Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wind Power: Best When It Produces Nothing

It was recently suggested to me that I should add some commentary to my blog, in case one day in the future I wanted to be a journalist. So, considering the person who suggested it is a journalist, this will be my first venture into blog-commentary. But, keeping it in line with the style of the blog, I'll hopefully be keeping the topics semi-technical and (when it overlaps) possibly slightly political. For some reason politicians think they know about science (in particular, energy) and that seems to create a lot of problems. I'll keep updating the blog with things I build as well, so hooray!

So I was handed this article at work, and it explains why exactly wind power isn't more prevalent than it "should be," at least, according to the common folk and/or politicians who don't try to understand more about the nature of the beast.


The article is a bit long-winded (har har) but explains very well why wind power is not good for electricity generation. The same principles can be applied to solar. In my opinion as an electrical engineer (albeit without my P.E.) it seems like a lot of the problems discussed in the article could be solved by pairing a wind farm with a specially-built natural gas turbine to even out the generation. Solar Thermal Arrays usually use the same sort of idea, which I will more than likely discuss later on.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

110VAC Hardwired in the Truck

I've decided that this post is going to be short, because the pictures should be pretty self-explanatory. I just need to get a couple notes in so I don't forget them myself. The goal was to hardwire standard power (120V AC) on my truck's dashboard instead of having an inverter flying around everywhere, loosely connected to an amplifier. I've found that AC is useful to have around, if you need to charge a laptop/phone/the Brypod or if you get locked inside of something and have to pull the Dremel out to cut down a fence. I have used an 800-watt inverter in my truck for about six months, it came out of a power supply I built about three years ago. Any way, I hit the junkyard and got this part for free, cut some holes, painted it black and coated it in acrylic, and bolted a switch and a power outlet to it. (I didn't want to cut into the one that was in my truck, in case I decide to sell it later on.)


Hopefully this shows the wiring on the inverter well enough. The only real shortcut I made was using 14/2 house electrical wiring instead of 14/3, and using the grounding wire as the 12V signal for the relay coil. The black and white wires I used for 120V hot/neutral, and I bolted the ground for the 120V and the 12V to the same point, just for simplicity. I assume the white insulation around the wire bundle is enough to handle 12V, and this has been in my truck for two days now and it hasn't caught on fire so I'm probably right.

The wiring up at the front of the truck was less glamorous, but everything fit in all nicely when I put it together, which I was a little worried about because things are kind of crowded up in the dashboard any way. Hopefully I never have to take this part off again.

The inverter is mounted under a plastic cover behind the driver's seat where the jack is stored. There was just enough room. The extra wires are there in case I want to put in another amplifier for the stereo. Just in case.

Here's the finished product. The switch on the left is the standard safety switch I'm such a big fan of, it controls a relay that I soldered to the switch on the inverter itself. The LED on the switch lights to indicate the relay coil is energized, which should mean that the inverter is on. Also I made the mistake of turning the truck on with that airbag switch unplugged, so now I'll have to reset it for the third time. I hate that light.

And just for fun, these are the two 10'' MTX Thunder 5500's that I keep in my truck. The driver's seat was out so I snapped a picture. No one can really sit in the back seat any way, so this is a much better choice for the space.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Auxiliary Reverse Lights

This project is a combination of two projects, both of which have been going on since mid-summer! Actually I remember a situation during the summer involving a girl, some high tension power lines, darkness, and fluorescent light bulbs in which this project was about half finished and I remarked to the girl that I should probably go ahead and finish wiring it up so it would have been easier for me to see while backing my truck across a field near this really dark substation. Long (but awesome) story...

Well, three (read: four) months later and I have finally finished it. I wanted extra lights on the back of my truck that would help me see while backing up (obviously) but also that I could switch at will to light anything I wanted. The lights I have aren't really that bright but they are better than just the normal reverse lights by themselves, and I can always put different lights in. Proof of concept!


The second part of this is a clutch bypass switch, and it is only related to the reverse lights because both parts share a common power bus. I also thought of how to make this switch better when making the wiring diagram for the reverse lights. Sometimes things just happen. The basic premise for having a clutch bypass switch is if the truck is offroad and in a precarious spot, and stalls for some reason, the driver needs to operate the gas and brake pedals simultaneously with no extra foot to push the clutch in to start the engine. Normally depressing the clutch when starting the engine is a safety feature which prevents the vehicle from lurching forward due to the engine turning over with the truck in gear. Could be disastrous. Off-road, however, it's more of a nuisance. So in aforementioned precarious situation, rather than awkwardly try to operate three pedals with two feet, a switch is thrown that makes the truck think the clutch is depressed, and when it is started the truck suddenly springs into action! Clever!

