Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

SoftRock Lite: Contrasts in Radio

Ordered an 80m SoftRock Lite from Tony KB9YIG last night after discovering the $10 kit. SMT etc. Sheesh. Do we have a soundcard that can sample at 48 kHz?

Update: Yes. Onboard the Asus M2NPV is SoundMAX. Their FAQ #4 says "up to 48kHz sampling rate."

The contrast? Googling softrock lite brings up radio alright, but instead of SWLing on the low end of 80 meters it's sap between 92 and 107 MHz. Yuck.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Tracking Shows

Music Seen and Heard

February 24, 2017: Hunter and the Gatherers (Hunter Burgamy, Benjamin Cousins, Colescott Rubin, Volt Jingit, Kan Yanabe, Malwina Masternak), Boston

September 2016: Cory Husic, Seagrass, Laurel Martin and Jim Prendergast

February 29, 2016: Christian McBride Trio (Christian Sands, Jerome Jennings), Durham

December 10, 2015: Mosaic, North Berwick

September 2015: Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid, The Gather Rounders, Susie Burke and Melissa Bragdon, Highland Soles, Wells

September 2014: BYOC, The Gather Rounders, Shana Aisenberg and Friends, Mari Black and Neil Pearlman, Wells

September 2013: Matt Loosigian; Ellen Carlson and Todd Thurlow; Ryan McKasson, Neil Pearlman, and Emerald Rae, Wells

September 22, 2012: John Terczyak, Sammie Haynes, Deep Hole Road, Salt River, Wells

September 9, 2012: Gary Wittner, Wells

September 2011: Laura Cortese Trio, Gordon Bok, Ellie and Andy Buckland, Wells

December 2011: Childsplay, Lexington

September 25, 2010: Paul Wells and Sally Sommers Smith, David Surette and Isa Burke, Erica Brown and Matt Shipman, Robert Sylvain and Pip Walter, Wells

September 26, 2009: Joyce Andersen, Lilly Pearlman & Family, Hope Hoffman & Jim Tolles, Wells

March 14, 2009: A Celtic Sojourn, Boston

September 27, 2008: Hope Hoffman & Kittlish, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, Jackson Gillman, Wells

September 21, 2008: Keith Murphy, David Surrette, and Sarah Blair, West Springfield

October 22, 2006: Fiddleicious, Portland

September 17, 2006: Susie Burke, David Surrette, and Joyce Andersen, Limington

September 9, 2006: Chief Noda, Wells

February 25, 2006: Jake Shimabukuro, Waimea

November 19, 2005: Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Portland

October 9, 2005: High Range, Nightingale, Cluck Old Hen, Wells

September 24: J.P. Cormier, High Range, North Star, South Hiram

August 2005: Angel Band, Dave Rowe Trio, Dover

October 9, 2004: Danu; Rodney Miller, David Surette, and Susie Burke; Jerks of Grass, Wells

September 2004: Chief Noda, Wells

September 2-5, 2004: King Wilkie, Del McCoury Band, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, The Atkinson Family, Jerks of Grass, White Mountain Bluegrass (RIP Karen), Brunswick

August 21, 2004: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Hood River

July 25 (?), 2004: Bedlam, Lebanon

May 28, 2004: The Fogg Brothers, Bar Mills

May 8, 2004: Niamh Parsons and Andy Irvine, Lexington

December 5, 2003: Childsplay, Portland review

October 11, 2003: Halali, Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid, Brendan Carey Block and Rich Block, Wells

July 2003: The Schankman Twins, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Jennifer Roland, The Kruger Brothers, Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid, Cornish

July 12, 2003: Kaiulani Lee (A Sense of Wonder), Kennebunk

May 4, 2003: Three Generations of Maine Fiddlers, featuring Lissa Schneckenburger, Greg Boardman, Don Roy, and Ben, Danny, and Stephen Guillemette, Brunswick

February 15, 2003: The Maine Fiddle Camp Concert (2nd Annual), with Don and Cindy Roy, Greg Boardman, John and Ellen Gawler, Lissa Schneckenburger, John Pranio, Carter and Kaity Newell, Jeff McKeen, Doug Protsik, Steve Muise, Hank Washburn, Sharon Pyne, and Pam Weeks Bath

