Saturday, August 30, 2014

DX LOG 8/30

88.5 WRUR Rochester with what appeared to be theme program.

89.1 WBSU Brockport with music, ID, weather forecast, then more music.

89.5 CIUT Toronto with end of "Clave", ID, promo for "Caribbuni", and into next program.

90.1 WGMC Rochester with polka show. Said happy birthday to a listener.

91.5 WSEN Syracuse with "The Great American Songbook."

94.3 WIYY Syracuse with commercials and remote.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with classic rock song.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with anncr and block of Van Halen songs.

98.9 WBZE Rochester with Tom Petty "Mary Jane's Last Breakdown", commercials and U2 "I Still haven't found what I'm looking for."

99.1 CHRI Ottawa with Christian children's program.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with contemporary Christian music, then financial advice show.

100.5 WDVE Rochester with promo for morning show, commercials, remote, and music.

101.3 WRMM Rochester with commercials, ID and music.

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with music.

102.7 WLGZ Rochester with music, anncr, weather forecast, commercials, and The Browns "Three Bells."

102.9 Rochester with "Jungle Jam and Friends."

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with music, anncr and No Doubt "I'm Just A Girl."

105.3 Kiss FM Ottawa with commercials and music.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Glad "The Ongoing History of New Music" is coming back. Don't know how well it will be received by today's audience, though.

Brent Seltzer and Meg McDonald seem like jerks.

Lots of format changes In Canadian radio in the past week.

Also, lots of American talk show hosts leaving to start their own online ventures.

The following were the CBC Radio summer shows I enjoyed over the past couple months: "What a Waste", "Live Through This", "Head to Toe", "The Bugle and the Passing Bell", "How to do It", and "Newshounds."

Jim Wright kind of seemed to be phoning it in last Sunday.

Some of the Radio Monaco programs CBC has been broadcasting overnight seem interesting.

Was listening to Premier Radio, a Christian station from the UK, a few weeks ago. Seems kind of derivative and commercial in some ways, but it still has some interesting programs and features from what I could tell.

Am enjoying Michael Herzog on RBN. Hopefully, Michael Rivero's switching networks works out well for him.

The reception on 9475 has been bad the last little while.

Glad WWCR's stream doesn't drop out every fifteen minutes like it used to.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TRICKSTER'S QUEEN BY TAMORA PIERCE


Prologue

 

The brown-skinned raka are preparing to fight the white-skinned luarin. Throughout the winter, the raka have been kidnapping tax collectors, destroying fields, bridges and food stores, and killing officials. This is reminiscent of Communist-led revolutions in Africa, although it seems, due to the presence of rice patties, the world in which this series is set is meant to be more of an Asian setting.

 

The gods of the Copper Isles are Mithros (a thinly vailed attempt to disguise the name of the ancient god of the mystery religions Mythrus) and the Great Mother Goddess, also present in all the ancient mystery religions and the pagan version of Christianity known as Catholicism.

 

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Stormwings, metal birdlike creatures patrol Rajmuat Harbour. This could be suggestive of some transhumanist war machine. Stormwings live on human pain and fear, much like the children of the devil in real life.

 

When the citizens of this world die, they go to the Black God, similar to the god Hades of Greek mythology.

 

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Darkings are tiny creatures that come from the Dragon (symbolic of Satan) and help out humans. Could this be an illusion to certain New Age philosophies that it’s all right to ask the devil to help you?

 

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A character makes a remark about the Luarin being foolish for expecting gods to be rational and says they would be better to worship the trickster gods. Could this be saying that white people should worship the capricious and unreasonable Eastern gods rather than the God of the Bible.

 

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The Stormwings prey upon children, much like the children of the devil.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Don't Miss Rökkurró's new single + video "The Backbone"


The album will be their first partially English-language album.

 

Rökkurró are:

Axel Ingi Jónsson - guitar

Árni Þór Árnason - guitar

Björn Pálmi Pálmason - drums, piano

Helga Ragnarsdóttir, keyboard

Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir - vocals, keyboard Skúli Agnarr Einarsson - bass

 

In 2010 Rökkurró released the studio album Í Annan Heim (produced by Alex Somers of Jónsi fame) to an unexpected wave of critical acclaim - not just within their native Iceland but internationally. The album spent a staggering 100 weeks in the Icelandic chart’s Top 30, while international media such as NME, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, CMU Daily and KEXP Radio championing the band.

The fade-in of this song is just incredible. The song also has a relaxing, mystical quality, mixed with just the right amount of aggression.
 
The album will be available in October.
 
Check out the video for The Backbone here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3wO3Ul0fg 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TRULY CANADIAN

Now, for the first time in a long while, here's Gillie!

  Perceptions

When most folks think of Canadian's they often think of the kindly person who is humble to a fault, but is that true?

  Fact

Although some are fundamentally the stereotype, many fall way short.  Example in the spring of 2005 I was standing at a crowded bus stop after working at a sheltered workshop, when some random stranger pushed me head first in to a light standard.  I assumed that I would immediately be helped, however I was shocked to hear one of the bystanders say, "she's handicapped.` Other members of the crowd chuckled and made comments about me being with out a worker.

