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2015 Movies Watched -- Master List

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Bold means recommended. Italics means I haven't seen it yet. No documentaries included here.

  1. 45 Years (2015) {My review}

  2. '71 (2015)

  3. 99 Homes (2015)

  4. A Most Violent Year (2015)

  5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015)

  6. About Elly (2015)

  7. Anomalisa (2015) [Refuse to watch Charlie Kaufman pics on principle]

  8. Ant-Man (2015)

  9. Appropriate Behavior (2015)

  10. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

  11. Black Souls (2015)

  12. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

  13. Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015)

  14. Breathe (2015)

  15. Bridge of Spies (2015)

  16. Brooklyn (2015)

  17. Carol (2015)

  18. Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

  19. Coming Home (2015)

  20. Creed (2015)

  21. Dope (2015)

  22. Ex Machina (2015)

  23. GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) (My review)

  24. Girlhood (2015)

  25. Grandma (2015)

  26. Güeros (2015)

  27. I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

  28. Inside Out (2015)

  29. It Follows (2015)

  30. James White (2015)

  31. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

  32. Love & Mercy (2015)

  33. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

  34. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

  35. Mississippi Grind (2015)

  36. Mommy (2015)

  37. Mr. Holmes (2015)

  38. Mustang (2015)

  39. Paddington (2015)

  40. Phoenix (2015)

  41. Queen of Earth (2015)

  42. Room (2015)

  43. Selma (2015)

  44. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) {My review}

  45. Sicario (2015)

  46. Slow West (2015)

  47. Son of Saul (2015) {My review}

  48. Spotlight (2015)

  49. Spring (2015)

  50. Spy (2015)

  51. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

  52. Steve Jobs (2015) [Quit after five minutes, looked that bad]

  53. Still Alice (2015)

  54. Straight Outta Compton (2015) [Quit after five minutes, alien culture]

  55. Tangerine (2015) {My review}

  56. The Big Short (2015)

  57. The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) {My review}

  58. The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)

  59. The End Of The Tour (2015)

  60. The Forbidden Room (2015)

  61. The Gift (2015)

  62. The Lady In The Van (2015)

  63. The Look of Silence (2015) [Refused to watch after suffering The Act of Killing last year]

  64. The Martian (2015)

  65. The Peanuts Movie (2015)

  66. The Revenant (2015) {My review}

  67. The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

  68. The Tribe (2015)

  69. The Walk (2015) [Refused to watch re-make of Man on Wire, which I enjoyed]

  70. The Wonders (2015)

  71. Theeb (2015)

  72. Timbuktu (2015)

  73. Trainwreck (2015)

  74. We Are Still Here (2015)

  75. What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

  76. When Marnie Was There (2015)

  77. White God (2015)

  78. Wild Tales (2015) {My review}

The Songs of Roger Miller

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Not sure how many of these he wrote (most all of them?) or how complete this list is, but here goes:

  • A Man Like Me
  • A Million Years Or So
  • A World I Can't Live In
  • A World So Full of Love
  • Absence
  • Ain't That Fine
  • As Long As There's a Shadow
  • Atta Boy GIrl
  • Big Harlan Taylor
  • Billy Bayou
  • Boeing Boeing 707
  • Burma Shave
  • Burning Bridges
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • Can't Stop Lovin' You
  • Chug a Lug
  • Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit
  • Dang Me
  • Do-Wacka-Do
  • Don't We All Have the Right (to Be Wrong)
  • Engine Engine No. 9
  • England Swings
  • Every Which-A-Way
  • Everything's Coming Up Roses
  • Footprints in the Snow
  • Guv'Ment
  • Half a Mind
  • Hard Headed Me
  • Heartaches by the Numbers
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Hitch-Hiker
  • Home
  • Hoppy's Gone
  • Husbands and Wives
  • I'll Pick Up My Heart and Go Home
  • In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)
  • Invitation to the Blues
  • It Happened Just That Way
  • It Takes All Kinds To Make a World
  • I've Been a Long Time Leavin' (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone)
  • Jason Fleming
  • Kansas City Star
  • King of the Road
  • Less and Less 
  • Little Green Apples
  • Lock, Stock, and Teardrops
  • Lou's Got the Flu
  • Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • My Ears Should Burn (When Fools Are Talked About)
  • My Elusive Dreams
  • My Pillow
  • My Uncle Used to Love Me (But She Died)
  • Nothing Can Stop My Love
  • Old Friends
  • Old Toy Trains
  • One Dyin' and a Buryin'
  • Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
  • Oo-De-Lally
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Our Hearts Will Play the Music
  • Pardon This Coffin
  • Please Release Me
  • Poor Little John
  • Reincarnation
  • River in the Rain
  • Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)
  • So Saith He the Lord
  • Sorry, Willie
  • South
  • Swiss Cottage Place
  • Swiss Maid
  • Tall Tall Trees
  • That's The Way I Feel
  • The Ballad of Waterhole #3
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds
  • (The Day I Jumped) From Uncle Harvey's Plane
  • The Good Old Days
  • The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me
  • The Moon is High (and So Am I)
  • The Wrong Kind of Girl
  • This Town
  • Tomorrow Night in Baltimore
  • Train of Life
  • Treat Me Like a Human
  • Trouble on the Turnpike
  • Walkin' in the Sunshine
  • What Are Those Things (with Big Black Wings)
  • What I'd Give To Be the Wind
  • What Would My Mama Say
  • When a House Is Not a Home
  • When Two Worlds Collide
  • Where Have All the Average People Gone
  • You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd
  • You're Forgetting Me
  • You're My Kingdom


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Tanita Tikaram Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo.

