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  • "FEEL GOOD" Movies (For women only. Sorry Guys!)   14 years 13 weeks ago

    I guess it's all a matter of perspective. If you think you'll only live till you're 60, then mid-life would be 30. However, my husband says he will live to be 100. If that's the case then he'll be wearing lots of gold jewelry and driving a little red sports car at 50! -Chagal

  • My CD Collection includes   14 years 13 weeks ago

    If you liked Poor Old Lu, you should check out another of my favorite bands, The World Inside. Jesse Sprinkle, the drummer from POL went on to form this band and leads vocals and guitar this time out. Their CD is entitled Roobrik, and you can listen to a couple tunes at CDNow. Or, check out the band's Web site here.

  • films i'm avoiding for one reason or another   14 years 13 weeks ago

    my reasons aren't profound with this one, jim--it's partially the existence of ben affleck and partially a lack of interest in your run-of-the-mill greedy stockbrocker tale. it's not a hard line i'm drawing though--i like Giovanni Ribisi & Nia Long enough that if it were playing at someone else's house i might sit down and watch it. (whereas alot of these other movies would make me leave.)

  • canadian musicians i love   14 years 13 weeks ago

    the Hip actually appear on this list because i haven't heard enough of them to get a good feel. the Lowest of the Low sound vaguely familiar, probably from listening to CFNY for many years--but i can't place them.

    as for BNL, i've decided i'm going to add my qualifications/reasoning to the author comments section. thanks for askin' though!

  • canadian musicians i love   14 years 13 weeks ago

    well, i can't say i *don't like* Neil Young because i love him with Crosby, Stills, & Nash--but i guess i've never been exposed to any of his solo material that struck me.

    and i've heard *of* the Band, but don't *know* them. perhaps i'll look into that.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Ha! Clearly something I'll have to clean up during the rewrite.

    Thanks for posting your routine. Knowing how the site is used is very helpful in trying to find new ways to make it more useful.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Please ignore my 17:36 and 17:38.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago
  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Testing, testing.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Ah, a little glitch: I named myself because I thought I was having to post anonymously, but apparently not so - but the button did say "post anonymously".

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Jim, for me, a visit to TL usually goes the following way: I click "my lists" to login and check my lists for new comments to answer, then if I have any "administering" to do I do it (or sometimes this gets left til later), then I click "search" and "what people are saying" and check out new comments in general, and from here I might go to other's lists to make comments, then I usually click "recently updated lists" - this often leads to checking out new lists rather than updated ones, so you might consider separating those two functions. I rarely use the author index nowadays, but it is, of course, a necessary feature. I remember when I first arrived at this site that I found the major links down the left side a bit misleading in their wording; e.g., "my lists" and "my profile" give the impression of a personal hompage with those links leading to info about the site's owner. You might consider changing these to something like "user's lists", although "user's profiles" wouldn't be appropriate, so I don't know what you'd do with that one.

    Btw, this is bertie, who obviously didn't follow routine this time - but I did say "usually".

  •   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Thanks for the compliments, Jim.

    Ah, the last 20 entries... This has been crunch-week at my work, so I haven't had the opportunity to post much lately. Too much overtime has conspired to keep me chained to my desk and away from the site. Hopefully, I can start adding to my list again next week. Pretty sleazy to post everything but the top 20, eh?

    I'd like to second the recommendation for Johnny's list. His knowledge of American music is staggering, and the list is extremely judicious in narrowing such a marvelous field down to 100.

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • canadian musicians i think i'd like if i heard more of   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Ah yes, there are the Hip. Personally, I love the Hip and GBS, but I think I'm in the same boat as you for the rest of them. Never heard of 2,3,4 though...

  • canadian musicians i love   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Lowest of the Low is highly recommended, if you can find any of their stuff.

    I'd never heard that porn star thing about BNL. Still, I can't fault their music. New album coming in a couple weeks...

  • films i'm avoiding for one reason or another   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Why not Boiler Room? I just saw it myself, and thought it was quite good.

  • canadian musicians i love   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Were Neil Young and The Band intentionally left off?

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • canadian musicians i love   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Some good picks and some stuff I've never heard of, but I have some questions... Where are The Tragically Hip? They're easily one of my favorite bands Canadian or otherwise. Have you ever heard of Lowest of the Low? They're a fantastic, but sadly now defunct, band. Why Barenaked Ladies only some of the time?

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Me too. I'm thinking this could be handled via the "watch list" feature above. So when you're watching a list, you get mail when it changes, or when new comments are made to it. Checking that the new comment is a direct reply to your specific comment is a little harder (what about a reply to a reply?). Maybe I could also add a user preference "check here to automatically watch lists that I comment on".

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Maybe it's my love of parallelism (or something), but I like the categories: aural, textual, and visual.

    Or you could be more strightforward and go for audio, video, print.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    I'm very happy that we can now know, via the stars, when a new comment has been added to our lists, but I'd also like to know when someone has replied to my comment on another list.

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Great idea. It would be a good idea to be able to check a box in order to watch your own lists as well. I would love this feature.

  • 0008: Harrison Ford's Ten Best Films   14 years 14 weeks ago

    I'll have to watch Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade again. I've seen Raiders countless times, but I've only seen the others once or twice each (in the theater, and then right around the VHS release, so it's been awhile). I remember thinking that the darkness of ToD kinda betrayed the mood of the original, while TLC recaptured it. But I do agree about the ending of TLC. I'll let you know if I stand by my ranking when I rewatch them (which might take a long while).

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Think about user preferences. Once you've logged in, how would you like to be able to customize The Listology to suit your habits?

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    This would be difficult (possibly) to implement, but I'm trying to think of a way to capture some kind of list revision history. Sometimes (often) when I go to a list that has recently been updated, I can't tell what is new, if anything (or maybe the owner saved it just to clear the "new comments" star - the new site will unrelate that functionality). Maybe if I just save the current version and the previous version, I can compare the two. Hmmm....

  • I'm just about mentally committed to completely re   14 years 14 weeks ago

    Another idea: When you see a list you like, you could check a box to "watch" it. Then you'll get an e-mail in your inbox every time that list is updated. And the owner of a list (or anybody, for that matter), could see how many folks found his/her list interesting enough to "watch". Thoughts?