my recent reads..

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Power Sources and Supplies: World Class Designs
Red Storm Rising
Locked On
Analog Circuits Cookbook
The Teeth Of The Tiger
Sharpe's Gold
Without Remorse
Practical Oscillator Handbook
Red Rabbit

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Driving me crazy .. know this song?

Someth'n my society... anyone recognise this song?

As usual I was casually playing around on my guitar while chilling out, and I hit this chord seuence. Can't vouch for the key, but if you comp this do you recognise it?

Am-Am Am Am | Dm7- Dm7 Dm7 Dm7 |
E7-E7 E7 E7 | Am-Am Am Am
And the chorus/bridge is E7/Am.

It's driving me crazy! I know this song. At first I thought Annie Lennox with Dave Stewart doing an acoustic jazz guitar bit, but after 30mins on amazon mp3 came up empty (such a useful resource though!)

If you recognise it ... let me know, and release me from my anxiety!

Postcript 2-May-2008: GOT IT! Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety. I am sane again.

My Job Went to India (and all I got was this lousy book)

The title may be provocative, and immediately engender some strong reactions, but having just read My Job Went to Indiaby Chad Fowler, I'd strongly recommend you get past the emotions and read this book now!

It is actually a very sensitive and insightful treatment of career pressures of the modern age, and how to respond positively. Although primarily targetted at a those working in the software industry, the book is a great career coach for any white-collar information worker.

The book contains 52 very well-written pieces of advice, all introduced with some fascinating personal introspection.

Get it on your bookshelf! The sooner, the better.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Doing the As

Had some work on the weekend, so I've had my iPod on "song play". So far it's at 144 of 4981 and still working through the "A"s. I'm up to Always..

Best song in the "Always" category? At the moment, my vote's going to Kuraki Mai. And like pretty much everything these days, it's on YouTube too, complete with user-generated anime mtv;-)