  1. Tanita Tikaram – Good Tradition
  2. Dido – Hunter
  3. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
  4. Katie Todd – Leave
  5. Tanita Tikaram – Valentine Heart
  6. Suzanne Vega – Gypsy
  7. Norah Jones – Broken
  8. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – Circle
  9. The Cranberries – Pretty
  10. Tanita Tikaram – Love Is Just A Word
  11. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
  12. Enya – Only Time [thumbs down]
  13. Sonya Kitchell – Train
  14. Tanita Tikaram – All Things To You
  15. Adele – Make You Feel My Love (Live)
  16. Dido – Here With Me
  17. Suzanne Vega – Marlene On The Wall
  18. Elaine K. – Soft Skin
  19. Norah Jones – Wake Me Up
  20. 10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days
  21. Sarah McLachlan – Adia [easy listening quality to this one]
  22. Dido – I’m No Angel
  23. Tracy Chapman – Almost
  24. Holly Cole – Alison [covering Elvis dangerous]
  25. Julee Cruise – Falling [Twin Peaks theme song?]
  26. Etta James – At Last
  27. Norah Jones – What Am I To You?
  28. Tanita Tikaram – My Love
  29. Norah Jones – Be Here To Love Me
  30. Thea Gilmore – Have You Heard
  31. Dido – Sand In My Shoes
  32. Tanita Tikaram – Play Me Again
  33. The Cranberries – Dreams
  34. 10,000 Maniacs – More Than This [not Natalie singing]
  35. Tori Amos – Sorta Fairytale [anodyne, thumbs down]
  36. Tanita Tikaram – One Kiss
  37. Norah Jones – Nightingale
  38. Dido – White Flag [top 40 hit?]
  39. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – Nothing [another hit]
  40. Tanita Tikaram – Wonderful Shadow
  41. Norah Jones – The Long Way Home
  42. Julee Cruise – Floating [more Twin Peaks sounding stuff]
  43. Natalie Imbruglia – Leave Me Alone [one hit wonder with Torn]
  44. The Cardigans – 03:45 No Sleep
  45. Dido – Life For Rent
  46. Suzanne Vega – Straight Lines
  47. Cary Brothers – Ride
  48. Sting – Fields Of Gold
  49. Norah Jones – Humble Me
  50. Jennie Devoe – Don’t Forget To Breathe

Pitbull Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo: 

  1. Pitbull -- Feel This Moment
  2. Enur -- Calabria 2008
  3. David Guetta -- Crank It Up
  4. Enrique Iglesias -- I Like It
  5. Pitbull -- Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
  6. Flo Rida -- Whistle
  7. Nina Sky -- Move Ya Body
  8. Kat Deluna -- Whine Up
  9. Mark Ronson -- Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
  10. Pitbull -- Bon, Bon
  11. Don Omar & Lucenzo -- Danza Kuduro
  12. DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- Turn Down For What
  13. Enrique Iglesias -- Bailanda (English Version)
  14. Pitbull -- Give Me Everything
  15. Sean Paul -- Temperature
  16. Jennifer Lopez -- Dance Again
  17. Usher -- Scream
  18. Robin Thicke -- Blurred Lines
  19. will.i.am -- Scream & Shout
  20. Black Eyed Peas -- The Time (Dirty Bit)
  21. Flo Rida -- Low
  22. Havana Brown -- We Run The Night
  23. Jason DeRulo -- Talk Dirty
  24. Usher -- DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
  25. Far East Movement -- Like A G6
  26. Prince Royce -- Back It Up (feat. Pitbull)
  27. Flo Rida -- Wild Ones
  28. Sean Paul -- (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me
  29. David Guetta -- Sexy Chick
  30. Usher -- More
  31. LMFAO -- Party Rock Anthem
  32. Flo Rida -- Right Round
  33. Enrique Iglesias -- Bailando (Spansih version)
  34. Enur -- Calabria 2007 (MIMS Remix)
  35. Jennifer Lopez -- Live It Up
  36. David Guetta -- Titanium
  37. Usher -- Yeah!
  38. Sean Paul -- We Be Burnin' 
  39. Enrique Iglesias -- Tonight (I'm Fornicating With You) [SUBTLE!]
  40. LMFAO -- Sexy And I Know It
  41. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- Thrift Shop
  42. Sean Paul -- Get Busy
  43. Pitbull -- I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
  44. David Guetta -- Where Them Girls At
  45. Jeremih -- Tonight Belongs to U! (feat. Flo Rida)
  46. Rihanna -- We Found Love
  47. Pitbull -- Shake Senora
  48. Nelly -- Just A Dream
  49. Jeremih -- Down On Me
  50. Ying Yang Twins -- Shake

