Greetings and Happy Christmas Listeners,
Welcome to our first annual Christmas party, held both on-line and in the Cold Crank Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point in time during this three and a half hour live stream almost every member of the staff was able to join us.
The party thought started rather impromptu when some of us locally got together to do some Christmas IDs for the stream. Then Cleta got busy at geekshed and got in touch with a few of the other regulars. Regrettably we did not manage to contact everyone due to the impromptu nature of it. So if you didn’t get and invite, don’t be offended, that is just the way it worked out this time.
In this week’s live news show we discuss the death of Kim Jong il, Windows 8’s picture log in, MIT‘s sharing of course software, Isaac Newton‘s notes, BT sues Google, a camera that can capture photons in motion and much more. Join us for a three hour show featuring news and the best independent music on the planet.
I am busy digging out my always over-stuffed inbox. As a station manager, I reckon that is a nice problem to have… I know that more than a few of you dig every time we play Amber Ojeda. She has a gig tomorrow and I thought a quick post was in order. I am just going to quote the email:
On 11.11.11 I will be performing an ALL AGES SHOW along side some of my favorite musician’s Mic Holden & Bryce Wilson. This is my first time at The Witz End so come out and show this new venue some love with me!!
Also performing is the vibrant Adam Stern who is releasing his sophomore album “Cosmicology”. I can’t say enough about this performer. Not only is he a good friend, but a brilliant musician and songwriter whom I respect very much.
I have a feeling this is going to be a very special evening. I hope you can make it out to share it with us.
The doors open at 7 PM and Amber goes on at 9 PM. Admission is 10 dollars. Again it is at
1717 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Corner of Lincoln Blvd. & Superba
Time to Go Round and Round
While our Senators, Congressional Representative seem to be going round and round in and ugly way regarding the debt crisis, it is actually a day to celebrate something that actually should go round and round. Today is National Carousel Day. According to Carouselnews.com, it was created to honor the invention of William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa. He is the man who is credited with the invention of the now staple amusement park ride by patenting it in 1871.
While many of the original, hand crafted “merry go-rounds” have fallen victim to time and gone down the same road as the rotary phone, it is nice to know that there is still a day to honor this beautiful and awesome older tech. For those of you interested in learning more, check out The National Carousel Association.