Any way the problem I had with the initial wiring of the clutch bypass switch was that the safety switch I installed had an LED indicator light to tell the operator of the vehicle if it was on (clutch depressed) or off. This light was not functional at first because the wires on the clutch button weren't power wires, they were only signal wires, and couldn't light the LED. So I wired the switch up to power to drive a relay which operated a switch in parallel with the signal wires, which enabled the LED. The problem was that I would use the switch and forget to turn it off because the light wasn't working. Problem solved!

I meant to include pictures of the in-dash wiring and the new relay (which I installed near the steering column to save wire) but I forgot to take this picture while I was cleaning up the wiring. These pictures will have to do.

With the plastic covers closed, there is no way for the switches to be on. This is a typical safety switch.

To operate either switch, the driver must flip the red cover up and then throw the switch.

Turning off my camera's flash shows the LEDs on the tips of the switches that indicate they are on, and the auxiliary reverse lights and/or clutch bypass switch are/is enabled.

Back to the reverse lights. Basically I applied the same principle as the clutch switch to get these to work like I wanted: relays! I ran 12V to the back of the truck and used it on the high-side of two relays. One relay operates if a switch in the cab is turned on, and the other relay operates when the reverse lights are on. To get this to work I cut apart an electric conduit and spliced in a wire, which my handy manual (or "Man Book" as a friend of mine from Canada called it) told me was the yellow one. Also FYI, I have cleaned up the wiring some since taking this picture, it just helps to see it before I bundled the wires up and fixed some of my terminations.


The bolt on the right-hand side of this picture I think is either for the back of the leaf springs or the bolts for the bumper, just to give some direction as to where these wires are.

So, after the weekend, I have this to show for my work! And some other things which I'm not finished yet but will be up later on.

The first picture I took with the flash on, and the switch on the dash on, so the normal reverse lights are not on.

This picture shows the reverse lights on and the auxiliary lights operating simultaneously, without operation of the in-cab switch.

I tried to get a shot of the back of my truck with the flash off. This is the best I could do. Pretty neat though.

And, as always, HAND DRAWN CIRCUIT DIAGRAM! WOO! The middle diagram is the first sketch I made of the auxiliary reverse lights before I realized (and noted in the picture) that my original idea would cause a catastrophic short-circuit under certain situations. Oops! The third drawing is the circuit that I employed, and the first is of the clutch bypass switch with its new relay. Also, BONUS: I remembered to flip the picture sideways so now it's right-side up. Hooray technology!


One final note, and making this a three-fer, I have another part to share! I installed this over spring break last March right before/during my 3300-mile surfing road trip with one of my friends from high school. Meet Sally, recent MIT grad who does things with biology now which I have almost no comprehension of!


Also I like to show that I actually take my off-road vehicle off-road, unlike most people with four- or all-wheel drive. This picture was at the Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, theoretically the best place to surf on the east coast. Any way, what I really wanted to put up here was the back lighting for my odometer. Normally it would look like this (at exactly 130,000 miles which I hit during this trip, approximately 15,000 miles ago):


However, some of the back lights had burned out (actually, none did, I just thought this would be cool and I was right) which meant I had to replace them. Only instead of replacing them with normal white incandescent lights, I put red LEDs in their places. Makes it a little easier on the eyes and it's much cooler, only for some reason the fuel gauge isn't particularly bright. Oh well, live and learn.


Pretty cool! And, just for fun:


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Playlists

Most of the things that I build are excessively nerdy computer things (probably not by comparison of some things people do to computers) or actually physical. I think this next thing might be a little different.

A lot of my friends know that I listen to particular songs, artists, or types of music based on the season or even the time of day. A lot of thought goes into making playlists for the "brypod" (or the new iPod Shuffle if I'm running) that reflect my seasonal taste in music. Whenever I hear a song for the first time, or if I listen to an album a lot in a time frame, the things I did when I was listening to it get attached to those songs in my mind. Example: Third Eye Blind's semi-new album "Ursa Major" reminds me of fall my senior year of college, the people I hung out with, and some of the things I did at that time. So when fall rolls around again, I want to listen to that album to remind me of the previous fall. Sounds convoluted I guess, but it works for me.