Etta James Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Etta James -- All I Could Do Is Cry
  2. Ray Charles -- I Got A Woman
  3. Sam Cooke --A Change Is Gonna Come
  4. Otis Redding --Send Me Some Lovin'
  5. Etta James -- At Last
  6. Etta Jones -- Till There Was You [not familiar with her, liked it]
  7. Ray Charles -- Fever (feat. Natalie Cole) 
  8. Buddy Guy --Ain't No Sunshine (feat. Tracy Chapman) 
  9. Etta James --Don't Cry Baby 
  10. Billie Holiday -- Easy Living 
  11. Aretha Franklin --The Weight 
  12. Otis Redding -- These Arms Of Mine (Live) 
  13. The Penguins -- Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) 
  14. Sam Cooke --One More Time Etta James -- I Prefer You 
  15. Al Green -- Here I Am (Come And Take Me) 
  16. The Flamingos -- I Only Have Eyes For You
  17. Billie Holiday -- I Must Have That Man
  18. Etta James -- My Dearest Darling
  19. Otis Redding -- A Fool For You
  20. Billie Holiday -- These Foolish Things
  21. Natalie Cole -- The Very Thought Of You [underwhelming, she's only somebody's daughter]
  22. Dusty Springfield -- Son Of A Preacher Man
  23. Melody Gardot -- Quiet Fire
  24. Etta James -- Lovin' Arms [good one, who else has covered?]
  25. Little Willie John -- Fever
  26. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas -- Tell It Like It Is
  27. Aretha Franklin -- Let It Be
  28. Sam Cooke -- There'll Be No Second Time
  29. Nat King Cole -- Smile
  30. Garnet Mimms -- It's Just A Matter Of Time
  31. Billie Holiday -- Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  32. Ann Peebles -- I Can't Stand The Rain
  33. Dean Martin -- Sway
  34. Ray Charles -- Mess Around
  35. Etta James -- W-O-M-A-N
  36. Bobby Darin -- Dream Lover
  37. Percy Sledge -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me
  38. Otis Redding -- Cupid
  39. Mable John -- You Made A Fool Out Of Me
  40. Ray Charles -- Uchain My Heart
  41. Elkie Brooks -- I'd Rather Go Blind
  42. Otis Redding -- Something Is Worrying Me
  43. Billie Holiday -- They Can't Take That Away From Me
  44. Etta James -- At Last (Live)
  45. Nina Simone -- In The Dark
  46. Ray Charles -- Don't Set Me Free [backing vocals good]
  47. Ella Fitzgerald -- I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues
  48. Al Green -- What It's All About
  49. Frank Sinatra & Count Basie -- Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  50. Melody Gardot -- Worrisome Heart

Paul Robeson Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by Pandora's algo:

  1. Paul Robeson -- There's A Man Goin' Round Takin' Names
  2. Harry T. Burleigh -- Go Down Moses
  3. Pete Seeger -- Passing Through
  4. Louis Armstrong -- Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  5. Paul Robeson -- Ol' Man River
  6. Nina Simone -- Little Girl Blue
  7. Bill McAdoo and Pete Seeger -- Wade In The Water
  8. Louis Armstrong -- What A Wonderful World
  9. Keb' Mo' -- The Times They Are A-Changin'
  10. Paul Robeson -- Some Day He'll Make It Plain To Me
  11. Rufus Wainwright -- Hallelujah
  12. Edward H.S. Boatner -- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  13. Leadbelly -- Looky, Looky Yonder
  14. Paul Robeson -- Vi Azoi Der Keyser
  15. Pete Seeger -- If I Had A Hammer
  16. Nina Simone -- Feelin' Good
  17. Bill MaCadoo -- I Don't Want No Jim Crow Coffee
  18. Bob Dylan -- The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bootleg Series Version)
  19. Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee -- Oh, What A Beautiful City
  20. Pete Seeger -- The Big Rock Candy Mountain
  21. Nina Simone -- Trouble In Mind (Live)
  22. Bill McAdoo and Pete Seeger -- Eight-Hundred Miles
  23. Keb' Mo' -- You Can Love Yourself
  24. Pete Seeger -- Midnight Special (Live)
  25. Etta James -- A Sunday Kind Of Love [one of her greats]
  26. Leadbelly -- I Want To Go Home
  27. Pink Anderson -- Weeping Willow Blues
  28. Tom Waits -- Kentucky Avenue
  29. K.D. Lang -- Hallelujah
  30. Jimmie Davis -- The Shotgun Wedding
  31. Billie Holiday -- I'll Be Seeing You (#3)
  32. Tom Waits -- Cold Cold Ground
  33. Leadbelly -- De Kalb Woman
  34. Bill McAdoo -- I Dram Of A World
  35. Nina Simone -- Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
  36. Johnny Cash -- Far Away Places [great stuff, esp. his prologue]
  37. Mississippi John Hurt -- Casey Jones
  38. Jimmie Davis -- Davis' Last Day Blues (1923 Blues)
  39. Pink Anderson -- I Got A Woman 'Way Cross Town
  40. Paul Robeson -- Kevin Barry
  41. Woody Guthrie -- Cocaine Blues
  42. Bing Crosby -- A Cockeyed Optimist
  43. Little Brother Montgomery -- This Train
  44. Paul Robeson -- Joe Hill
  45. Pete Seeger -- Swanee River
  46. Bill McAdoo -- Go Down Moses
  47. Blind Willie McTell -- Travelin' Blues
  48. Paul Robeson -- Little Gal
  49. Lightnin' Hopkins -- What'd I Say? [good stuff]
  50. Tom Waits -- Johnsburg, Illinois

