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Radio and Podcasts

My fascination for radio and the medium as a whole is almost as expanse as my newspaper/magazine reading. I started listening when I was 7 years old.

I usually listen and read so many things to the point of overload.

Radio stations I usually listen to:

570 WTNT (defunct)

820AM The Gamut

740AM Zoomer Radio

770AM WABC

1180AM WHAM

1030AM WBZ

88.5FM WMAU

88.3FM WBGO

100.3FM WBIG

Radio shows I oftentimes listen(ed) to:

Matt Drudge: The Drudge Report (defunct)

Truckin’ Bozo

Coast to Coast AM

The Sean Hannity Show

The Savage Nation

Ground Zero

Mark Levin

Shortwave:

When I was younger and in school I’d get home and listen to the shortwave/am and listen till I went to sleep at 10pm or 11pm. This was way back when the internet was not ubiquitous and I didn’t even have a computer at home.

I’d sit and try to pick up whatever I could. I became fascinated with the curious pop up stations that repeated numbers in Spanish and Russian as well as other languages. The aptly named: Number stations.

This scanning of stations instilled the desire to learn languages as I desired to understand what I heard over the various stations on shortwave.

I still carry my shortwave radio and people ask me all the time what I’m doing as I shift around to obtain reception. I enjoy the conversations that come due to my radio listening.

 

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Chinese Democracy

Funny how I came to stumble on the news about “Chinese Democracy

My wife casually read the headline off Drudge:

“…blogger leaks…Guns N’ Roses album…um”

I in shock–disbelief as I was eating a sandwich replied, “Say what? Album leaked–Guns N’ Roses…you serious? Where?”

In spite that their last album came out when I was six years old, I knew who Guns N’ Roses were and I knew who Axl Rose was.

This was in a time when I was enthralled with Mozart and Beethoven, with Classic literature…also my early beginnings of love for Pop Culture.

I always thought William’s: ‘Axl’ name was rather curious. I remember back in 1998 having some screen names and an email with Axl in it as I did find it curious. I also remember insisting on people calling me Axl as a play on what my name abbreviated in English is. (If you’re smart you’ll figure it out…maybe)

Years later I still knew that the album was anticipated–and I remember the 2002 MTV Music Video Awards performance by them and the disappointment that followed thereafter.

So it’s surprising to see that the album is finished…and not so surprising that it has been leaked.

Notwithstanding the point was made:

“…the more that Axl and Geffen jerked around trying to figure out how to release this finally finished album that we’ve all been waiting over 13 years for, the greater the chances would be that it would slip out of a pressing plant or office somewhere and wind up in the hands of some asshole with a blog.”

Well, all I can say is…”Welcome to The Jungle”–that is the internet:

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Some Help From Sudan…

No, not the country, but an open Wi-Fi network that I am able to get from my apartment.

The last time I was able to use this particular network and it rendering data was back at the end of February and some time early in March–since then I have had to resort to Wi-Fi from Panera and a Library for internet access from time to time.

It was rather funny how I came to find out that this particular network was actually working. I was sitting on my couch with my Wife, Athena1, about to Watch some episodes of “The Boondocks” on my PowerBook G4 when I was searching with Spotlight for them that some logs of Bacn IM girl’s conversation’s came up. I wanted to show my wife some of them so I proceeded to.

iChat started up and connected–I shrilled with glee that it had connected. I started up Skype and began to call my mother and went directly to The Drudge Report.

I then told my wife that I should try to see if I could DCC something–she agreed and told me to resume my download of Semi-Pro. Quickly I typed away on JIRCii and began to download the DVDRip of Semi-Pro.

It’s a ‘stable’ fluctuating download speed of 70kbps to 94kbps and 50kbps when I am reading feeds. Sure it’s going to take about 2hrs to download anything but it’s better than having to deal with Panera‘s timing out internet and the bypassing of firewalls at Library.

Also I got on Twitter and started sending some updates–which reminds me I should do the same with WriteSomething too.

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