Any way, since this blog is kept so that I remember the things I did, I decided to post three of my latest seasonal playlists: Late Summer music (different from normal summer music, I have this because summer is officially over when school starts but it's usually still really hot outside, so it's not quite fall yet), Fall music, and a playlist of all the music that reminds me of the past year. It was a pretty good year, minus one or two things. But even the music that reminds me of the bad parts of the past year is in this playlist. Live and learn.

Senior Year playlist:
Herbie Hancock & John Mayer - Stitched Up
MxPx - Chick Magnet
Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra - Turn to Stone
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin Woman
John Mayer - Clarity
John Mayer - Back to You [5.1 Surround Sound and PCM Stereo]
John Mayer - Neon [5.1 Surround Sound and PCM Stereo]
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Lost!
Coldplay - Lovers In Japan
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
Coldplay - Violet Hill (Album Version)
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Oasis - Hey Now!
Oasis - Some Might Say
Oasis - Cast No Shadow
Oasis - She's Electric
Oasis - Morning Glory
Elton John - My Father's Gun
Elton John - Where to Now St. Peter?
John Mayer - Crossroads
John Mayer - Who Says
John Mayer - Bigger Than My Body
John Mayer - Something's Missing
John Mayer - Only Heart
John Mayer - Bold as Love
John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer - Vultures
Nickelback - Someday
Nickelback - Figured You Out
Third Eye Blind - Can You Take Me
Third Eye Blind - Don't Believe a Word
Third Eye Blind - Bonfire
Third Eye Blind - About to Break
Third Eye Blind - Summer Town
Third Eye Blind - Dao of St. Paul
Colin Hay - Overkill
Hooch - Everything
Will Hoge - Even If It Breaks Your Heart
Green Day - 21 Guns
Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Michael Tolcher - Sooner or Later
Rob Thomas - Her Diamonds
The Bravery - Believe
The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
Anberlin - Adelaide
Anberlin - The Feel Good Drag
Anberlin - Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin - Breaking
Anberlin - Blame Me! Blame Me!
Anberlin - Retrace
Anberlin - Feel Good Drag
Anberlin - Disappear
Anberlin - Breathe
Anberlin - Burn Out Brighter (Northern Lights)
Anberlin - Younglife
Anberlin - Haight Street
Atreyu - Falling Down
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games With My Hea
Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)
Coldplay with Jay-Z - Lost! Remix
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Summertime
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Gin N Juice
Evan And Jaron - Crazy For This Girl
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Fountains of Wayne - Hey Julie
Gavin DeGraw - I'm In Love With A Girl
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Ke$ha - TiK ToK
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Leroy - Good Time
LFO - Every Other Time
Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
Limp Bizkit - Nookie
Limp Bizkit - Rearranged
Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine
Michael Franti and Spearhead - Say Hey (I Love You)
My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed
NASA - Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li)
Natalie Merchant - Carnival
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Owl City - Fireflies
Stephen Kellogg - Start the Day Early
The Constellations - Felicia
The Contours - Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
The Temptations -
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
The Noisettes - Never Forget You
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love
Tim McGraw -
TLC - No Scrubs
Toby Keith - God Love Her
2Pac - Changes
Alanis Morissette - Not the Doctor
Alanis Morissette - All I Really Want
Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
Alanis Morissette - You Learn
Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Bittersweet
Bruce Hornsby And The Noisemakers - Prairie Dog Town
Cake - Italian Leather Sofa
Cake - Jolene
Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven
Carbon Leaf - Lake Of Silver Bells
Carbon Leaf - What Have You Learned?
Carbon Leaf - Mexico
Carbon Leaf - X-Ray
Carbon Leaf - Drops Of Rain
Carbon Leaf - Meltdown
Carbon Leaf - Miss Hollywood
Carbon Leaf - Cinnamindy
Carolina Liar - I'm Not Over (Album Version)
Citizen Cope - Bullet And A Target
Citizen Cope - Son's Gonna Rise
Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long
Darius Rucker - Be Wary Of A Woman
Darius Rucker - Don't Think I Don't Think About It
Darius Rucker - Drinkin' And Dialin'
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into the Dar
Death Cab for Cutie - Soul Meets Body
Death Cab for Cutie - Summer Skin
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
Incubus - The Warmth
Jet - Cold Hard B****
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Keaton Simons - Without Your Skin
Keaton Simons - Nobody Knows
Keaton Simons - To Me
Keaton Simons - Good Things Get Better
Keaton Simons - Misfits
Keaton Simons - Currently
Keaton Simons - Burch Mog
Keaton Simons - Joseph
Keaton Simons - Mama Song
Keaton Simons - Can You Hear Me
The Mamas & the Papas - California Dreamin'
The Offspring - Original Prankster
The Offspring - Want You Bad
The Offspring - A Million Miles Away
The Offspring - Dammit, I Change Again
The Offspring - Living in Chaos
The Offspring - Special Delivery
The Offspring - One Fine Day
The Offspring - Vultures
R.E.M./R.E.M. - Animal
R.E.M./R.E.M. - Man on the Moon
R.E.M./R.E.M. - Bad Day
R.E.M./R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Radiohead - 15 Step
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Rise Against - Savior
Rise Against - From Heads Unworthy
Semisonic - Secret Smile
Silversun Pickups - Melatonin
Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles
Silversun Pickups - Checkered Floor
Silversun Pickups - Waste It On
Silversun Pickups - Rusted Wheel
Silversun Pickups - Dream at Tempo 119
Silversun Pickups - There's No Secrets This Year
Silversun Pickups - It's Nice to Know You Work Alone
Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
Silversun Pickups - Substitution
Spacehog - In the Meantime
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
The Shins - Sealegs
Tool - Lateralus
Train - If It's Love
Train - Save Me San Francisco
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
Train - I Got You
The Who - Join Together
The Who - The Seeker
Zac Brown Band - Whatever it is
Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band - Junkyard
Soundgarden - Spoonman