Morgan Heritage Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Morgan Heritage -- Man Is Still A Man
  2. Bob Marley -- Roots (B-Side Of Waiting In Vain)
  3. Jah Cure -- Love Is
  4. Beres Hammond -- One Love One Life
  5. Morgan Heritage -- Reggae Road Block
  6. Duane Stephenson -- Fool For You
  7. Anthony B -- World A Reggae Music
  8. Gyptian -- One More Night
  9. Buju Banton -- We'll Be Alright
  10. Morgan Heritage -- Down By The RIver
  11. DaVille -- Give Thanks For What You've Got
  12. Capleton -- Never Share
  13. Richie Spice -- Take It Easy
  14. Morgan Heritage -- Mission In Progress
  15. Beres Hammond -- Love From A Distance
  16. Duane Stephenson -- Heaven Will Rise Up
  17. Steel Pulse -- Reggae Fever
  18. Dennis Brown -- Wisdom
  19. Bob Marley -- Roots, Rock, Reggae (Unreleased Single Mix)
  20. Beres Hammond -- No Goodbye
  21. Alborosie -- You Make Me Feel Good
  22. Garnett Silk -- Hello Africa
  23. Steel Pulse -- Find It ... Quick!
  24. Lucky Dube -- Together As One
  25. Tarrus Riley -- Love Created (Marcus Teaching)
  26. Sizzla -- Smoke Marijuana
  27. Mr. Vegas -- Do You Know
  28. Luciano -- Wish You Were Mine
  29. Collie Buddz -- Sensimillia
  30. Bob Marley -- Kinky Reggae
  31. Warrior King -- King
  32. Stephen Marley -- Fed Up
  33. Natural Black -- Conquer Dem
  34. Bob Marley -- Three Little Birds
  35. Luciano -- Trod Out
  36. Third World (Reggae) -- 96 Degrees In The Shade (Live)
  37. Steel Pulse -- Blues Dance Raid
  38. George Nooks -- Troubled Heart
  39. Richie Spice -- Ghetto Girl
  40. Bascom X -- Lonely X
  41. Cocoa Tea -- Goof Life
  42. Gregory Isaacs -- Front Door
  43. Sly & Robbie -- Murder She Wrote (feat. Chaka Demus & Pliers)
  44. T.O.K. -- Footprints
  45. Bob Marley -- Exodus (Live)
  46. Morgan Heritage -- New Time, New Sign
  47. Nanko -- Lucky You
  48. Anthony B -- Waan Back (live)
  49. Gentleman -- Blessing Of Jah
  50. Morgan Heritage -- Talkin' Bout War

Tessanne Chin Channel

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First 50 songs generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Tessanne Chin -- Everything Reminds Me Of You
  2. Jah Cure -- Before I Leave
  3. Tessanne Chin -- Underneath It All (The Voice Performance)
  4. Beres Hammond -- Rockaway
  5. Sean Paul -- I'm Still In Love With You
  6. Gyptian -- Beautiful Lady
  7. Tessanne Chin -- If I Were Your Woman ( The Voice Performance)
  8. Alaine -- Whine
  9. Collie Buddz -- Mamacita
  10. Sean Paul -- Hold My Hand
  11. Wayne Wonder -- Love And Affection
  12. Morgan Heritage -- Make It Official
  13. Busy Signal -- Come Over (Missing You)
  14. DaVille -- I'm In Love WIth You
  15. Gyptian -- Weak In The Knees
  16. Tessanne Chin -- I Have Nothing (The Voice Performance)
  17. Jah Cure -- True Reflections
  18. Wayne Wonder -- I Still Believe
  19. Beres Hammond -- No Disturb Sign
  20. Tessanne Chin -- Next To Me (The Voice Performance)
  21. Tarrus RIley -- She's Royal
  22. DaVille -- This Time I Promise
  23. Beres Hammond -- Sweet Lies
  24. Gregory Isaacs -- Night Nurse
  25. Beres Hammond -- Not For Sale
  26. June Lodge & Prince Mohammed -- Someone Loves You Honey
  27. Richie Spice -- Brown Skin
  28. Morgan Heritage -- Don't Haffi Dread [not bad]
  29. Tessanne Chin -- Firework
  30. Tarrus Riley -- Start Anew
  31. Da Ville -- Always On My Mind
  32. Morgan Heritage -- Nothing To Smile About [liked it]
  33. Etana -- I Am Not Afraid
  34. Beres Hammond -- I Feel Good
  35. Tarrus Riley -- Human Nature
  36. Richie Spice -- Youth Dem Cold
  37. Busy Signal -- Come Over
  38. Alaine – Deeper
  39. Jah Cure – World Cry
  40. Etana – Warrior Love
  41. Queen Ifrica – Keep It Yourself
  42. Tessanne China -- Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)(The Voice Performance)
  43. Beres Hammond – Body & Soul
  44. Bob Marley – Turn Your Lights Down Low
  45. DaVille – Can’t Get Over You
  46. Beres Hammond – Rock Away
  47. Shontelle – Life Is Not An Easy Road
  48. Gentleman – Unconditional Love
  49. Bob Marley – One Love
  50. Tarrus Riley – Love’s Contagious

Beres Hammond Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by Pandora's algo:

  • Beres Hammond -- Who Say (feat. Buju Banton)
  • Bob Marley -- Waiting In Vain (Remixed)
  • Barrington Levy -- My Time
  • Tony Tuff -- Girl I've Got To Get You
  • Beres Hammond -- Left Me Crying
  • Shaggy -- Angel
  • Musical Yout -- Pass The Dutchie
  • Maxi Priest -- Crazy Love
  • Rupee -- Tempted To Touch
  • Beres Hammond -- Can't Stop A Man
  • Gyptian -- My Number One
  • Luciano -- This Is For The Leaders
  • Busy Signal -- Sweet Love (Night Shift)
  • Beres Hammond -- Can't Say I Never Tried
  • Jah Cure -- Longing For
  • Dennis Brown -- Blood, Sweat, and Tears
  • Kevin Lyttle -- Turn Me On
  • Bounty Killer -- Living Dangerously
  • Wayne Wonder -- Die Without You
  • Alaine -- Sacrifice
  • Luciano -- Silver And Gold
  • Garnett Silk -- Complaint
  • Bitty McLean -- Walk Away From Love
  • Gyptian -- Nah Let Go
  • Tessanne Chin -- Hide Away [liked this one]
  • Tarrus Riley -- Stay With You
  • George Nooks -- Girlfriend
  • Marcia Aitken -- I'm Still In Love (12" Mix)
  • Bob Marley -- Could You Be Loved
  • Morgan Heritage -- Love You Right
  • Leroy Gibbon -- Four Season Lover
  • Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone [liked this one]
  • Richie Spice -- Youths Dem Cold
  • Pressure -- Love And Affection
  • Wayne Wonder -- Movie Star
  • Warrior King -- Never Go Where Pagans Go
  • Alaine -- Sincerely [not bad]
  • Luciano -- Jah Live
  • Beres Hammond -- Doctor's Order
  • Vybz Kartel -- Summertime
  • Foxy Brown (Reggae) -- Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
  • Bob Marley -- Give Thanks And Praise
  • Beres Hammond -- Love You Like That
  • Gentleman -- Intoxication
  • Glen Washington -- Down Low
  • Sizzler -- Praise Ye Jah
  • Beres Hammond -- Groovy Little Thing
  •  Coco Tea -- Waiting In Vain
  • Lady Saw -- Hardcore
  • Beres Hammond -- Show It Off

TV I've Watched Recently

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Going to list all the TV I've (recently) watched (alphabetically) with my brief comments.  I need recommendations from people who agree with both my likes and dislikes.

  • Breaking Bad (loved it, watched from start to finish)
  • Boardwalk Empire (liked this one, watched it all)
  • Borgen (liked the first couple seasons, refused to start third as I feared would jump shark)
  • Bosch (wasn't too thrilled with first (and only?) season)
  • Broadchurch (not bad, final episode was a cop-out)
  • Broen/Bron (the Danish/Swedish show ... liked it)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (funny but cruel, Larry David the poster boy for anti-Semitism)
  • Dexter (watched a couple seasons and liked it then quit when it had no clear arc)
  • Game Of Thrones (quit after a few episodes, not into the fantasy thing)
  • Girls (I think I've seen every episode, no matter how much pain inflicted)
  • Happy Valley (kind of liked it)
  • House of Cards (it's slick, still watching, though dreading inevitable shark jump)
  • Lilyhammer (loved the first season, haven't tackled the later one)
  • Louis (love this show, seen every one, very painful in parts)
  • Mad Men (liked it, have seen every episode)
  • Orange Is The New Black (watched one or two episode and quit)
  • Orphan Black (watched one episode, didn't like it)
  • Please Like Me (from Down Under, only one season, that's all the juice it had)
  • Rectify (really liked season one, I guess there's a season two now?)
  • Scandal (tried to watch it, bouncy cam, quit after a few minutes)
  • Shameless (quit after two episodes)
  • The Americans (watched season one, didn't hook me for some reason)
  • The Fall (Scully with British accent, ultimately disappointing)
  • The Good Wife (watched quite a few episodes, though I'm not sure why, Margulies of course)
  • The Sopranos (loved it, watched from start to finish)
  • The Walking Dead (only watched part of one episode, didn't like it)
  • The Wire (liked it, even the season everyone else hated)
  • Top of the Lake (watched one episode, didn't like it)
  • Transparent (liked this one, looking forward to second season)
  • True Detective (had some good episodes, neat vibe, but ultimately disappointing)
  • Veep (funny, but often cruel humor)

85 Ideas In Chronological Order

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BusinessWeek recently did a piece called The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History, which annoyed me because they didn't present them in chronological order, so here they are:

  

