links for 2009-12-15

  • Thanks to "Weird Al" Yankovic, air raid sirens and shouted death threats conjure images of the holiday season as much as jingling bells and the click-click-clicking of reindeer paws. But even if he hadn't recorded cult carols "Christmas At Ground Zero" and "The Night Santa Went Crazy," Yankovic's 30 years of skewering pop culture would still qualify him to team up with former Mystery Science Theater 3000 writer-performers Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, and Mike Nelson to poke fun at the malformed stocking stuffers featured in RiffTrax LIVE: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza! Before the show goes live in more than 480 movie theaters on Wednesday, Dec. 16, The A.V. Club spoke to Yankovic about treasured Christmas traditions, giving the gift of his latest greatest-hits compilation, and playing to what is arguably his biggest audience ever.
  • Welcome to the best site on the Web for free Christmas Carol music!
  • J.S. Bach's Church Cantatas (Full Vocal Parts with Piano Accompaniment)
  • Hymns & Carols to Sing and Play
  • The Werner Icking Music Archive contains a miscellany of subject-specific musical material. Click on the name of a subdirectory containing scores, sound files, typesetting source files, additional README-files etc., or follow the composer links to enjoy fully all of the Archive's possibilities. The icon image will direct you to score images, the icon info to short informative texts, the icon sound to sound files, and the icon PDF leads you to PDF-files. (To view a PDF file you must Download Acrobat Reader). This is the definitive archive of software related to MusiXTeX, a music typesetting system based on TeX. If you do not have this system installed, you should visit the web site Getting Started with TeX to see what is required. To access the MusiXTeX software archive, choose between the software page (with descriptions and links), and file directory, which contains all our linked files.
  • Oh Come Emmanuel by Aliqua From the Album All I Want
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  • Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up. Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. I hope a new ebook I've organized will get you started on that path. It took months, but I think you'll find it worth the effort. (Download here). Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber. Here's the deal: it's free. Download it here. Or from any of the many sites around the web that are posting it with insightful commentary. Tweet it, email it, post it on your own site. I think it might be fun to make up your own riff and post it on
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