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livredor
Radio recommendations?
Saturday, 31 January 2004 at 09:16 pm
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I listen to streaming radio a lot while I'm working, and I'm having various boring technical problems with some of the stations I'm familiar with. So I'm thinking to branch out a bit. Does anyone have any recommendations for me?

I like more or less any kind of music (and part of the point of asking this very general question is to branch out into new stuff!). I'm looking for a station that's mostly music, but ideally with a little bit of DJing / news as well. All-music 'jukebox' type stations will do, if they don't repeat the same songs too often. I don't mind adverts but I get annoyed by self-consciously 'silly' DJs à la Radio 1.

Ideally I'd prefer sites that I can stream with basic programs (Windows Media player, reasonable versions of IE or Mozilla, etc), rather than anything that's going to require downloading software that I might or might not trust. In particular, I'm not letting Realplayer anywhere near my computer where it migh hurt important stuff like my thesis. And I'd rather not have to give masses and masses of personal information to be able to use the site. Email address is fine; much more than that would put me off.

Oh, and, I meant to say, I've been Paid Account fairyed again. I'm assuming it's just a random strike by the Support Fairy, but if it's actually one of you guys being nice anonymously, I'm most grateful!


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From:791_43
Date:January 31st, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
29 minutes after journal entry
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Not a music station in the strictest sense of the word, but http://www.spamradio.com/ is rather good in small doses. ;-)
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:January 31st, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 11:38 pm (livredor's time)
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*giggle*

That's actually really, really evil. Thanks for that link!
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darcydodo: dodo
From:darcydodo
Date:January 31st, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 05:22 pm (darcydodo's time)
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Well, KUSC, but you probably remember that one. KING radio also has some nice classical stuff. Umm.... I think pseudomonas was saying that BBC 3 and 4 are online.
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:January 31st, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 11:25 pm (pseudomonas's time)

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Yes, all the BBC radio stations are online, but since livredor has a radio, there's not much point her listening online to any apart from radio 6 and 7 (DAB and internet only)
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:January 31st, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 11:46 pm (livredor's time)
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Well, there are occasions when I might want to listen to BBC stations online: at work, for example, where I don't have an analogue radio. But really, I was looking for recs for new stuff.
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:February 1st, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 11:12 pm (livredor's time)

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Actually, the BBC seems to be doing stuff only in Real Audio, which is very irritating of them. I was going to listen to that Early Music programme you recommended (I caught the tail end of yesterday's, and didn't realize that the presenter was Lucie Skeaping), but discovered this annoying fact, so I didn't, in the end.
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livredor: letters (thanks to darcydodo)
From:livredor
Date:January 31st, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 11:41 pm (livredor's time)
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Yeah, I know about KUSC and KING, because you recommended them to me ages ago. They are cool, but I'm looking for new stuff cos I'm in that kind of mood. Thanks, though.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 1st, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry

Radio stations

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Here are a few for you:
- http://somafm.com/ -- quality selection of mostly electronic tunes
- http://netmusique.com/
- http://mostlyclassical.com/
- http://digitallyimported.com/ -- all kinds of things
- http://shoutcast.com/ -- LOTS of online music, classified
- http://www.radio-locator.com/ -- list of radio stations, many online

Martin
martinlittle.com
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:February 1st, 2004 11:14 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 11:14 pm (livredor's time)
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Greetings Martin, welcome to my journal. And thanks for all those; that's really a very comprehensive answer. Also, wow, lots of Dance / R&B / Electronica, which are exactly the types of music I know least about. Most cool, thank you.
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From:lisekit
Date:February 1st, 2004 11:07 am (UTC)
13 hours after journal entry
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Since getting a DAB radio for Christmas, my mother has been listening to 1Xtra (urban music, R'n'B) and Yaar (Asian music and chat).

I don't know, she's up there in her bedroom all the time listening to that junk these kids call music, and I don't knw what to do with her....! ;-)
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livredor: letters (thanks to darcydodo)
From:livredor
Date:February 1st, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 11:18 pm (livredor's time)
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Ooh, thanks for that, Lise! I am so ignorant of Asian music it's untrue, so very cool recommendation. This seems to be working better than I'd hoped, I'm learning about stuff that's totally new to me. I listened to Yaar for a bit this afternoon and it did indeed pique my interest. Yay for knowledgeable friends.
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lisekit: Bolly
From:lisekit
Date:February 2nd, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry

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Always a pleasure!
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) (2/5/04 08:21 pm)
livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:February 6th, 2004 10:38 pm (UTC)
6 days after journal entry, 10:38 pm (livredor's time)

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Greetings. Thanks for letting me know, and I'm flattered that you think my witterings are worth reading.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) (2/7/04 01:18 am)
livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:February 7th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
6 days after journal entry, 09:32 am (livredor's time)
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Are you angling for me to friend you back? Hey, why not, I could do with more purple on my flist!

As for FO, you're really missing almost nothing. I post maybe once a month FO, almost always to protect someone else's privacy rather than my own. So when I do post FO it's generally quite tightly locked to a filter group of people I know well IRL.
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From:judgement_today
Date:February 5th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)
5 days after journal entry

The Gods Themselves - Query.

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I'm really sorry to be asking questions in a post that is a question by itself, but I just read your (let's call it) review of Asimov's The God Themselves, and I have been trying to track down the factual translation of the last phrase, you know, that one about denison approaching selene, and eventually stoppin. Since my copy is in Spanish, this is what it says:

"Él se detuvo, vacilando."

And I really NEED to know how Asimov wrote it. Since I can't find it anywhere on the web, maybe you -or someone- could help me out?
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livredor: bookies (thanks to darcydodo)
From:livredor
Date:February 6th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
6 days after journal entry, 10:50 pm (livredor's time)
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Hi, welcome.

The ending of The Gods Themselves in English is:
Hesitantly, he moved toward her. She did not move away.
He stopped hesitating.
Does that help you? I don't really speak Spanish, so I'll ask you, does that comma seem normal to you?

Just a hint: if you're introducing yourself in a stranger's journal, you might get a better reception if you don't use such an aggressive icon. Anyway, nice to 'meet' you.
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From:judgement_today
Date:February 6th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
6 days after journal entry

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I apologize for the icon; really sorry about that, I usually don't venture off my friends journals, and they don't seem to mind, so I just forgot about it. Sorry again.

And, yeah, that made it, thank you very much.

"Hesitantly, he moved toward her. She did not move away.
He stopped hesitating."

"Con timidez, se adelantó hacia ella. Ella no se movió.
Él se detuvo, vacilando."

Damn those translators.
In my edition they made me think that Selene was the one that rejected his approach. Arghhh.

Over here it's pretty hard finding Asimov (or any english-writing autor for that matter) and when I do find someting interesting, the
translation sucks.

Thanks!
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