  Too Many Hall Passes

Recently supposedly Christian youngster Justin Bieber was seen in two videos using the N word.  It was dismissed, because he has mostly black friends.  In my opinion, however they gave him a pass because he was Canadian.

  It's Your Call

Whether or not Canadian's need an image overhaul, or you think Canadian's are the original idea of the unassuming people say what you think.

Ms. Gillie heading off again

Friday, August 8, 2014

STREAMING TV

Have started to get into watching television on the internet. Unfortunately you can't stream much TV in Canada, I assume due to copyright restrictions and the like. You can stream Global if you are a subscriber to Shaw Cable or Shaw Direct satilite service, which I am not. You can stream my two local CBC affiliates, CKWS and CHEX, but only during the evening newscast. I tried to stream Star Ray TV from Toronto once but it didn't work.

I can't of course stream American TV networks due to certain restrictions.

However, I can stream many foreign broadcasts. Just the other day I was watching UCB Television from the UK via Christian Tuner. Via the same platform, I have streamed Australian Christian Channel as well.

Reportedly, you can also stream Kenya's public television broadcaster.

There is of course Jump TV, a site which I have been to a few times but have never explored in depth.

There are other ways of streaming television broadcasts but I haven't looked into them yet.

Update: After checking the websites of both CKWS and CHEX just now, you can stream CKWS's evening newscast but apparently CHEX's is not available.

GOOD DX TODAY

Caught a few of my favourites on FM today.

This morning around 8:30 I picked up WDCX Buffalo with Keylife, Discover The Word and into Alistaire Begg.

Then I went flipping around and landed on what I believe was WEAR. The station on this frequency used to be a Family Radio afiliate, but it would seem that station has been sold to the Family Life Network.

Next, I picked up WRUR Rochester and listened to it for a few hours. The signal was fairly weak but audible. I listened to this station while working on the computer. I didn't care I couldn't make out most of the music and talks; I just felt good knowing it was on in the background. At one point, though, I think they were playing blues music.

Finally, I caught Jazz 90.1 Rochester with Michael Buble, male anncr and then into old jazz recordings. Something else I'm glad I tuned into.

JOHN PIPER-GOD'S RESPONSE TO HYPOCRISY

In the King James, the word used in verse 4 is "despisest." When we condemn others while doing the same thing as those we are judging, we despise those characteristics of God mentioned in this verse.

AUGUST 10 THIS SUNDAY THE 'AMAZING JAM' @ THE BLACK DOG IN STERLING

What has 3 strings (only 3 strings!), is easy to  play (oh yes!) and sounds better than a kazoo?
Come and find out....  
This Sunday, August  10th from 2 pm until 5....
At  The  Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
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Summertime and the music is easy.... This Sunday  afternoon  at The Black Dog in Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is greatly appreciated; people always ask to know when we  will return!
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon (August  10th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The  format is a ‘song circle’ with the lead changing from person to person among the  group. Everyone has the option to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or  pass to their neighbour if they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood,  choice of instruments, etc. some will choose  to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer sit out and listen.   DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
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Remember....
“Bring your instruments, your  voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The  blues does not rule. Any  acoustic music from punk to  polka!”
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(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking  lot....)
Hope to  see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.
James

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

THE SUMMER DXING SEASON IS UPON US

Been doing a fair amount of FM dxing the last few days. I haven't caught anything on long skip from Florida and that area of the United States because frankly I've been less interested in that the last couple years. However, I have been dxing, looking for and finding many of my favourites from upstate New York and regions of Ontario.

Picked up WRUR Rochester yesterday with "Ooby Dooby."

Picked up 89.1 The Point a few times and even used it to go to sleep Monday night.

Picking up Jazz 90.1 Rochester fairly regularly. I was listening to it for about yesterday morning for a while and for about 45 minutes last night.

Picked up WIYY Syracuse yesterday morning during the morning show.

Picked up WCMF Rochester Saturday morning with a block of Ozzy Osborne tunes.

Picked up WDCX Buffalo Saturday morning with Christian contemporary music and anncer, then into financial advice show.

Finally, the main jewel in the crown. I picked up CFRC Kingston Monday night with funky jazz show, commercial for music festival and grammar feature. I would have fallen asleep to that one but it faded out.

BEAT THE HEAT WITH SOME COOL MUSIC AUGUST 17 AT THE ARTS CENTRE

Sunday, 17 August 2014
All Musicians, Types of Music and Guests Welcome
Art Centre Hastings Centre Hastings Park Madoc, On
House Band Kingstown New Mississippi
Registration starts at 1 p.m.
Music starts at 1:30
Come and enjoy the park and all it has to offer This is a Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chair and your friends!!!!!!
Donations will be accepted in support of the “Military Family Resource Centre”
Free Admission
 Bar B Q and Canteen Services provided by The Madoc Lions Club