Fall Music:
Cage the Elephant - No Rest for the Wicked
Colin Hay - Overkill
Hooch - Everything
Will Hoge - Even If It Breaks Your Heart
Green Day - 21 Guns
Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Linkin Park - In The End
Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Michael Tolcher - Sooner or Later
Rob Thomas - Her Diamonds
The Bravery - Believe
The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
Tonic - You Wanted More
Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin'
Herbie Hancock & John Mayer - Stitched Up
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Loggins and Messina - Angry Eyes
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
MxPx - Chick Magnet
Oasis - All Around The World
Phish - Prince Caspian
Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady
Three Days Grace - Never Too Late
Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
311 - All Mixed Up
311 - Down
Audioslave - Be Yourself
Audioslave - I Am the Highway
Audioslave - Cochise
Audioslave - Show Me How to Live
Audioslave - Gasoline
Audioslave - What You Are
Audioslave - Like a Stone
Audioslave - Set It Off
Audioslave - Shadow on the Sun
Billy Joel - The River of Dreams
blink-182 - Dammit
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
The Byrds - My Back Pages
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds - I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
The Byrds - 5D (Fifth Dimension)
The Byrds - Eight Miles High
The Byrds - Mr. Spaceman
The Byrds - So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
Crosby, Stills, & Nash Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Everybody I Love You
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry On
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Almost Cut My Hair
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Helpless
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 + 20
Jay-Z feat. Beatles - Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Jay-Z feat. Beatles - Public Service Announcement
Jay-Z feat. Beatles - What More Can I Say
Jay-Z feat. Beatles - December 4th
Electric Light Orchestra - Dont Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra - Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic
Electric Light Orchestra - Livin Thing
Electric Light Orchestra - Turn to Stone
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin Woman
Elton John - Sixty Years On
Elton John - Your Song
Elton John - Take Me to the Pilot
Elton John - Sweet Painted Lady
Elton John - Funeral for a Friend (Love Lie
Elton John - Candle in the Wind
Elton John - Bennie and the Jets
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John - Grey Seal
Fuel - Sunburn
Fuel - Shimmer
Green Day - Coming Clean
Green Day - Longview
Green Day - Welcome to Paradise
Green Day - Basket Case
Green Day - When I Come Around
Green Day - Geek Stink Breath
Green Day - Prosthetic Head
Green Day - Nice Guys Finish Last
Green Day - Scattered
Green Day - All the Time
Green Day - Worry Rock
Green Day - Walking Alone
Green Day - Uptight
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Li
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary
Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
John Mayer - Clarity
John Mayer - Back to You
John Mayer - Neon
Michelle Branch - All You Wanted
Michelle Branch - Everywhere
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Refreshments - Banditos (Stupid People)
Smash Mouth - Why Can't We Be Friends?
Smash Mouth - Flo
Smash Mouth - Beer Goggles
Smash Mouth - Walkin' on the Sun
Smash Mouth - Let's Rock
Smash Mouth - Heave-Ho
Smash Mouth - The Fonz
Smash Mouth - Pet Names
Smash Mouth - Padrino
Smash Mouth - Nervous in the Alley
Smash Mouth - Disconnect the Dots
Sublime - Santeria
Sublime - What I Got
Sublime - Wrong Way