  • 1930 Refrigeration
  • 1933 Fixed-rate Mortgage
  • 1934 TV
  • 1935 Social Security
  • 1936 Name-brand Jeans
  • 1937 Whiteboard
  • 1937 GDP
  • 1937 IS-LM 
  • 1940 The Jeep
  • 1941 The Manhattan Project
  • 1941 Teenage Consumers
  • 1946 Venture Capital
  • 1947 Polaroid
  • 1947 AK-47
  • 1947 Microchips
  • 1948 Contact Lenses
  • 1948 Barcode
  • 1948 Information Theory
  • 1950 Credit
  • 1954 Kitty Litter
  • 1954 McDonald's 
  • 1955 Parkinson's Law
  • 1956 Shipping Container
  • 1956 Corporate Campus
  • 1956 The Organization Man
  • 1957 High-fructose Corn Syrup
  • 1958 The Jet Engine
  • 1959 Motown
  • 1959 Modem
  • 1959 Commercial Infant Formula
  • 1960 The Pill
  • 1960 OPEC
  • 1962 Wal-Mart
  • 1964 Southern Strategy
  • 1965 Singapore
  • 1965 Green Revolution
  • 1967 The Super Bowl
  • 1968 The Cubicle
  • 1970 Securitization
  • 1970 Shadow Banking
  • 1970 Shareholder Value
  • 1970 Workplace Safety
  • 1971 Starbucks
  • 1971 E-mail
  • 1972 Atari
  • 1973 Black-Scholes Model
  • 1973 Telecommuting
  • 1974 Laffer Curve
  • 1975 Free Agency
  • 1975 Billable Hours
  • 1975 Hollywood Blockbusters
  • 1976 VCR
  • 1976 Apple
  • 1976 Sexual Harrassment
  • 1977 Bottled Water
  • 1978 Outsourcing
  • 1978 The 401(k)
  • 1979 ESPN
  • 1979 One Child Policy
  • 1980 Cable News
  • 1982 Personal Fitness
  • 1983 GPS
  • 1984 Sportswear
  • 1985 Air Jordans
  • 1986 Perestroika
  • 1987 PowerPoint
  • 1988 Global Warming
  • 1988 Al-Qaeda
  • 1989 Junk Bonds
  • 1991 Open Source
  • 1993 HTML
  • 1994 Amazon.com
  • 1995 eBay
  • 1997 The Innovator's Dilemma
  • 1998 High-frequency Trading
  • 1998 Google
  • 1999 Napster
  • 1999 The Euro
  • 2000 Gay Marriage
  • 2000 DNA Sequencing
  • 2003 The Poverty Lab
  • 2004 Facebook
  • 2005 YouTube
  • 2006 Twitter
  • 2007 Smartphone

The Magnetic Fields' Channel

Added on by C. Maoxian.

First 50+ tracks generated by the Pandora algo.  Now you can easily make a playlist on Spotify.

  • The Magnetic Fields -- Strange Powers
  • The Cure -- Just Like Heaven
  • The 6ths -- Aging Spinsters
  • The Velvet Underground -- Pale Blue Eyes
  • The Magnetic Fields -- Josephine
  • The Knifes -- Heartbeats (Live)
  • She & Him -- Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
  • Pixies -- Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
  • The Magnetic Fields -- When You're Old And Lonely
  • The Blow -- True Affection
  • Belle & Sebastian -- The State I Am In
  • The Cure -- In Between Days
  • The Magentic Fields -- Lovers From The Moon
  • Camera Obscura -- Keep It Clean
  • Fugazi -- I'm So Tired
  • The Cure -- Boys Don't Cry
  • Peter Bjorn and John -- Young Folks
  • Elliott Smith -- Say Yes
  • The Postal Service -- Nothing Better
  • Echo & The Bunnymen -- The Killing Moon
  • David Bowie -- Starman (BBC Radio Version)
  • Elliott Smith -- Ballad Of Big Nothing
  • The Blow -- Parentheses
  • Belle & Sebastian -- The Boy With An Arab Strap
  • Pavement -- Here
  • The xx -- Intro
  • Yo La Tengo -- Stockholm Syndrome
  • Wilco -- Heavy Metal Drummer
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros -- Home
  • Camera Obscura -- Roman Holiday
  • When In Rome -- The Promise
  • Belle & Sebastian -- Stay Loose
  • The Dodos -- Winter
  • Beirut -- Rhineland (Heartland)
  • The Freelies -- Let's Go
  • New Order -- Love Vigilantes
  • The Magnetic Fields -- I Don't Want To Get Over You
  • Modern English -- I Melt With You
  • Belle & Sebastian -- Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
  • The Smiths -- Panic
  • The Magnetic Fields -- My Only Friend
  • Belle & Sebastian -- Winter Wookskie
  • The Knife -- Heartbeats
  • STRFKR -- Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second
  • The Magnetic Fields -- The Flowers She Sent & The Flowers She Said She Sent
  • The Smiths -- The Headmaster Ritual
  • Beirut -- Elephant Gun
  • Belle & Sebastian -- Judy And The Dream Of Horses
  • Mirah -- Sweepstakes Prize
  • Neutral Milk Hotel -- Communist Daughter
  • ....
  • Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground -- Sunday Morning
  • Stars -- Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys Remix)
  • The Shins -- Gone For Good (Alternate Version)
  • Beirut -- My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille
  • Johnyoko & Lali Puna -- Papa Was A Rodeo

Amy Winehouse Channel

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Pandora algo-generated playlist:

  • Amy Winehouse -- Valerie (BBC Sessions)
  • The Neville Brothers -- A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Adele -- Set Fire To The Rain
  • Nina Simone -- Feelin' Good
  • Amy Winehouse -- Me & Mr. Jones
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- Breathless
  • Etta James -- Woke Up This Morning (Live)
  • Amy WInehouse -- In My Bed (CJ Mix)
  • Gotye -- Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [never heard of 'em, liked it]
  • The Temptations -- Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Adele -- Skyfall
  • Amy Winehouse -- I Heard Love Is Blind (Live at Concorde)
  • Etta James -- At Last (Live)
  • Ray Charles -- Sticks And Stones
  • Alicia Keys -- If I Ain't Got You (Live)
  • Adele -- Daydreamer
  • Etta James -- These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
  • Meghan Trainor -- All About That Bass [never heard it, amusing]
  • Alicia Keys -- Fallin'
  • Norah Jones -- Don't Know Why
  • Etta James -- All I Could Do Is Cry (Live)
  • Otis Redding -- Hard To Handle
  • Leela James -- When You Love Somebody
  • Duffy -- Warwick Avenue
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- Is This Love
  • Ray Charles -- What'd I Say [girl with the diamond ring knows how to shake that thing]
  • Meghan Trainor -- Title [born 1993, self-released albums, YouTube star?]
  • Aretha Franklin -- Respect
  • Otis Redding -- I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (Live)
  • Mark Ronson -- Valerie [Amy Winehouse singing]
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me
  • Gnarls Barkley -- Crazy [digital distribution hit, led to hit album]
  • Lily Allen -- Fuck You
  • Alicia Keys -- No One
  • Norah Jones -- I've Got To See You Again
  • Leela James -- A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Otis Redding -- These Arms Of Mine
  • Lauryn Hill -- Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You [the classic cover]
  • Duffy -- Mercy
  • Adele -- Hometown Glory
  • Amy Winehouse -- You Know I'm No Good (BBC Sessions)
  • Alicia Keys -- When You Really Love Someone
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- I'd Like To
  • Adele -- One And Only
  • Amy Winehouse -- Addicted
  • Ray Charles -- Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • Otis Redding -- Stand By Me
  • Bill Withers -- Ain't No Sunshine
  • Adele -- Fool That I Am (Live)
  • Amy Winehouse -- Teach Me Tonight (Hootenanny) [channeling Billie]

...

  • Duffy -- Stepping Stone
  • Al Green -- Let's Stay Together
  • James Brown -- Try Me
  • Amy Winehouse -- Our Day Will Come
  • Ray Charles -- I've Got A Woman (Live)
  • Al Green -- Tired Of Being Alone
  • Lauryn Hill -- Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • Adele -- Right As Rain
  • Alicia Keys -- Wreckless Love
  • Bob Marley -- Is This Love
  • Sade -- By Your Side
  • John Legend -- Slow Dance
  • Duffy -- I'm Scared
  • Ben E. King -- Stand By Me
  • Amy Winehouse -- October Song
  • Ray Charles -- Tell Me How Do You Feel
  • Etta James -- At Last
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell -- Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • Amy Winehouse -- The Girl From Ipanema
  • John Legend -- P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)
  • Adele -- Make You Feel My Love (Live)
  • Alicia Keys -- No One (Live)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- Till It Happens To You
  • Amy Winehouse -- You Know I'm No Good
  • Ray Charles -- I Got A Woman
  • Adele -- First Love
  • Etta James -- I'd Rather Go Blind
  • Amy WInehouse -- Love Is A Losing Game
  • Ray Charles -- Mary Ann
  • Leela James -- My Joy
  • Duffy -- Hanging On Too Long
  • Melody Gardot -- Your Heart Is As Black As Night
  • Adele -- Turning Tables
  • Etta James -- All I Could Do Is Cry 
  • Feist -- My Moon My Man
  • Adele -- Rolling In The Deep
  • John Legend -- Save Room
  • Amy Winehouse -- Pumps
  • Etta James -- Only Time Will Tell
  • Ray Charles -- I've Got A Woman
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- The Way I Am [another self-release? liked the voice / song]
  • Amy Winehouse -- I Heard Love Is Blind (Demo)
  • Feist -- 1 2 3 4
  • Adele -- My Same
  • Otis Redding -- I've Got Dreams To Remember
  • Etta James -- Steal Away
  • Amy WInehouse -- He Can Only Hold Her
  • Adele -- Melt My Heart To Stone (Live)
  • Ray Charles -- Georgia On My Mind (1955)
  • Etta James -- Stormy Weather

....

  

   

Top 61 Movies in Year 2013

Added on by C. Maoxian.

At least 90% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, listed by number of reviews, divided into non-documentaries (41):

Gravity 

12 Years a Slave 

Zero Dark Thirty 

American Hustle 

Captain Phillips 

Inside Llewyn Davis 

Dallas Buyers Club 

Her 

All Is Lost 

Nebraska 

Blue Jasmine 

Fruitvale Station 

Before Midnight 

Philomena 

Mud 

Enough Said 

Frances Ha 

Blue Is The Warmest Color 

The Spectacular Now 

Short Term 12 

The Past 

The Sapphires 

The Hunt 

No 

In a World... 

