're Dancing - The Magnetic Fields
The Little Shoemaker - The Michael Twins
Responsibility (live) - Steve Forbert
Elijah - Rich Mullins
Chimes - North Sea Radio Orchestra
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
If You Just Keep Still - Mahalia Jackson
Hostage-O - Warren Zevon
Here Today - The Beach Boys
Chinese Bakery - The Auteurs
Evergreen - Matthew Sweet
Sacrifice - Elton John
Michelangelo - Emmylou Harris
Bricks & Mortar [John Peel Session - 19/07/1977] - The Jam
The Last Time - Talk Talk
Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here With You - Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue
The Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys
Brompton Oratory - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Guns & Dolls - Chris Whitley
Standing On Tiptoe - Martyn Joseph
After the Glow - Bill Mallonee
Me Encontraras - Pedro Conga
Union Sundown - Bob Dylan
Whole New You - Shawn Colvin
Brontosaurus - The Move
Burned By The Sun - Beulah
I'll Say I'm Sorry Now - Shawn Colvin
Working Girls (BBC Session) - Deaf School
Cherry-Coloured Funk - Cocteau Twins
Round Of Blues - Shawn Colvin

Somerset to London
Summer And Lighting - Electric Light Orchestra
La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) - Manic Street Preachers
Gone Again - Indigo Girls
Tug Of War - Paul McCartney
Electro-Shock Blues - Eels
Rush Hour (Fonzerelli Hot & Sexy Remix) - SJB Feat. Jane Wiedlin
El Pussy Cat - Roland Alphonso
Blue Moon - Mud
Anyone For Tennis - Cream
Spin Around - Josie & The Pussycats
Strangelanguage - Charlie Peacock
Jump Up And Down - Helen Love
Haunting Me - Mary Lee's Corvette
Venus And Mars / Rockshow (Single Edit) - Paul McCartney & Wings
Brooklyn Roads - Neil Diamond
The Denial Twist - The White Stripes
Honestly OK - Dido
Touch Me, Touch Me - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Sweetheart Come - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Feed The Enemy - Magazine
Hang Onto The Night - XTC
I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Sprout & The Bean - Joanna Newsom
Röyksopp's Night Out - Royksopp
Distant Smile - Ultravox
Rachael - Buffalo Tom
Standin In The Rain - Electric Light Orchestra
Elizabeth My Dear - The Stone Roses
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
What'd I Say - Ray Charles
Storybook Children - Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra
(Nothing But) Blood - This Mortal Coil
Janine - David Bowie
Touch Me - The Doors
Capaldi's Cafe - Deaf School
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials Featuring Rico
Pontiac to Home Girl - Thea Gilmore
Mama Look Deh - The Pioneers
Hard Times - Syd Straw
More Than You'll Ever Know - Wheat
The Long Division - Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
Bring It Down To Jelly Roll - John Fogerty
Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top
If You Want Me To Stay - Ronny

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Free Font - D-Din

Font Squirrel reports: [edited]

DIN 1451 is a sans-serif typeface that is widely used for traffic, administrative and technical applications.

Datto commissioned Monotype to create D-Din and has allowed it to be open sourced under a SIL OFL v1.1 license.

It is available in 8 different styles, including italic and condensed versions.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oxford Comma Worth $5 Million

New York Times reports: [edited]

Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, Oakhurst Dairy settled a $5 million overtime dispute with its drivers that hinged on the lack of an Oxford comma in state law.

The case began in 2014, when three truck drivers sued the dairy for what they said was four years’ worth of overtime pay they had been denied. Maine law requires time-and-a-half pay for each hour worked after 40 hours, but it carved out exemptions for:

‘The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of:

(1) Agricultural produce;
(2) Meat and fish products; and
(3) Perishable foods.’

What followed the last comma in the first sentence was the crux of the matter: ‘packing for shipment or distribution of’. The court ruled that it was not clear whether the law exempted the distribution of the three categories that followed, or if it exempted packing for the shipment or distribution of them.

Had there been a comma after ‘shipment’ the meaning would have been clear.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Over 40s Should Lift Weights, Eat More Protein

New York Times reports: [edited]

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a recent scientific review.

The review finds that eating more protein than the amounts currently recommended can significantly augment the effects of lifting weights, especially for the over 40s.

The sweet spot for protein intake turned out to be about 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.