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Looking ahead, forward thinking
I'm reasonably certain, had I been born ten years later than I was, I'd have been diagnosed as having had ADD.

50 (or so) Great Things About Having ADD! (thanks, aaangyl!)

Short attention span radio

Anywho, on a loosely-related topic, I think I've fallen in love with radioparadise.com,* an internet radio station.

They're advertised as an "eclectic, intelligent rock" station. However, they surpass rock and wind up playing some really eclectic stuff.

Like what? Things like jamie janover's (warning: sound) outer cape (jamie is a hammered dulcimer virtuoso); fats waller's who could ask for anything more?; pops staple's peace to the neighborhood; israel vibration's rudeboy shufflin'; vusi mahlasela's melodie ya mamelodie; and delerium's silence (featuring sarah mclachlan).

They do play the occasional rock song. But even those are rarely-played-on-radio gems:

pink floyd's fearless (off 1971's meddle album-- one of my top ten albums of all time); elton john's funeral for a friend (love lies bleeding), possibly my favouritest elton john song ever (from goodbye yellow brick road, another one of my top ten albums); nick lowe's what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? (which I find even more poingnant that elvis costello's version); the coral's dreaming of you (very cool website navigation!); jethro tull's nothing is easy (off stand up, yet another one of my top ten albums!); and the white stripes' apple blossom.

And they recently played my favouritest stevie ray vaughan (warning: sound) song ever, riviera paradise, which few "real" radio stations ever play, due to its length.

Will this stop me from flicking between worldbeat, trance, techno, classic rock, classical, 80s rock, middle eastern, and whatever-I-happen-to-be-in-the-mood-for?

Heck no. But it does increase the likelihood that I won't be changing the station every ten minutes :)

image of illustration of familyI learn by rote, I count my notes

*swoon* I love music.

Hm. The BBC apparently recognizes this trait in me!

You are a Musical Thinker

Musical thinkers:
Tend to think in sounds, and may also think in rhythms and melodies
Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.
Feel a strong connection between music and emotions

Like many musical thinkers, Leonardo loved to sing, and had a fine voice Other Musical Thinkers include
Mozart, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix

Careers which suit Musical Thinkers include
Musician, Music teacher, Sound engineer, Recording technician

Take the short test here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/thinker_quiz/

So, yeah, I'm just haging around, doing housework, listening to music.

One banana, two banana, three banana, four

Yesterday, I went to a birthday-club dinner at K's house. We had stuffed salmon (Michele, the vegitarian, gets super mad points for bringing that!), pasta, veggies, and lotsa wine, and I made bananas foster. I even followed the rather theatrical recipe found here, but my dish would not flame. What a flamin' disappointment! No problem, thought I, I'll just add more alcohol!

Well, the darned thing never flamed, but everybody seemed pretty happy with it anyway :) Either that, or they were too drunk from the dark rum and banana liquour to care much!

All my life's a movie

I've been keeping up with my movie watching. Last friday, I saw scary movie, which, while crass, was actually quite a bit better than I'd hoped-- I got at least a few belly-laughs and oh-no-they-didn't's out of it.

Tonight, I watch galaxy quest. Very much looking forward to this one; I've seen nearly every episode of the original star trek and ST:TNG, but never really achieved fangirl status, yet get a real kick out of seeing fans at cons and stuff. Seems right up my alley!

Later this week, I'll watch Scotland PA. I've made a mental note to try to appreciate it for what it is, and not compare it too strongly to Macbeth (apologies if you happen to be reading this out loud in a theatre) ;)

Somewhere along the way next week, I need to see the newest Harry Potter. REALLY looking forward to that :)

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Tomorrow, I take off early from work and take Maxman to the vet; he's had a problem with his chin, and I can't determine whether it's a fight-induced trauma or some type of dermatitis. After that, I head to rehearsal. I haven't had any improv fun since our show last month, so I'm looking forward to that :)

Then, next weekend, Paul and Zack come up for the week! You know I'm looking forward to that.

Gonna be cleaning and prepping stuff the rest of my evenings.

And that, said ldy, is that.

Hope your weekend is going well :) Hugs to allahyouse!