Ingram Hill - Will I Ever Make It Home
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Lost!
Coldplay - Lovers In Japan
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
Coldplay - Violet Hill (Album Version)
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Oasis - Hello
Oasis - Roll With It
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Hey Now!
Oasis - Some Might Say
Oasis - Cast No Shadow
Oasis - She's Electric
Oasis - Morning Glory
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Bittersweet Symphony
311 - Crack The Code
311 - Jackolantern's Weather
America - Daisy Jane
America - Sister Golden Hair
Billy Joel - Get It Right the First Time
Billy Joel - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restauraunt
Billy Joel - Vienna
Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman
Elton John - Can I Put You On
Elton John - Bad Side Of The Moon
Elton John - Amoreena
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot
Elton John - Sixty Years On
Elton John - Honky Tonk Women
Elton John - Amoreena
Elton John - My Father's Gun
Elton John - Where to Now St. Peter?
blink-182 - All the Small Things
blink-182 - What's My Age Again?
05 Jolene
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Wooden Ships
Deftones - Headup
Deftones - Change (In the House of Flies)
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
Evanescence - Going Under
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Fleetwood Mac - As Long as You Follow
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Fleetwood Mac - Sara
Fleetwood Mac - Big Love
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Foreigner - Long, Long Way From Home
Godsmack - Greed
Godsmack - Awake
Godsmack - Keep Away
Good Charlotte - Little Things
Good Charlotte - Waldorfworldwide
Good Charlotte - Motivation Proclamation
Good Charlotte - East Coast Anthem
Good Charlotte - Festival Song
Good Charlotte - Complicated
Good Charlotte - Seasons
Good Charlotte - I Don't Wanna Stop
Good Charlotte - Let Me Go
John Mayer - Crossroads
John Mayer - Who Says
John Mayer - Bigger Than My Body
John Mayer - Something's Missing
John Mayer - Only Heart
John Mayer - Bold as Love
John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer - Vultures
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Nickelback - Someday
Nickelback - Figured You Out
Orgy - Blue Monday
Papa Roach - Infest
Papa Roach - Last Resort
Papa Roach - Broken Home
Papa Roach - Dead Cell
Papa Roach - Between Angels and Insects
Papa Roach - Blood Brothers
Papa Roach - Revenge
Papa Roach - Snakes
Papa Roach - Never Enough
Papa Roach - Binge
Papa Roach - Thrown Away
Papa Roach - Time Is Running Out
Radiohead - Planet Telex
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - High and Dry
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead - Bones
Radiohead - (Nice Dream)
Radiohead - Just
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Radiohead - Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
Radiohead - Black Star
Radiohead - Sulk
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Simon and Garfunkel - America
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Simon and Garfunkel - I Am a Rock
Simon and Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair/Canticle
SR-71 - Right Now
SR-71 - Politically Correct
Third Eye Blind - Faster
Third Eye Blind - Blinded
Third Eye Blind - Forget Myself
Third Eye Blind - Danger
Third Eye Blind - Crystal Baller
Third Eye Blind - My Hit and Run
Third Eye Blind - Misfits
Third Eye Blind - Can't Get Away
Third Eye Blind - Wake for Young Souls
Third Eye Blind - Palm Reader
Third Eye Blind - Can You Take Me
Third Eye Blind - Don't Believe a Word
Third Eye Blind - Bonfire
Third Eye Blind - About to Break
Third Eye Blind - Summer Town
Third Eye Blind - Dao of St. Paul

