Mr Big. – Shine

Of course I’m a fan of the original edition of the band, but you have to admit Richie Kotzen pens some fantastic tunes. Shine off their 2001 album Actual Size in particular compares favourably to anything else they have in their canon, and this acoustic version is even better than the studio album track.

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Sony Ericsson Jalou

Designed by D&G, allegedly. Is it just me or is it one fugly phone?

Update: oops, it just comes in regular and D&G editions.

Thunderbird 3.0

Looks great, performs better. Best feature: super-powered search. Next best feature: global inbox.

Lightning doesn’t yet work on it though, so I can’t move my main work machine to it. At least Enigmail’s OK. Can’t wait…

Update: broke down and installed TBird 3.0 with the Lightning nightlies. Working OK so far.

Ayreon – Temple of the Cat

The acoustic version with Astrid van der Veen could possibly be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.

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Devin Townsend – Addicted Teaser

The second album in his four album Devin Townsend Project cycle.

It is said to be “commercial, yet heavy”. I’m not sure about that, but I do know the teaser sounds phenomenal.

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The Eagle Has Landed

40 years on, and the moon landings still fascinate and inspire, still remain unsurpassed by any subsequent human exploration, still ring with the resonance of legend.

Happy 40th, Apollo 11.

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Devin Townsend Project – Ki

Here’s a little riddle bout a when I was a little toddle, piddle in the puddle and my head was in a muddle

you can sing it when you’re sad, you can sing it when you’re mad, you can sing it in the shower come along the latest’s

Gaia to gaia to gaia to gaia to gaia to gaia…

I think the word I’m looking for is “transcendental”.

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