Linkblogging For 27/08/11

I’ll have a Monkees post up in a few hours, and a Doctor Who one up on Mindless Ones either tonight or tomorrow.

Before I start, a quick apology to all the people who I currently owe emails to – Alex, Plok, David Summers and others. I can see them all there, telling me to answer, but I’ve been too exhausted even to look at my emails once I finish work. (This also goes for interesting comments on Google Reader I’ve not yet replied to…)

The biggest news today is that The Smile Sessions is now available for pre-order from Amazon US (not yet from UK) and will be released in November. There’s a two-CD version, but I’m going for the five-CD, two-vinyl-albums, two-vinyl-singles, poster, repro booklet and 60-page hardback book version. The tracklisting for the first CD of both has been announced as:

1. Our Prayer
2. Gee
3. Heroes And Villains
4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
5. I’m In Great Shape
6. Barnyard
7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)
8. Cabin Essence
9. Wonderful
10. Look (Song For Children)
11. Child Is Father Of The Man
12. Surf’s Up
13. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
14. Vega-Tables
15. Holidays
16. Wind Chimes
17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow)
18. Love To Say Dada
19. Good Vibrations
20. You’re Welcome (Bonus Track)
21. Heroes And Villains (Stereo Mix) (Bonus Track)
22. Heroes And Villains Sections (Stereo Mix) (Bonus Track)
23. Vega-Tables Demo (Bonus Track)
24. He Gives Speeches (Bonus Track)
25. Smile Backing Vocals Montage (Bonus Track)
26. Surf’s Up 1967 (Solo version) (Bonus Track)
27. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano (Bonus Track)

Unfortunately, looking at the second CD, it looks like they’ve *not* found the rumoured Surf’s Up Part 2 backing track. Oh well.

Tim at the Hurting on why we will read Cerebus. I must start my look at Cerebus back up again, it really is the best comic ever by some margin.

Alex Wilcock has been back writing again recently (for which we all give thanks). Here he talks about Tory entitlement.

A history of Bayes’ theorem on LessWrong

Bruce Byfield on the ways the Free Software community fails to live up to its ideals.

Nick Clegg talks sense on human rights after Cameron made an arse of himself.

And Rosamicula reflects on being invited onto the media to discuss the riots, and the media’s reaction to them.

My preciousss....

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