Late Summer playlist:
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco
Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
American Hi-Fi - Flavor Of The Weak
Collective Soul - Better Now
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Summertime
Eric Clapton - Let It Rain
Hooch - Everything
Jethro Tull - The Witch's Promise
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Leftover Salmon - Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
Lenny Kravitz - Where Are We Runnin'?
LFO - Every Other Time
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Natalie Merchant - Carnival
Nickelback - Someday
OAR - This Town
Owl City - Fireflies
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
Roots - Seed 2.0
Three Days Grace - Never Too Late
Smash Mouth - Peace Frog
The Four Tops - Working My Way Back To You
The Fray - She Is
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love
The Who - The Seeker
Guster - Demons
Phish - Down with Disease
Phish - Wilson
Phish - Character Zero
Phish - Sample In A Jar
Duncan Sheik - Barely Breathing
Keaton Simons - Without Your Skin
Keaton Simons - Nobody Knows
Keaton Simons - To Me
Keaton Simons - Good Things Get Better
Keaton Simons - Misfits
Keaton Simons - Currently
Keaton Simons - Burch Mog
Keaton Simons - Joseph
Keaton Simons - Mama Song
Keaton Simons - Can You Hear Me
Carbon Leaf - Seed
Carbon Leaf - Indecision
Carbon Leaf - Another Man's Woman
Carbon Leaf - Miss Hollywood
Carbon Leaf - Cinnamindy
Carbon Leaf - Lake Of Silver Bells
Carbon Leaf - What Have You Learned?
Carbon Leaf - Mexico
Carbon Leaf - X-Ray
Carbon Leaf - Drops Of Rain
Carbon Leaf - Meltdown
Carbon Leaf - Pink
Carbon Leaf - Snowfall Music
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
Silversun Pickups - Melatonin
Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite
Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
Silversun Pickups - There's No Secrets This Year
Silversun Pickups - It's Nice to Know You Work Alone
Elton John - Where to Now St. Peter?
Elton John - My Father's Gun
Elton John - Bad Side of the Moon [*]
Elton John - Take Me to the Pilot
Elton John - Sixty Years On
Elton John - Amoreena
Elton John - Grey Seal
Elton John - Funeral for a Friend (Love Lie
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John - Can I Put You On
Elton John - Bad Side Of The Moon
Elton John - Amoreena
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot
Elton John - Sixty Years On
Guster - Fa Fa
Billy Joel - Get It Right the First Time
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restauraunt
Billy Joel - Vienna
Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin Woman
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra - Turn to Stone
Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat.mp3
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy.mp3
Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze.mp3
Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me
Semisonic - Closing Time
Semisonic - Singing in My Sleep
Semisonic - Made to Last
Semisonic - Never You Mind
Semisonic - Secret Smile
Semisonic - DND
Semisonic - Completely Pleased
Semisonic - This Will Be My Year
Semisonic - All Worked Out
Semisonic - California
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Godsmack - Voodoo
O.A.R. - The Wanderer
Audioslave - I Am the Highway
Audioslave - Cochise
Audioslave - Show Me How to Live
Audioslave - Gasoline
Audioslave - What You Are
Audioslave - Like a Stone
Audioslave - Set It Off
Audioslave - Shadow on the Sun
Train - Drops Of Jupiter
Train - Meet Virginia
Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
Tool - Schism
Tool - Parabola
Tool - Lateralus
Tantric - Breakdown
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Li
Green Day - Prosthetic Head
Green Day - Nice Guys Finish Last
Green Day - Hitchin' a Ride
Green Day - The Grouch
Green Day - Scattered
Green Day - All the Time
Green Day - Worry Rock
Green Day - Platypus (I Hate You)
Green Day - Haushinka
Green Day - Walking Alone
Green Day - Suffocate
Green Day - Uptight
Green Day - Geek Stink Breath
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
The Byrds - I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
The Byrds - Eight Miles High
The Byrds - Mr. Spaceman
The Byrds - So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
The Byrds - My Back Pages
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon - Instant Karma
John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (The)
John Lennon - Stand By Me
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
Shawn Mullins - Lullaby
America - Daisy Jane
America - Sister Golden Hair
Carolina Liar - I'm Not Over
Dangermouse - Public Service Announcement
Dangermouse - December 4th
Coldplay - Talk (Alternate Release)
Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long
Darius Rucker - Alright
Darius Rucker - Be Wary Of A Woman
Darius Rucker - Don't Think I Don't Think About It
Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Eagles - Take It to the Limit
Eagles - Tequila Sunrise
Eagles - The Best of My Love
Eagles - Victim of Love
Staind - For You

Enjoy! Hopefully this post isn't too long... if anyone knows a way I can make little scrollable windows in this post then please let me know and I'll change it.