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16 August 2004

Going through the first edition of The Rolling Stone Record Guide (the Red one from 1979) and noticed a whole bunch of highly rated acts I've either never heard of or don't have any of. Here's a list of them all

Joan Armitrading
Asleep at the Wheel
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Average White Band
Barnstorm (Joe Walsh project)
Moe Bandy
Bobby Blue Bland
Jimmy Buffet
Burning Spear
Cafe Jaques
The Cars (first album)
Clifton Cheneir (Bogalusa)
Elvis Costello (armed & aim)
CCR (Green & Willy)
Narvel Felts
Lefty Frizzell
J.Geils Band (monkey)
Hall & Oats (red ledge)
Hickory Wind
The Impressions
The Jam
Garland Jeffreys
John Martyn
Herald Melvin
Modern Lovers
The Moments
Tom Petty
The Platters
The Robins
Smokey Robinson
Rufus (chaka khan's old band)
Otis Rush
Doug Sahm
Joe South (atlanta connection)
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Starbuck (atlanta connection)
Gary Stewart
The Stylistics
Billy Swan
Toots and the Maytals
Porter Wagoner
Steve Young

12 August 2004

Just caught up with Ellen Ullman's novel The Bug and thus far it's a fun read. Takes place in a mid-1980's software company writing C code for a windowing Unix system. I enjoyed this quote on page 71

Debugging: what an odd word. As if "bugging" were the job of putting in bugs, and debugging the task of removing them. But no. The job of putting in bugs is called programming.