2016.01.11 – National Milk Day
Featuring Moo Moo Cow by Seamonkey
Today is National Milk Day. Personally, I stick with the soy stuff for anything other than baking and hot cocoa. However, milk is, in my opinion, at as American as apple pie. Especially since apple pie is best with a healthy scoop of ice cream.
If you wish te celebrate it by more than just downing a glass of the liquid. Family Crafts has a list of activities.
2016.01.07 – International Programmers Day
Featuring Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton
Today is International Programmers Day. You can take part by liking the Facebook page. I would urge you to check out their website and page. They have some very interesting and entertaining material there. Check out the “Lady JAVA” video I share after the break.
2016.01.06 – Technology Day
Featuring Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
Today is National Technology Day. Personally, I have a serious love-hate relationship with technology. I love to try to use it but I hate fighting with my old PCs to make them work.
I also love applied technology when it comes to music. I am not one of those who feel that synth music is soulless. I have been around synthesizers since the days of monophonic patch cord Moogs. I still have a DX7 sitting my studio and love electronic music.
It seemed appropriate to go with a synth song today. I found this artist way back in the day at the now non-existent Podsafe Music Network. I am going to spin Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
While most of the links in my notes are now useless, a few Google searches showed me that the DJ is still out there. You can find DJ Trackstyle at the links below.
Thanks for listening and downloading. Please remember to support the indie musicians.
2016.01.05 – POD – National Bird Day
Featuring We Are Birds by Chris Ayer
Today, 5 January 2016, is National Bird Day. A day to honor our feathered friends. I don’t have much to say about this day “for the birds”. You can find out more about this day at the National Bird Day Website.
It seems appropiate to play We Are Birds from a singer, songwriter and actor, Chris Ayer. You can find, friend and follow Chris at the links below.
Remember to support the independent artists by buying thier music and merchandise. Additionally, you can help them by simpley spreading the word about their music.
2016.01.04 – POD – Blue Monday, The Most Depressing Day of the Year
Featureing I Don’t Want to Work Today Music of Beatnik Turtle
Today is the first Monday of 2016 and it is, allegedly, the most depressing day of the year. This unofficial holiday is called Blue Monday. This day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of each year unless New Year’s Day happens to fall on a Monday.
However, one should note that there is no evidence that it actually the most depressing day. In fact, there is debate as to whether it should be the second or third Monday of January.
2016.01.03 – A Day to Toast the Birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien
Featuring Music from Marc Gunn
On this date in 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Most know him as, J.R.R Tolkien, the creator of Middle Earth, Gollum, and Bilbo Baggins. An alternate world fabulously crafted, spinning tales, an adventure that has entertained generation. The Hobbit has been selling books since 1937. The legendary works have become movies, inspired games and music.
Today, those who wish to honor Professor Tolkien, as asked by The Tolkien Society, will stand and offer a toast by saying “The professor!” at 9 o’clock today. The society also has a page where you can find out where others are toasting and to let others know where you will toast.
Since today is a day to toast the creator of hobbits, I thought Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits by Marc Gunn would be a fitting song to close with. You can find Marc at the links below.
- His Website
- @marcgunnmusic on Twitter
- Brobdingnagian Bards
- The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
- The Celtic Geek Podcast
- The Bards Crier Ezine
- Marc also does small group intimate tours through Celtic Invasion Vacations
Also of note, there is another day associated with J.R.R. Tolkien. That is “Tolkien Reading Day“, annually on March 25th. Fans are encouraged to get together and read their favorite Tolkien passages.
National Science Fiction Day – Jeff Ronay – Open the Pod Door HAL
Happy 2016 listeners and welcome to the first “Pick of the Day” for 2016. Today is National Science Fiction Day. The second of January has been because it also the birthdate of Isaac Asimov. I will let you know more about today’s artist, Jeff Ronay, after the break and some trivia fact about today.
Here Are a Few Places to Find Christmas Music
Merry Christmas All,
While many of my fellow Americans are enjoying our usually warm December weather, it is not for me. I want the ground white, especially on Christmas. I am doing what I can to get myself in the spirit. I already pulled out my CD of Bing’s White Christmas and am now listening to The Celtic Music Podcast. It is working and I thought I would share some of the places I find Christmas music. The links I am about to share should give you more than enough music to get you though both the eve and the day.
- If you like Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Podcast, he has all his Celtic Christmas Music.
- For you podsafe buff, Uwe Herman has a great list of podsafe Christmas music.
- Openculture.com alos has a great list of Christmas music, 22 hours of it in total.
I also found this Scott Weiland Winter Wonderland video over at Open Culture and thought I would share it here.
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and new year.
Thanks for listening and reading. Feel free to comment and please remember to support the indie artists by buying their merchandise, seeing them live and/or simply spreading the word.
Yes is it unfortunately true, I am still editing interviews from Gen Con. I apologize for how long it is taking but my ancient hardware is just not allowing me to be effective at all with post production. (My newest machine is ten years old.) Nonetheless, it is what it is and I will do better next year. My 2015 motto is “new machine or bust”.
Happy Birthday is a card game that is similar to Apples to Apples. It is a family fun game from North Star Games. I really enjoyed watching the Happy Birthday Game demo. It is a simple to learn and play game for almost any age. Listen in as we play a game of it and talk to Luke about the game. You can also find North Star Games at:
2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Greetings Listeners, Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length. We also publish topic related editions. Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news. When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:
- Some generalsite news
- The new theme
- The new editor
- Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con
We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:
- Going Under
- Follow Suit
The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con. We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.
Indie Nation Science News
- India is in the Space Race
- First nation to get to Mars on the first try
- Cheaper than any other program, less to launch than to make the movie Gravity
- Mars rover takes first sample from Mount Sharp
- Could we cancel a manned mission to Mars?
- Good timing for new probes, a comet to come very close to Mars
- their atmospheres are going to collide
Other Science News
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We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner
- The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
- Her interview at Gen Con
- Lovely, Lovely, Lovely
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