Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spaceflight Participant W5KWQ

[acidfree:271]The AMSAT SSTV gallery holds images sent by Richard Garriott from the International Space Station and copied by earthbound hams. My receptions were few and not especially impressive. I failed to make a voice contact in perhaps 45 minutes of calling with QRP and a 3-element beam.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Collecting ideas

Based on selections heard, or simply rumor, these are artists or collections I would like to get to know -- or know better -- in no particular order.
  • A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
  • Various Artists - Classic Appalachian Blues
  • Dizzy Gillespie - on Verve
  • Miike Snow - Downtown
  • Various Artists - What is Hip? Remix Volume 1 Tnx X ****
  • Voltaire Brothers - I Sing the Booty Electric
  • Choral - Mountains Tnx MT ****
  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Fruit Tnx MT
  • Various Artists - War Child Heroes
  • Rokia Traore, Tchamantche
  • Ntjrosie, Atouba
  • Jeremy J? On K?
  • Ran Dass?
  • Trentemoller - The Last Resort
  • Murcof - Cosmos Tnx X
  • North Sea Radio Orchestra (see below)
  • Various Artists - A Treasury of Tall Tales (here)
  • Fridge - Happiness
  • Anjulie - Ep Tnx X **
  • Martin Simpson & Wu Man - Music for the Motherless Child
  • Tony Bennett - Crazy Rhythm
  • Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
  • The Sound of Jazz: Complete Edition (2005) (DVD)
  • Charlie Haden - Rambling Boy Tnx X ***
  • Mike Auldridge - Tone Poems III or The Great Dobro Sessions
  • Roger Webb Trio - on the Swan label?
  • Count Basie Orchestra - some premier collection
  • Mos Def - The Ecstatic
  • Bonobo - Dial M for Monkey
  • Richard Dorfmeister / Tosca - something
  • Anita O'Day - something
  • Alela Diane - something
  • Marty Regan - (Japanese classical collection)
  • Spain
  • From another list: Hovercraft | Trans Am | Olivia Tremor Control | Bowery Electric
  • From another list: Download | Roni Size | Reprozent | Komet | Louis Andriessen | California Ear Unit
  • And
  • there'll
  • always
  • be
  • more...

What do you recommend?

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Wouldn't it be great to be able to support the Summit County Democratic Party next Friday? Just not possible, I'm afraid.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Presidential candidates waste my time

I have watched Obama and McCain repeat themselves ad nauseum. They stay on message, churning out the same arguments, phrases, and misrepresentations of each other, regardless of the questions posed. One more chance next Wednesday to talk to those of us who have registered the message and want more depth, substance, and inspiration.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Dave Connolly gives us Progrography

B-52s research prompted Progrography (a bad name, he knows), at the outset a compelling collection of reviews with progressive rock at its core. Plenty here to guide the listener.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Jax, A-

A- assists as Jackson recites the Pledge, which he has copyrighted...

Pledge to the Planet

I pledge allegiance
to the web of life
of which we're each a strand
and to our planet earth
on which we stand
one ecosystem
under the sun
with diversity
and respect
for all.