August 29 to September 1, 2002: Mountain Heart, Quicksilver (w/o Doyle Lawson), Doc Watson (w/ J. Lawrence and R. Watson), Seldom Scene, Karl Shiflett & The Big Country Show, Valerie Smith & Rick Lang, The Abram Family, Canadian Grass Unit, Leroy Troy, Liberty Pike, Gopher Broke, Schankman Twins, White Mountain Bluegrasss, Brunswick

July 31, 2002: Hackmatack Players "Into the Woods", Berwick

October 12, 2001: Iris DeMent, Portsmouth

Fall 2001: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sara Cox, Portland

April 19, 2001: Drekka, The Iditarod, In Gowan Ring, Stone Breath, Durham

April 6, 2001: Asleep at the Wheel, Rochester

October 14, 2000: Doc Watson, Portland

Natalie MacMaster, Rochester

April 21, 2000: City Theater (Grease), Biddeford

April 15, 2000: Patty Larkin, Rochester

March 24, 2000: Cherish the Ladies, Rochester

January 22, 2000: Black Eagle Jazz Band, Rochester

October 16, 1999: The Amazing Kreskin, Rochester

April 16, 1999: Battlefield Band, Tacoma

July 15, 1999: YoYo A GoGo, Olympia

January 29, 1999: Hal Holbrook, Tacoma

Natalie MacMaster, Seattle

Natalie MacMaster, Olympia

November 20, 1998: David Sedaris, Olympia

July 16, 1998: Frank Black, Frequency db, Olympia

January 23, 1998: George Kahumoku, Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Seattle (King Cat Theater)

December 1997: Cirque Ingenieux, Seattle

December 14, 1997: Portishead, Seattle

July 5, 1997: Lilith Fair (Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Jewel, Tracy Chapman, Sarah McLachlan) George (The Gorge)

May 19, 1997: Freedy Johnston, Seattle

Austin Lounge Lizards, Olympia

November 8, 1996: The Palladian Ensemble, Seattle

March 3, 1995: Masters of the Folk Violin (Claude Williams with Rob Thomas and John Stewart, Brendan Mulvihill with Donna Long, Michael Doucet with David Doucet and Mitchell Reed), Olympia (info)

July 17, 1994?: Raymond Kane, Olympia

July 16, 1994: Jad Fair, Kicking Giant, Georgia & Ira, Codeine, Olympia

February 5, 1993: Carlos Nakai and William Eaton, Olympia

Jonestown, Olympia

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Olympia

Alice Donut, Olympia

Bikini Kill, Olympia

Dub Narcotic Sound System, Olympia

Mecca Normal, Olympia

L7, Olympia

December 5, 1991: Nutcracker, Seattle

November 10, 1990: Nirvana, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Olympia info

1989: Impacttestdummy, Olympia

1989: X, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seattle

November 11, 1988: Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees, Seattle

1988, 1996 (Bumbershoot): Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jonathan Richman, John Mayall, Barenaked Ladies, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ry Cooder and David Lindley, Nana Vasconcelos, Trilok Gurtu, Odo Addy and Kukrudu, Michelle Shocked, Robert Cray Band, Seattle

September 1987 (Bumbershoot): Lonnie Brooks, Miles Davis, Sukutai Marimba and Gwinya, Michael Powers, Napalm Beach; Caliente, Je Ka Jo, Obo Addy, Stanley Jordan, Jerry Granelli, Jay Clayton, Denny Goodhew; Robert Cray, Slamhound Hunters, Dr. Science, Thomas Arthur

1987: Green Pajamas, Seattle
August 23, 1987: Bo Diddley, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Portland

The Cure, Seattle

198x: Willem Breuker Kollektief, Seattle

October 7, 1985: Dire Straits, Portland

1984/85: Joan Armatrading, Cook Da Books, Portland

1983: Talking Heads, Portland

Jethro Tull, Hartford

Yes, Springfield

Jethro Tull, Springfield

Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Springfield

1977: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Springfield

Electric Light Orchestra, Springfield

February 3, 1977: Queen, Thin Lizzy, Springfield

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Weitzman's Bookmarklet

It worked: My Hoc Fac Bookmarklet taken from Worth an entry.