The Great Beauty 

Lore 

A Hijacking 

Wadjda 

Blancanieves 

Behind the Candelabra 

Beyond The Hills 

A Touch of Sin 

The Selfish Giant 

Gimme The Loot 

Museum Hours 

War Witch 

Still Mine 

Drug War 

Our Children 

Mother Of George 

and documentaries (20):

 

The Act Of Killing 

Stories We Tell 

Room 237 

Blackfish 

20 Feet From Stardom 

The Gatekeepers 

Muscle Shoals 

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks 

Cutie And The Boxer 

56 Up 

Inequality For All 

A Place at the Table 

The Square 

After Tiller 

A Band Called Death 

The Crash Reel 

Caesar Must Die 

Call Me Kuchu 

Sound City 

Let The Fire Burn 


Rampant grade inflation in recent years forcing me to shift cutoff to 95% Fresh; here's the list, again sorted by number of reviews (a measure of obscurity), 24 in total:

Gravity 

12 Years a Slave 

Inside Llewyn Davis 

Before Midnight 

Mud 

Enough Said 

Short Term 12 

The Act Of Killing 

Stories We Tell 

Blackfish 

20 Feet From Stardom 

A Hijacking 

Wadjda 

Behind the Candelabra 

Muscle Shoals 

Cutie And The Boxer 

The Selfish Giant 

56 Up 

War Witch 

The Square 

The Crash Reel 

Call Me Kuchu 

Sound City 

Let The Fire Burn 

Top 55 Movies in Year 2012

Added on by C. Maoxian.

At least 90% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, listed by number of reviews, divided into non-documentaries (32) and documentaries (23):


Marvel's The Avengers 

Skyfall 

Argo 

Lincoln 

Looper 

The Cabin in the Woods 

Silver Linings Playbook 

Moonrise Kingdom 

Amour 

The Sessions 

Bernie 

Holy Motors 

Safety Not Guaranteed 

The Secret World of Arrietty 

The Kid with a Bike 

Monsieur Lazhar 

Beauty and the Beast  [Disney 3D animation]

Headhunters 

Farewell, My Queen 

Barbara 

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 

I Wish 

Raiders of the Lost Ark [1981 re-release]

Sister 

La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion)  [1937 re-release]

Keep the Lights On 

Elena 

Oslo, August 31st 

Wake in Fright [1971 re-release]

The Loved Ones 

Turn Me On, Dammit! 

The Well-Digger's Daughter 

Searching for Sugar Man 

West of Memphis 

The Imposter 

The Queen of Versailles 

Marley 

Undefeated 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi 

This Is Not a Film 

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 

How to Survive a Plague 

First Position 

The Central Park Five 

Chasing Ice 

The Invisible War 

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel 

Side by Side 

The House I Live In 

Brooklyn Castle 

Beware Of Mr. Baker 

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God 

The Island President 

5 Broken Cameras 

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present 

Top 54 Movies in Year 2011

Added on by C. Maoxian.

At least 90% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, listed by number of reviews:


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 

Source Code 

Bridesmaids 

Moneyball 

Drive 

The Artist 

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 

The Muppets 

Midnight in Paris 

Hugo 

Martha Marcy May Marlene 

50/50 

Win Win 

Attack the Block 

Take Shelter 

A Separation 

Arthur Christmas 

Coriolanus 

Project Nim 

Cave of Forgotten Dreams 

Winnie the Pooh 

The Guard 

Incendies 

13 Assassins 

Senna 

Tabloid 

Of Gods and Men 

The Lion King 

Pariah 

Into The Abyss 

Pina 

The Interrupters 

Le Havre 

Point Blank 

Weekend 

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 

Bill Cunningham New York 

Tomboy 

Poetry 

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 

The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) 

Armadillo 

Born To Be Wild 

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel 

City of Life and Death 

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 

Silent Souls 

The Arbor 

King of Devil's Island 

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 

Nostalgia for the Light 

Knuckle 

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 

We Were Here 

Top 44 Movies in Year 2010

Added on by C. Maoxian.

At least 90% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, listed by number of reviews:


The Social Network 

Toy Story 3 

True Grit 

The King's Speech 

The Fighter 

127 Hours 

The Town 

The Kids Are All Right 

How to Train Your Dragon 

Another Year 

Winter's Bone 

Animal Kingdom 

A Prophet (Un prophete) 

Inside Job 

Fish Tank 

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) 

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) 

Restrepo 

Mother (Madeo) 

Exit Through The Gift Shop 

Lebanon (Levanon) 

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work 

Vincere 

The Tillman Story 

The Secret of Kells 

Waste Land 

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 

Ajami 

A Film Unfinished 

Best Worst Movie 

Carlos 

Dogtooth (Kynodontas) 

Winnebago Man 

Marwencol 

No One Knows About Persian Cats (Les Chats Persans) 

My Dog Tulip 

The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) 

Last Train Home 

Samson and Delilah 

Alamar (To the Sea) 

Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) 

Boxing Gym 

Cropsey 

Lourdes 

Top 43 Movies in Year 2009

Added on by C. Maoxian.

At least 90% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, listed by number of reviews:


Star Trek 

Up 

Up in the Air 

District 9 

Drag Me to Hell 

Coraline 

The Hurt Locker 

Fantastic Mr. Fox 

Zombieland 

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire 

Crazy Heart 

An Education 

In the Loop 

Ponyo 

The Messenger 

Anvil! The Story of Anvil 

The Damned United 

The Cove 

Hunger 

Food, Inc. 

Goodbye Solo 

L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) 

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) 

Every Little Step 

Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) 

Revanche 

Good Hair 

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 

Tulpan 

Etz Limon (Lemon Tree) 

La Nana (The Maid) 

Katyn 

Crude 

Afghan Star 

Mary and Max 

Sweetgrass 

Of Time and the City 

Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 

Somers Town 

Under the Sea 3D 

Il Divo 

Amarcord 

Avaze gonjeshk-ha (The Song of Sparrows)