Deep thoughts; by Cyrus Nudgemybody


So i’ve become a little depressed lately with the changes that one of my favorite radio stations C89.5 is going through.  They used to be fantastic trance, house and just plain good dance station. (and, of course, by fantastic I mean they played music I really like).  They seem to be transitioning into a newer style with top40+rap thrown in.  I can already get those on other stations, but i could never find what C89.5 played elsewhere.  They still have some of the best scheduled music events like “House Arrest“ and “Nocturnal Transmission“ (ßamazing!! ), but they’ve now added to their line-up “Bizarre Love Thursday“ (6-8 am on, you guessed it, thursdays).  It made my skin this morning.  BLT is a collections of 80s dance hits… *shudder*… it makes me glad that I was still in embryonic form back then if that’s the music they had to listen to.   However, I did learn something new (can you learn something old?), I started hearing the chords and synth sounds come in for No Doubt’s “It’s my life“ and I was like “Well that certainly didn’t come out in the 80s, so WTF, did they just rip off that tune?“ soon followed by the realization that no… the entire song is a cover, and the original (by Talk Talk) is actually quite excellent.  Ah well, i guess the 80s weren’t that bad then.


In other news, I must say, Seattle smells great this morning.  Personally I think there are two reasons for this.  First off, it looks like it might have rained, so everything has that fresh wet smell to it.  Second, my apartment reeks of yeast because a friend crashing here is making sour dough bread.  You have no idea how wonderful the world smells after living in those conditions.  My respect for bread-bakers has gone up immensely.


Now I’m off to work on binding generic methods.  If I’m allowed to I’m going to see if I can talk about a snag I hit yesterday related to immutable objects and infinite loops and how I got around some problems.  I’d like to see other people might have gone about solving the problems and seeing if the constraints I was placing on the system were more harmful than helpful.


Comments (8)

  1. Dr Pizza says:

    80s dance music has a lot to offer. The group that the programme tips its hat to produced during the 1980s (when they positioned themselves as an electropop band more than a guitar band) some of the best music of the modern era.

  2. Michal says:

    Cyrus,

    maybe you’ll find something here online: http://www.digitallyimported.com/ – i love their channels, especially Goa-Psy Trance, but there are many others.

  3. Michal: Yup. It’s great. iTunes also has nice selections.

    I should have clarified. This is the music i listen to in my car 🙂

  4. Michal says:

    Don’t you have a broadband in your car? 😉

  5. Dr Pizza says:

    When I last listened to DI I grew frustrated that their playlist was only a hundred or so hours long. Have they improved any?

  6. T says:

    The 80’s was the happening decade. Most music after the 80’s ie.. 90’s to 2000 suck and so do the movies for the most part. There is alot the past has to offer if you think outside the box.