* for whatever reason, I can't access radioparadise's website! I can ping it just fine, and tracert shows no problems, but the site itself is inaccesible to me. I even tried changing my DNS, and accessing it through Anyone else having this problem?
** I don't know why I've been capitalization-challenged this entry; I really don't. But I am very pleased with how the subject headings seem to follow each other nicely :)

I'm feeling all kinds of: kiss me?
What I hear: Prince - Thieves In The Temple (Radio Paradise - eclectic intelligent rock - music info & listener c

21 tall tales or Tell me a story
duchess_webb From: duchess_webb Date: June 6th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)
What I finally had to do is make a Opts List of all the radio stations I love to listen to (no matter how strange or eclectic). Then if the song doesn't interest me, I can just press "B" and it will cycle to the next station that I know I love to listen to.

Radio Apocalypse, Rocking Radio, Radio Rivendale, MPEGRadio.com, Spiderpower Web Radio, KPOSI Radio Positron (Post-Industrial beats from Chicago Indie), Gotham Radio, NBOX (comedy), and a bunch others are in my Opt List so I can cycle through them.

I also made an Opts List for the Internet TV stations I tend to look for the most. *lol*
ldy From: ldy Date: June 8th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Ooh, I'm intrigued! How does one go about making one of these "opts lists?"
duchess_webb From: duchess_webb Date: June 8th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Let's see if I can explain this well...

On the bottom of the playlist are these buttons ("Add", "Rem", "Sel", "Misc" and on the far end, "List Opts"). These instructions can be used for both Internet TV and Radio.

If you have the "Media Library" up, this could be easy peasy. You would just find your stations, then right click and select "Enqueue Selection" until you have them all in your playlist, then click "List Opts" on the playlist and move it to "Save List". I would suggest putting the playlist in a spot that is easily accessible... like the desktop. That way no matter what you were using Winamp for before, you can just double click your saved Opt List and it will load up for you.

If you want to rearrange the list, just highlight and move the stations around, then click "List Opts" on the playlist and move it to "Save List" and say yes you want to replace the old one.

Now... if you have a list and want to add to it, then it gets a bit complicated. Sure you can do it like before, but let's just say that the station you want to add is not on the Media Library but you want it in your playlist. First, you bring the station into your playlist, then click "Add" then "Add File" and put your playlist into the Media Library as well. Then you can just save it like the other times.

Hopefully I haven't confused you too awfully much here.
rhiannonstone From: rhiannonstone Date: June 6th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Stand Up is definitely one of the best Tull albums, and one of the best albums evar.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 6th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It's probably in my top 3 :)
scottobear From: scottobear Date: June 6th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
yup, I can't get to the site, either. phooey on slacker host-pages!

ldy From: ldy Date: June 8th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It came back yesterday :)
scottobear From: scottobear Date: June 8th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'll give a sniff!
From: thedreamingtree Date: June 6th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 8th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Yum! *smoooches!*
From: robont Date: June 6th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)
the fact that you dig SRV reaffirms your swoonworthiness status missy.... ohh and the new harry potter is my favorite of the three by a landslide, it's in a league of it's own imho...
duinlas From: duinlas Date: June 6th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It was cool when the huge load of white stuff shot from the end of Harry's "wand" at the "climax" of the movie.

Those Dementors can really work it up the poopchute!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 8th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I can hardly wait to see it!!
From: stealthgear Date: June 6th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Harry Potter rocked!! Just came back from it actually.
Galaxy Quest was pretty good. I have been enjoying DS9 re-runs on spikeTV lately.
If you want to see some Star Trek fan madness rent "Trekkies" Its excellent.
thetech From: thetech Date: June 6th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Galaxy Quest was absolutely silly fun, I'm certain you shall enjoy it.

You should give ST:DS9 a shot, the first season is a little shakey [each of the respective series was, finding their footing and all that], but it has a certain dark quality to it that was rather appealing. And a great series-wide continuity as well.

Yeah, so I'm a Trekker... what of it :P

nbbmom From: nbbmom Date: June 7th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (permalink)

Sorry. Can't help myself sometimes. ;)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 9th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee :) Thank you-- I'm glad you caught that! I'm really quite surprised that the typo snuck by me in the first place!
underwatercolor From: underwatercolor Date: June 7th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*kiss* :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 9th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC) (permalink)
Oooh :) Thank you!

zebra From: zebra Date: June 8th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC) (permalink)
Honey, I need to reread this when I'm not drugged out of my gourd (and I SWEAR I'll leave something interesting when I do), but *where* are you getting those cute cute cute little userpics icons? I've seen them floating around here but I *can't* figure out a way into the meme so I can play too.

So, yeah, throw me a bone? :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 9th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC) (permalink)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I hope you're feeling better by now :) *hugs!*

Here's that linkie:
21 tall tales or Tell me a story